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— November 08, 2014 —

NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette


NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette retails for $65 USD ($75 CAD) and contains a highlighter (0.15 oz.), three blushes (0.15 oz.) and a bronzer (0.35 oz.). The palette is limited-edition and exclusive to Sephora online and in-stores. It is said to be "a limited-edition, holiday cheek palette with the bestselling [shades]."

Miss Liberty is described as a soft shimmering peach. [P]
Deep Throat is described as a sheer peach. [P]
Sex Fantasy is described as a pale lavender pink. [LE]
Final Cut is described as a peach coral. [LE]
Laguna is described as a diffused brown w/ golden shimmer. [P]
"Dust on an array of cheek looks with the ultimate palette for bronzing and blushing, contouring, and sculpting. Create modern, sexy cheeks with this high-density powdered blush and bronzer palette, featuring the exclusive Laced with Edge Holiday packaging and carton."
The NARS Blushes individually retail for $30 USD ($35 CAD) and contain 0.16 oz. of product. The NARS Bronzers individually retail for $38 USD ($45 CAD) and contain 0.28 oz. of product  this palette actually contains more than a full-sized Laguna Bronzer. With that said, this palette is a $160 USD ($190 CAD) value. You're getting to try five shades for roughly the price of two full-sized blushes.

The packaging for all of NARS' holiday collection is inspired straight from Chris Kabatsi's nebula print, which still feels holiday-esque (reminds me of cracked ice) without following the traditional, overdone snowflakes and glitter! The palette itself features a mirror and is quite heavy, but sturdy and durable nonetheless.

Miss Liberty is a light, golden-peach with warm undertones and a white, champagne sparkle. The texture was soft, smooth and sat nicely on the skin. The occasional fine sparkle was noticeable and overall, this highlighter left a very luminous sheen on the skin that didn't emphasize the look of pores or imperfections. It lasted +8 hours before fading slightly. (5/5)
Deep Throat is a light-medium, pink coral with warm undertones and a golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth and blended easily on the skin. It had good color payoff that was buildable and lasted +8 hours before fading around the edges. (5/5)
Sex Fantasy is a light, lavender pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade is limited-edition. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled but slightly powdery. It had good color payoff that was buildable, blended nicely on the skin and lasted +7.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Final Cut is a medium-dark, orange coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. This shade is limited-edition. The texture was soft, smooth but a touch powdery. It had good color payoff that was buildable, blended nicely on the skin and lasted +7.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
Laguna is a medium-dark, brown with warm undertones and a subtle golden sheen. The texture was soft, smooth but a touch powdery. It had decent color payoff that was buildable and blended nicely on the skin. For those with pale/fair complexions, I found this shade pulled a little too yellow at times to be worn as a good contour shade. Laguna lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)

Overall, the palette is a great value and contains a nice range of pink to coral blushes. The texture of the palette is a smidgen powdery when compared to the full-sized formula, but the performance and wear time is still great! The Miss Liberty highlighter is, by far, my favorite out of the bunch. I highly recommend checking this palette out whether you're gifting it, indulge in the brand for the first time or a long-time fan wanting to get your hands on the gorgeous, limited-edition shades and packaging!


(For all you die-hard NARS fans out there, wasn't it such a breath of fresh air to see a cheek palette that didn't include Orgasm for once?! haha)


NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette

NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette

NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette

NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette
(L-R: Miss Liberty, Deep Throat, Sex Fantasy, Final Cut, Laguna)

NARS Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty

NARS Highlighting Blush in Miss Liberty

NARS Blush in Deep Throat

NARS Blush in Deep Throat

NARS Blush in Sex Fantasy

NARS Blush in Sex Fantasy

NARS Blush in Final Cut

NARS Blush in Final Cut

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna


Disclaimer: All products featured were purchased by me for personal use.