Overview: NARS Virtual Domination Palette

NarsVirtualDominationPalette

This was the second beauty product purchase I made in Canada (the first being my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette) and I was really keen on picking it up because I hadn’t tried NARS before so I wanted to pick up something where I would be able to try multiple products at the same time! The palette contains one highlighter, three blushes and one bronzer. This makes it really great for travel because there’s no need to carry extra blushes with you, there is enough variety in the palette by itself. =)

M i s s  L i b e r t y  H i g h l i g h t e r

MissLibertyHighlighter

I am a huge fan of highlighters but unfortunately, this one doesn’t completely cut it for me! It is straight up glitter on the skin and although I personally don’t mind glitter, it’s something I do not reach for everyday. I do find use for it in my eye makeup though because it does add beautiful sparkle! However, on the cheeks, I know that this highlighter is one that a lot of people will not like at all.

D e e p  T h r o a t  B l u s h

NarsDeepThroatBlush

This is one of the more popular selling blushes by NARS, alongside Orgasm. It is a beautiful peachy coral shade that has a satin finish to it. I personally think that it is a universally flattering shade that looks stunning on everyone of all skin tones. It has fantastic pigmentation and it just gives a really healthy flush to the face! I love it. =)

S e x  F a n t a s y  B l u s h

NarsSexFantasyBlush

Sex Fantasy is a cool-toned baby pink blush that has some slight lavender hues to it. I normally do not go for cooler toned pinks because I feel that they don’t suit me but I surprisingly really like this blush! It is very easy to wear and it does show up on the skin despite how pale it looks. The swatch looks a bit powdery but on the cheeks, it doesn’t come off like that at all!

F i n a l  C u t  B l u s h

NarsFinalCutBlush

Final Cut is another coral shade but it definitely leans more on the orange-coral side in comparison to Deep Throat, which is pinker. It has a matte finish and I think that it is gorgeous for the warmer months. It is also the most pigmented out of all the blushes in this palette so it’s important to be careful when you apply it to make sure you don’t put on too much!

L a g u n a  B r o n z e r

NarsLagunaBronzer

The cult favourite bronzer of many people! Laguna is a medium brown with a beautiful sheen to it. The amazing thing about this palette is that there is a lot more product than there is in a standard bronzer powder so if you purchased the palette in its retail price, you would have definitely gotten your money’s worth! There is 10g of product in comparison to 8g! I find Laguna really easy to work with and it doesn’t look muddy at all on the skin.

Overall, I know that this palette is limited edition so if you were looking into picking it up, purchase it now because I think it is fantastic value considering how many different products you are getting in one palette. I now know why NARS is really popular because the quality of their cheek products are incredible! The only let down is the highlighter but other than that, I am extremely pleased with this palette! It is convenient because it contains a variety of different shades so you can mix and match according to what you are wearing on the rest of your face!

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91 thoughts on “Overview: NARS Virtual Domination Palette

  1. Tina says:

    I am so tempted to buy this but dear lord I don’t need anymore makeup. I am trying to use what I already have before I spend money on more. I already have enough to last several years!! Still, it is a beautiful pallet and I think you get your money’s worth.

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    • Dorkchops says:

      LOL I know, I always tell myself that! I have a lot of makeup already but I just can’t help trying out new things! I’m trying my best to use up what I have as well, I honestly haven’t hit pan on any products before! I’ve only used up foundations and mascaras. :O But yes that’s the good thing about the palette, it’s well worth the money! 😀

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  2. stashmatters says:

    That highlighter is disappointing. They should have included Albatross, that’s a nice highlighter.
    I have some cool tone light pink blushes and they ARE surprisingly nice and does show up on the skin quite well.
    Wow, that’s a lot of bronzer in the palette, it’s a bit deceiving.
    Thanks for doing this review!

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    • Dorkchops says:

      I know! 😦 Someone else said the exact same thing! I would’ve loved to try out Albatross, I’ve heard so many amazing things about it! I know! I always get surprised when paler shades show up on the skin! 😀 Hehe yeah, the bronzer is huge! But I’m so glad to have been able to try it out because of the palette! ❤

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  3. hunnybunnysoph says:

    This looks like a fantastic palette! I like how you can have so many blush options in one, and the bronzer looks amazing. I might have to try pick one of these up cos it’s so convenient for travelling! Thanks for the review Jen! 🙂

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Yes, it’s fantastic for that exact reason! 😀 Hehe it is so convenient but the negative thing is that you’d have to bring another highlighter if you’re into the highlighted look! 😦 You’re very welcome Soph! ❤

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Thank you! 😀 Haha it does get all over the face and it’s hard to remove it too! 😛 😛 But yes I’m just so happy this palette came out so I could try a lot of different things at once! 😀

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  4. legdayandlipstick says:

    I can’t really put those blushers on my Xmas list can I? Imagine asking my grandparents for ‘Deep Throat Blusher’ …. Well!
    Haha but I love that shade. I find highlighters quite awkward. Which is your favourite highlighter? X

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  5. Alisa Wong says:

    Final Cut, Deep Throat and Laguna look stunning! I agree with you on the highlighter though. Glittery highlight just doesn’t cut it for a natural glow, imagine when your friend asks “…Did you apply glitter on your face?” XD The horror. Thanks for sharing!

    (It’s Apricotowl btw, just changed to a name that I relate to better 🙂 )

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  6. frithe13th says:

    You know, I was just pondering whether to purchase this! I recently bought Naked on the Run but was completely thrown by the fact that the highlighter I thought was a highlighter was actually just an eyeshadow in a bigger size. I was bummed out! Finding a good bronzer, highlighter, blush palette is a lot harder than it should be!

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    • Dorkchops says:

      Oh I didn’t know the Naked on the Run didn’t have an eyeshadow! That’s a shame though since it didn’t meet your expectations! 😦 I know, it’s actually difficult to find a good one! 😦

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