NARS Motu Tapu Face Palette includes a highlighter, blush, and bronzer. The highlighter and blush had decent pigmentation, application, and wear, though not stellar, while the bronzer, Casino, had a disappointing texture that made it harder to work with.
NARS Moana Highlighting Blush
Moana is a light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had buildable color coverage from semi-opaque to opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but applied evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. The color was easy to blend out, and the resulting finish was glowing but not prone to emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed slight fading.
NARS Bounty Powder Blush
Bounty is a light-medium orange with warm, redder undertones and warmer, fine gold pearl. It had medium pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to nearly full coverage with another layer or or so. The texture was lightly powdery, thin, but it was fairly easy to apply and blend out on my skin. Once buffed out, the color had a subtle, luminous finish–true satin really–that gave my cheeks a nice glow without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.
NARS Casino Powder Bronzer
Casino is a muted, medium-dark brown with warm, reddish undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout. The texture was drier, almost chalky, and came off the pan in clumps of product, which made it harder to work with as it would go on unevenly and be harder to correct due to the thinner consistency. I had to really work and buff in small circles to get the color to even out on the edges, which took two to three times longer than a decent bronzer would to apply. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for seven hours before fading visibly on my skin. It’s part of the permanent range, but when found in palettes and sets, it seems to be drier/thinner and harder to work with.