The ultimate authority in blush, this limited-edition, mirrored holiday NARS compact features essential blush and bronzer shades, ranging from warm bronze and luminous highlighting hues to shockingly bright pink. This fashion-forward mix was created exclusively for Sephora.
The six shades were selected well. I've listed them in clockwise order, starting at top left.
- Hungry Heart (golden ivory)
- Orgasm (peachy pink with golden shimmer)
- Desire (cotton candy pink)
- Sin (berry with gold shimmer)
- Super Orgasm (peachy pink with gold glitter)
- Casino (dark brown with golden shimmer)
I swatched the shades for you with a sponge-tipped applicator, meaning these blush shades are presented much more heavily than you'll wear them on your face. Maybe I overdid the color, but I wanted you to be able to see each shade in my photos, which were taken in full sun. Most of these shades offer some shimmer. The exception is the racy pink Desire. Super Orgasm, as most NARS fans know, is more shimmery than Orgasm.
Hungry Heart is hard to see at the top of my arm because it's a very light, yellow-based ivory. It's a great highlighter. The two Orgasm shades, regular and super, are well-known beauties - peachy pinks that look good on everyone. I prefer the original Orgasm to the newer, more glittery Super Orgasm. I have always loved the shade of Sin. It's a grape-brown hybrid that looks beautifully natural. It's one of my favorites from NARS. The Casino bronzer adds the perfect touch to the palette, offering us a way to contour before we blush.
You can mix and match these shades, which could be a lot of fun. NARS has made creativity convenient by including so many shades in one palette.
I purchased my Danmari All About Cheeks Palette at Sephora during the Friends & Family sale, which is still underway. At the normal price of $65, the palette is a great value. With a 20% discount, it was a steal. Sephora appears to be the only source. There are other gift sets available at the NARS Web site, but for now, Danmari really is exclusive to Sephora.
Photo at top courtesy of NARS; other photos by Best Things in Beauty