NARS Hot Fix Cheek Palette Review & Swatches


Hot Fix

NARS Hot Fix 4-Pan Cheek Palette is a new, limited edition cheek palette exclusively available through Nordstrom. The palette contained one highlighter along with three blushes, though the last blush in the palette could work as a highlighting blush and/or highlighter depending on one’s skin tone. The four shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable and easy enough to work with, and lasted for eight hours on average.

Gold Leash

Gold Leash is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty, though it emphasized my skin’s natural texture just a bit. The powder itself felt smooth in the pan without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed into the pan, so it was easy to pick up less product for less glow/opacity if desired. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Spark Got Hot

Spark Got Hot is a dusty, medium pink-coral with faint gold pearl that gave it more of a satin finish. The texture was slightly thinner in the pan, which made it firmer and stiffer compared to the other shades in the palette. Thankfully, it was still easy enough to apply and didn’t take much extra effort to work with, though I’d recommend applying it over a more matte finish. The coverage was semi-opaque and buildable to opaque coverage with a second layer. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

Dream Place

Dream Place is a medium-dark brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and blended out with ease. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

Sugar Spirit

Sugar Spirit is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It didn’t read super metallic when initially swatched, but it was quite intense applied and blended out on my skin. The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly drier and dustier but not to the point where it kicked up excess product in the pan. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for eight hours, which is when I noticed slight fading.