NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Angel Pride

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette ($59.00) includes four limited edition blushes (Angel Pride I through IV) along with permanent shades Hot Sand (blush) and Laguna (bronzer). The palette itself contained quite a bit of product, so there’s no worry about it not being value-packed. My concern was that the texture of the palette throughout felt stiffer, thinner, and drier compared to most of NARS’ standalone powder blushes/bronzers. All but one shade (Angel Pride III) applied fairly well to my cheeks and were not difficult to blend out, but I was expecting a more refined texture from NARS.

Angel Pride I

Angel Pride I is a soft, muted coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage, which was buildable to medium coverage with three to four layers. The consistency was chalky, slightly dry, and prone to sheering out on the skin so it was hard to apply it precisely and build up the color. It wore well for seven hours on me before fading noticeably.

Angel Pride II

Angel Pride II is a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a golden shimmer-sheen finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied fairly evenly to bare skin and blended out without issues. The texture was thin, firmer in the pan, and required some jabbing with a dense blush brush to get product to come off of the surface. It lasted for just over seven hours on me.

Angel Pride III

Angel Pride III is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a faint, golden pearl. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth consistency that seemed like it would work well on the skin. However, the powder seemed to melt onto the skin instantly and was very difficult to spread or diffuse once it landed. This shade did wear well, though, at eight and a half hours.

Angel Pride IV

Angel Pride IV is a dusty, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty, thin consistency that looked drier in the pan than it did on my cheeks (thankfully!). This shade lasted for seven hours before fading.

Hot Sand

Hot Sand is a light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and easily blended out on the skin. It had good pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Laguna

Laguna is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and fine shimmer. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation, but the texture was very chalky and difficult to work with. The powder seemed to sit on the skin and did not blend out as easily as other shades (nor previous versions of Laguna I’ve tried). It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride Cheek Palette

NARS Angel Pride I Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride I Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride I Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride II Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride II Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride II Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride III Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride III Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride III Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride IV Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride IV Powder Blush

NARS Angel Pride IV Powder Blush

NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush

NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush

NARS Hot Sand Powder Blush

NARS Laguna Powder Bronzer

NARS Laguna Powder Bronzer

NARS Laguna Powder Bronzer