Nars Blush Bronzer Trio Review and Swatches

September 6, 2011

Every now and then Nars would release a set of limited edition makeup containing some of their best selling products – none of them have caught my attention as I have already collected most of the Nars makeup . When the Nars Blush Bronzer Trio was released a few months ago, it featured some the most iconic Nars shades including the 0rgasm blush, albatross highlighter and the laguna bronzer.  I didn’t give it a second thought until I read from BestThingsinBeauty that the blush from the palette is different to the original blush.  I was intrigued by what she said as well as her pictures- as much as I love the original 0rgasm shade, the “new” shade just looked so much better! Since this palette was not available in Australia I wasn’t able to swatch them at a counter, so I couldn’t help but order it online.

nars-blush-bronzer-trio-orgasm-Laguna-AlbatrossIt comes in a zippered compact nylon case which is handy for traveling – not a big fan of the design but at least the nylon will be more durable than the usual rubber case which I detest…

nars-blush-bronzer-trio-orgasm-Laguna-Albatross-1Swatches of the three must have shades by Nars:

nars-blush-bronzer-trio-orgasm-Laguna-Albatross-swatchesFirst thing I did when I received this palette was to compare it with my original blush.  I held the swatch under every lighting – it was much to my delight that the “new” shade is much more pink than the original.

Another comparison:

Bottom Line: What a lovely surprise! I love the “reformulated” shade more than the originals.



{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamilla September 6, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I have Orgasm and Angelika and the Laguna Bronzer and love them all!


Eileen September 6, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I don’t know whether making the “trio” Orgasm a different color was intentional or not (although I think it probably was), but I’m glad the creative folks at Nars did so. It provides a bit more contrast, a bit more “pop” when worn with the golden bronze of Laguna and the gilded ivory of Albatross. The original Orgasm, which has a pronounced orange undertone, would have been just too much of the same thing. As for the packaging, this was a light and easy travel friendly trio that went with me on many a summer get away here in the US. With your summer season approaching in Australia, I’m sure you’ll get plenty of use out of it, too.


Jenn ♥ (@BrunettteBarbie) September 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I’ve been eyeing this just didn’t no really how bad I needed it. Looks great I love the new shade a lot better 🙂



onlyfr33b33 September 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I’m not a fan of Orgasm, I think it makes my skin look dull, actually, but I love the new color! It’s definitely something to look forward to as I’m saving up.


Krystal September 7, 2011 at 2:04 am

Hello! This is a wonderful post! I too am a fan of Orgasm but I must agree that this ‘trio shade’ is much prettier! I love the pink with the shimmer! I’d love it if this translated to the original orgasm! Thank you for posting ^_^


Joyce September September 7, 2011 at 2:37 am

To be honest, I don’t understand the Orgasm hype after getting my own. There was no oomph about it, and the gold flecks drive me crazy! But the “new” shade does look prettier! Let me send you a dupe; can’t wait to see the pink-peachy prettiness galore! =)


Reika September 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Thank you so much darl! You are so sweet 🙂


Georgina September 7, 2011 at 2:50 am

hi Rei! i am so with you on NARS packaging. I wish they would take it up a notch and upgrade! *sigh*

all 3 blushers look amazing against your skin especially orgasm! no wonder you already hit pan 😛


Reika September 7, 2011 at 1:21 pm

haha yeh this is the only blush that I have hit the pan with!


popblush September 7, 2011 at 4:57 am

Sadly, I don’t own any Nars Blushes. From your swatches, I agree that the blush in the Trio is such a pretty shade~


Chloe September 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

wow the reformulated shade is so much prettier!!
I think I’ll just save up and get this instead ;o


Dovey September 7, 2011 at 5:35 am

Wow, I can’t believe the O’s are so different! That’s really surprising that they’d reformulate a classic. I have two different pans of O, one of which is in a duo; I should check if they’re the same. This is definitely a staple palette. I love O and laguna.


Reika September 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Great. Please let me know if you have find your Os are different too 🙂


Meryl September 7, 2011 at 7:40 am

wow the orgasm trio is very nice! I just bought an Orgasm blush and fell in love with it. Too bad NARS doesn’t have a counter in Singapore so I can’t but the trio.
thank you for the great review 🙂


KT September 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

I have to ask! Where online did you get NARS that ships to Australia?


Reika September 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Hi Meryl and KT, you can buy Nars on stock the entire Nars collection and ship worldwide!


Winnie September 8, 2011 at 3:18 am

I wouldnt have known if I didn’t read your review that they are different! I recently purchased Orgasm (finally!) and am in love with it. Its a pretty everyday coral pink color and I think the sheen makes it more versatile even on yellow undertone skin. The one on trio might be a tad too pink for my taste but its still super gorgeous! this is such an awesome product with all the most popular Nars products in it 🙂


isabellmiao September 10, 2011 at 5:29 am

hi babe. i borrowed your pics and credited you.
if you mind, please tell me and i’ll take it off.. 🙂


Reika September 11, 2011 at 5:40 am

Hi isabell thanx for letting me know. That looks alright you can have them on your blog 🙂


TNA September 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm

I have this palette,too.
I think the color pigment is softer than original nars blush.
however it’s so worth to buy.


Jade September 19, 2011 at 5:50 am

ooh i’ve never cared for the original orgasm shade but this one looks so pretty, I might consider picking this up 🙂


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