Nars: Virtual Domination Cheek Pallete

Back in November, Nars released the Virtual Domination Cheek Pallete.  This pallet was part of their holiday 2014 collection so it has this  pretty white packaging.  Unlike, their traditional black matted packaging, this packaging is completely plastic.

As you can see in the picture down below its super cute and I love that the packaging will stay clean.   Overall, the packaging is beautiful, does not feel clunky and closes properly.

The pallet retails for $65.00 and includes (1) bronzer, (1) highlighter and (3) blushes.  Being someone who has never owned a NARS face product before, I was excited to try so many items at such a great deal.  That being said, I cannot compare the Virtual Domination’s quality with regards to their free standing pallets.

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From left to right (Miss Liberty, Deep Throat, Laguna, Sex Fantasy & Final Cut)

Sex Fantasy and Final Cut are Limited Edition

Miss Liberty, Deep Throat and Laguna are part of their permanent collection.

Sex Fantasy:

   A cool, soft pastel pink with purple undertones.  The blush is highly pigmented and blends easily.  I found this blush to be rather powdery in comparison to the other blushes.  It has a matte finish.

Final Cut:

Final Cut was by far the blush with the highest color payoff.  It is a coral with warm undertones.  It is a combination pink/orange coral.  It has a matte finish.

Deep Throat:

Deep Throat provides a warm natural pink/golden shimmered appearance.  It blends easily and has a much lighter color payoff when compared to Final Cut.  The sheerness however is perfect when achieving a sun-kissed look because it provides just the right amount of tint and shimmer.

Miss Liberty:

Miss Liberty is the highlighter blush in the collection.  On the pan it appears like shimmery nude with pink undertones.  You can clearly see the gold glitter specks on the pan.  Once swatched, the highlighter appears as a soft peach with golden shimmer.  This is a warmed tone highlighter with a shimmery finish.

Laguna:

Laguna is a warm brown bronzer with golden undertones.  It falls more on the yellow side and not the orange side.  Personally, I feel this is a perfect bronzer for those with warm skin tones.

Swatches

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From left to right: Sex Fantasy, Final Cut, Deep Throat, Miss Liberty, and finally Laguna

Overall, I am very pleased with this pallet.

While at Sephora, my initial intention was to purchase the NARS lipsticks but for some reason I gravitated towards this pallet.  To be honest, when they first released the Virtual domination pallet I really wasn’t interested.  The colors felt more appropriate for Spring and not Winter.

Having the opportunity to purchase the limited edition pallet was exciting now that January is almost over.  These colors will look beautiful in the spring providing just the right amount of color and shimmer.

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