— November 28, 2015 —

NARS Steven Klein Collaboration | One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette


NARS Steven Klein One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette icon(1.01 oz.) retails for $69 USD ($92 CAD) and is said to be "a limited-edition cheek palette featuring four blushes, a contouring duo and a glowing bronzer to bring color in full force." Breaking it down the cost of the items, this palette is a $166 USD ($205 CAD) value.

Paloma (I) is described as a pink beige. [P]
Paloma (II) is described as a deep rose. [P]
Laguna is described as a brown w/ golden shimmer. [P]
Blasphemy is described as a x. [LE]
Dolce Vita is described as a dusty rose. [P]
Luster is described as a sheer gold apricot. [P]
Robotic is described as a x. [LE]

"Created exclusively for the Steven Klein for NARS collection, this palette features seven shades for alluring cheeks. Featuring four blushes, a contouring duo, and a glowing Laguna bronzer, this palette is perfect for emphasizing makeup looks."
The packaging is a sleek, durable palette that opens to reveal a generously sized mirror—it's the size of the palette! Two of the blush shades included are new, limited-edition shades while the rest are part of the permanent line, so you may already have them in your collection, especially the Laguna Bronzer, since it releases in nearly every palette they release. (At least we were fortunate enough to not see see Orgasm Blush, am I right?!)

Breaking it down: the Contour Blushes regularly retail for $42 USD ($52 CAD) for 0.28 oz., the Bronzing Powders regularly retail for $39 USD ($48 CAD) for 0.28 oz., and the Blushes regularly retail for $30 USD ($37 CAD) for 0.16 oz., making this set a $166 USD ($205 CAD) value!


Paloma (I) is a pale, off-white beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was incredibly silky, soft and blended across the skin smoothly. It had good color payoff, but appeared ever-so-lightly powdery on the tops of my cheeks on closer inspection. Paloma (I) lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Paloma (II) is a medium, muted brown with hints of rose, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was again soft and blended out evenly. It seemed drier both in the pan and on the skin than the highlight, but it still had buildable pigmentation. Paloma (II) lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5)


Laguna is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones, gold shimmer and a satin sheen. The texture was soft, smooth but a touch powdery in the pan. It had good pigmentation that was buildable and blended nicely across the skin. Laguna lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Blasphemy is a medium, muted pink rose with warm undertones and a satin finish. The texture was smooth and rather dry which caused a lot of kicked up powder in the pan, but never looked powdery once applied on the skin. It had good pigmentation that was only really buildable to a mostly opaque color. Blasphemy lasted +8 hours before fading. (4/5) 


Dolce Vita is a medium-dark, muted rose plum with cool undertones, gold shimmer and a satin finish. The texture was soft, smooth and finely-milled. It had great, buildable pigmentation that blended out evenly across the skin. Dolce Vita lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)


Luster is a medium-dark, muted orange brown with warm undertones, gold shimmer and a satin finish. The texture was soft, finely-milled but a tad powdery in the pan. While it had nice pigmentation, it was more on the sheer side but was very easy to blend. Luster lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Robotic is a light-medium pink with cool undertones, fine silver shimmer and a satin-matte finish. The texture was soft, smooth but again, lightly powdery in the pan. It had great pigmentation, applied evenly and blended out easily on the skin. Robotic lasted +8 hours before fading. (5/5)


Overall, this palette is a great value and contains a nice variety of pink to peach shades. It was nice to see the brand include other face products in the palette—although, while they may not suit every skin tone for their intended purpose, they can be used as blushes or even eye shadows!

So whether you're planning to gift this palette, indulge in the brand for the first time, or you're a long-time fan interested in getting your hands on the limited edition shades, than it's definitely worth checking out!


Available from exclusively from Sephora.com iconSephora.ca iconfor a limited time!


NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette
(L-R: Paloma I, Paloma II, Laguna, Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster, Dolce Vita)

NARS One Shocking Moment Cheek Palette
(L-R: Paloma I, Paloma II, Laguna, Robotic, Blasphemy, Luster, Dolce Vita)

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma I (Highlight)

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma I (Highlight)

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma II (Contour)

NARS Contour Blush in Paloma II (Contour)

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

NARS Bronzing Powder in Laguna

NARS Blush in Blasphemy

NARS Blush in Blasphemy

NARS Blush in Dolce Vita

NARS Blush in Dolce Vita

NARS Blush in Luster

NARS Blush in Luster

NARS Blush in Robotic

NARS Blush in Robotic

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