Nars Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm
If you're as big a NARS fan as I am than you have probably been patiently awaiting the release of the Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm for months. They teased the new product back in early March along with some other special edition products from the cult favorite Orgasm range. All the products looked super intriguing but being the lipstick addict that I am I couldn't resist the Afterglow balm. I picked it up the day it was released for $28 (US) AT Sephora.
Now that its in my collection my honest opinion is that I should have probably saved my coins for the upcoming release of the Orgasm Full Vinyl Lip Lacquer because The Afterglow balm is pretty much nothing. Before I go on about what I didn't like let me quickly cover what I did. First off the packaging is super luxe and gorgeous. I mean the rose gold tube is half of the reason I bought it, what can I say I'm a sucker for packaging. The only other thing I liked about the product was that when on the lips the formula felt very nice and buttery.
Now on to why I think I should have skipped this product. As you will see in the swatch below this product has an extremely sheer payoff. Even after 5/6 coats the color did not build significantly. My lips are naturally berry pigmented so this product had close to no color payoff while on the lips. However I can say that my lips did look quite pouty and hydrated on.
While my lips looked hydrated they didn't actually feel very hydrated. Like I said before the texture feels very lovely but it doesn't feel like it helping treat my lips in anyway. In fact once it wears off I find my lips to be a bit flaky. With that said I my lips are typically pretty dry so if your lips are normal this might be a great lip balm for you. A super sheer very expensive lip balm.
NARS Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm : Rating 2/5
- Gorgeous Packaging
- Light texture, not sticky
- Sheer Coverage
- No build up
- Very Expensive
- Not very hydrating