Friday, 24 February 2012

Product Review: NARS Danmari Palette

I'm aware that the Danmari palette was released a while ago and might not be available anymore, but the blushes, bronzer and highlight are available individually in the permanent NARS collection!

Because of the rubberized texture of all NARS packaging, it gets dirty very easily. 

From left to right by row: Hungry Heart Duo (I), Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

The palette comes with four blushes, a bronzer and a highlight. I saw all of the reviews online and had to pick it up because it seemed like a steal. It was $70 (CAD) for the palette, whereas a single NARS blush is $30. Six NARS products for the (almost) price of two? Count me in!

From left to right: Hungry Heart Duo (I), Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin
I actually had a hard time swatching these, which is strange because the majority of them are extremely pigmented, some to the point where I'm terrified to put them near my face *cough* Desire *cough*.

Hungry Heart (I) is a very lovely warm white with gold shimmer. I wore this on my cheekbones on a sunny day and my friends complimented me on my glittery cheeks, though if you don't like glitter I would stay away. It is a little chalky, but nothing a little blending can't fix! You can find this highlight in the Hungry Heart duo from NARS.

Although it's been constantly raved about, I really love Orgasm and right when I got this palette it instantly became my favourite blush. It's a beautiful peachy-pink with a gold sheen that's really easy to sweep on your cheeks and run out the door.

However it's companion, Super Orgasm, is the complete opposite. I don't tend to use this blush because of the huge glitter chunks that fly everywhere on my face. It's also a lot sheerer than Orgasm, which might lead you to like it more, but I prefer the original. 

From left to right: Hungry Heart Duo (I), Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin
Desire is a very scary blush for me. I've never used it, aside from when I first got the palette in the mail and tried out everything on my face at once out of excitement. It's an extremely pigmented hot pink, and whenever I look at it I feel like it's a staple for all of the girls on Toddlers & Tiaras. Definitely not a colour for me, but might be good for night looks!

Before I got my Hoola bronzer, Casino was the one I had been using religiously. It is also very pigmented and although it is said to have gold shimmer, it appears completely matte on my skin. This bronzer, like all of the blushes, is available individually from NARS!

And last but not least, Sin. In the pan it looks like a mauve-y pink with a bit of sheen, but on your cheeks it turns out to be a lovely rose. To be honest, I was a little scared of this blush at first because it was really pigmented, but after I learned how to apply it I figured out how beautiful it is!

Overall, check eBay or your local Sephora store for this palette if you're interested, because I definitely think it's worth the money. Especially if you're like me and have never owned anything from NARS before, this palette is a great place to start.


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