18, 06, 2017
Hi my name is Tanya, and I’m a shopaholic… of make up palettes! One of the palettes that helped contribute to having to put myself on a spending ban was this beautiful Nars Unfiltered 2 Cheek Palette.
I’d been eyeing up this palette since it came out months ago but couldn’t justify the £45 cost. I’d been praying for a sale but even when I got discount codes sent to me that palette was sadly exempt from all offers. It was by luck that I was scrolling on ebay and came across a rouge listing of it for only £20, everyone else seems to be selling it at a higher than RRP cost, and I couldn’t pass up the chance of finally owning the palette. I mean LOOK AT IT!
Housed in a beautiful pink mirrored case, which you can clearly see yourself in but is rather prone to finger prints, this palette is one of two Unfiltered Cheek Palettes. I can happily cope with the case cleaning though as this is the first Palette I’ve bought in a while where I’ve known I will actually use every single shade. How many times do we buy make up palettes and there’s a stray one or two shadows you’d never use, or a contour shade that’s just too dark or light so it’s never touched.
The Unfiltered 1 Cheek Palette is in my opinion is better suited for tanned and darker skin tones as the shades are quite rich and would be very strong on my pale skin. The Unfiltered 2 Cheek Palette hosts more subtle shades in comparison, all of which have great pigmentation, have an amazing texture that applies beautifully, and can be worn as a light dusting or be built up for a stronger look.
The top row of the palette (L-R) is Conquest, a matte pastel peach shade, Undefeated, a cool toned pink shimmer, and Power Play, a matte pink that makes me think of Barbie. Whilst these are all blush shades, Undefeated also works as a highlighter and can be dusted over Power Play to give the matte shade a slight shimmer. The bottom row (L-R) is Hot Sand, a champagne peach sheen, Fame, a rose-gold pink shimmer, and Candid, a raspberry mauve shimmer.
All shades in the palette are brand new, except for Hot Sand which was originally released as a limited edition but has since been made permanent. I wouldn’t use Hot Sand as a blusher but it’s a beautiful highlight shade and like I said with Undefeated it can be dusted over the matte shades to give them a shimmer.