Wednesday, October 19, 2011

NARS Danmari All About Cheeks Palette: Swatches, Comparisons & Review!

NARS has released something I've never seen from them before: a blush palette! Considering that NARS blushes are the best I've ever used, I purchased this without hesitation from Sephora.com. The palette features six of NARS' permanent powders with .12 oz of product each. Full size NARS blushes are .16 oz, so you are getting 75% of a full size blush... certainly a good amount!


Like all other NARS compacts, this palette has the signature black casing with NARS written across it.


I think the shade selection for this palette is pretty fantastic. You get a highlighter and bronzer, then four different blush shades. I like that it has a variety: something plum, something bright, an everyday pink.

My only complaint is I don't feel it was necessary to have both Orgasm and Super Orgasm in the palette. They are pretty much the exact same shade, except Super Orgasm has tons of glitter (which I'm not a fan of). I wish they would have put something more browny-neutral instead of Super Orgasm, like Lovejoy, Madly, or even a shade like Amour or Gina.

Top row: Hungry Heart, Orgasm, Desire
Bottom row: Casino, Super Orgasm, Sin

Now for swatches! All of these have FANTASTIC pigmentation.

Hungry Heart, Casino, Orgasm, Super Orgasm, Desire, Sin

To give you a size comparison between the palette blushes and other NARS products, here is the palette next to a NARS eyeshadow duo, single eyeshadow, and full size blush. You can see that the palette blushes are the same dimensions as the single eyeshadow. However, the pans for the palette blushes are deeper, so you are getting more product than you do in a single eyeshadow.

Top: Danmari All About Cheeks Palette
Bottom: Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo, Coconut Grove single eyeshadow, Deep Throat blush

Here is how the palette size compares to a MAC palette and the Urban Decay Naked palette.


I really loved the exterior packaging of the palette as well. Would make for a great holiday gift!



This palette is currently available on the Sephora website for $65, but considering that the Sephora Friends and Family 20% off sale supposedly starts TOMORROW (October 20th), you can get 20% off of it!! Click here to get your own personal coupon.

Even if you don't use a coupon to purchase this product, you are still paying just under $11 for each powder in it. You are getting 75% of the product you would in a full size product that retails for $27, so you're basically getting a 50% discount on the powder weight.

Therefore, even if you already have one or two shades in the palette, you are still saving money purchasing the palette for the four shades you don't already have. I already had Sin, but $65 for 5 new blushes at this size is still a NARS steal.

What are your thoughts?
xx, Allison

59 comments:

  1. :D so pretty !! i love all the colors ! wanttt<3

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  2. Ohh i really want it! not sure if its available in the uk but im definitely going to look out for it.

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  3. Aw this is a great post! Thanks, this makes me very tempted to go out and buy these colors especially with the Sephora Sale! Thanks again, love your blog & Youtube :)

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  4. I kinda wish they included Madly as well, new favorite NARS blush!

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  5. OMG, seriously OMG - this palette is ultra beautiful. Do I need it? Am I considering getting it, yes, yes I am! I think it should be in the UK by Christmas, but who knows!! x
    blushcrush1.blogspot.com

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  6. This looks like a great investment! I have been wanting to try NARS blushes anyways and this is a great deal.thanks for sharing!!

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  7. i already have desire and a baby baby super orgasm, but i want it none the less! in the summer laguna bronzer isnt dark enough, so its nice that its casino!! ive always wanted sin and a highlight wouldnt be a problem. so stoked for the FF sale tomorrow. even though im broke x:

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  8. the only thing i hate is i have orgasm and super orgasm already :(

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  9. love it!! i cant wait to get it. Do you know if its in stores?

