One of my birthday presents from Mr C was Nars’ limited edition blush palette, named Danmari. I used to collect Nars make up, these days less so but as soon as I saw this palette I knew I had to have it.
It comes in a lovely gift box (as a side note the Nars website sends products extremely well packaged, in cardboard boxes that have foam stuck to them on the inside).
The palette then sits inside some foam in the box, nice and snug.
This palette is the same size as the multiple use themed palettes (a bit big to carry round every day for fine for travel) and you get a generous 0.12oz of each colour.
This palette comes with a large mirror and no brush (good). The palette has a lovely feel but like all Nars rubber palettes, it will stick to allsorts.
The colours you get (not in order):
No doubt that Nars went for some of the best sellers and I see the point of the palette – it covers bronze, berry, pink, peach and a highlighter too.
I own 4 of these blushers (I don’t own Casino and Hungry Heart). If you don’t have any of these then lucky you, you’ll get a chance to try some lovely blushers. I love palettes with everything in one place so I don’t mind owning a colour twice.
Having said that I found this palette harder texture than the solos. As I use it more it might warm up a bit and be softer underneath, but first initial uses are somewhat hard textured.
Here are the colours again:
I don’t regret asking for this and it’s fab for any Nars collector or conversely, a newbie. However, I wouldn’t have chosen these 6 shades for my ultimate Nars blush palette.
For me it would be:
Nico – Highlighting Shade
Orgasm – Peachy Pink
Gina – Orange
Exhibit A – Red
Sertao – Shimmery Bronze
Angelika – Shimmery Pink
I honestly don’t know why they put Super Orgasm in this palette – I don’t hate it, and it may be a big seller but come on – it’s absolutely infused with giant chunks of silver glitter which falls everywhere. It’s such an indulgent choice, anything else would’ve been better and more practical.
I get why people like Sin but personally, a purple berry type hue does nothing for me. The palette is a bit more ‘dead’ then I’d like – where are those Nars cheek popping shades! There’s also a giant hole where the corals and oranges should be. I’ll stop moaning in a second.
You’ll see better swatches in the Gallery – unfortunately this palette was quite difficult to swatch.
At £45 this palette is expensive and cheap depending on how you see it – if you are interested in these shades then you’ll be saving money since they retail for about £18.50 each. Otherwise £45 is still a decent amount of money to be spending on blusher especially if you are lukewarm about the shades.
The palette is sold on the Nars UK website and is NOT on the counters.