Saturday, July 21, 2012

NARS Joie De Vivre All About Cheek Palette; Nordstrom Exclusive Part 3 of 3

Every July, Nordstrom has their anniversary sale which includes some beauty exclusives.  This time around I purchased a few exclusives and will be posting about each one separately.  For my third installment, I wanted to bring you some information on the NARS Joie De Vivre Cheek Palette (Retail $65.00; Product Value $107;

This mirrored, limited edition compact contains 6 cheek products (3.5 g/0.12 oz each).  Individual compacts of NARS cheek products are slightly larger with blush and highlighter compacts containing 0.16 oz of product (Retail $28), Bronzer compacts containing 0.28 oz of product (Retail $34).  The shades included in the palette from left to right, top row then bottom are:

1. Albatross - Highlighter; Light golden sheen
2. Gaiety - Blush; Bright candy pink
3. Luster - Blush (on me it's more of highlighter) - Sheer golden apricot
4. Laguna - Bronzer; Brown with golden shimmer
5. Orgasm - Blush; Peachy pink with shimmer
6. Angelika - Blush; Cotton candy pink

This palette is similar to last year's Danmari All About Cheek Palette which contained Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire, Casino, Super Orgasm and Sin.  NARS's best-selling blush, Orgasm, is the only common shade to both of these limited edition palettes.

Here are close-ups of each shade:

Top to Bottom: Albatross, Laguna
Top to Bottom: Gaiety, Orgasm
Top to Bottom: Luster, Angelika
Here is a description of the palette as described on the Nordstrom website: 

A palette of the six most-craved cheek shades from NARS features bestsellers like Laguna Bronzer, the universally flattering highlighting shade Albatross and four signature blushes like the iconic NARS Orgasm.

Shades include: Laguna Bronzer, Orgasm Blush, Luster Blush, Angelika Blush, Gaiety Blush, Albatross Highlighting Blush.

Here are swatches:

Top Row (L -R): Albatross, Gaiety; Second Row: Laguna, Orgasm,  Third Row: Luster; Bottom Row: Angelika
Overall rating: Booyah! as with most NARS cheek products.  As of the time of this posting, this palette is sold out online.

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