First off, if you already have NARS' Orgasm just skip buying this palette. I just wanted to put that out there :-). So anywhoo I have never owned NARS Orgasm blush. I own a couple of others and their highlighters, but I never really fall into the hype of certain things. I get it when I feel like it. I felt like getting this palette as I missed out on last years most prized possession, the Danmari palette ( I deeply regret not getting it, it's like, $5000.00 on eBay). I do love this palette though. The shades are really pigmented (a staple trait with NARS blushes). I guess I shyed away from this platte because I though I had something similar, and plus I heard complaints from WOC that it would not show up on their skin tone no matter how hard they tried. I must admit the shade did show upon me very well, and it gawjuss! It's very natural looking if you don't overdo it. It does have a slight shimmer, but with a light hand and slowly building coverage, you can get a really nice natural look. Then there are the coral shade and the bright pink, plus a highlighter that you can use to create your own "orgasm" shade. Don't want too much shimmer? Want no shimmer at all? Well It's up to you to use this palette to your liking. The palette runs for $49 at Sephora.