NARS Afterglow Collection Review & Swatches - Palettes & Lip Balms
By Ree

NARS Afterglow Collection Review & Swatches

24 Feb 2020

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I absolutely obsess over new NARS collections and this one is no different. Check out the beautiful NARS Afterglow Collection which includes an eye palette, a cheek palette and lip balms. I have photos and swatches of all the shades right here.

NARS Afterglow Collection
NARS Afterglow Collection

The packaging for this collection is absolutely stunning. It is bevelled with a high shine finish and it just looks so good!!

NARS Afterglow Collection
NARS Afterglow Collection

What is in the NARS Afterglow Collection?

This is an eight piece collection – 2 palettes and six lip shades:

NARS Afterglow Collection
NARS Afterglow Collection
  • Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette (12 shades) £56
  • Overlust Cheek Palette (6 shades) £46
  • Afterglow Lip Balm in 6 shades £23

It’s such a gorgeous range of products. I couldn’t wait to swatch it all!!

NARS Afterglow Collection Swatches

I went straight to the eyeshadow palette because I love the bronzy orange tone of the packaging and the shades inside are so beautiful.

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

There are 12 rich, warm shades in 3 rows in this limited edition. I have swatched them row by row for you.

NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette

Top Row:

  • First Taste – shimmering pale gold
  • Shadow Hill – matte saddle
  • Hot Line – metallic tangerine
  • Whipped – matte warm brown
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - Row 1
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Row 1

Second Row:

  • Crushed – matte apricot
  • Made Love – matte peach
  • Push It – iridescent golden pink
  • Riding High – shimmering rose
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - Row 2
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Row 2

Bottom Row:

  • Bayadere I – sparkling bronze
  • Troubke – shimmering coral
  • Deep Cut – metallic fuchsia
  • Guayaquil – bright metallic rust
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches - Row 3
NARS Afterglow Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Row 3

As you will hopefully be able to see from the swatches, the shades are richly pigmented across matte and shimmery finishes. These really are my kinds of colours. The formula is NARS’ pigment powder suspension technology, which can be used wet and dry so you can adjust the intensity. It is such a smooth formula and applies evenly and is easy to blend.

NARS Overlust Cheek Palette Swatches

I love cheek palettes, especially when there’s a mix of matte and shimmer shades. There are three blush shades, and three highlighter shades.

NARS Overlust Cheek Palette
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette

The shades have been designed to flatter all skin tones.

Top Row Highlighters:

  • Tied Up – shimmering champagne
  • Deep Down – shimmering golden bronze
  • Drift – shimmering rose bronze
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette - HIghlighter Swatches
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette – HIghlighter Swatches

Bottom Row:

  • Let It Burn – satin soft rose
  • Get Lost – satin nude peach
  • Bodytalk – satin dusty mauve
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette - Blush Swatches
NARS Overlust Cheek Palette – Blush Swatches

I absolutely love all these shades and they give the skin such a healthy, flushed freshness and you can decide how much glow you want to go with. The blushes have a smooth satin texture, and highlighters have a gel-to-powder formula that sits like a second skin.

Both finishes are easy to blend and build. Love them.

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Swatches

There are six new shades of the NARS lip balm which is fab because I love the formula:

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Collection
NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Collection
  • Dolce Vita – sheer dusty rose
  • Turbo – sheer cherry red
  • Wicked Ways – sheer mulberry
  • Torrid – sheer warm coral
  • Fast Lane – sheer mauve nude
  • Deep Throat – sheer pink with shimmer

Here are the swatches:

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Swatches
NARS Afterglow Lip Balm Swatches – Dolce Vita, Turbo, Wicked Ways, Torrid, Fast Lane, Deep Throat

I love Dolce Vita, Torrid, and Fast Lane, and the formulation feels so good on the lips. The metallic packaging is super pretty too.

Where to buy it

This new collection is out now and available at the following retailers:

Also, make sure you check out my Best Beauty Products for 2020.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.

Ree

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