Would You Let Your Teen DD Wear NARS Orgasm Blush?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:22:32 PM
Not crazy about the name, but I would be the first Mom on the block to talk about healthy orgasms so why not start with the blush?

And have a good discussion about looks vs the inside while we are at it. It's all good. Turn it into a positive discussion.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:25:09 PM
I would prefer super orgasm or deepthroat - LOL Those are quite some names just for blush!

jk - never heard of the brand NARS.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:26:11 PM

And btw some of us are pretty pale and look deathly without blush and would look like Snooki with brozer all over the face.


Hmmm, it's my very paleness that is why I use bronzer--and why I'd never use blush without it. I always feel blush looks like clown makeup on my cheeks. Now I want to try some 'orgasm' blush instead to see if it's better than the 'bronzer method.'


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:29:38 PM
If she loves the color so much, the one SockMonkey was thinking of was the Wet n Wild Mellow Wine.* I have both Orgasm and Mellow Wine and they are pretty darn close dupes for each other.

The WnW is only $3 vs $30.

As far as the blush debate, I can't "live" without blush. Even if it is a barely there color, I think that and lipstick help you look more alive.

I have always felt that the 3 essentials for makeup is blush, lipstick or lipgloss and mascara. Those three items really help you look awake and alive.

*pearlescent pink can be a dupe, depending on skin tone. When I have compared, I have found that mellow wine is closer to orgasm.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:35:56 PM
12 years old is not a teen, and should not be wearing makeup.

I'm intrigued by this blush. May have to investigate for myself.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:41:24 PM
Nope.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:48:15 PM
Simply_lovely can you please share the name of the make-up forum you frequent? That sounds interesting.

As for my answer-no I wouldn't let my 12 year old daughter wear that blush because in my mind 12 year olds have no business wearing make-up. Nails and a little lip gloss sounds perfect for that age.

If she was 15 or 16 the name of that blush doesn't bother me, but the price sure does! I can't even afford it myself so there is no way my kid would be getting it.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:52:42 PM
Just a little hijack.....did you know that Nars makes a blush called Deep Throat? Bwahahaha! I'm thankful I have boys.
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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:54:09 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!


Same here!


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Posted: 12/28/2012 5:59:38 PM

did you know that Nars makes a blush called Deep Throat?


they have one called Sex Appeal and Super Orgasm.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:06:15 PM
My dds did not wear makeup at 12. However, once they were permitted to wear makeup, I'd have no problem with a makeup simply because it was called Orgasm.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:11:07 PM
I wouldn't only because I wouldn't let my 12 year old wear blush. But as far as the name, couldn't care less. Whether or not the color worked for her is what I would care about. I look at makeup names when buying/re-buying makeup. That's it. I don't think blush called Orgasm is going to corrupt anyone.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:11:18 PM
I dont even know what my NARS blush color is called... off to go check...

FWIW i would probably buy my 12 yo DD cheap blush, so it wouldn't be an issue.

ETA, my NARS blush is called mata hari which I looked up:


Mata Hari
Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" Zelle, better known by the stage name Mata Hari, was a Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan, and accused spy who was executed by firing squad in France under charges of espionage for Germany during World War I. Wikipedia


How exciting! But now I'm going to have to pick up some Orgasm next time I'm at sephora.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:15:06 PM

Hmmm, it's my very paleness that is why I use bronzer--and why I'd never use blush without it. I always feel blush looks like clown makeup on my cheeks. Now I want to try some 'orgasm' blush instead to see if it's better than the 'bronzer method.


I do use a bronzer sometimes, Guerlain Blondes. It's the only one that doesn't look orange or dirty on me. NARS Orgasm is a pale peachy pink with very subtle gold shimmer. It gives you a little bit of a glow on your cheeks, hence the name If you use a light hand it will just look like a natural flush.
I also never wear blush if I am not wearing foundation or tinted moisturizer. On a bare face blush looks a little weird on me. Maybe you have the same issue =)

birukitty - it's makeupalley.com. They have forums based on your various interests. Inevitably people form friendships and then private boards too (those I won't share =P )




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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:16:04 PM
Urban Decay has an eye shadow named "snatch". That is a bit over the top, don't you think?

I wouldn't encourage my hypothetical 12 year old to wear blush. I don't have any problem with lip gloss and mascara, however. I guess everyone has their own comfort level with pre-teens and makeup.

I certainly wouldn't pay $30 for a middle school kid's makeup. If I can wear Cover Girl products, so can they.

