As a beauty lover who has somehow managed to not have amassed a huge stash of NARS blushes I was very excited when I saw the press info appear on the new NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday 2013 Collection One Night Stand Cheek Palette ($65 USD/$72 CAD).
This palette managed to exceed my expectations. I was nervous that the shimmer level would render the shades unwearable for me but I was too excited about the prospect of a gorgeous all in one cheek palette from NARS to not give it a chance. The palette includes:
Devotee Highlighting Blush – Alabaster glow – Devotee can be a bit frosty but applied lightly it’s a gorgeous glow. I was delighted to see this shade was not glittery or sparkly.
Mistinguette Blush – Bright pink – Mistinguette is the only matte in the palette and it is a stunning bright pink that gives your cheeks the most beautiful glowing from within look. I am obsessed with this colour.
Orgasm Blush – Peachy pink with golden shimmer – Ahh the notorious Orgasm. I have never picked this iconic blush up because every time I would swatch it in Sephora I would find it too glittery. It is actually far more flattering on and the shimmer is quiet delicate and gives a radiant glow. I now understand the popularity.
Laguna Bronzer – Brown powder with golden shimmer – The shimmer in Laguna is very subtle. I always passed this by because I prefer my bronzers to be matte but this looks very skin like on and not too shimmery. It has no orange in it and works beautifully on my fair skin and is a wonderful contour shade even with the subtle sheen.
Deep Throat Blush – Sheer peach – Deep throat is a softer peach than Orgasm and is also softer on the shimmer factor. I dare you to not love it.
Goulue Blush – Medium pink – Goulue is a medium deep red toned pink with gold shimmer and for me a shade very similar to my natural flush. It is quite pigmented but applied lightly it looks gorgeous on fair skin. I can see this blush looking truly stunning on deeper skin tones.
Each of the shades is 0.14 oz compared to the full sized cheek product compacts that are 0.16 oz. Almost full sized shades!
Three of the shades, Orgasm, Deep Throat, and Laguna, are regular line NARS blush shades. Most die hard NARS fans will likely have these shades already in their collection which could make this palette less appealing. I think the fact that this cheek palette is so complete given it has 4 blushes in a variety of shades and finishes, as well as a highlighter and bronzer all in one slim compact makes this the perfect palette for travel. This means even for the beauty lover that may have some of the regular line shades already this palette is still worthwhile. For people that don’t have any of these shades in their collection then the One Night Stand Cheek Palette is an absolute dream!
Swatches in natural light:
This palette is limited edition and available at Sephora.
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