NARS premiered the Spring 2014 gifting line which included an epic eye palette full of nudes, the NARSissist Eye palette, and there’s the NARSissist Cheek Palette.
The Cheek Palette is equipped with two blushes and a bronzing powder: NARS Devotee, NARS Orgasm (cult fave) and NARS Laguna. Also included in the kit is a travel sized Blush Brush (#20).
NARS Devotee is a blush (better to call it a highlighter that I’ve never seen before and it threw me for a look. I’ve dedicated my life to loving Satellite Of Love and here comes Devotee. It’s an awesome illuminator to use to illuminate the skin, or highlight the cheek. Devotee was also featured in the Guy Bourdin One Night Stand palette, but I missed out on that one. Devotee is a frosty white shade, but with proper blending, the frost will not hurt you at all. The way it reflects off light is beautiful.
NARS Orgasm is of course an iconic and cult shade. Orgasm is the shade that every girl wants but I never really needed because of my skintone. Orgasm does not really show up on me, well at least the blush does not. I do own the illuminator, multiple and blush because…..addict. Orgasm is a shimmery peachy pink.
NARS Laguna is a bronzer I am not familiar with and for good reason. Like Orgasm, the powder bronzer does not show up on my skin very well. It’s a brown with a golden shimmer. Very pretty, but not for me. Laguna is a brown with gold shimmer.
The NARS Blush Brush (#20) is my first brush from NARS. Sad I know but I plan on doing better this year. The blush brush does very well for blending out the blushes and bronzer for a perfect look. #20 also does a good job picking up blush.
So is it worth the buy? I think it depends on your skintone. Devotee will work on everyone, Orgasm does well on very dark or very light skintones, but me, nah. Laguna will work well on lighter tones for contouring.