I think the name is over the top for that age, too. There are a lot of blushes in the world- it is easy enough to avoid that one.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:39:30 PM

Urban Decay has an eye shadow named "snatch". That is a bit over the top, don't you think?


Unlike "orgasm," the word "snatch" has other PG-rated meanings. You don't know which meaning UD is using.

P.S. "Snatch" is also the name of an awesome movie that is not PG at all.


P.P.S. But I do know for a fact that the UD shadow "roach" has nothing to do with the gross bugs




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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:45:13 PM
Elf do a palette that has a good dupe for orgasm one side, and nars Laguna bronzer on the other ( blush and bronzer compact, about $3). A lot of the YouTube beauty gurus talk about it, my daughter has it, and it is not as pigmented as the nars, but is very suitable for a younger girl and very cheap too.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:47:42 PM

I'm thankful I have boys.


Always cracks me up when people say this. Who do you think these boys go out with?


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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:51:18 PM
Can you peel the name off the bottom of the container?







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Posted: 12/28/2012 6:53:09 PM
I have the ELF dupes mentioned above and really like them. And if ELF is good enough for me, it's good enough for my kid. Problem solved.

I've found that the expensive brands that are more pigmented usually look like clown makeup on our very fair skin anyway.

ETA: Age 12 is 7th grade for most girls, and it's a pretty common age to start wearing some light makeup (around here anyway).


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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:27:21 PM
First of all, a 12 year old has no business wearing blush. Second, $30.00 for blush for a teen is just plain nuts. The name, not a problem.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:30:34 PM
Tough one, but ultimately--NO!

There are many similar colors out there. I agree with the others, go to Clinique.

I have and use the Nars Orgasm. It's a great color, no doubt. But for a little tween, nope.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:36:04 PM
No, the name product name is not appropriate. I think the peas have come up with some great alternatives at a nice pricepoint.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:38:06 PM
My 12-year-old wouldn't be wearing make-up beyond lip gloss.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:50:44 PM
Nyx Pinched and Benefit Coralista are pretty close. And, I think there's a Wet & Wild (pearlescent pink) that is close, too.



I'd give her one of the dupe colors and let her wear that.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 7:57:58 PM
At 12, I was in 8th grade (at a CATHOLIC SCHOOL no less) and wore a little makeup (including - OMG - blush). It didn't make me a big fat whore.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:10:19 PM
My teen daughter, yes. My 12 year old daughter probably wouldn't be wearing makeup yet.

I wear Orgasm, it's a lovely, subtle color.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:21:36 PM
At 12, I was in 8th grade (at a CATHOLIC SCHOOL no less) and wore a little makeup (including - OMG - blush). It didn't make me a big fat whore.

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My DD will be 12 in 6th grade. She has a December birthday. Not wearing blush in middle school, sorry.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:25:50 PM

My DD will be 12 in 6th grade. She has a December birthday. Not wearing blush in middle school, sorry.


Your kid, your choice, but I sense there's a little bit of butthole-clenching and pearl clutching going on over some blush on this thread. Not you specifically, but I'm getting a bit of a vibe in general.







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Posted: 12/28/2012 8:33:05 PM
Would I let her wear it? Yes. It's just makeup and the name is no biggie for me ... my dd probably wouldn't even notice the name anyway ...

Would I let her pay $30+ for a blush? NO!! No teen needs expensive blush ... I don't even pay that much

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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:28:33 PM

At 12, I was in 8th grade (at a CATHOLIC SCHOOL no less) and wore a little makeup (including - OMG - blush). It didn't make me a big fat whore.




Maybe it didn't make you "a big fat whore" but it obviously had an affect on you verbage. By the way, why would you associate wearing make-up with being a big fat whore?

Where has our common sense gone?

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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:34:58 PM
Someone else probably said this but if she's old enough to wear makeup, she's old enough to learn appropriate conversation.

She probably needs the second skill more badly than the first (said by an overly transparent over-sharer!)



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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:40:28 PM

Maybe it didn't make you "a big fat whore" but it obviously had an affect on you verbage.By the way, why would you associate wearing make-up with being a big fat whore?



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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:43:51 PM
Sorry I disappeared...we took the kids to see Lincoln.

I don't have a problem with her wearing blush or the cost of the blush (she would be spending her own money on it.) She is very light with her make-up and does wear blush, mascara and lip gloss.

