NARS Splendor in the Grass blush kit


from left to right: Sex Appeal blush, Albatross highlighter, Angelika blush, Dolce Vita blush

NARS Guy Bourdin Splendor in The Grass cheek palette
available online and from Selfridges

When it comes to blushers, NARS know what they’re doing! With stunning shades and equally suggestive names to match, the blush lineup from NARS is so tempting and this divine cheek palette from the Guy Bourdin launch is no exception. I love a good palette whether it be for for the eyes or the cheeks and this one has been by my side ever since I received it for Christmas. The four shades – Sex Appeal, Albatross, Angelika and Dolce Vita are all available individually from NARS but work so perfectly together in this blush kit with a highlighter, bronzing/contour shade, a pretty peach and darling pink encased in the classic monochrome NARS packaging.

The four shades in this cheek palette have different finishes and can be used alone or combined together for an ultra luxe, shimmery finish with the golden Albatross highlighter layered over the sparkly pink Angelika blush or popped on top of the soft, matte peach. Dolce Vita, a matte dusky rose, is one of my favourite shades from this palette as it is quite different to anything else I own and looks really striking with pale skin and an burgundy eyeshadow like MAC Sketch for an night time look. This palette is just great when light packing for a weekend away because it is so compact and versatile and has every shade you could wish for whether you want something light and fresh during the day or something more daring for dinner in the evening. It has definitely spurred me on to investigate the NARS artist palettes more and I now have my eye on the At First Sight eye and cheek palette. Swoon!

Have you tried any of these blushers from NARS?

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  1. 18th February 2014 / 11:19 pm

    This looks lovely, I've always wanted to try Albatross and it's refreshing to see a Nars palette without Orgasm or Laguna!
    I have the At First Sight palette and really recommend it, it's gorgeous and so handy for travelling.

    Sally xx

  2. 18th February 2014 / 11:32 pm

    This looks so nice!!

  3. 19th February 2014 / 12:07 am

    ooh such prettiness πŸ˜€
    Not tried any of these blushers but now I want to!

    Honey Go-Lightly

  4. 19th February 2014 / 12:30 am

    I just love the Dolce Vita blush! Such a lovely colour!!! Sex Appeal also looks amazing! It must be the perfect summer blush colour!

  5. 19th February 2014 / 12:40 am

    your posts + my credit card = negative balance. LOL. love this post though I want it soooo much!!!! xx

    Stephanie's Look

  6. 19th February 2014 / 12:45 am

    This palette looks so good and I'm not even much of a blush person! That highlighter looks so gorgeous!x

  7. 19th February 2014 / 1:54 am

    Sex Appeal is beautiful!

  8. 19th February 2014 / 6:02 am

    I have just started my Nars collection and my first purchase for it is one of this springs new blush color in New Attitude. It is a gorgeous pink. You have me swooning over that blush palette. Can you still get that palette?


  9. 19th February 2014 / 7:56 am

    That palette is so pretty!! πŸ™‚

  10. 19th February 2014 / 9:21 am

    I do love Nars blushes πŸ™‚ especially when there's a few in a handy little palette!
    Bea x
    Bea's Beauty Blog

  11. 19th February 2014 / 9:25 am

    I love this! I always hate how almost every NARS palette seems to come with Orgasm and Laguna. I know they're best sellers but I love that this one mixes it up a little more!

  12. 19th February 2014 / 9:27 am

    This palette is positively dreamy. Definitely on my to buy list now x

  13. 19th February 2014 / 9:44 am

    Absolutely beautiful! x /

  14. 19th February 2014 / 9:48 am

    So beautiful! I really like the look of Angelika blush πŸ™‚ xxx

  15. 19th February 2014 / 11:56 am

    I love the Albatross highlight. I haven't tried any of these blushes though, I think I might have to invest haha!

    Roo xx

  16. 19th February 2014 / 6:32 pm

    This is so beautiful and it's great it offers different finishes too, great review.