NARS beauty products have had a great reputation in my mind, but sometimes things just don't work out and sadly with the NARS Orgasm Illuminator that was the case. I love getting free samples to try because it gives you an opportunity to really test out the quality of the product without dishing out the money. And when it comes to higher end products, like NARS, it gets really expensive to try every new product that comes out, so receiving samples is always fun.
The NARS Orgasm Illuminator is not a new product, but I have been hesitant to purchase it because it is pricey and I was on the fence on how it would work with my skin tone. However, because Sephora is so amazing with their VIB members, I received this deluxe sample size of the NARS Orgasm Illuminator for free with a purchase I had made a little while ago.
The NARS Illuminators are formulated to be a multifunctional face product that is suppose to bring that glow to your face during any time of the year. It applies like a liquid with shimmery complexes that bring that glow to your skin. The shade Orgasm is one of their well known colors, being a peachy pink shade with a bit of shimmer.
Because the NARS Orgasm Illuminator is a peachy pink with quite a bit of shimmer, I thought it would work well just as a liquid blush and contour. The formula of the product is very runny, and because it is also very pigmented, it is very easy to use too much product on your cheeks. I love the color of the illuminator because it does give that beautiful, sun kissed glow to your skin without looking like you're wearing blush or bronzer. However, the amount of shimmer in the product is just unnecessary. Once you apply the illuminator on your akin and walk outside or take a lot of photos, you kind of look like you are a disco ball because of the shimmers on your face. A lot of people may like the shimmers, but because I prefer a more matte or satin look when it comes to cheek products I think I will not be reaching for this again.
Even though this product did not work for me, I would hate to just toss it away because there is a considerable amount of product left. So if you would like to try this deluxe sample out (I have only swatched it once and used it on my face once) just leave a comment here saying you are interested in giving it a try and I will see if I can send it out to you.