Sunday, 9 November 2014

NARS Virtual Domination Palette

I got my paws on the new NARS limited edition Virtual Domination palette last week. I'm a massive fan of NARS blushes and bronzers, and especially so their limited edition face palettes as they are great value for money in comparison to the individual shades, and last forever. I've got both the Guy Bordin and Danmari palettes from previous years and I've used them countless times, so was excited to see the new edition for 2014.
The Virtual Domination palette comes in a stunning white case with a patterned overlay. It feels really sturdy and has a large mirror, with 5 shades inside...

Three blushes, one highlighter and a bronzer. Previous palettes have had 6 shades in total, but I quite like that they've decided to make the bronzer double-sized, and miss out a blush shade. It also means that you actually get more bronzer in this palette than a full size Laguna! This makes it quite a good deal for £45 when you consider a full size bronzer will set you back £27 and full size blushes £22.50 (The ones in the palette are almost full size, with each shade having only 0.01oz less product than the individuals)
They've included two of my favourite products from NARS: the Laguna bronzer and Deep Throat blusher, both of which were in the Guy Bordin palette last year, so I was quite surprised to see them included again. The other blush shades are both limited edition, the first being Sex Fantasy (a matte, pale lavender pink) which is surprisingly flattering on me. I didn't think it would be in the pan, and I definitely wouldn't have picked something like this as an individual shade so I'm glad it's been included and has lead to a little discovery for me! The other limited edition shade is Final Cut (a matte peachy-coral) Both of these matte shades are quite powdery, blend well and have lovely pigmentation (not too much, not too little!) The highlighter included is Miss Liberty, another permanent shade. This is the only shade I'm not a huge fan of. It's a very pale peach tone, which I do like, but the level of glitter is OTT for me. It's fine for evening time but not every day.
Clockwise from top right: Laguna, Final Cut, Sex Fantasy, Miss Liberty, Deep Throat

Overall, I'm really happy with this and it's found a firm place in my everyday makeup bag. The one criticism I have is the weight of the palette (although the packaging is stunning, it is much heavier than the previous rubber-matte finished ones I have) so it's not quite as travel friendly.
The Virtual Domination palette is available now, exclusive to SpaceNK in the UK (£45, HERE), and Sephora in the USA ($65, HERE).
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117 comments

  1. I just ordered myself a NARS blush the other day, and I am so excited for it to arrive!
    I saw their laser packaging in stores and it is gorgeous, even more so in person! This packaging on this palette looks beautiful too!
    The shades look lovely, but the glitter on the top left does look like a little too much! <3
    xoxo,

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    1. Oh, thanks for sharing, that the glitter on the top left does look like a little too much as I don't want too much glitter ...
      Lovely greetings from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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    2. where did you ordered it? I just cant get hands on NARS products in Germany and Slovenia... xx

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  2. Great review! This palette looks great and it also seems to be a value for money product.
    I'm glad that your opinion is very honest and you are not simply gushing about this product to please Nars.

    Avanti
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  3. This is so beautiful and such good value for money! The packaging is just so pretty! Final Cut looks so lovely!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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    1. I agree! Final cuts a fave of mine! X


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  4. I absolutely LOVE the packaging! I need this palette in my life x
    Ana Céline Labod

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  5. Such pretty colours! Also really like the packaging! x

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  6. This is so pretty! Deffo worth the investment! On my christmas list!
    Effy xx // Effys Space

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  7. Love this pallette. Great review it will definitely be on my Christmas list, if I can wait until then!

    Emma Louise

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  8. The swatches look great, but I hope I can check it out in person before I decide to get it.

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  9. Looks stunning! :))



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  10. It's stunning, love the color selection! Great review Fleur x


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  11. This is such a stunning set and I love their holiday packaging!

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  12. that looks great fleur x you're tempting me x


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  13. I'm in love with this palette and I don't even have it!!

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  14. I'm really happy to see you swatching products you review! Other bloggers don't haha pity.

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  15. This looks lovely and great value for money too! x

    Rhea
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  16. I dont need another palette, I dont need another palette, I dont need another palette...
    Oh Nars packaging, why must you be so beautiful?

