Thursday, December 1, 2011

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette

It seems like it has been ages since NARS has a released a new palette, I can't resist a NARS palette and therefore tend to stalk both their website and Sephora's for the newest releases of them.  The newest in the palette series has just been released, I was beginning to wonder when this company would release something for the holidays.  As excited as I was to see a new NARS palette, I can consider that this is my least favorite of the NARS palettes and might be the one with the least universal appeal.  Typically, the palettes offer some combination of products and shades however this one offers only blush shades, half of which I am willing to bet won't work at all for me and wouldn't make the palette worth a purchase. 

The Danmari All About Cheeks Palette contains six of the best NARS Blush and Bronzer shades.  This palette is another one of the products that will help create the classic Kabuki look, a theme of many of the new NARS releases of this whole year.  From quickly looking at the palette, I can already see that the best-selling Orgasm shade is included in this palette.  Personally, I own and like this shade but I don't think that it is the greatest blush shade every released and it wouldn't entice me to purchase this palette, I do wonder how many more sets and palettes can contain this sahde before the market is totally saturated with it....

The Sephora website provides the following product description, "Based on the exquisite tradition of Kabuki theatre, this palette features six high-pigment powders that let you play up your features like a true performance artist.  The ultimate authority in blush, this limited-edition mirrored holiday NARS compact features the essential blush and bronzer shades, ranging from warm bronze and luminous highlighting hues to shockingly bright pink.  Turn a new cheek withthis fashion-forward mix created exclusively for Sephora."

The shades included with this palette are...

- Hungry Heart - gold ivory
- Super Orgasm - peachy pink with gold glitter
- Desire - cotton candy pink
- Casino - dark brown with golden shimmer
- Orgasm - peachy pink with golden shimmer
- Sin - berry with gold shimmer

This palette would be better for someone with a medium skintone than my super pale skin, I already need a tan to pull off the traditional Orgasm shade so I know that the Super Orgasm would be even worse against my winter pale skin.  Hungry Heart has too much gold in it for me, this is another bad shade for me this time of the year.  Casino is the bronzer of this group, it has a shimmer finish which I don't like in bronzers.  I only really use matte finish bronzers so this is another miss for me in this palette.  Desire is the shade that I like the most, it is the bright pink and would be the best shade for me. 

This palette must be made for ladies with medium skintones and either warm or neutral undertones.  This one is total miss for my pale, cool skintone so this is officially my least favorite NARS palette ever.  I will pass over this one and hope that NARS releases a better one for me next spring...

photo courtesy of Sephora

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