Thursday, November 7, 2013

Throwback Thursday: NARS Danmari Blush Palette

Throwback Thursday!!!

Spotlight on: NARS Danmari Blush Palette

Colors: Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

Price: $65.00 (2011 Limited Edition)

Repurchase Reasons:
Obviously I cannot repurchase this exact item. However, would I repurchase NARS blushes? Yes. NARS blushes are legendary in the makeup world. Sure you can find great blushes that are cheaper elsewhere. However, these are still really phenomenal. I love blushes. There is something about my face color that needs blush in order to look “normal”. I also love using odd colors and I am not afraid of using bright colors or abnormal blush colors. This palette was a great purchase because each blush in there is .12oz and the full size blushes from NARS are .16oz. These means that you get pretty much a full size blush in a convenient palette. The colors that I use the most from this palette are the highlighter (hungry heart), Orgasm, and Super Orgasm.

Sin is a nice berry color with a very subtle golden shimmer. It is my least fave to use just because it’s not usable for my skin tone for every season. It looks fine during fall, winter and spring, but not good for summer. Desire is a bright deep hot pink with a matte finish. I love using this one all year long. It is very pigmented and it looks great with a bright pink lip and a subtle neutral eye. Orgasm is a peachy pink with a noticeable golden shimmer. Super Orgasm is a rosier peachy pink with light golden glitter in it. It’s not a good daytime blush; very appropriate for night time though. The highlighter is a creamy white with small gold glitter. Casino is a medium matte brown. It’s great for summer or creating depth in the face for contouring.
Overall, NARS blushes are iconic for a reason. There is little to no fall out (exception is the glitter in super orgasm) and the colors are unique and flattering for many skin tones. Women of color will enjoy the newly released Guy Bourdin blush palette which is selling for $65.00 and includes three staple blushes in the NARS collection and three unique never before seen deep reddish colors.

Application Techniques:
Place shimmer blushes high up on your cheekbones to highlight them. Place matte blushes a little lower (just underneath the cheekbone) and blend towards the back of the cheek in an upward angle to create a “hollow” cheek look.

Drool Worthy Pics:  

Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire
Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

Hungry Heart Highlighter, Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin 

Try before you buy: Locate your NARS counter in an area department store or try at Sephora!

Quality: ****/5 (High pigmentation makes these blushes last longer in the pan)

Perks: No added perks

Bang for your buck: ****/5 (buying high end blushes in palettes saves you money when you really like a product. Go one step forward and use your VIB 20% discount during the first week of November)

Disclaimer: I purchased these with my own money and I am not being paid for my opinion.

What palettes do you go nuts for? Eyes, lips, blushes?

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