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  17. The palette looks gorgeous.......and I love the packaging as always!! ;)

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  18. Love the look of this palette! I'm still a Nars virgin due to my extremely dry bank account, but this looks great for someone like me who has never tried any of these products! Might have to ask Santa very nicely!

    Rhianna xxx

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  19. That looks like an amazing palette! x

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  20. I love this palette!

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  21. I think i am the least excited about the highlighter. It just seems too glittery

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  22. OMG this palette is gorgeous! Adding this to my Christmas wishlist! :)

    Paola // Resuscitate

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  23. I love the packaging of this palette! I see what you mean about the glitter in the highlighter, I prefer a slightly more subtle glow from a highlighter x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  24. wow this looks palette looks stunning :)

    emily xx

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  25. ooh! i love nars!

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  26. Looks gorgeous.. am yet to purchase anything from nars.. christmas is coming... hmmmmm

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  27. This palette looks amazing and it would make a great christmas present! I may have to drop a few hints to my family haha
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  28. The packaging is beyond amazing, these look great!
    Serene xoxo
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  29. This palette is just so beautiful! The products and the packaging....WOW!

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  30. I really like this now I've had a proper look at it, and it's such a good price for everything you get in it. I'm going to pick this up on holiday x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

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  31. i already own deep throat, otherwise i would get this! i've always wanted the laguna bronzer

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  32. The packaging for this is so adorable, and now I have something extra to add on to my wish-list. Thank you :)

    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  33. The packaging is so fab! I need this now!
    Emma xo | Missemmalouise12.blogspot.ie

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  34. Ah, this palette is perfection- so tempted by it! Deep Throat is the only one that I own already, but since it's my all-time fave, I can never have enough :)

    -Jen

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  35. I've been coveting this palette ever since NARS announced their holiday line! Thanks the swatches Fleur :D

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  36. I will be placing this order soon! I love NARS products and I am so totally gutted that I missed out on the previous 2 gorgeous palettes. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this~ The shades are so pretty and seems very easy to use.
    Shame about the weight of the product though, I dislike heavy products that are not travel friends :/

    Have a nice day! ♥

    *Yingcbeauty*

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  37. I need this in my life! The packaging is gorgeous! x
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  38. I saw this palette and I gapsed; I really want to get my hands on it but I don't know if all the colours will suit my skin tone.
    Afeeyah xo

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  39. Great review! Thanks fleur! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  40. This palette is gorgeous! really need to get my hands on it soon! xx

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  41. Lovely, I have seen literally everywhere these days. I wonder how come Nars products always have so many sexual related names?

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  42. Oh I want this so bad! The colors are so beautiful and the packaging is just STUNNING! Thank you so much for doing a review on this palette. It pretty much just confirms to me that it's going on my Christmas wishlist!! Love you so much Fleur and thank you for sharing! You are such an inspiration to me! xx

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  43. I've never purchased anything from NARS but this palette is so amazing I can't pass it up... You've got me hooked Fleur! xoxx

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  44. I love how big the bronzer is, and I really love the packaging. It's so different for Nars!

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  45. Great blog♥

    How about follow each other?
    I follow your blog. Waiting for you♥

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  46. This is gorgeous! Nars palettes never fail x

    Victoria | VIXWILL

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  47. You've convinced me! I need this! Beautiful!!

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  48. These shades look stunning. I really want to try out the NARS palettes, but I can't seem to get my hands on them.
    Xoxo Nathalie
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  49. The colours are just amazing.. and that packaging is gorgeous!!

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    xx

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  50. These colours are SO pretty!

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  51. I think I would use all of these shades and also the price is not too bad considering what you get in it and the prices separately x

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  52. Wow the colours look so bold and perfect xxx

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  53. This palette looks gorgeous! Would make such a lovely Christmas present xx

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  54. This palette looks amazing! The packaging is very different than the usual but I love it!

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  55. So excited to try this out!

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  56. This is definitely on my Christmas list! It's such value for money and gorgeous shades. I much prefer the standard black packaging but as a seasonal packaging, I do like it!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  57. This is a beautiful palette!

