Sunday, July 22, 2012

NARS Foreplay Cheek Palette

The new products are coming fast and furious to the Sephora store and website, one of my early favorites is the new NARS Foreplay Cheek Palette.  I always love palettes from NARS and consider this company to put together some of the best palettes in the beauty market, over the past few months my NARS collection has been growing like crazy and this trend shows no sign of stopping over the next few months.  My current obsession from this company is the Sheer Lipstick and I have been collecting a shade or two each time that I go to Sephora and I am currently stalking the company's website for the release of the new collection.

Foreplay is a palette of cheek shades that centers around the best-selling cult favorite Orgasm shade of blush.  I doubt that there is anyone in the beauty world that has not heard of or tried this shade of blush, it was my first purchase from NARS when I was in college and I still own that product (yes it is still good and can be used!).  I still turn to this blush shade when I have a fake tan in the summer and love the results every single time.  This palette contains the Orgasm shade and then several others that will complement it.

So far this palette seems to be a Sephora exclusive so the product description comes from this company's website.  "A chic cheek palette featuring four dazzling shades based on the best selling Orgasm Blush.  The gorgeous afterglow of classic Orgasm is reinvented in this quad that combines Orgasm Blush plus vivid shades of pink and peach and a shimmering gold to create your own signature glow."
It contains the following shades...

- Orgasm - peachy pink with gold shimmer
- Peach Matte Blush
- Gold Highlighting Blush
- Pink Matte Blush

Based on what I am reading on the Sephora website, Orgasm is the base shade of the palette and all the other shades have been designed to layer and mix with this shade to change the effect.  The Peach Blush would make it warmer, the Pink cooler, and the Gold more dramatic.  I am most excited about mixing Orgasm with the Pink shade, this is will make it cooler and easier for me to wear when my skin is pale.  The Peach might make it too warm for me, however I will need to use this combination in the summer only -  I could only pull this off with a tan.  The Gold Highlighter would be what I would use the least, this blush shade is shimmery to begin with and this would only make it more dramatic.  Adding the Gold Highlighter would really intensify the shade and I would only use this combination at night in the summer months, it is too much for the daytime and would only work on a tan.  I love that the other blush shades are all mattes, Orgasm is very shimmery to begin with and if these shades would have added shimmer, the finish would be way to much for most people to pull off.  Also, it would have made the combinations unwearable for the daytime.

In addition to the fact that I really to order this palette, I am also wondering what types of combinations that I can come up with with the shades that I already own.  I am considering a mixture of Orgasm and Nymph from Illamasqua (a bright matte pink shade) to see how this palette will work.  I love tha idea behind this palette and I am going to see what combinations I can come up with, both using it and with other shades that I already own!

photo courtesy of Sephora

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