NARS Overlust Afterglow Cheek Palette Review

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Nars blush is my favourite formula because it blends so easily. I recently purchased the NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette because it is a mix of the perfect colours for spring.

I have written about NARS blushes in my post called “Nars Blush Dupes” and “NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Dupes“. The NARS Afterglow collection is new for Spring 2020 and is all about getting an ethereal glow. It is a limited collection that includes an eyeshadow palette, lip balms and of course the Overlust cheek palette.

The NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette has a unique mix of powder shades on the bottom and gel-to-powder highlighters on top. The gel to powder highlighters use Skinfused Glow Technology that acts as a second skin finish.

All shades can be worn alone or together. The gel to powder highlighters are best applied with your fingers.

The powder shades are incredibly blendable and I have found that mixing all three powder shades together give me a perfect healthy glow.

Swatches of the NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette

Showing the swatches of the Overlust Cheek Palette will give you an idea of how similar the shades are. The reason for this is because it makes easy to blend altogether.

TOP ROW (left to right on the palette):

NARS Afterglow Cheek Palette
  • TIED UP (shimmering champagne)
  • DEEP DOWN (shimmering golden bronze)
  • DRIFT (shimmering rose bronze)

BOTTOM ROW (left to right on the palette):

  • LET IT BURN (satin soft rose)
  • GET LOST (satin nude peach)
  • BODY TALK (satin dusty mauve)
NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette Swatches
NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette Swatches

Review of the NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette

After using this palette for over a month, I have fallen in love with the powder blush shades. I was looking for a great contour blush because I don’t love using bronzer. The shades in this cheek palette allow me to use the darker blush shades as bronzer. I use all three of the blush shades together and since I have fair skin it doesn’t look to streaky or orange on my skin tone.

The gel-to-powder shades are a bit harder to work with. The reviews on Sephora haven’t been so great regarding these shades and with the price point, not being happy with 50% of the colours is not worth it for some.

The gel-to-powder shades don’t have much payoff with a brush so I suggest you use your fingers. I also find they only look good when you use one colour at a time.

However, the highlighter shades do work to make the healthy glow of the palette. They are a nice compliment to the blushes or can be worn on their own. The only thing is that it is hard to blend out so you may want to start with these first and build the blush over top.

The NARS Overlust palette is definitely something you’ll want to have in your collection if you love NARS blush.

You can buy the NARS Afterglow Overlust Cheek Palette on Sephora or on NARSCosmetics.com only! This collection is a limited edition so if you want it you better buy it asap!

Leave comments below and let me know if you’re interested in this palette.

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