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  10. this palette is beautiful! x

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  11. Gorgeous palette :)) xoxo
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  12. An you do a tutorial using sin? I'm kinda intimidated of the color lol

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  13. That looks amazing! Might have to see if i can get it online.. (: <3

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  14. Estefania RodriguezOctober 19, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    I love these!! Hungry Heart looks like a great highlighter! And I love Sin!

    http://powdrroom.blogspot.com/

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  15. oh. it's little! lovely :D i did however hear that the friends and family sale is literally just for friends and family :(

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  16. That is so amazing! I'm pretty sure it costs about $60AU for a single blush here as is :P

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  17. Thanks for the update on the friends and family sale... there hasn't been a lot of hype, so I was glad to know when it is... I will probably get a ton of stuff... I'm thinking of adding this nars palate as part of the order. I'm also on the market for a new mascara... any suggestions.... I've tried BadGal, BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara, Lancome Defincils, and a few drugstore

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  18. what does that mean? I cant order!!! AHHHHH NOOOO

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  19. the friends and family sale is only in the US though, so that sucks :/

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  20. I'm on the fence about getting it, because I already have Orgasm and I dont really need another, plus a Super Orgasm, which like you, I'm not really a fan of due to the amount of glitter.

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  21. SOOOOO excited to pick this up during the FF sale!! Also, for those wondering, it IS applicable in Canada - you just have to find a nice Sephora sales girl to give you a coupon! :)

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  22. This is such a lovely palette!
    I have NARS blush Orgasm, love it.
    didn't know Sephora F&F is tomorrow *_*
    Thanks so much!!!
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  23. thanks for your review! super super helpful!

    debating between this palette or the powda wowza blush trio from benefit.. hmm!

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  24. This looks amazing, if only I actually wore blushes and I wasn't broke...

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  25. Oh man, I just started wearing makeup more, recently, and I've found I'm a TOTAL blush girl! This has me salivating so bad!

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  26. Try Buxom Lash. Best mascara I've ever used.

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  27. This looks awesome. :D

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  28. Great post!! Too many of the shades are not colors I would use but I appreciate the awesomeness of it for Nars lovers. Love their packaging.

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  29. This looks lovely but like you said it would have been nicer to have a different colour instead of super orgasm as well as orgasm.

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  30. Estefania RodriguezOctober 20, 2011 at 8:36 AM

    I agree! Buxom Lash is amazing! I'll be posting a review on it soon :)

    http://powdrroom.blogspot.com/

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  31. Oooh, I am going to pick this up! Thanks for the review.

    www.diamondsandpearls11.blogspot.com

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  32. I. NEED. THIS. Thanks for sharing! Would love a tutorial using Desire as I have no idea how to properly use such a bright color on the cheek.

    XOXO,
    A big fan!

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  33. OMG!! Super orgasm! Haha that is such an usual name! Singapore don't even carry NARS! D: And their blushes look SO GORGEOUS! Please do a tutorial! I'm thinking I'd get one frm USA and get it shipped to Singapore.

    Well I know orgasm is one of their bestbestbest but I got a lot of dupes of it already so could you please suggest something that is really unique and special? <3 THANK YOU!!

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  34. I seen this on Sephora's website while I was searching for things for the Friends and Family sale and it was sold out! Not a big surprise but I was still devastated. I checked back this morning just to see and it was in stock!!! I don't think I could be happier! Put it in the basket and checked out before anyone could get it! haha

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  35. Have totally ordered this! I only have Gina and Orgasm so I am super excited to try these other NARS blushes!! :)

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  36. Just ordered it at Sephora after I saw it come back in stock! I'm really excited to get this but i do have the same complaints about orgasm and super orgasm...

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  37. I really want this because the palette is so cute...but we carry NARS at the store I work at so I already get a discount. Plus, I have a few of the colors already so I can't justify getting it just for the palette, but ugh...I reallllly want it. Great review, thanks for posting!

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  38. It would be 100% perfect if they didn't put orgasm PLUS super orgasm. UNNECESSARY! With that said, I'm still buying it. It's ideal for traveling. It's the Naked palette of blushes.

