NARS The Orgasm 2019 Collection


NARS celebrates the universally flattering Orgasm shade with four exciting ways to achieve its iconic glow. The sultry lineup includes a sensational Oil-Infused Lip Tint that stimulates lips with a surge of hydration and a wash of the iconic peachy pink hue, alongside a Liquid Highlighter that arouses cheeks with a dewy, illuminating finish. Together with an ultra-sensorial Multi-use Cream Palette and an oversized Blush, for an even bigger glow, the collection is designed for maximum experimentation. It’s Orgasm from every angle.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Orgasm Blush Launch, François Nars was invited to an exclusive interview to explore the story of Orgasm Blush.

1.What do you think makes Orgasm Blush such an iconic product and why do you think women love it so much?

We launched Orgasm in 1999 and I never expected it to be so successful. I would have to say the versatility of the color, the sheerness of the texture, and the name! I want to give products a character and an identity.  I want people to remember the names and you can’t forget this one.

2. Why is this pink-peach hybrid shade so flattering on the skin?

Orgasm is special because it suits all skin tones. The pink color and subtle shimmer gives you a natural flush. It’s flattering for so many women.

3. Tell us the story behind the name? Did you set out to shock?

I never anticipated its success. Looking back, I think the combination of the name and the shade made it so popular. I actually first created the name, then the shade – I wanted something shocking.

4. How proud are you of NARS Orgasm Blush today?

I am very proud. You never know which color will be a best-seller. I designed Orgasm Blush the same way I design all my colors – it just so happened that NARS fans fell in love. It didn’t seem all that daring at the time, but everyone loved it.