NARS Dominate/Cyprus Summer Unrated Duo


The NARS Dominate/Cyprus Summer Unrated Cheek Duo comes with a shimmery blush and a matte bronzer; the blush is an old shade, but the bronzer is new. The compact was quite large, and each pan contained a substantial amount of product compared to even full-sized shades, so the overall value was better than expected. Both shades were pigmented, blendable, and lasted for approximately eight hours.


Dominate is a rich, medium-dark plum with strong, warm copper undertones and a slightly cooler, pinkish shimmer that applied to my skin to create a soft sheen. It had a dense, smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being overly firm or stiff to work with, ensuring that it blended well on my skin. This color lasted for eight hours before becoming noticeably faded.


Cyprus is a medium-dark brown with a matte finish and warm, reddish undertones. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, which could be toned down or built up if desired by using a lighter hand. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety to the touch, which helped it pick up evenly with a brush without being too powdery–I would recommend using a lighter hand if applying over a non-matte finish because it was more likely to adhere strongly to skin. It lasted for eight hours before starting to fade.