August 13, 2013

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette Fall 2013

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette is one of two new blush cheek palettes introduced by NARS for the Fall 2013 season. These monster cheek palettes aren’t new as NARS recently introduced them with the Pierre Hardy Collection. Both these shades, Rotonde and Boy’s Don’t Cry, were an instant hit for me and made my Muse Approval list. I just thought they were stunning!

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette does not disappoint and is just as gorgeous.

Take a look!

NARS Soulshine Blush Palette is $41 and weights in at 0.42 oz in size which makes it three times the size of a normal NARS Blush which is 0.16 oz and $29. When you’re thinking about the extra $12 you’re spending remember what a great value you’re getting here with a blush this size!

NARS Soulshine contains three blocks of color in a mosaic-like design with the a NARS gold logo. The gold on the NARS logo is an over spray which disappears with the first use of the blush.

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette Swatches

I think it’s easiest to use the blush by swirling them together but the palette is large enough that you can wriggle around the shades should you attempt using them individually. This has a soft finely milled texture but they do kick up a good deal of powder when I swirl a blush in them but doesn’t mean the formula is chalky as I find the blush very silky to the touch. They blend very easily but be sure to tap off excess as you’ll likely pick up quite a good bit even with a lighter hand and this results in clowny cheeks so tap and build slowly.

I feel like they took all my favorite blushes like Oasis, Orgasm, Deep Throat, etc…and combined it into a single palette. The overall color you’ll get when wearing the shades together is a golden reddish coral.

This is the darker of the two shades that NARS released in the cheek palette so it should work for warmer skin tones wonderfully but fairer tones might wish to go with the lighter palette entitled Realm of Senses.

Overall, I though Soulshine was gorgeous. As a long time fan of NARS blushes there isn’t anything not to love here.

NARS Soulshine Cheek Palette FOTD

Muse Approved.

Both NARS Cheek Palettes are available exclusively at Sephora and

Anyone grab either shade?

Or both?

Do share!


I purchased this item.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Gabi

    This looks really good on you! I’m holding out for the adult content palette though =p

  • Phyrra

    I love their cheek palettes! I’m waiting for Adult Content to come out! DO WANT!

  • Debbie

    OMG Love this color! Gorgeous! Unfortunately my budget is limited. Any cheaper drugstore dupes for this? Thanks. πŸ˜‰

  • SandraJT

    Tried both of these which Sephora had available & hated them. Far too frosty, especially for those with oily skin or who don’t want to accentuate pores. These were a total miss for me, unfortunately. They look gorgeous just sitting there on the shelf, however πŸ™‚ Not much NARS puts out gets me excited.