Would You Let Your Teen DD Wear NARS Orgasm Blush?

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Posted 12/28/2012 by cmpeter in NSBR Board
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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:40:16 PM
And if so, is there an age minimum?

I voted no for my 12 year old. My 17 year old ds says it's no big deal.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:41:43 PM
No way

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:43:54 PM
isn't it just makeup? and the name of the color is 'orgasm'?

or am I totally lost?



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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:44:39 PM
That is my all time favorite blush- it looks great on EVERYONE. That said, I wish that the name was something more G rated- I am not a prude but I just don't think it is necessary in this case.

I would not want my 12 year old using the word orgasm, even in this context.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:44:42 PM
While I was raised that "12" is too young for makeup ... is the reason you wouldn't let her wear it age or the name or what?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:45:04 PM
I'm with Cookies...is it just the name?


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:45:48 PM
It's my favorite blush.

Is your issue with the color, the color name, or what you feel the color represents?

I think it's a nice neutral that looks good with my coloring.





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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:45:55 PM
Yes, it's just blush and the color is called orgasm. My dd is a blurter/over sharer...she would probably walk up to her teachers and tell them the color name.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:45:59 PM
I would with no age minimum. That being said my DD was not wearing blush at age 12. Come to think of it she doesn't at age 19 either.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:46:02 PM
Yes. If she wasn't embarrassed to buy it herself then why not?


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:46:40 PM
If I had a 12-year-old, I wouldn't be letting them wear any makeup other than a little light lip balm and nail polish. However, if they're old enough to be allowed to wear other blush, then I wouldn't -not- let them wear it just because of the color's name.

(It's an awesome color. The bloggers that I read are on the lookout for duplicates of it all.the.time.)


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:47:45 PM
Okay, then yes. I'd let her wear it. The name wouldn't bother me in the least...but then, beyond Cover Girl or Almay, I have no idea the names of any of my makeup.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:47:46 PM
Me personally, if my child is old enough to wear blush, she's old enough that the name of that particular product doesn't offend me. It's not as if she is walking around with the word written on her face.

I tend to figure if you are old enough to have an orgasm, I'm not going to hide the word from you any more. (NB: I am referring to masturbation, not intercourse, in case anybody was wondering.)

But I think 12 is young to wear makeup in the first place.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:48:57 PM
I don't mind the name of it, but I think blush is an unnecessary makeup. I do not own any. If there was an eyeshadow with orgasm in the name, I'd let the 16 year old wear it. The 12 year old is still learning, so she doesn't really wear it outside the house. Very heavy handed. lol



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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:50:54 PM
Nyx Pinched and Benefit Coralista are pretty close. And, I think there's a Wet & Wild (pearlescent pink) that is close, too.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:50:57 PM
ooh come one this is not something to get up in arms about it is just a name of a product. You can find name like that on all make up products.


I have quite a few learing disabilitys that effect my spelling a grammer. I do know my grammer and spelling suck. I have been working on this problem all my adult life.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:51:30 PM
I'd be annoyed that the company had named it that. Seriously, that's the best name you can come up with??

I wouldn't buy it for a 12yo. I probably wouldn't buy it for my 15yo. Surely there are enough blushes on the market that you can buy something more appropriately named for a 12yo.

(When the heck did I become such a prude LOL?!?! )

I had a similar dilemma when buying my 8yo son some deoderant / shower gel for Christmas. The nicest smelling one was called 'Excite'. I said to my daughter that I could NOT buy an 8yo something called 'Excite'. Both she and DSO thought it was fine, so I did buy it afterall.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:51:55 PM
ok, so it is just the blush we're talking about.

I just don't see the big deal. I see lots of peas letting their tween and teen boys play M-rated video games (which are full of drugs, sex, and violence) and the allusions are still there even with the "gore" turned off, but a tween girl using blush with the color named 'orgasm' is a huge problem?

While I don't think the name is awesome, I just don't see the problem. It's not like she's walking around holding a sign that says orgasm, or repeating the name over and over.

How many times do kids hear the words sex, sexy, etc. in music, on TV, etc? Not advocating all the overkill, but I just don't see the issue with letting your tween daughter wear blush that happens to have a stupid name for the color.

Are you just opposed to her wearing makeup? That's the only logical conclusion I can come to.

eta: just saw this:

My dd is a blurter/over sharer...she would probably walk up to her teachers and tell them the color name.


