NARS Spring 2011: Super Orgasm and Angelika Lip Glosses Usher in the Season Early

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NARS Angelika Lip Gloss

They say that patience is a virtue…but I don’t have patience for proverbs, LOL! Not when it comes to makeup. When it comes to putting on le war paint, I’m all about instant gratification. ๐Ÿ™‚


And today I satisfied the urge to splurge with two glosses from NARS, specifically the collection for spring 2011.

But NARS spring 2011 isn’t out yet, is it? Nope, it’s not (it rolls onto NARS counters soon); lucky for us, two of the upcoming lip glosses are. They’re repromoted colors, and both are available now at Sephora, NARS counters and NARS online.

Have you met Angelika and Super Orgasm ($24 each)?

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Angelika (left) and Super Orgasm (right)

These girls are the lip gloss versions of two famed NARS blushes, which themselves go by the names Angelika and Super Orgasm.

Like other NARS glosses, both colors come with the classic doe-foot applicator, trademark three-hour wear time and medium-weight, non-sticky texture. Unfortunately, they also come with the same faint plasticky odor and taste I detected in the Follow the Boys and Crazy Heart holiday sets, but at least those (the scent and taste) fade fast.


Bluish pink Angelika may look cool, creamy and somewhat translucent lounging all seductively in her tube, but she applies opaque with a touch of silver shimmer. Francois was NOT shy with the pigmentation here, let me tell you, and it’s easy to go overboard with Angelika and venture into p*rn star lips territory. You know how I am about pink glosses, though, and to me this shade shouts “Spring!” from the rooftops. I LOVE IT!

Super Orgasm

If cool pinks aren’t your thing, consider Super Orgasm instead. A sheer peachy pink with big flecks of golden glitter, it doesn’t feel gritty on my lips, despite the large glitter bits. I would have liked a little more pigment (c’mon, it’s called Super O!), but I can still see it paired prettily with coral blush.

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Super Orgasm

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Angelika (left) and Super Orgasm (right)

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Angelika (left) and Super Orgasm (right)

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Super Orgasm

NARS Super Orgasm on lips; NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari, YSL Long-Lasting Eye Pencil in Leather Brown and Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara on eyes; and Josie Maran Argan Color Stick in Rosy on cheeks

Frickin’ George Michael…

I’m going through such a serious Wham/George Michael moment right now that I’m actually contemplating going outside in questionable ’80s attire. I want to wear something with big @ss shoulder pads, sky high bangs and leg warmers.

The song currently enjoying most-played status on my iPod is Edge of Heaven. Remember that one?


La-da-da-da-da-da, yeah, yeah, yeah! ๐Ÿ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Bring on the weekend in 3-2-1…


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  1. both are gorgeous! i’ll definitely need to try it out.

    i noticed you used a josie maran product on your cheeks… what are your thoughts on the makeup products in her line? i’m using the JM argan oil for a moisturizer and i absolutely LOVE it! i was wondering if her cosmetics were worth a look…

  2. Amber says:

    I like the look of Super Orgasm, and I am a big fan of NARS glosses. May have to try this!
    Amber recently posted … Preparing for a sick day

  3. Tracy says:

    Ok, I’m not a huge gloss girl but Angelika looks GORGEOUS on you girl!
    Hahaha-shoulder pads-sometimes I miss those things!
    Tracy recently posted … Santa Gave Me Josie Maran Orglamic Revolution Kit!

  4. Amee says:

    lovely shades!!!
    and as always you looking hottttt ๐Ÿ™‚
    Amee recently posted … My New Year Haul

  5. Heidi says:

    Oh, see now I’ve got to dust off my Wham! music and listen to Everything She Wants and I’m Your Man! 80s music…. good times!

  6. Ariel says:

    A+ for Angelika? I’ll add that to my shopping list!
    Ariel recently posted … Makeup Ramble

  7. Erica says:

    was debating over Angelika the other day in Sephora, but decided to go with the blush instead. it looks so pretty on you though! i might have to pick up a tube afterall.
    Erica recently posted … Glosses In Rotation

  8. Mara says:

    I think I’ll have to pick up the Super Orgasm. I’m really waiting on Nana though. I can’t wait to see that one. And I agree with Tracy, you’re rockin’ the Angelika!

