Nars One Night Stand Cheek Palette Review

I’ve always been oohing and ahhing over Nars blushes whenever I saw someone talking about them, but since Nars is not sold in my country, and I could never bring myself to splurge 30€  on a single blush even when I had the opportunity to get hold of Nars products, they just stayed on my beauty wishlist for what it seemed like ages. 

About a month ago, though, I came across the One Night Stand Cheek Palette and I just couldn’t pass up the offer. It seemed like the perfect product for a Nars newbie! Getting a hold of it was a bit of a hassle, because it was a part of the limited edition that was only avaliable on Sephora and SpaceNK, but I had two lovely ladies who were willing to help me out – Jessica and Marvelle. Jessica was the first one who volunteered to send me the palette, but since she lives in the States and we couldn’t figure out the shipping costs, I decided not to get it. Luckily, Marvelle, who lives in the UK, came to the rescue and offered me to use her address to buy the palette from Space NK, which she later re-sent to my address. Yay!

I had really high expectations for this palette, because it contains some of the most popular Nars products (Laguna, Orgasm & Deep Throat) which everybody seem to love, and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. As you can see, the palette contains one highlighter, one bronzer and four different blush shades.  From left to right, you can see: Devotee, Mistinguette, Orgasm, Laguna, Deep Throat and Goulue. I haven’t tried all of them yet, but the ones that I did, quickly made their way into my daily make-up routine. 

Nars One Night Stand Cheek Palette Review swatches

First of all, I’ve been using the Devotee highlighter, which looks really pretty, especially on camera! I do find it quite glittery, though, so it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it. The next product I’ve been loving is Laguna bronzer. I actually expected it to be a lot more pigmented that it actually is, because the supposed elf dupe I own is a lot stronger in terms of pigmentation. Having said that, I don’t consider this a negative thing. I love how you can warm up your face with it without a serious amount of blending. I just wouldn’t use it for proper, hard-core contouring. And now lastly, my blush of choice has definitely been Goulue. The shade is just perfect for this time of the year and goes really well with my recent ‘bold look’ experiments. I don’t really know what else to say about the products other than they’re great! The shades are beautiful, they don’t go on patchy, they can be built up very nicely and last on me all day long. All in all, I’m really happy that I splurged on this palette, as I think it was a great investment. And also a great saving if I think of it in that way, because I got six products for the price of two!

P.S. I might have a few possible dupes for three or even four products in this palette, so I was thinking about doing some comparison posts. Would you maybe be interested in seeing that?


  1. Life of Verity
    January 10, 2014 / 10:17 am

    I'm so jealous of anyone who owns this. I love it so much, I would love to see your dupes. That would be so helpful xxxxVerity | Life of Verity

  2. Adeola Naomi Aderemi
    January 10, 2014 / 12:13 pm

    This is the great think about blogging community.

  3. Kris Tina
    January 10, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    O kako je lepa! 😀 <3

  4. Elise Dopson
    January 10, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    This is such a gorgeous palette! I definitely need to buy this, it's beautiful :)xxElise –

  5. Shadow
    January 10, 2014 / 2:52 pm

    colors are very pretty (Mistinguette <3) but I don't use anything for cheeks 🙂

  6. Simply Evani
    January 10, 2014 / 5:17 pm

    I use Orgasm but now I really want Deep Throat based on your swatch. I definitely love dupe posts!

  7. With love, Ana.
    January 10, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    Laguna je najboljši bronzer ever. Tud ostali odtenki so super 🙂

  8. Jess Slater
    January 10, 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Wow that palette is gorgeous! XxJess | Jessica Charlotte

  9. Jemma Lamble
    January 10, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    I am so gutted I missed out on this because it's such a beautiful palette. I couldn't afford it at the time and then it sold out so quickly! I still might purchase Laguna though!

  10. Katja - Viva la vida blog
    January 12, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    Perfect! 🙂 <3

  11. Claudia
    January 12, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    I love this palette, it's so pretty. So sweet of them t help you out and get it for you :)Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  12. Taya
    January 14, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    Popolna je, res. <3

  13. Boho Vanity
    January 14, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    Those colors are simply gorgeous, I'd love to read a dupe post!Jordan | Boho Vanity

  14. sleepandwater
    January 18, 2014 / 1:45 pm

    So nice for those ladies to offer to help you out! I think I would've made it a mission to try to acquire this palette if I didn't already have Deep Throat, Orgasm and Laguna (in a blush/bronzer duo) already. Goulue and Devotee look super pretty 🙂

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