Review & Swatches: NARS Cheek Palette in “Soulshine”


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine

Availability: Sephora
Price: $41.00
Disclosures: PR Sample; Affiliate Link

Company’s Description

Play up cheekbones with a shimmering color pop. This mosaic of three beautiful colors is perfect for layering on a lustrous highlight or creating a sophisticated sculpted look.

NARS’ newest cheek product comes in two, limited-edition, Sephora-exclusive color sets: Realm of the Senses and Soulshine. This review is for Soulshine, which contains a peachy pink with gold shimmer, a sheer golden apricot, and a soft rose tone with golden shimmer.

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Packaging: 9/10

The NARS Blush packaging is made of NARS’ classic rubberized black plastic and has a lid with a mirror inside that snaps shut. The outside of the packaging is a magnet for powder products, which makes it difficult to keep clean. The inside pan is embossed with an exclusive NARS logo design.

Quality: 9.25/10

Soulshine contains three main shades: a soft pink, a golden apricot, and a soft rose. It also contains a champagne that creates the NARS logo on the pan.

This Cheek Palette’s formula is slightly dusty, but it’s not overly stiff or chalky. It could definitely be softer, but the powder transfers onto the skin decently well.

Soulshine has good pigmentation, and you’ll only need to apply one or two layers of the powder. When you mix the colors together, you get an apricot-pink shade with a sheen finish. NARS says you could use this powder for sculpting, but I don’t see how that would work given the shimmer in this product.

Ease of Use: 9.25/10

This powder transfers onto the skin well and blends in nicely. Layering intensifies the color you get slightly.

Price: 9.5/10

For $41.00 you get 0.42 ounces of blush. Considering NARS’s regular blushes cost $29.00 and contain 0.16 ounces, you get significantly more product per dollar with this limited-edition Cheek Palette.

Final Grade


NARS Cheek Palette Box


NARS Cheek Palette


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine Swatches


NARS Cheek Palette in Soulshine Swatches: 1 & 2 Layers

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One Response to Review & Swatches: NARS Cheek Palette in “Soulshine”

  1. Peggy says:

    Looks great !
    I enjoy reading your blog posts daily and have a beauty blog of my own 🙂

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