Friday, May 24th, 2013

NARS Hearts New York Set
NARS Hearts New York Set

NARS Hearts New York Set ($75.00) includes Amour (peachy pink), Laguna (diffused brown powder with golden shimmer), Biarritz (perfect, neutral cream colored beige), Nepal (soft, sheer rose), New York (plum brown), Galapagos (bitter chocolate infused with gold), Dolce Vita (sheer, dusty rose), and Chinatown (blood red). It contains 0.17 oz. of blush, 0.15 oz. of bronzer, 0.12 oz. of eyeshadow, 0.284 fl. oz. of lipgloss, and 0.50 fl. oz. of nail polish. The shades chosen for the set are the city’s most popular shades; all of the shades are available individually and are part of the permanent range.

Amour Blush is a subtly warm-toned, medium pink with a matte finish. I reviewed this previously here. I didn’t notice any differences between the full-size version and the one included in the palette (and the one in the palette is actually bigger at 0.17 oz. compared to 0.16 oz. for the permanent shade).  Chanel Rose Initale is pinker. MAC Posey has a more luminous finish, as it is a cream blush. MAC Flaming Chic is lighter, pinker. MAC Fleet Fast is more coral. MAC Mocha is darker. theBalm Frat Boy is very similar. See comparison swatches.

Biarritz Eyeshadow is a pale beige with a matte finish and subtle, warm undertones. It had good color payoff, though it may be hard to see, given that it is very close to my natural skin color (so it disappears). There are a fair number of comparable shades to this one that you may already have. theBalm Adagio is very similar. Urban Decay Anonymous has a satiny sheen. Urban Decay Walk of Shame is not as warm-toned. MAC Vanilla is lighter, satiny. MAC Blanc Type is less beige. MAC Bisque is very similar. L’Oreal Endless Pearl is lighter, less warm-toned. Benefit Call My Bluff is warmer and satiny. Bobbi Brown Ivory is slightly lighter. See more comparison swatches.

Nepal Eyeshadow is a warm-toned, peachy tan with a pearly sheen. It had so-so to decent color payoff, but it was buildable on the lid to mostly opaque color coverage. The texture was soft but a bit powdery. theBalm Third Eye Blinded is more frosted, slightly pinker. MAC Bare Minimum is less shimmery. Benefit It’s Complicated has a golden sheen. bareMinerals Peace is similar. Inglot #397 is more reflective, so it appears lighter. See comparison swatches.

New York Eyeshadow is a warm, dark plum with a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff and was a bit powdery to work with, but it did build up color when applied to the lid. Make Up For Ever #141 is shimmery. NARS Grand Palais #2 is a touch warmer. MAC Festive Delight is darker, redder. MAC Trax is shimmery, slightly purpler. Lancome Colour du Jour has golden shimmer. Illamasqua Forgiveness is very similar–a smidgen more plum. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 is frosted. Make Up For Ever #39 is more intense and redder. See comparison swatches.

Galapagos Eyeshadow is a lightly warm-toned, yellow-toned, medium-dark brown with gold sparkle. It has good color payoff, and the sparkle somewhat translates to the lid but there is some minor fall out during wear. The texture was soft and blendable. Bobbi Brown Chocolate is a darker brown with less yellow in it. MAC Friendly is more frosted, darker. NARS Surabaya #2 is very similar, slightly warmer. MAC Lie Low is lighter. MAC Swiss Chocolate is similar in the base color, though slightly yellower in tone, but has no sparkle. MAC Roasted Chestnut is more metallic. Chanel Ebloui is redder and a cream product. Inglot #327 is very similar to the base color but is matte. See comparison swatches.

Laguna Bronzer is a medium-dark tan brown with warm, orange-yellow undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had good color payoff with buildable, blendable color and a fairly soft texture. It applied well and didn’t emphasize pores. I felt like the permanent version was slightly better in color payoff and a silkier texture. It lasted eight hours well on me with light fading apparent after nine hours. Urban Decay Toasted is darker, browner. MAC Lush Light Bronze is warmer. MAC Refined Golden is browner, darker. MAC Soft Sand is slightly warmer, lighter. Burberry Summer Glow is more yellow-toned. See comparison swatches.

Dolce Vita Lip Gloss is a warm, rosy plum with a creamy finish. This is a color that always seems to appear more saturated/brighter in photos than it does in real life; it’s one of those tricky, hard-to-photograph shades. Though it is described as sheer, it’s rather opaque applied. It applies evenly and smoothly, but I did detect a rather plastic-like scent from the tube. NARS Oasis was the only shade that seemed somewhat similar, but it is less pink, sheerer, and has shimmer. See comparison swatches.

Chinatown Nail Lacquer is a darkened, brown-based red with a cream finish. It was mostly opaque, but at certain angles in brighter light, there was a shadow of visible nail apparent. MAC Vintage Vamp is a bit darker. MAC Underfire is very similar. MAC Dangerously Fun is somewhat warmer. Chanel Rouge Fatal is similar. China Glaze Merry Berry is lighter, not as brown. See comparison swatches.

It’s a good palette overall, and it offers a good value for the amount and breadth of products you receive. It’s a more neutral palette, so it should be versatile and has a good amount of contrast for a variety of looks.

