NARS Foreplay Cheek Palette – Review and Swatches.
This is my first blog post (Editors note: First one she sent and I missed putting it up. 🙁) for one of my favorite people, Jeevitha’s Blog and I am very excited about it. Many don’t know that we share a secret bond and she is more of a nail art person than makeup. I love the way she does her nails. It makes her happy and relaxed 😛 Okay so I decided to review one of my favorite Blush palette from NARS. It is a Limited edition NARS Foreplay Cheek Palette which is no longer available.
WHAT COMPANY CLAIMS:
A chic cheek palette featuring four dazzling shades based on the bestselling 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.
Price: $49 excluding tax.
Quantity: 0.36 ooze OR 10gm.
-Peach Matte Blush,
-Gold Highlighting Blush,
-Pink Matte Blush,
-The most famous -Orgasm Blush (peachy pink with golden shimmer).
This palette is definitely a good deal. 3 different blush shades with one highlighter for 49$ where as a full size single blush costs around 32$ including tax. The palette is quite handy and easy to travel with. This is my first ever blush from NARS and I absolutely adore it. NARS did a nice job in selection of the blushes with a highlighter.
My favorite out of the four is the Orgasm and the lovely matte peach shade. I have similar matte pink blush from another brand and the golden highlighter may look little err but on our Indian skin tone it is very much wearable. I sometimes use it to highlight my brow bone. All four shades are highly pigmented and has top quality but matte peach and matte pink shade are most pigmented and smooth in texture. I realized very interesting thing about these shades- the matte peach, matte pink and the highlighter all together are technically “Orgasm” deconstruction i.e if you mix all 3 shades it looks exactly same as Orgasm.
As you can see in the picture- Orgasm has shimmers in it and that makes it a bit chalky, not in a bad way but less smoother than those two blush shades. Luckily it is the biggest in the palette and is a permanent color at NARS. This is my first encounter with Orgasm blush and I can clearly see why it is a cult favorite. It has a dewy finish to it. All 3 shades apply smoothly and blend like a dream. I am hooked to matte shades from this palette which
are more wearable during day time because they don’t have any shimmers in them. Orgasm is a perfect shade to flaunt, best for special occasions or a date night. All shade last on me for 5-6 hours without fading. The golden highlighter is not visible on skin unless I layer it on 2-3 times, however it lasts a long time. Honestly speaking, I like shimmer which is champagne or beige in color, but that’s okay golden highlighter is good to have for night outs. The palette has similar NARS packaging to it. The velvety soft black body looks elegant and luxurious.
What I like about NARS “Foreplay Cheek Palette”:
- The palette is a deal. 4 different shades including a highlighter for $49 is quite cheap.
- Has cult favorite orgasm blush.
- The palette is definitely a good starter for those who are new to NARS.
- The shades are highly pigmented.
- Includes 2 matte shades for daily use.
- Blend easily and has long staying power.
- Best for travel purpose.
- The packaging plus the product is absolute luxury.
What I don’t like about NARS “Foreplay Cheek Palette”:
- Pricey if you get through any dealer. Best to get it from USA through any friends or relative.
- Nothing special but I wish that Nars launch here in INDIA.
The palette is best for travel purposes, those who love blushes will definitely love the NARS Foreplay Palette. Three different blushes with a highlighter in a single palette is quite a deal! Honestly speaking I don’t know if I can finish up this palette, the quantity is more than enough for me. I won’t say it’s a must buy but the blush lover in me loves and adores this palette.
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