NARS Exposed Collection Cheek Palette & Explicit Lip Duos Swatches

The NARS Exposed Collection for Spring 2019 has landed and it is gorgeous! Feast your eyes on a limited edition 6 pan cheek palette and three lip kits featuring a perfect pairing of hues. In addition to the collection is an extension of their lip gloss range and new Multi-Use Glosses which will also be featured here soon. Meanwhile, let’s dive into this stunning collection!

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, when it comes to packaging, NARS does not disappoint. The new NARS Exposed Cheek palette features pink colored packaging that seems to mimic the undulating waves of the ocean. One opened, all six pans are beautifully embossed with the same wave-like design.

The NARS Exposed Cheek Palette is described as a palette with a unique formula that can be used in varied ways. Details via Ulta Beauty:

“NARS’ color clarity complex is a lightweight powder encapsulated in a clear base that builds effortlessly and blends seamlessly onto any skin tone, revealing color in its truest form. Its unique formula allows pigment to be built up while keeping a luxurious, non-chalky texture. Can be worn wet or dry for different effects. Apply dry for a silky veil of second-skin color. Apply wet for a high-impact glow. Shades can be worn individually or blended together for multidimensional sheen.


  • Tell All (pearlescent golden pink)
  • Now Or Never (satin terracotta)
  • Give It Away (satin nude)
  • Make You Mine (satin peach)
  • Come Hither (satin watermelon)
  • New Fling (satin fuchsia)

Explicit Lip Duos

The collection also includes three NARS limited edition mini Explicit Lip Duos featuring their cult-favorite Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Glossy Lip Tint. These kits complement the cheek palette with an array of beautiful spring tones that can be mixed and matched to create a customized look.

Each Glossy Lip Tint is described as providing a comfortable, natural tint of color with the shine of a gloss and the feel of a balm. The formula includes Coconut Oil to help soften skin and reduce moisture loss while Vitamin C and E help hydrate and protect the lips.


  • Sex Machine (pink mauve)
  • Dragon Girl (vivid siren red)
  • Intriguing (rose pink)

Dragon Girl

Sex Machine


The shades in the new cheek palette are universally flattering. The colors are vibrant, versatile, and layer beautifully for a luminous flush. The formula is smooth and pigmented. I really like how I can create both a soft and subtle flush or a more pronounced one. As for the lip duos, the color coordinated Spring shades are so beautiful and perfect for Spring.

The new NARS Exposed Collection is now available at Ultabeauty and on I’ll be updating this post as it becomes available at other retailers. Which piece are you eyeing? Do tell.

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