Isa’s back at it again with another review, babes. I can’t help it, reviewing is my sole purpose for being, ok?!
For today’s review, I’m focusing on the Nars Exposed Cheek palette. This came out a while ago and I’ve wanted to get my hands on it ever since it first launch. And a million years later, I finally got the chance to!
I’ve heard a lot of good things about this palette which only made me want to buy it more. Plus, I needed to test it out so that I could let you know if it’s as good as people say.
Spoiler alert: I freaking love it!
And I’ll tell you exactly why, right now.
Nars have always been known for their great cheek products –and their names. But they’ve recently switched up their formula and packaging and can I just say, I like it so much more!
And this palette is the perfect example of that. It comes with 5 blushes and 1 highlighter all packed into one practical palette. All of the pans inside are different from each other, color and finish-wise. You have your neutrals and your more daring blushes. And of course the highlight shade. I really appreciate the color scheme going on.
What remains the same with these 6 pans, is the formula. It’s extremely smooth and almost creamy but in a powdery kind of way. The pigmentation on all of these is on the sheer side but it’s buildable. So you can control how pigmented you want your blush/highlighter to be.
The lasting power is also the same across the board. These aren’t the longest-lasting cheek products but they stay on for a decent amount of time. Considering they are cheek products, of course.
All of the blushes have a sheen to them but a few have shimmers in them as well. I’m not a huge fan of shimmery blush but these aren’t bad. The shimmer is very finely milled and it’s almost undetectable when you apply it.
The highlighter is also really great! Not only is the formula amazing but the color and the shimmer work perfect for me. The only thing I don’t appreciate about this is the fact that this shade will only work for people with light/medium skin. If you’re deeper, this one will probably not work for you.
In terms of the actual highlight, it isn’t the most blinding but –as I mentioned before– you can build it up. Again the shimmer is finely milled so you’ll never see chunks of glitter on your skin. Only beautiful shimmery cheeks with this one.
Since this is Nars we’re talking about, you know it’s gonna be pricy. This palette is $59 and I’m actually not mad about it. You get 6 different pans, 0.1 oz. per pan which means you’re paying about $10 per blush/highlighter. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still expensive, but I think it’s a good deal.
You’re also paying for the packaging, which is beautiful. I love how the design in the front and the design in the pans match. I love the colors they use and I love that it comes with a mirror. Great for travel purposes.
So considering all that, I think $59 is a fair price for this palette.
By now, it’s no secret that I love this and that I use it a lot. I 100% recommend this product but ultimately the choice is up to you.
If you’re looking for a palette that has all the blush colors you’ll ever need, get this. If you’re a MUA, this will come in super useful. If you’re a makeup collector and you really want this, go and get it. I promise you’re gonna love it!
I’m curious to know, have you tried this yet? What do you think of it?
Thank you so much for reading!
Lots of love,