  9. kana says:

    I LOVE both of them!! But for 24 a pop I will have to go with just one, and i think it’ll be the super orgasm! ๐Ÿ™‚ they look really good on you, girly!

  10. Olga says:

    Love how the Super Orgasm looks will need to try it out ๐Ÿ™‚
    Olga recently posted … Ive been a naughty girl

  11. Tiffany says:

    These look so pretty, but I’m not that into NARS glosses. The smell bugs me and I feel like the texture is too thin ๐Ÿ™

    • Karen says:

      I used to not have an issue with the scent until recently. I dunno, maybe my sense of smell has gotten more fine tuned or something, but it definitely is more plastic-y than the tubes I’ve tried in the past.

  12. Arum says:

    Hi Karen,
    i’m falling in love with Angelika, Would like to know, what lipliner wefe you wearing?


  13. Aida says:

    I am maybe to pale for Angelika but it is winning my heart and fast.
    I might have to try it to see what I feel about it, but bright pink and pink in general seems to be the colour for spring 2011

  14. courtney says:

    wow love angelica!

  15. Jeannine says:

    I have super orgasm, and I do agree, it’s not as pigmented as I’d like, but I still really like the gloss in general. Right now it’s one of my “purse glosses” for those “Oh, no, I forgot lipstick” kinda days.
    Jeannine recently posted … Illamasqua Alarm

  16. Vanessa says:

    Karen, Angelika l/g looks really good on you. And I’m loving the Wham/George Michael revival. I loved them back in the day. Oh and I loved the mention of big ass sholder pads, sky high bangs and leg warmers… memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Karen says:

      LOL, me too! I still remember playing their greatest hits on the TURNTABLE. Yikes!

      Remember bright neon T’s were in? How about those big, chunky belts?

  17. Crystal says:

    Oooh Angelika looks just as I imagined on the lips but Super Orgasm isn’t as fabulous as I thought. I love NARS lipglosses for pigmentation and unique colors.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Crystal,

      Ya know, I would’ve loved for Super O. to have a bigger boost of color too. It might still be pretty for subtle days, though.

      Which NARS gloss is your fave?

  18. Nujee says:

    I like the super orgasm but i think i am just afraid of too much pink. They both look great on you.

  19. DonnaN says:

    Sad to say, but I don’t own ANY of the NARS glosses. I’ve always looked but never jumped with them….but these two colors are SCREAMING my name, and may come home with me before I deliver this baby in a few months!!

  20. Nina says:

    both look so awesome on you!

  21. Jenn says:

    Does Super Orgasm look like a dupe for Nymphette?

    • Karen says:

      Nope — they look nothing alike. Nymphette’s much more pigmented and has a prominent golden pearl. It’s also more pink. Super O. has big glitter flecks absent in Nymphette.

  22. Jen W says:

    I adore NARS lipglosses. Super O looks amazing, Angelika looks a little bit too cool for my skintone though.
    Jen W recently posted … FOTD featuring NARS Ondine eye shadow

  23. Andreea says:

    Super O ๐Ÿ™‚ I still want the Multiple and the Nailpolish, but NARS went out of Germany so I am saving all my $$$ for the time I am going to the states wit 2 trunks: One empty. I am ging to fill it then with make-up…

  24. Kim says:

    Super O looks great on you, though I think you should definitely be wearing anything that you can describe as 1 inch away from looking like a p*rn star! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ah, the shoulder pads. Reminds me of a funny story. I was once at a bf’s house for a family wedding and his parents were like “oh, the shoulder pad fell out of your dress” (since it was in the middle of the floor). I was very confused since the dress didn’t have shoulder pads and we discussed this mystery for a good 10 minutes, all the while with me saying it couldn’t possibly be mine. It was lovely to realize and have to admit that it was the pad from my push-up bra. I was 20 and mortified. They got a really big kick out of it. That bra went in the garbage as soon as I got home and I’ve never bought a push-up again! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Mona says:


    Your posts crack me up! Not only are you feeding my makeup fix, but you’re educating me (I loved the Bateau Ivre reference) AND making me laugh.

    Does it get any better? Oh wait.. it does.. you’re even adding to my Youtube queue!

    XOX-keep it up, thanks for it all!

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