The NARS Bord De Plague face palette was my favourite face palette purchase from 2017 because I loved the new formula used in the powders. When I saw that the same formula was used in the new limited edition NARS Reve Sale Cheek Palette, I grabbed it straight away. I purchased the palette from Mecca for $71 AUD. I could not find where it was available in the United States but it is slated for a spring release…….is it really possible we actually got an earlier release date for a product than the U.S??? I’m finding that hard to believe!
The palette has solid packaging with a pretty rose gold embossed print on the front. It is a perfect travel sized highlight palette.
The palette contains three highlighters, simply named I; II; and III. The shades are; pale apricot; soft rose shade; and a tan rose gold. They blend well on the skin and add a soft subtle sheen. On my NC20 skin the middle and last shades work well as blushes. All three shades were great layered on top of eye shadow or as inner corner highlight. I always try and test products for multiple uses. They provide a soft highlight to the cheeks which can be intensified if applied wet….this is too much shimmer for me but those who love the blinding highlight will love this!
You can see the similarities between my beloved Bord De Plage and the Reve Sale palettes. It can be seen that the shades in the Reve Sale palette can be matched pretty closely within some of the shades in the Bord De Plage. These similarities make me think I really did not need the Reve Sale, so if you already have the Bord De Plague perhaps save your money. It is easier to travel with though, so if you love the formula and travel a lot you will probably get your moneys worth.
My final thoughts on this is that the formula is A+ and if you do not have the Bord De Plage in your collection you will be very happy with this purchase. If you have Bord De Plage maybe hold off on purchasing this until you determine if you will get much use from it.
Overall I rate this palette 7.5/10.
I would love to here your thoughts on this palette and/or the formula? xxx
I ordered the Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette as soon as I received the email from Beautylish informing me it was now available. I chose to get the Darya palette because the yellow shade in the Citrus palette scared me! I have since seen it been used and it is a beautiful duo chrome, so don’t make my mistake and be scared off from that palette because of the bright shade. The palette cost me $89 USD at Beautylish and delivery was free to Australia.
The packaging is solid plastic and there is a good weight to it. Inside there are two cream and four powder products. One thing I really appreciated was the creams were covered with a plastic screen to protect them from the powders. When I first looked at the products I didn’t really know what to do with them so I watched the demo on Natasha Denonas Instagram Story, and I am glad I did. To get the best use out of this palette I recommend you watch the demo.
It was recommended to apply the products with a damp beauty sponge or finger, I used my finger. The cream products are applied first and then the powder products are layered on top which sets the cream and adds an extra glow or depth to the colour.
- Diamond Glow Cream Base: this is a buildable warm gold cream that leaves a lovely sheen to the skin. I also used this as an eye base.
- Diamond Powder: this is a lovely sparkle shimmer that can be worn sheer or built up for added glow to the cheeks. I preferred this layered over the Diamond Glow Cream Base on the eyes.
- Cream Blush: This looks extremely bright pink in the pan but blends out to a natural pink flush. I only used the tiniest amount as this blush is super pigmented.
- Powder Blush: This powder is a medium pink that adds a a warn golden sheen to the cheeks. Looks amazing layered over the cream blush.
- Duo Glow: At first I thought this was a cream to powder formula but it is a powder not a cream. . It is a very unique pink with a slightly lavender shift that can be worn as a blush or blush topper. It has a beautiful sheen to it and added a nice glow to the skin. This worked well as an eye shadow too.
- Glow Extreme: This powder adds a gold beige sheen to the skin. It layered beautifully over the blush and cream base.
All the products blended easily and sat well on the skin. They did not emphasise skin texture and wore well throughout the day. I love how these products can be mixed and matched, it really is a versatile palette.
At $89 USD ($110 AUD) this palette is without a doubt pricey, I think this palette is worthy of the price. It’s a great palette to play around with; the quality is amazing; and you can use it in various ways. If you are unsure on how to use this palette just watch the demo and I am sure you will love it as much as I do. I rate this palette a 9/10.
Let me know if you are interested in this palette or already have it. I would love to hear how you use it xxx