I know I’m probably late to do this review, but I received this palette only yesterday (long delay due to the current situation in Sri Lanka, which I’m not going to talk about!) and I got to play with it today in the morning.
For this year’s spring, NARS released a couple of collections and one of them included this gorgeous Exposed Cheek Palette.
Price: US$ 59.00
The palette has 6 Cheek colours in total that lean towards warm undertones.
Packaging: Is a total win for me! It’s a 3D textured top that gives you the illusion of a watercolor painting that is under the water, and the pans are pressed with the same impressions of 3D ripples. Inside is a large mirror as is with all other NARS palettes. The packaging is plastic, sturdy and super luxurious.
You get 3g of each colour (9.83 US$ per pan & 3.27 US$ per gram)
According to NARS website, the palette promises to deliver universally flattering shades in an innovative formula with vibrant, buildable colour made of pure pigments.
Here are swatches (blended) on my arm. The finish is more like a water colour blend.
These shades are quite flattering on my skin (I have neutral warm skin- currently wearing Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation in 045)
- Tell all: Is a metallic champagne highlighter with a slightly pink shift. This is a little too glittery to my taste for daytime (I prefer lit-from-within sort of highlighters) but it’s not too bad. It’s quite popping on the cheeks so if you love crazy highlighters, you’ll love this one for sure!
- Now or Never: Is a pale peach shade with a satin finish. It adds just the perfect touch of colour on a very pale skin. Even on my skin (MAC- NC35) it gave a lovely flush of warmth in an instant.
- Give it away: Is a reddish bronze in a satin finish. I blended this above the apples of my cheeks for more dimension. This will be an amazing blush colour if rich skintones.
- Make you mine: Is a true peach blush. Best applied with a densely packed brush for more opacity.
- Come hither: Is a slightly mauve-y pink, which is the only blush that leans slightly towards a cooler undertone in this palette. It’s a beautiful colour on any skintone.
- New fling: At first I thought it looks too similar to “Come Hither”, but “New Fling” is more vibrant and pigmented so you have to be careful with the application. I recommend using a large and soft fluffy brush (like the Real Techniques Blush Brush) for a soft wash of colour.
The formula: Feels dry at touch, but when you apply these with a brush, they go on like a dream. They blend so beautifully like watercolour and all shades have a satin finish, which is not too shimmery or matte. The powders also give a blurring effect on the skin.
In the picture above you can see how subtle the blush looks on my skin. I’m wearing New Fling on the apples of my cheeks with Tell All on the top of my cheeks as a highlighter.
For anyone who loves glowing blushes, I recommend this palette. Even though it’s pricey, you’re getting a lot of product so this will last you quite a long time. I’m honestly loving this so much.
On my eyes I’m wearing the NARS online exclusive shade “Matcha”, and I’ll be putting my review on that tomorrow so stay tuned!
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