NARS Exposed Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Reviews
Feb 20, 2019

Exposed

NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette ($59.00 for zero.60 oz.) is a brand new, restricted version palette that options six, moist/dry cheek colours ranging pale peach to deep pink. My expertise with this system is in keeping with a lot of the opposite moist/dry cheek merchandise NARS has launched over the previous few years: they’re fairly pigmented dry, so moist utility simply intensifies the protection extra shortly and might make the end turn out to be extra shimmery/shiny. For deeper shades (like New Fling), I discover that utilizing a dampened brush can generally make it somewhat tougher to get clean, seamless edges, significantly when used over complexion merchandise (as a substitute of naked pores and skin). I extremely advocate utilizing reasonably dense brushes with such a system (gel-powder type of hybrid), as the feel has a denser, firmer really feel within the pan, however there’s no powderiness within the pan and the system is fairly blendable on pores and skin.

The system is just like final vacation’s Hot Tryst, however I discovered the spring palette to really feel somewhat dustier/drier and in the end, somewhat firmer within the pan. Still simple sufficient to work with, particularly for individuals who gravitate towards the gel-powder kind of formulation.

Tell All

Tell All is a comfortable, champagne gold with heat undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was comfortable, barely drier to the contact, and didn’t really feel fairly as firmly-pressed within the pan as the opposite 5 shades. It had opaque pigmentation utilized dry in addition to moist, although the moist utility intensified the end to look brighter and shinier. It stayed on properly for eight hours utilized with a dry brush and eight and a half hours utilized with a moist brush.

Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d’Ambre (Highlighter) (LE, ) is much less shimmery (95% related).Dior #001 (DC, $56.00) is much less shimmery, darker (90% related).Colour Pop Main Attraction (LE, $eight.00) is much less shimmery, lighter, hotter (90% related).Milani Moon Glow (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% related).Too Faced Sweet Peach Illuminator (PiP, ) is darker (90% related).Hourglass Absolute Strobe Light (LE, ) is much less shimmery (90% related).Looxi Beauty La Belle (P, $7.50) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (90% related).Natasha Denona Light (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, lighter (90% related).Anastasia Regal (LE, ) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (90% related).Guerlain Electric Look #1 (LE, ) is extra shimmery (90% related).

NARS Now or Never Powder Blush

NARS Now or Never Powder Blush

Now or Never

Now or Never is a comfortable, peachy orange with heat undertones and a satiny sheen. It had almost opaque shade protection when utilized dry, so it was no shock that a moist brush undoubtedly yielded opaque protection in a single go. The blush had a clean, denser consistency–firmer however not stiff or tough to mix out–however pickks up finest with a flatter, denser blush brush than a really ethereal or fan-like brush, particularly for dry use. I don’t assume it must be used with a dampened brush in any respect, until one needs very intense shade and a smoother sheen. It lasted effectively for eight hours utilized dry and eight and a half hours utilized with a moist brush.

Milani Luminoso (P, $eight.00) is extra shimmery (95% related).Tarte Moment (LE, $29.00) is darker, cooler (95% related).MAC Warm Soul (P, $29.00) is lighter, hotter (90% related).Laura Geller Cantaloupe (P, $26.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (90% related).Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless (220) (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (85% related).MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is brighter (85% related).Sleek MakeUP The Surf (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, cooler (85% related).Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $eight.95) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (85% related).Too Faced Pinch My Peach (P, $30.00) is darker, glossier (85% related).Makeup Geek Honeymoon (DC, $9.99) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (85% related).

Give It Away

Give It Away is a barely muted, medium-dark brown with heat undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was clean to the contact however firmer and denser general (as anticipated based mostly on the kind of gel-powder hybrid really feel of it!) and can work effectively with denser blush brushes (over fan brushes) to select up shade effectively dry. A fan brush works simply superbly if you wish to use the system moist, although, and finally ends up working higher as a result of it provides a extra gradual, airier utility. It had opaque pigmentation no matter dry or moist utility, however it was somewhat bit shinier when utilized with a moist brush; oddly, this shade appeared to get misplaced towards my pores and skin tone and between my lighting–it stored photographing lighter than I anticipated. It wore effectively for eight and a half hours each moist and dry on me.

MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is much less shimmery, darker, hotter (95% related).MAC Faux Sure (P, $27.00) is extra shimmery, darker (90% related).NARS Unlawful (P, $30.00) is much less shimmery, lighter, hotter (90% related).NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $eight.00) is darker (90% related).NARS Fervor (Right) (PiP, ) is extra shimmery (90% related).MAC Hushed Tone (P, $27.00) is extra shimmery, darker (90% related).NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is much less shimmery, lighter, hotter (90% related).LORAC Golden Hour (LE, ) is extra shimmery, hotter (90% related).Chanel Burnt Coral (390) (LE, $45.00) is much less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% related).

NARS Make You Mine Powder Blush

NARS Make You Mine Powder Blush

Make You Mine

Make You Mine is a light-medium coral with heat undertones and a satin sheen. Applied dry, it had buildable pigmentation from medium to semi-opaque utilized dry, and it was simple to mix out. Applied moist, it had extra semi-opaque to opaque protection that adhered effectively however wasn’t fairly as easy to mix out. The texture was barely drier, extra firmly-pressed, and appeared much less yielding in comparison with different shades within the palette. It lasted effectively for eight hours utilized each dry and moist on my pores and skin.

Hourglass Luminous Glow (LE, $35.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, hotter (90% related).Dose of Colors Amazemint (LE, $22.00) is hotter (90% related).NARS Bowery (LE, $30.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is extra shimmery, darker (90% related).Hourglass Diffused Heat (P, $35.00) is much less shimmery, cooler (90% related).Too Faced Sweet Peach Blush (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, darker, hotter (85% related).Essence Satin Coral (P, $2.99) is hotter (85% related).Makeup Geek Romance (DC, $9.99) is extra shimmery, darker, hotter (85% related).Colour Pop Zip (LE, $eight.00) is darker, hotter (85% related).Colour Pop Animal (P, $5.00) is extra shimmery, darker, brighter (85% related).

NARS Come Hither Powder Blush

NARS Come Hither Powder Blush

Come Hither

Come Hither is a medium-dark pink with delicate, heat undertones and high quality, golden shimmer. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to semi-opaque when utilized dry, after which extra intense protection–extra semi-opaque to opaque–when utilized with a dampened brush. The end turned a bit extra shimmery when utilized with a dampened brush as effectively, however it wasn’t fairly as blendable because it was dry. The consistency was denser, firmer, and somewhat drier to the contact, so utilizing a reasonably dense blush brush could be finest when working with the system dry. It stayed on effectively for eight hours (dry) / 9 hours (moist) on me earlier than fading barely.

Buxom Havana (P, $22.00) is much less shimmery (95% related).Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is extra shimmery, darker, hotter (90% related).Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $eight.00) is brighter (90% related).MAC Perfect Bronze (Left) (LE, $29.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).Hourglass Vivid Flush (LE, $35.00) is extra shimmery, hotter (90% related).Clinique Heather Pop (P, $21.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (LE, $68.00) is darker, hotter (90% related).Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Blush (Original) (LE, ) is extra shimmery, hotter (90% related).Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).Too Faced Pink Wink (PiP, ) is darker, hotter (90% related).

NARS New Fling Powder Blush

NARS New Fling Powder Blush

New Fling

New Fling is a medium-dark, raspberry pink with delicate, heat undertones and a pearly sheen. It had almost opaque pigmentation in a single layer when utilized dry, although the firmer, denser consistency made it simpler to regulate brush stress to select up only a little bit of product (as there was no powderiness). The shade had full protection in a single layer when utilized with a dampened brush, although it wasn’t as blendable this fashion. It wore effectively for eight and a half hours when utilized dry and 9 hours when utilized with a dampened brush.

By Terry Tropical Sunset #three (LE, ) is much less shimmery (95% related).NARS Panic (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% related).Buxom Goa (P, $22.00) is much less shimmery (90% related).NARS Outlaw (P, $30.00) is darker (90% related).Laura Geller Plumberry (P, $26.00) is darker (85% related).MAC Dollymix (P, $24.00) is much less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% related).MAC Here You Go (LE, ) is much less shimmery, darker, much less pigmented (85% related).MAC Rosy Cheeks (P, $27.00) is extra shimmery (90% related).CoverGirl Deep Mauve (DC, $9.99) is much less shimmery, extra muted (85% related).

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