    Missmacbeauty | Missmacbeauty

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  58. The palette looks gorgeous! Looks like I know what I will be for Christmas ^^

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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  59. Love the pink and peach shades, would buy this but I've just done a huge Mac haul... :s
    - Grace xx
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  60. This looks lovely! I love the packaging, very nice :)

    Life As Lissy

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  61. These are lovely and I think they will definitely be on my Christmas list! They would also be a lovely gift to give!
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  62. I love that it comes with such a big Laguna bronzer! Might have to pick this one up.

    She Likes to Shop

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  63. I'm definitely getting my hands on this as I think it's actually pretty good value, I'm not so keen on the light pink blusher though x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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  64. Wonderful palette :)

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  65. This palette looks so good!
    Check out my Fall Favorites!

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  66. best review I have read on the palette can always count on you fleur

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  67. Thanks Fleur, it's so helpful when you swatch it :). The packaging is the only thing tempting me to this palette, I should have gotten the one last year (the shades suit me better) but oh well!

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  68. I alway hate how much I find myself lusting after Nars, and looks like this palette will be no different. One for the Christmas list I reckon!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  69. Such a beautiful palette!

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  70. NARS really bring it when Christmastime rolls around...I shrugged off the limited edition palettes last year and regret it big time.

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  71. Ohh I love how this Palette is so compact and versatile! ^ ^

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  72. that palette is GORGEOUS! the shades look so pigmented

    Arianne

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  73. So beautiful! x

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  74. I'm from a country where Sephora doesn't exist and getting Nars will cost you your soul and your first born child. My best friend is in LA this week though and amongst all the other things I have asked her to get for me, this was one of them and I am so excited she managed to get her hands on it for me. I'm so excited, can't wait to try it!

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  75. I would love to try this! Thanks for the swatches!

    Dolce Kisses ♥

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  76. Thank you for the review. I have never tried Nars but will look into this brand now.
    X
    Miri
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  77. This pallette looks really pretty :) I don't know if it would look the best on me because I feel like pink washes me out a little bit, but I love all the colours! :3
    <3 Katie
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  78. Really pretty colours!! :) Would be a perfect christmas present!

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  79. ... I think I want/need/must buy this palette!

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  80. Great review, i would absolutely love this palette in my collection and I am yet to try a NARS product but they are so expensive! Maybe Santa might treat me this year hahah

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  81. Oh my gosh I need this palette in my life. Writing to Santa now haha x

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  82. This palette looks absolutely gorgeous! I'm always a fan of the bronzer, so like you said, it's good that they've decided to make that double the size of everything else :) xx

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  83. Always love NARS!
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  84. Love this, wish they had one for my skintone

    check me out
    xx
    Tyana
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  85. Love the shades included in this, such a great everyday palette! The packaging is so cool as well!

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  86. Lovely colors!!! :D

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  87. The packaging on this palette looks gorgeous! I don't use a lot of blush anymore and I don't think the majority of offerings would work well with my skin tone. A shame though - final cut looks like a good shade and I've used Deep Throat (the blush) before and love it.

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  88. this is a beautiful pallet , i need it !

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  89. I am super sad that I can only find this on ebay in Australia. I am a bit hesitant when it comes to purchasing make up on ebay. Has anyone had any problems purchasing make up items on ebay?

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  90. Good article. I so like it! Thanks for sharing this to us and keep posting.
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  91. Looks great! I've heard others say that the two centre shades were too similar-looking on the skin, but I'm glad to see in your swatches that they are quite different!

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  92. Great review! I just got this palette and cannot wait to try it. Have a great day!

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  93. Oh, NARS, always tempting and teasing us into buying their holiday, limited edition palette! Though I have a few from previous years, this one is ultra tempting! Great review Fleur :)

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  94. The Sex Fantasy blush/highlight looks quite chunky?

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  95. The Sex fantasy is absolutely stunning! :D
    Ellie,xx
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  96. I keep seeing this around. The saving is huge. It's on my Christmas list XD

    Hope xx
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  97. Really lovely and the packaging just wow

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  98. I was a bit tempted to get this palette, but after seeing swatches of it, I ended up not getting it.

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  99. I just received this palette and it is truly amazing! Worth the money!!

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  100. I just received this palette and it is truly amazing! Worth the money!!

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