This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
You always want what you can’t have — especially when it comes to beauty products. That’s why we’re getting the inside scoop from your favorite retailers on what’s selling out right now, how to sign up for waitlists, and where to go to find the next best thing. Because if everyone’s buying it, you know it has to be good.
It’s been 18 years since Nars’ Orgasm Blush hit stores and subsequently became the bestselling blush in the United States. YouTubers review it, editors rave about it, and our conservative moms love it despite its provocative name. The product has become a cult classic in the beauty world — right up there with RMS’ Luminizer and Clinique’s Black Honey lipstick.
So it makes sense that Nars would celebrate the iconic shade by launching products under the same umbrella — two of the newest have already sold out at Sephora since the collection launched yesterday. Our favorite? The Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm, which we already know will be a summer staple.
You can still score the formula on Nars’ site, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other options to choose from if you want something similar. Check out our favorites ahead.
The perfect swipe-and-go product, this balm offers a whisper of coral pigment laced with fine rose gold shimmer. Oh, and it’s hydrating, too.
NARS, $28, available at Sephora
Dior’s shade-adjusting lip balms are another cult classic beauty find. This one will give your lips a touch of coral color, but unlike Nars’ balm, it doesn’t contain any shimmer.
Dior, $33, available at Sephora
If Nars’ lip balm veers a little too sheer for your liking, YSL’s medium-coverage Oil-In-Stick balm might be the tube for you. This shade, Corail À Porter, is the perfect mix of coral and pink.
Yves Saint Laurent, $37, available at Sephora
This one contains just the right amount of subtle shimmer. Plus, it’s loaded with shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E to keep lips flake-free.
eos, $3.69, available at Fashion Targets Breast Cancer
This buttery balm has a surprisingly high amount of coverage. One layer offers a sheer tint of color, but slap on two or three and you’ll find yourself closer to lipstick territory.
Revlon, $6.39, available at Walmart
Prefer more shine than balm? Try the brand’s Orgasm gloss. It features the same rose gold shimmer and coral coloring, but adds a touch more shine to the mix.
NARS, $26, available at NARS
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