|NARS Blush Palette in Realm of the Senses (Left) & Soulshine (Right).|
NARS just recently released 2 LIMITED EDITION cheek palettes exclusively at Sephora which are named Realm of the Senses and Soulshine. Keep on reading to see what I think about them +photos and swatches.
“Play up cheekbones with a shimmering color pop. This mosaic of three beautiful colors is perfect for layering on a lustrous highlight or creating a sophisticated sculpted look.”
The cheek palettes are in NARS signature black rubberized compact packaging. There is a mirror on the inside lid and the product is embossed with a shimmery golden NARS logo (...the NARS logo is cute but the shimmer golden shade is just an overspray in which it’ll be gone in 2-3 uses!)
|BYE BYE Golden Overspray :(|
I found the products to be quite powdery and I felt that I was wasting a bunch of product. I use my real techniques blush brush and I’ve never had a problem with it. These are very finely milled and soft (very easy to blend) but I’m not too impressed with excess product lying around the sides. "Realm of the Senses" does have 3 shades that can be used as a highlighter, bronzer, and blush BUT I can't seem to find that in "Soulshine" (it does have 2 pretty blush and a highlighter though).
Realm of the Senses – Sheer peach, shimmering bronzed rose, and sparkling gold sand.
|NARS in Realm of the Senses.|
Soulshine – Peachy pink with gold shimmer, sheer golden apricot, and a soft rose tone with golden shimmer.
|NARS in Soulshine.|
Price – $41.00
Size – 0.42 oz
NARS blushes are regularly $29 for 0.16 oz so this cheek palette is really a good value!
*My boyfriend bought both of these products for me*
|Shades blended together in each palette and this is what you get (NO EDIT EXCEPT FOR FONT).|
To be honest, I’m not impressed with these especially when my boyfriend paid $41 EACH. I’m thinking about returning one of the palette and getting something else that I would truly love. I found this product wasteful (excess fall out in pan) but it is definitely pretty. I would not recommend anyone to run out to buy this; play with it a little at Sephora and see if it’s for you or not. Definitely a miss in my book and I’m left unsatisfied. If I had to pick one or the other I would pick Soulshine as my favorite one. Highlighting? Check. Blush? Check. Sculpting? Only in the shade Realm of the Senses. I just can't seem to love this product after playing with it for several days.
Anyways, what’s your favorite NARS product?
Thanks for reading!