I guess if she's that much of a blurter, maybe not but it sounds like she needs work on social norms and boundaries instead of policing anything she might wear or own that has a 'sexy' reference. Cause there's plenty of that out there.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:53:36 PM
Take a sharpie and block out the name if it worries you. Sounds like a nice color from the other posts.




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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:54:05 PM
Man, I wouldn't buy it for my 12 year old because it's $30!

Drug store brands are good enough until she's old enough to buy her own!


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:54:36 PM
A pretty close (and much less expensive) dupe of that is "Pinched" by NYX. It's a much nicer name to repeat too. Also I'm not too likely to buy my teenage dd a $38 blush, but that's just me.

***Oh I see it's actually $30...still expensive!


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:54:49 PM
I have that blush and love it. It's universally flattering. So if your daughter wears make-up I don't see the problem. NARS is known for risque names, but it's not that bad really




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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:55:16 PM
A lot of makeup colors have sexual names. If that's the issue, then I'd get a similar one like Sock suggested. I have Euphoria on my Amazon wish list. It's supposed to be very close too.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:55:46 PM
It just seems unnecessary. Take her to the Clinique counter. I'm sure they have a blush that will work just as well... and be better for her skin.




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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:55:50 PM
I "get it" First off I have a dd who will 12 in 12 days. She doesnt wear makeup other than lip gloss and nail polish. That said, I would be bothered also by the name because does everything need to be linked to sex all the time?

AussieMeg, I am sitting on the Prude couch with you. Until I had my dd nothing like this would bother me, But now it does.




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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:58:04 PM
Old school here. My answer is no for the 12 yr old. Get a color that's close with a more appropriate name.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:58:06 PM

And if so, is there an age minimum?

I voted no for my 12 year old. My 17 year old ds says it's no big deal.
My 12 year old would not be wearing blush PERIOD.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:03:01 PM
I have Tarte blush in Blissful; it looks similar. It looks very peachy, but has a very natural look on the skin.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:06:27 PM

I don't mind the name of it, but I think blush is an unnecessary makeup. I do not own any. If there was an eyeshadow with orgasm in the name, I'd let the 16 year old wear it. The 12 year old is still learning, so she doesn't really wear it outside the house. Very heavy handed. lol


Lol, maybe for you but for many blush is absolutely necessary.

Honestly it wouldn't bother me at all. It is a great blush, but I don't have kids.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:08:12 PM


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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:09:17 PM
I wasn't allowed to wear makeup (other than say, clear lip gloss) until I was 14.

Isn't NARS like $28 for that blush? Awfully pricey for a 12 yr old too IMO.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:10:24 PM
First off, it is the only blush I wear. It is perfection. I am not sure about wearing a 12 year old wear makeup, but at the age they wore makeup I would not have a problem with the name. Unless the kids watch no primetime tv, listen to no pop radio, etc, I am sure they have heard the term or something similar.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:10:41 PM
Funny you should ask this, my 15 year old stole mine about Thanksgiving time, and has used it daily. So when my Mom called me and asked me what to get her from Grandma (my Mom's mom) I told her, please get her a Nars Orgasm Blush (my Gram has a $30 limit) so this was good, my Mom on the other hand thought I had lost my mind, and actually asked me what I was doing with a makeup item with that name.. A couple days later she handed me the $30 and I ordered it. I am 36, mom is 62, grandma is 89. DD loves the blush.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:13:09 PM
Surely there are plenty of nice blushes without a sexual name. No, I would not buy it, even for my almost 14 year old granddaughter. Why bring sex into everything?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 3:45:55 PM
My dd is a blurter/over sharer...she would probably walk up to her teachers and tell them the color name.



If it is possible she would share the name with her girlfriends I would say "no". I don't have a 12 yr old yet but if I did, I would not want them learning about 'Orgasm' blush from their BFF, kwim?

I like the idea of scribbling out the name......




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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:17:27 PM
I wouldn't care about the name- it's just way too expensive for a 12 year old. For blush, I'd let her buy something at Target.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:21:53 PM

Take her to the Clinique counter. I'm sure they have a blush that will work just as well... and be better for her skin.


