Saturday, August 11, 2012

Review: NARS Joie de Vivre Palette

Appropriately, my first purchase from NARS is what they're most famous for: blush. I was lucky enough to snag the Nordstrom exclusive Joie de Vivre palette before it sold out. At $65, I expected better pigmentation. Although, considering that their individual blushes are $28 each (.16 oz.), it's a good deal for six nearly full-sized colors (.12 oz. each) at just over the price of two full-sized on their own.

The first color in the palette is Albatross. It's a gorgeous fine golden shimmer highlighter and might be my new favorite. The second color, Gaiety, is a light matte fuchsia. It's beautiful, but most likely won't suit my skin tone. The third color, Luster, is a peachy bronze with fine golden shimmer. This would be a great color for when (if ever) I get a tan or for someone with a darker skin tone. The fourth color, Laguna, is a warm bronzer with again, fine golden shimmer. This was the most disappointing to me pigmentation-wise. It took almost seven heavy swatches to get the color in the pictures below. The fifth and most infamous color, Orgasm, lives up to it's hype. It's a beautiful pinky peach with fine golden shimmer that looks natural on the cheeks and can give even the dullest complexion life. The sixth and final color, Angelica, is a darker fuchsia than Gaiety (but similar) with a thicker sparkle than the rest of these colors.


  1. Have this & I love it! :)

    1. It's great! But, I'm silly and covet it so I don't use it as much as I should.