The NARS palette wasn't something I intended to buy. I have a thing with the rubber casing, I don't really like dealing with it because it attracts all sorts of powder marks and looks dirty very quickly.
Initially when I went to see it as the NARS counter in Singapore, I was tempted but resisted. Somehow seeing it again on the Nordstrom website made me want it even more. Honestly I don't think I saved that much though. It cost USD $59. This time round I paid about SGD $5 per shipping which works out to be around SGD $80. I think it is selling for SGD $89at the Singapore counters. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
|Blush: Deep Throat|
|Top left to right: Molokai and Antananarivo Bottom left to right: Lhasa and Rangoun|
|Blush: Dolce Vita|
|Left to right: Deep Throat and Dolce Vita|
As much as I love how pigmented NARS blushes are, sometimes I worry about too pigmented ones. I use my softest blush brushes when using these. Typically I pick these blushes with my MAC 187 stippling brush by gently tapping on the blush, shaking off the excess and gently tapping on my cheeks.
|Deep Throat on my cheeks|
|Dolce Vita on my cheeks|
Of the two blushes, I love Deep Throat the most. It love the peachy shade with gold shimmer. Dolce Vita looks slightly ruddy on my cheeks. I have to be very careful when applying this to make sure I don't get clown cheeks.
I love the quality of all the shadows. They are pigmented and soft and very easy to work with. I was afraid that Lhasa would be too cool for me but its not the case. I love it!
Above, I have Molokai all over my lids with Antananarivo on my lids up to my crease. Rangoun on the outer crease.
Lhasa on my lids.
Overall this is a wonderfully versatile palette with quality blushes and eye shadows. I can do many looks with this. It is a great palette to take with you for your travels. I still don't love the casing so I store this in the box it came in. My palette already looks somewhat dirty and no amount of cleaning is getting rid of the marks.
For $80 I get 2 blushes and 4 eye shadows. Pretty good deal if I say so myself.
Ratings: 4 lipsticks (just because I don't love the casing)