REVIEW: NARS Illuminator in “Super Orgasm”
I’ve walked past this product pretty much every time I ventured into a Sephora. I’d pick it up, test it on the back of my hand and just stare in amazement and the glow it gave to my skin. The price always stopped me though.
Finally, last week, I caved. I had a beauty consultant apply it to my face and I just loved what it did, so I had to get it.
Here’s what I purchased:
NARS Illuminator in “Super Orgasm”
Here’s what NARS’ website says about the Illuminator:
“Light the skin from within. A collection of light-reflecting liquids that glide on to refresh and enhance the complexion with shimmering incandescence. Deceptively sheer, decidedly luminous.
- Can be applied all over the face or used as a highlighter
- Can be worn under, over or mixed with foundation
- Iconic shades”
Give your skin a glow that’s out of this world.
I won’t go into detail about why this product is called “super orgasm” but if you can read between the lines you’ll know why, haha. This product really does give your skin an amazing glow.
I will say, a little goes a long way. Super Orgasm is VERY shimmery:
So, if you apply too much, I think it can look a bit over the top, but if you apply with a light hand, the highlight your skin gets is so beautiful.
Mixing Super Orgasm in with my foundation surprised me.
I will say, I thought when I mixed the product in with my foundation it was going to look like I had glitter all over my face, but it really didn’t. Your foundation helps to tone down a lot of the shimmer in the illuminator and it really does look like your skin is glowing from within.
I love the formula.
I’ve gone with powder highlighters in the past. But since I can get a bit dry on my cheeks, I thought trying a creamier product would be beneficial. It applies so nicely and you can even it out with your fingers or a brush.
I’ve been applying it on after I set my foundation/concealer and it doesn’t look cakey on top of powder at all.
I was worried about getting oily in the spots where I applied it but I didn’t at all.
I dig the shade range.
I only purchased, Super Orgasm, but I really like this one because I think it will look good on every skin tone. The illuminators also come in the following shades:
I think Copacabana would look fabulous on ladies and gents with fairer skin. Orgasm is the toned down version of Super Orgasm, it just doesn’t have as much shimmer to it, but it think it would look great on every skin tone. Laguna, would look amazing on darker skinned ladies and gents like myself, and I think that one is going to be my next purchase.
I love this stuff. Like I mentioned, a little goes a long way, so it’ll last you a really long time. I do think it’s really pricey and not everyone will want to fork up the cash. But if you want to invest in a great highlighter that you can use all the time and use for lots of different purposes, you’ll definitely be getting your money’s worth.
- Great shades
- Applies beautifully
- Is a multi-purpose product; can be used as a highlighter, blush, or mixed in with foundation
- Will last you a long time
- Very pricey
- Very shimmery, so if you apply too much, it can get a bit over the top very quickly
I love, love, love this product and have used it everyday in some form or fashion since I purchased it. Wish it was a bit cheaper, but I’m happy with my investment :]