The Glossover

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NARS Hearts New York Set

B+

It's a good palette overall, and it offers a good value for the amount and breadth of products you receive. It's a more neutral palette, so it should be versatile and has a good amount of contrast for a variety of looks.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

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8.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

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4.5/5

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Biarritz

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9/10

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Nepal

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9/10

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8.5/10

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NARS Hearts New York Set
NARS Hearts New York Set

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NARS Hearts New York Set

NARS Hearts New York Set
NARS Amour Blush

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NARS Amour Blush

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NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow

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NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow

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NARS Nepal Eyeshadow

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NARS New York Eyeshadow

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NARS New York Eyeshadow

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NARS Galapagos Eyeshadow

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NARS Galapagos Eyeshadow

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NARS Nepal, Biarritz, New York, Galapagos Eyeshadows

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NARS Laguna Bronzer

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NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss

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NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss

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NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss

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NARS Dolce Vita Lipgloss

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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NARS Chinatown Nail Polish

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47 thoughts on “NARS Hearts New York Set Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Oh, cool! I’ve had my eye on this one for a bit (though I don’t think I *need* it), but I didn’t know the shades were chosen based on which NARS products sold best in New York. That’s such a lovely way to put together a palette :)

  2. What lip color do you have on in the blush/bronzer photo? Am I blind and just didn’t see where you mentioned it?

  3. These look so flattering on you! So gorgeous… Especially the eye look, it is so gorgeous. Which lipstick are you wearing at the Bronzer and blush pictures?

  4. I caught this palette through an email notice from Nars and I love it.. but won’t be buying as I already own about 75% of the products as individuals and many are personal favs.

  5. That dupe list with pictures is really helpful! Not sure if I have missed it before or if it is new but it is really good.

  6. That blush swatch looks gooood :-)

  7. Melissa

    I love that bright pink lipstick you’re wearing in the pics! I wish this set came without the nail polish. I like the palette and the lipgloss, but I don’t wear regular nail polish. =\

  8. Veronica

    The palette runs a little too warm for me to be worth the buy, but it’s gorgeous over all. Dolce Vita is a showstopper of a lip product, that’s for sure.

  9. Clare

    That’s a beautiful look! What lip color are you wearing in the first picture?

  10. Kathy Chan

    Thank you for the swatches and review!
    I’m curious at what you have on your lips in your cheek swatch photo. The bright fushia color..what is that? =D

    Thanks!

  11. Katherine

    I’m going to pick this one up for my daughter but I will use it too. Thank you for the swatches Christine. My daughter’s skin tone is very warm and I think these will be perfect for her. I’m neutral leaning warm and can use almost any warm color but have to be particular about cool tones. I love this polish.

  12. Is this only for sale in the US? It isn’t on the UK NARS website.

  13. Ooh when you are wearing the Nepal, Biarritz, New York, and Galapagos eyeshadows, your eye color really pops!!!

    I especially like the shade of the NARS Amour Blush!

  14. TejInder Kaur

    wow..I love Amour Blush and all eye shades ..
    u r looking v pretty dear :)

  15. Benedetta

    Christine, do you know if this kit will also be sold in Italy/Europe?
    thanks,
    xo

  16. Dolce Vita looks AMAZING on you, Christine, and I think I could wear it but I HATE NARS lipgloss for how tacky they are! It’s gross. The nail polish is also gorgeous. The palette doesn’t do anything for me personally.

  17. I wonder how Dolce Vita gloss compares to Dolce Vita lipstick. I know you have more products to review than you have time for, but I sort of can’t believe that you’ve never reviewed NARS Dolce Vita lipstick – it’s one of their (and my) holy grail products! To me, it is the perfect my-lips-but-better color.

  18. Sasha

    Would have considered this palette for a gift if it wasn’t LE and if the textures looked a little better. Maybe it’s because of the pictures but they look a bit chalky in some and uneven in others.

  19. Jane

    I LOVE the inclusion of swatches in the dupe list, Christine. It’s incredibly helpful! :)

  20. Kristy

    These colors just scream “fall” to me. I can’t bring myself to want this right now!

  21. Zainab

    Is the gloss from this palette available separately? Because it’s lovely.

  22. Thanks for writing this review! Other than the NARS website, do you know where else this is available or how long they’ll be selling it? Definitely not a need, but it’s on my wishlist haha.

    • Beginning May 1, find the set at select retailers including Barneys, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, and Bloomingdale’s Soho.

      HTH!

  23. I actually need this. Thanks for the review, it really made this a stand-out/must-have for me. Is it out yet?

  24. They look gorgeous on you!I’m loving this dupe list.:)

  25. Really love how Dolce Vita looks on you. I’ve always loved that shade from afar but Nars’ lipgloss formula isn’t my fave so I haven’t purchased it…yet

  26. While the lipgloss is so pretty, I cannot stand the scent of NARS lipgloss. Especially at that price.

  27. Bella

    I literally have all those shades already, except Biarritz and New York eyeshadows and those I don’t like. What a pity!

    • Bella

      And I wish they’d included the Amour blush with The Happening Palette instead of the horrible Orgasm…I have that palette and love it but still have to take extra blushes with me when I travel because I hate and won’t wear Orgasm. I have never bought it, yet have SO much Orgasm from free gifts, palettes etc…

  28. Sara

    This is the first NARS palette that i want because it has no Orgasm so I hope it’s available abroad.

  29. I have read other reviews about this product, but your detailed descriptions and comparisons enables me to make a more informed decision about buying it. I appreciate the thoroughness of your reviews and thank you for you continued dedication to your blog.

  30. Julia

    Is the dolce vita lipgloss similar to armani’s lip maestro in blush (500)? Looking at the photos they kinda look alike…

  31. Jennifer

    I’m loving that dolce vita! I may just pick up the gloss separate. NARS lip gloss are actually non-sticky to me. Yeah they have a weird scent but it doesn’t stick around long. It’s tolerable IMO.

  32. yuyee

    what lip color are u wearing?
    thanks