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NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette and Asphalt Jungle Lipgloss

Hi again! It’s Friday, it’s Friday, it’s Friday!!! *jumps* I hope you all had a great week? Mine was less eventful than expected, but I a lot of things are slowly falling into place which makes me happy. And I also have a ticket to go to Greece in a few days! Can it get better than this? Preparing for my trip I know there will be one thing I’m definitely taking with me and that the NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette! I think it’s a must-have beauty item and I will explain why in a second :).

NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette packaging

NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette

We all love Nars blushes, don’t we? And rightly so, in my view!  They are very high quality, super pigmented, buildable, long lasting and come in a variety of amazing shades. And this palette is no exception. It contains six a-ma-zzzz-ing, mostly warm leaning shades:

All shades of NARSissit Unfiltered I cheek palette

NARSissit Unfiltered I, the shades

In the first row you have (from left to right):

Watch Me: A champagne highlighting shade (gorgeous). You can use these to soften and tone down other shades, if you so wish, or if you end up putting more product on your cheeks as desired. It can correct intensity to highlight cheekbones softly.
Me First: Warm bronze-orange shade. Soft and beautiful as a blush or combined with the darker shades.
Takeover: Bronze shade, leaning cooler than Me First. I used this instead of a bronzer and it worked!

Swatches of Watch me, Me First and Take over Nars blushes from the NARSissit Unfiltered I cheek palette

NARSissit Unfiltered I: swatches of Watch Me, Me First, Takeover

In the second row you have (from left to right):

Out There: A rosy matte, super pigmented shade. Lovely one for all skin tones.
Chic: It is what it’s called! A very elegant muted mauvy pink shade.
Exhibit A: A red! This is my favourite and it should not scare you! It’s so incredibly lovely.

Swatches of Out there, Chic and Exhibit A Nars blushes from the NARSissit Unfiltered I cheek palette

NARSissit Unfiltered I: Swatches of Out There, Chic, Exhibit A

You can combine these shades to achieve the look you want. The softer shades can be used with the darker ones for draping, if you so wish. This means you can use the darker ones towards your hairline in sort of a sculpt way and the lighter ones on top or above. You will have to blend very well, if you choose to go with this technique. The colours should fade from darker to lighter imperceivably, otherwise you’re automatically back in the 80s. Nothing wrong with that, if that’s what you want but if you don’t want to go for an 80s look, blend well!

Another thing you can do it use the lighter shades on your cheek bones and the darker ones on the apple of the cheeks for a pop of colour. Or just use one shade and go for the intensity you like. These are very pigmented as I mentioned earlier, so be light handed and if you use more than needed blend the edges with a clean brush or add a bit of the highlighting shade. Basically, have fun!

Nars released a softer blush palette too though, for those that was less intensity. The Unfiltered II features softer shades for lighter skin tones. I think the Unfiltered I would suit anyone used properly, but if your skin tone is medium to deep, then it’s probably the best option for you. In the picture below you will see me wearing Exhibit A on my cheeks on a day when I was out and about in London (hence the frizzy hair! Any tips on coping with wet London climate?!). You see it’s absolutely wearable and doesn’t look intense.

Me wearing Exhibit A on my cheeks from the NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette and Asphalt Jungle lipgloss on lips

Me wearing Exhibit A on my cheeks from the NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette

I am also wearing the Asphalt Jungle lipgloss from the Spring 2017 Wildfire collection which I have reviewed here. I said I’d avoid lip products this time round and focus on eyes, but this did not last for more than a week lol!! It’s a beautiful, non-sticky mauve brown lipgloss with pink glitter, which I love. Not particularly long lasting, but super comfortable and a great colour! Do check it out!

The NARSissist Unfiltered I Cheek Palette is available online at and in the Nars boutique in Covent Garden. It retails for £45. The lipgloss is limited edition and available country wide at all Nars counters as well as online. And if you’d like to read another thorough review of both palettes, do check out Eugenia’s post over at Ommorphia Beauty Bar here.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you own any Nars blushes? Do you like them?

I hope you enjoy your Friday and I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Eleni xx

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  1. Astrid April 7, 2017

    How did I miss this post from you? I had my eye on both for a while (but haven’t actually bought them yet. Again, can’t swatch problem :D). Exhibit A looks totally wearable on you! I’m hoping if I get this it’s the the blush palette that ends all the blush cravings (highly doubt this will ever happen, lol). And Asphalt Jungle looks so nice… understated but perfect when wearing more prominent blush and eyeshadows!
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