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NARS Wanted Vol. I NARSissist Cheek Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette
NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette

Wanted Vol I

NARS Wanted Vol I Wanted Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.78 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette that features six shades ranging from shimmery peach to soft lavender to rich coral. I would consider it a warm-toned palette, though, and the shades skew more light to light-medium in depth (Vol. II is richer and deeper across the board). Two of the matte shades darkened noticeably on me and even a bit more as the day went along, which may or may not be an issue for some. To combat that, I’d powder lightly prior to applying blush and then setting afterward, and I do find that helps mitigate a lot of darkening with more matte shades. Most of the shades were pigmented, wore seven to eight hours, and were fairly blendable.


01/03

NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush
NARS Unlimited Powder Blush

Unlimited

Unlimited is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was a little drier and more prone to sheering out, but if you’re someone who likes a more buildable highlighter, then I’m sure it would work just fine for that purpose. It had medium coverage, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with to to three layers. This shade lasted for eight hours on me.

01/03

NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush
NARS Buzzed Powder Blush

Buzzed

Buzzed is a muted, medium peach with a hint of pink paired with a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage that did deepen as it sat on my face (by at least one, if not two, steps). The powder was soft to the touch but was a little thin, and I have found that thinner, more matte finish powders can darken on the skin, particularly if one is oilier or applying over cream or liquid foundation that hasn’t yet been set. To minimize darkening, try powdering the cheeks prior to application. On its own, it wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

01/03

NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush
NARS Notorious Powder Blush

Notorious

Notorious is a soft, pinky lavender with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was slightly powdery in the pan, but it applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The blush showed up just barely on my skin tone, though I found use for it as a way to add coolness to other shades or soften the edges of other cooler pink/berry/plum-hued blushes. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

01/03

NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush
NARS Kingpin Powder Blush

Kingpin

Kingpin is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The blush was richly pigmented with a soft, slightly powdery consistency, but it didn’t seem too thin nor was it too dense or thick in the pan. It still darkened a bit when applied to my cheeks within a few minutes of wear, and at the end of the day, it seemed to be even darker yet. I didn’t have any issues applying or blending out the blush on my cheeks. The blush stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me.

01/03

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush
NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

Bumpy Ride

Bumpy Ride is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, somewhat powdery consistency that blended out nicely on the skin. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably. It appeared a bit lighter on me than the single I have of the same shade.

01/03

NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush
NARS Crave Powder Blush

Crave

Crave is a bright, deep coral-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft and quite blendable, which is an absolute necessity with such a rich shade. I applied it using a fan brush, and the color went on evenly and diffused well along the edges without losing the actual color and undertone. The blush wore well for nine hours on me.

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • MAC 70's Sunset Eyeshadow Quad
  • MAC Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Quad
On lips:
  • Tom Ford Nudiste Lipstick

Product Availability

NARS Wanted Cheek Palette $59.00/0.78 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Thank you for mentioning that some of the shades darkened during the day. I’m very fair and I feel the dupes might work better for me than this palette.

I have never bought a cheek palette before, but five out of the six shades appeal to me in this one, which is surprising to me. (Crave would look scary on me!!)

But I’m not going to buy it because I have too many single blushes that I need to use up first. Too bad it’s LE because it might have been something I’d want in the future.

All but one shade might work on me; I have to check in-store. Quite something as I’ve never seen a cheek palette that I think I could use. Then it depends on timing; I have a lot of blushes to use up, but maybe the whim strike.

I love the look of this but I feel like I have enough cheek products to last me years… still salivating over this though.

Surprisingly, I really like this one! Probably because a few of the shades darken once applied to the cheeks, because I originally thought these would run far too light. The pale lavender even has a unique purpose that you put out there; to cool down another shade if using this shade on its own wouldn’t show up on us!

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