The Nars Laser Cut Eye, Cheek, and Lip Palette ($59) has some outstanding products within it, as well as some staples that are lovely to have on the road. As I prepare for an upcoming cruise, you can bet that this little party-in-a-palette will be sailing along with me.
I love the clean format of this palette-it looks so gorgeous, like a lacquered box suitable for an end table. The wintry pattern, and the stark black sides, are so simple and timeless.
Inside are some truly spectacular eyeshadows. Usually I’m wary of palette eyeshadows. But here the center shade is gasp-worthy–it is complex and does lovely, shimmery things in the light. The other two shades are very good matte neutrals. Yes, I know mattes in other lines can be patchy and difficult, but Nars has these two nailed down just right. The neutral vanilla is a nice All About Eve type color (a little more beige) that melts into the lid. I can use the matte army green as a liner or a outer corner shade. It’s a very good matte green, in a world that is full of other companies’ not-so-good ones.
Inside are respectably large sized pans of Day Dream blush (reviewed here) and the lovely standard Laguna bronzer. Also, there’s a diminutive neutral Dolce Vita gloss, on of those colors that I’ve used all the way to the end. It’s a perfect “my lips but better” shade.
Overall, this is a highly useful and well-executed palette. If you are on the edge, I’d have to say that the shimmery cafe au lait would put you over the top if you saw it in person. Plus, Day Dream is such a lovely blush (I’m so happy to see it in this palette!). In case you’d like to gift it, take it on vacation with you, or simply tuck it into your drawer for a perfect everything-palette, it is available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barneys.
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