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Monday, August 8, 2016

Swatches + Review: Nars Nordstrom's Best Cheek Palette + Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette


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NARS Nordstrom's Best Cheek Blush Palette 2016 Limited Edition Review

Nars Nordstrom's Best Cheek Palette ($65, Limited Edition) - The palette has the standard Nars rubber packaging and is very sleek. It's valued at $124. Each pan is exactly the same size as the deluxe sample size

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 NARS Best Cheek Palette Orgasm Blush Laguna Bronzer Deluxe Sample Size

NARS Best Cheek Palette 2016 Packaging Review Travel Size

NARS Best Cheek Blush Palette 2016 Pan Size Packaging Comparison Laguna Bronzer

Scent: It's fragrance-free.

Shades: It comes with 4 blushes, a highlight and a bronzer. So, it basically has all the cheek products that you need and is great for travel. 
  • Orgasm (3.5g/0.12oz) is a peachy pink with gold shimmers.
  • Deep Throat (3.5g/0.12oz) is a soft pink with a golden sheen. When compared to Orgasm, Deep Throat leans more coral and is less shimmery.
  • Albatross (3.5g/0.12oz) is a pale ivory with gold shimmers. When applied to the tops of my cheekbones, it leaves a gorgeous golden sheen and does not look chalky at all. This is a shade that you have to try on your skin because swatches do not do it justice.
  • Luster (3.5g/0.12oz) is an apricot shade with a golden sheen.
  • Desire (3.5g/0.12oz) is a cotton candy pink with a matte finish. It looks bright when swatched on my arms, but when applied to my cheeks, it looks more wearable and flattering on my warm, NC30/35 skin tone.
  • Laguna (3g/0.1oz) is a brown with gold shimmers. The one in the palette looks more neutral toned compared to the deluxe sample, which looks warmer. 
Formula: The pigmentation is sheer, but can easily be layered. They also blend into the skin nicely and are very easy to work with.

Longevity: I generally don't have issues with cheek products in terms of longevity. The ones in the Nars palette last at least 8 hours without fading when worn over foundation + setting powder. (For reference, I have cheeks that are neither dry nor oily.)


NARS Nordstrom's Best Cheek Blush Palette Limited Edition 2016 Swatches

Nars Desire Luster Orgasm vs Deep Throat Powder Blush Swatch

Nars Orgasm Deep Throat Luster Desire Blush Swatches

Nars Albatross Highlighter Laguna Bronzing Powder Swatch

Nars Albatross Highlighting Blush Laguna Powder Bronzer Swatches

Nars Luster Desire Powder Blush Albatross Highlighter Swatches

Dior Intemporalle Miss Dior Label Glowing Colour Blush Palette 2016 004 Pink Review

Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette in 004 Pink ($65 for 10g/0.35oz, Limited Edition) - It's also called the Miss Dior Label Glowing Colour Blush Palette.

Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette 004 Pink Review Velvet Brush Pouch

Packaging: The compact is made of metal rather than plastic and has some weight to it. It also has a magnetic closure and comes with a kabuki brush, which is made of natural soft bristles. The brush shedded a few hairs during the initial wash and fluffed out a bit, which is normal and typical of natural bristles to do. Because the brush is dense, it works well for picking up & applying sheer products and for buffing out over applied products. The compact and brush also comes with a velvet pouch that prevents scratches and protects the bristles.

Dior Free Mini Kabuki Travel Brush Review

Dior Intemporalle Blush Palette 004 Pink Review Swatch

Scent: It has a perfume scent when I sniff the pan, but it's unnoticeable during application.

Shade: It comes with 3 shades, including ivory, pink and coral. When mixed together, it becomes a warm light pink with a satin finish. It does not look chalky or ashy at all, even on my medium NC30/35 skin tone. (I swatched Aurora next to it in order to show the color better.)

Formula: The pigmentation is sheer, but can be easily layered. It also blended nicely into the skin and was overall very easy to work with. This is really a no-fuss blush. 

Longevity: It lasts at least 8 hours without fading when worn over foundation + setting powder.

Dior Intemporalle Miss Dior Label Glowing Colour Blush Palette 2016 004 Pink Swatches

Dior Intemporalle Miss Dior Label Glowing Color Blush Palette 004 Pink Limited Edition Swatches

Dior Intemporalle Miss Dior Label Glowing Color Blush Palette 004 Pink Review Kabuki Brush

Bottom Line: The Nars cheek palette allows you to try various shades at a great value. It's ideal for those who are just starting to build their Nars collection and those who don't already have the iconic shades. Those who are Nars fanatics may still want to pick this up for travelling purposes. It's just so convenient and makes packing for a trip hassle-free. As for the Dior blush, it's a collector's item that's also very wearable. You'll definitely get alot of uses out it since it looks lovely for any occasion.

Note: The Nars Best Cheek palette and Dior Intemporalle Blush palette are exclusively available at Nordstrom. Call your nearest store to check for availability. 

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