The Holiday Collection: NARS Danmari Cheek Palette

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The holidays are officially upon us!  Hanukkah started two nights ago, there is two days until Christmas, and four days until Kwanzaa, so alas, I bring you the last Holiday Collection post.  But don’t worry it’s a good one.

This is something that was on my list which I received yesterday (thanks mom!).  Many of you have probably seen this on other blogs, but I know that as soon as I laid my eyes on it on sephora.com I knew it had to be mine.

Nestled in it’s own holiday case is the Danmari cheek palette, a limited edition item for the holidays only available at Sephora.  Unfortunately, as of yesterday this product is sold out online but check your local Sephora, they may still have it.

Enclosed inside is six NARS blushes.  They aren’t full size but 0.12 oz (full size blushes are 0.16 oz, so you are getting 3/4 a size).  This palette retails for $65 USD ($70 CDN I believe), whereas full-size NARS blushes retail for $26 USD ($30 CDN), so to get six of them for basically the price of two is awesome.

From Sephora:

What it is:
Based on the exquisite tradition of Kabuki theatre, a classical Japanese dance drama, this palette features six high-pigment cheek powders that let you play up your features like a true performance artist. 

What it does:
The ultimate authority in blush, this limited-edition mirrored holiday NARS compact features the essential blush and bronzer shades, ranging from warm bronze and luminous highlighting hues to shockingly bright pink. Turn a new cheek with this fashion-forward mix created exclusively for Sephora. 

I don’t know what this product has to do with Japanese theatre but I find that NARS often themes their products after Japan culture, maybe because the brand is owned by Shiseido?   Who knows?

Top from L to R: Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire. Bottom from L to R: Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

As for the actual palette, the colours are truly fab.  I already own Orgasm, so I doubt I’ll even touch that one but I have wanted to try Super Orgasm for a while.  It’s a bit odd that they put Orgasm and Super Orgasm in here because they are basically the same colour just Super O has more shimmer and glitter.  The colours that I am the most excited for are Hungry Heart and Desire (hello hot pink!).

I haven’t had a chance to try out the colours as of yet (I literally just got it) but if they are anything like the NARS blushes and bronzers I already own I’m sure they are perfect.  There is a reason that NARS is known for having the best blushes and honestly a palette like this, I think, is the perfect gift for any makeup lover out there.

From L to R: Sin, Orgasm, Hungry Heart, Super Orgasm, Desire, Casino

So why would this make a good gift?  Are you kidding me?  There is a reason it is sold out online and probably in the majority of Sephora stores.  If you can find it, grab it because this is the best NARS gift set I have ever seen.  The online beauty world went crazy for this palette, and to get six blushes that are 3/4 the size of a regular blush for $70 CDN?  That’s crazy talk!

This palette is perfect for really anyone who wears makeup.  The colours are great and would suit any skin tone, and the best part is that it includes and bronzer and highlighter so you have a full cheek set to complete your look.  I was so happy to receive this as a gift and I’m sure so would any woman in your life.

Is the NARS Danmari cheek palette on your list this year?  Have you tried it?  Leave your thoughts below!


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