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  39. Thank you so much for this blog post! I was debating whether to invest in this. I currently own 1 blush (from Bare Escentuals) and the recent NARS Blush/Bronzer Trio (which has Orgasm already). Basically, 2 blushes total in my collection ;) I will definitely be purchasing this based on your review! Plus, THANKS for the F&F discount link!

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  40. Ohhh... I really want this but in Australia one regular Nars blush is $90 (roughly US$90 as well), so I can't begin to imagine the cost of a Nars palette. But it does look wonderful.

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  41. I was so sad to see that this was "not in stock" on sephora.com a few days ago...but I looked again this morning and it was there so I put this sucker in my basket and purchased it right away. I can't wait to get this. This review is fantastic. I always trust what you say. Thanks!

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  42. Hi, I got the palette from sephora recently and was really excited to try them out even though I already had some of the shades... But I feel kind of disappointed now because I felt like the pigmentation of the danmari in general wasn't as good as the regular sized blushes. Out of 6 blushes in danmari, to me only Sin had the same quality.

    I'm Mac nc15, but Casino didn't show much on my skin. Hungry heart just left bunch of glitters and no highlighting effect. Desire was really chalkier than regular one. Orgasm and super orgasm were close to what I have. It could be just the way it's compressed, but I don't know. Maybe I'll just take it back.

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  43. i was really excited when i heard about this palette. but not so excited about the colors they put in it. not a fan of orgasm or super orgasm, and I already have laguna. i will pass, but i hope they do another one with different colors.

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  44. you are a great guru and i really like the way you posted this blog thanks it helped alot

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  45. No sephora in the uk :( This looks great though x

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  46. you do fantastic reviews! i love how detailed this is! i lovee my mac blushes and never tried nars but have been wanting to since youve been raving about them so much. Thank you for your honesty and detailed reviews allison <3 much lovee

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  47. AHH i want it but its already out of stock :(

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  48. Gemma From Blushing BarbiesOctober 31, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Great post!

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  49. I bought mine today!
    Thank you for letting us know!
    Videos pleaseeee!
    Muah!

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  50. u can get it through the uk nars website. ordered mine today :)
    excellent review

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  51. This looks so pretty! I am definately going to have to get this when I get paid! xx

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  52. I love your videos you are my favourite guru of all time..you have convinced me to get this palette along with the naked palate i am in love with your makeup in all your videos!

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  53. this palette is on my bday list! which is this week eaaak! I actually like that they have orgasm and super orgasm because every time i've visited a NARS table i could never decide which one to get because i definitely LOVE glitter and it seems that super orgasm is a bit more red when you swatched it. So i'm actually ecstatic that it has both! thank you for this post allison! I follow you on youtube too your videos are just great!

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  54. On my christams wish list !

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  55. I love love this palette. I don’t think it’s over priced at all for the value that you get. All of the colors are versatile and definitely a great compact to carry on vacation. Your review is very detailed.=)
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  56. I got this palette for Hanukkah and I absolutely love it!! I already had Orgasm but I was so excited to get all the other colours. My favourites are Desire, Casino, and Hungry Heart. Check out my review here: http://apopofcolour.com/2011/12/22/the-holiday-collection-nars-danmari-cheek-palette/

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  57. I am a fan of NARS no question, but I was hesitant (still hesitant) to purchase this palette. I've heard a few mixed reviews. I am probably going to just blush jack a friend and use theirs to see if I want to purchase it. Also, I did wind up purchasing BH cosmetics contour & blush palette and Coastal Scents 10 blush palette. I loved these palettes and I didn't think I would. It was a pleasant surprise, especially considering I have darker skin and typically go with the berry shades. I would recommend either of those palettes (or both), should you not want to go with the NARS Danmari palette. No offense to NARS (I love your products!!!)

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  58. I love the look of this palette, its not the sale in the UK yet, I'm really hoping its going to come over so I can snap one up! :-)

    Lots of love
    Sarah
    http://sarahjanesobsessions.blogspot.com

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