Hello everyone, today, I have one of my favourites from last month for you – NARS The Happening Eye & Cheek Palette, retailing at S$86. The last time I checked (which was a few weeks ago), this palette was totally sold out – I am not sure if they have restocked.
It’s easy to fall in love with this palette – simply because it’s so happening.
I have been enjoying it since I bought it. Although the colours are not 100% unique, I have no regrets purchasing it because it’s so handy – during my multiple travels last month, I brought only this palette and it’s sufficient to bring me from day to night.
The sun was on my side when I took pictures of this palette thus there are plenty in this post. Each picture shows the beauty of The Happening as it holds the brand’s signature blush and bronzer shades in Orgasm and Laguna – each 4.3g and 4 x 1g eyeshadows in Night Star, Gstaad, Kuala Lumpur I and Coconut Grove.
As mentioned in my favourites post, the prize for getting this palette is – I finally own a piece of Laguna, the most talked about NARS bronzing powder.
Apart from the obvious, Orgasm – which I secretly wish it’s something else, I also own the Kuala Lumpur duo. I think it’s perfectly justified in purchasing this palette because I have less than half the shades – and what’s more, the colours in this palette dresses up extremely well.
I think the shades work well on almost every skin tone.
Swatches above taken without flash, under natural sun light – on dry arm, without primer.
I believe my arm was very dry when I did the swatches. My swatches don’t do the colours any justice but you get the idea. All shades have good colour payoff, just like their individuals. I experienced minor fall outs during application but no major problems blending.
One more close up for you above.
Overall, thumbs up to NARS for putting together this beautiful palette. It’s value for money and great for travels. The palette is slim and made of the same rubbery material all NARS packaging have – which I know, drives some of us mad due to the stickiness through time. But I find it helpful for bigger palettes like this, the texture provided some sort of a grip.
For those who are new to NARS, this palette contains wearable, work-friendly shades – great for beginners as well as professionals.
Makeup artist and a dear friend of mine, Sarah, has created a gorgeous and glamorous look (with video tutorial) using this palette. Click here to check it out. I love how Sarah used the purple along her lower lash line, so subtle yet alluring.
Thank you for reading.