I was more concerned with the name and her habit for sharing everything with everyone. It's a problem we have worked on forever, but it's her nature...especially if she's nervous.

I don't have an issue with her knowing what an orgasm is (she knows). My issue was more around her blurting it out. I know the color gets rave reviews. We were at Macy's poking around and the lady at the NARS counter suggested it. We'll look at some of the knock offs, so thanks for those suggestions!


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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:44:17 PM
The only problem I'd have with it is the price. I wear drug store blushers that are a lot less expensive.

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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:46:32 PM
This thread is proof of why Nars chooses the names they choose.

How else could they get such effective advertising at no cost?


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Posted: 12/28/2012 10:49:02 PM
Heehee...Sock said vibe on a thread about orgasm.


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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:11:37 PM
I never heard of it until you posted, but I agree with those who think it looks like the Elf blush/contour compact for $3.00. Online it looks the same. May not be in real life, but elf is very good quality for the price. If you get on their e-mail list, they have specials quite often. Most of my make-up is elf now. I get to try lots of colors for a lot less. And their cheap tweezers? Fantastic! Not as sharp for short hairs, but they grip.



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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:19:40 PM

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


Haha, I wouldn't either. The name doesn't bother me.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 1:20:59 AM
in the spirit of your question, yes, but I can't picture a scenario where I'd be buying that high-end brand for my makeup-wearing pre-teen daughter.



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Posted: 12/29/2012 1:43:40 AM
Have a look at NARS Madly, it's almost the same colour. They are nice looking colours .

Actually, I just saw it on some skin and they are quite different. The Orgasm one is a really nice colour. I'd allow her to get it just because the colour is so lovely. I'd just sharpie out the name of the blush.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 7:48:04 AM


There seems to be a lot of good dupes. I finally figured out that I look better in peachy pink shades that in full-on pink. But the gold shimmer might not look good on my middle-aged skin. Is this a better blush for younger women?

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Posted: 12/29/2012 8:08:00 AM
It's a blush. The name is only a big deal if you make it a big deal. It's just a name. One that we shouldn't be prudish about.


Your kid, your choice, but I sense there's a little bit of butthole-clenching and pearl clutching going on over some blush on this thread. Not you specifically, but I'm getting a bit of a vibe in general.
I'm getting the exact same vibe. It's a whole lotta big deal over something as inane as a little blush and a racy name.

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Posted: 12/29/2012 8:14:27 AM
Nars Orgasm blush is a wonderful color! It DOES look great on everyone!

My niece is 12, as of September and in 6th grade. She could care less about makeup. She's more of a tomboy. Her 14yr old sister is the exact opposite and has been wearing makeup to school daily since age 12. If they're interested, I have no problems with a 12yr old wearing makeup, lightly applied of course.

Different strokes for different folks and every 12yr old girl is different!




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Posted: 12/29/2012 8:15:05 AM

Yes, I would. We have actually been to Sephora and she pointed out the blush to me. She doesn't want to buy it because of the name. If she liked the color, I would buy it.

She wears makeup very tastefully. She's a mature 12 yr old and it's part of growing up. My mom let me wear makeup at 12 and I was just as careful and thoughtful about applying it as she is.






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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:09:34 AM

No. My 12 yo wasn't using blush. And, no way in hell would she be paying $30 for one make up component.

Now, once she had a job and could afford to pay that for a blush, she can use whatever she wants.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:17:54 AM

Your kid, your choice, but I sense there's a little bit of butthole-clenching and pearl clutching going on over some blush on this thread. Not you specifically, but I'm getting a bit of a vibe in general.
Agreed. '12-year-olds have no business wearing blush'? <SNORT!>


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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:19:38 AM
The name doesn't bother me. If it's that big a deal, the name can always be scratched off or covered up.

The $30 price take makes me

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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:31:45 AM

How else could they get such effective advertising at no cost?

Exactly! How many people from this thread, including myself, are running to Sephora to get this blush. I totally want it.

I would have no problem with my 12 yr old dd wearing it because of a name & she loves Sephora, but she doesn't wear blush yet.




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Posted: 12/29/2012 9:36:19 AM
When I said blush is an unnecessary makeup, I meant for the women in this family. lol I have seen many women (and younger women) wear it with success. On me it always makes me look like Tammy Faye Baker. Maybe I should actually figure out if I am putting it on correctly. lmao The girls have not really shown an interest in makeup yet.

ETA: I do shop at E.L.F. for the kids stuff, and some for me also. I love the prices.


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