Monday, 16 November 2015

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette Review

Swatches & Palette Review

NARS Cosmetics have collaborated with Artistic Photographer,
Steven Klein for their Fantascene Holiday collection this year!
The Collection includes a couple of Cheek palettes, Lip sets, a Brush set & new 
Limited Edition Eyeshadows, Lipsticks & Nail colours all packaged beautifully, 
adorned with Stevens creative yet unusual work 

Because of the colours & amazing value, I decided to pick up the
 One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette
$69us Exclusive at Sephora ($165 Value!)

Let me talk about the reason I got this palette & why I think everyone else needs one!
I haven't tried many NARS products before, just their Foundations,
& I've always been interested in trying the cult fave Laguna Bronzer!

The bronzer alone is $39us for 0.28oz 
This palette contains 0.29oz of Laguna bronzer!
That's approx $40.39 worth of Bronzer

Each NARS individual Blush costs $30 for 0.16oz
This palette contains four 0.12oz Blushes, two of which are limited edition & exclusive to this palette
That's about $22.50 each, making it $90 worth of Blush

And the Paloma Contour duo is originally $42 for 0.28oz
This palette contains 0.12oz of each contour shade
Approx $18 each, so $36 total contour value 

Overall this palette is worth $166us*
This palette is the perfect way to try out new colours & more NARS products 
without breaking the bank! It would also make an amazing gift!
Plus the value makes this palette a must have for any beauty lover!
The only downfall is it's not designed to suit everyone, mainly fair to medium skin tones. 

Paloma Highlight - A matte flesh pink beige highlight shade
Paloma Contour - A deep neutral toned contour shade
Laguna Bronzer - A warm toned luminous bronzer
Robotic - A cool toned pink with a natural sheen finish
Blasphemy - A cool toned rosy mauve with micro shimmers
Luster - A tanned apricot with golden shimmer
Dolce Vita - A dusty plum rose with golden shimmer

The blushes are all great quality & nicely pigmented. I personally don't like blushes with strong pigmentation, I find it easier to build up the product to your desired intensity then to try soften it by buffing it out. The Paloma Contour gives a very nice natural shadow, it looks slightly red toned in the pan but blends in beautifully & the Paloma Highlight makes a nice undereye setting powder, brightens but not too highlighting. And the Laguna Bronzer is a really nice bronzer to warm up the skin & give it a natural glow, I've seen people use it for contour also & it's actually not too shimmery for that & works quite well. But as I mentioned above, the shades are not useful for deep skin tones & only really show up on Fair to Medium skin. But realistically it's impossible to please everyone with one palette.

NARS also have the Despair Cheek Palette with four 0.12oz Blushes & a mini ITA Brush available for $65us, but for $5 more you get the Contour & Bronzer shades too!!
This is an aaaamazing value! Get your hands on one quickly!
Exclusive at Sephora

The front design on the palette

LucyLoves! xx

1 comment :

  1. Beautiful photos and very in-depth review! I appreciated the price break down.