I'm officially aboard the NARS train to pigmentation! Lovelies, presenting you... my very first NARS product, the Beautiful Life palette. I got this because I thought it has good value for money, and I really wanted to try the super popular Orgasm blusher.:)
The palette is housed in a LE zippered nylon case which I think is nicer than the rubbery compacts, it attracts dust and dirt like crazy, but I still prefer it over the regular NARS compact packaging.
I like the fact they did not put multiples and powders together, it makes the palette more neat and tidy. You ladies know what happens when powders and creams are combined in a palette, DISASTER! XD
Lipsticks in Sexual Healing (sheer, shimmering pink), Honolulu Honey (satin, flesh-toned beige), Roman Holiday (sheer, pastel pink), Funny Face (semi-matte fuschia)
Multiples in Orgasm and Copacabana
sorry if the swatches are not very good, I had a hard time making the colors appear on camera. swatches were taken under daylight. :)
Sexual Healing, Honolulu Honey, Roman Holiday, Funny Face
The Multiples: Copacabana and Orgasm
one more pic to show how shimmery Copacabana is, it looks frosty on me, so I always remind myself to use it with a very light hand. It highlights beautifully when used properly.
As for the Orgasm Multiple, I am not impressed at all, its so sheer! I poured my heavy heart to the NARS SA and she told me that it would be better if I layered it under the powder Orgasm. NARS palettes cannot be returned, so I caved in and bought a powder Orgasm after a few minutes of pondering, the shade is really pretty and flattering no doubt about that. It wouldn't be a bestseller if it wasn't right? :)
Overall I think this palette would suit you if you like NARS lip colors and you like using your lip brush. ;)
but if you're like me who wanted THE BEST introductory piece to NARS cosmetics, well, I must say, it didn't blow my socks off (just because I had HIGH expectations for the Multiples), but its still a good palette to own, great for traveling. I give it a 4/5 if I must rate it. If you like NARS eyeshadows maybe you can get the "Only You" palette instead, 4 eyeshadows, 2 powder blushers in Hungry Heart and Orgasm. Please excuse me while I hit my head on the wall for making the wrong decision. LOL!
Thank you for reading!