Review of NARS The Happening Palette by AntiqueGlitter
The NARS The Happening Eye & Cheek Colour Palette is a limited edition palette released for the NARS Spring 2013 collection. It includes a blush, four eyeshadows, and a bronzer.
I purchased this in my recent NARS haul along with the And God Created the Woman Set (separate review) and a number of other products, and for the most part I'm pretty satisfied with this.
Below, I listed all the shades along with their description, pigmentation level, and personal notes, when applicable:
-Orgasm (blush): Peachy-pink with gold shimmer (good pigmentation) (best-selling)
-Night Star (eyeshadow): Sheer peach with a sheen (decent pigmentation)
-Gstaad (eyeshadow): Shimmery taupe (good pigmentation) (new, limited edition)
-Kuala Lumpur (eyeshadow): Shimmery warm plummy mauve with gold shimmer (good pigmentation)
-Coconut Grove (eyeshadow): Matte deep cool brown (excellent pigmentation) (darker than MAC Brun)
-Laguna (bronzer): Warm brown with subtle gold reflects (good pigmentation)
The eyeshadows in this palette are lacking in pigmentation, so I recommend you apply them wet, and/or layer them on top of a colored base.
For that reason, I had to lower the rating.
Orgasm and Laguna, however, are iconic shades, and they're also old favorites of mine. It kind of annoyed me that they keep including these shades in every single set and palette, but I guess it's a good thing since I don't need to repurchase them, right? Regardless, Orgasm is my holy grail powder blush and Laguna is a fantastic bronzer. Both deliver a lovely glow for my NC35 complexion.
This palette retails for $65, and to the extent of my knowledge, it's currently only available at Nordstrom and the NARS website.
Considering it comes with this many shades, this price is pretty reasonable. I personally only think it's worth it if you want to try out NARS eyeshadows and Orgasm and/or Laguna, otherwise, you can pass, but if you want it, by all means, get it! Don't let my opinion stop you!
The packaging is a sleek classic NARS compact that's slim and very travel-friendly.
Would I repurchase? No.