Clinique is one of the worst brands out there for your skin. I don't get why so many people think that it is. It's just as chemical-laden as Lancome for example. And Clinique does not have a dupe for NARS Orgasm =P




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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:22:42 PM
While I agree that 12 is too young for blush, I would have no problem with an older teen wearing it. It's not going to GIVE an orgasm and I don't expect you'd find your teen hiding under the covers brushing herself furiously trying to achieve one. It's a name. Maybe a stupid one, but it's obviously a great color (from what the peas say) and easy to remember. Marketing genius if you ask me.

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Clinique is one of the worst brands out there for your skin. I don't get why so many people think that it is. It's just as chemical-laden as Lancome for example. And Clinique does not have a dupe for NARS Orgasm =P


Speaking as a person with extremely sensitive skin, the only brands I can wear are Clinique and Physician's Formula. I don't get why you think it's a bad brand. I have honestly NEVER heard anyone say that before, and experience tells me otherwise.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:25:48 PM
I would let her wear it (if she is allowed to wear blush) and let her know what the word is being used as gratifying but that it has another meaning that most people do not use in mixed company. You do not have to tell her what it means but that it is along the line like. Period red Maybe she won't find it so appetizing to say.

Amanda is not quite 12 and every time she wears blush she looks ridiculous. She does not know when to stop so she just isn't allowed to wear it out of the house. It sounds like from what everyone is saying that it is a natural looking color. I'm off to look.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:42:04 PM
No, I would not.

1) No blush on a 12 year old

2) I don't like the name of that blush for a 12 year and I don't care if anyone thinks I'm a prude

3) I wouldn't spend that much on makeup for 12 year old



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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:48:59 PM

Speaking as a person with extremely sensitive skin, the only brands I can wear are Clinique and Physician's Formula. I don't get why you think it's a bad brand. I have honestly NEVER heard anyone say that before, and experience tells me otherwise.


Make-up and skincare is very personal of course, so if it works for you then please don't change a thing. But it didn't work for my sensitive skin. Also I practically lived on a hardcore make-up forum for 7 years (still frequent, but not as much) and I learned that there is much much better stuff out there. Clinique just has good marketing with their clean packaging and salespeople in lab coats, and many think it's a "good, safe brand." But if you want quality make-up Clinique is not it.




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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:51:05 PM
My DD 14 wears it. She doesn't even know the name of it. She pays no attention to the name or brand.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 4:56:27 PM

Man, I wouldn't buy it for my 12 year old because it's $30!

Drug store brands are good enough until she's old enough to buy her own!


I am with the Sock.

AND

Nars is a prestige brand of makeup and Orgasm is a beautiful, universal color. Clinique is not the be all, end all of makeup. What works for one person doesn't always work for everyone else.

Blush is not unnecessary by any means. Nothing looks worse than made up eyes and lips and no color on your face. Blush adds contour and color to the face. It is most certainly necessary.

My DD started wearing makeup in 7th grade so I believe she was 12 at the start of the year and turned 13 in December. She wore powder, blush, mascara and lip gloss.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:08:04 PM

Blush is not unnecessary by any means. Nothing looks worse than made up eyes and lips and no color on your face. Blush adds contour and color to the face. It is most certainly necessary.


Disagree. I use bronzer all over my face but build on cheeks where blush would go. One less product to buy, one less step in makeup routine, and looks more natural on my skin. So blush is unnecessary for me.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:10:14 PM

let her know what the word is being used as gratifying but that it has another meaning that most people do not use in mixed company.


Wait, 12 year olds don't know what an orgasm is?


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:15:54 PM

Disagree. I use bronzer all over my face but build on cheeks where blush would go. One less product to buy, one less step in makeup routine, and looks more natural on my skin. So blush is unnecessary for me


But you still use something on your cheeks. In fact there are tawny blushes that do just what you described. BethAnne is talking about a wholly bare face with heavy eye and lip make-up. That's not good. And btw some of us are pretty pale and look deathly without blush and would look like Snooki with brozer all over the face.




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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:17:46 PM

I guess I would try to go with if they are old enough to wear make-up then I would think she was old enough to know what an orgasm is. ( and by that I mean like in theory not literally.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:18:02 PM
If I were letting my 12 year old wear blush, and this was a brand I were willing to pay for for her, then yes, I would let her wear it, regardless of what they named it. It's just a word. Just tell her not to run screaming it through the streets and it will be fine.


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