Photographer Steven Klein and Nars teamed up a little while back to create the One Shocking Moment Palette, which includes the Paloma contour and highlight duo, Laguna bronzer and four blushers; two of which are limited edition (Robotic and Blasphemy). Although the others are part of the permanent range and Laguna has featured in quite of few of their palettes, its great if you want a selection of powders that are all buildable and highly pigmented. Considering there are seven reasonable sized powders makes the price tag even more appealing at just £49 but the individual value is well over £100. The packaging has a very luxe feel to it and feels very sturdy so will be great to take travelling.
Paloma I – Is the highlighter in the Paloma set, it is described as a pink beige and is completely matte, no shimmer to be seen! It subtly illuminates the face without looking too over done with a glittery face. It is buildable so is great for someone who is new to highlighting and can ease you in gently.
Paloma II – Is the contour shade, looking rather warm toned and like it wouldn’t suit any skin type, I was pleasantly surprised to find that one blended, it create a lovely sculpted effect and didn’t look out of place or the wrong shade. I would say this would suit more light-medium skin tones rather than darker complexions.
Laguna – Seen in many Nars palettes previously its hard to get away from the classic bronzer. It is a diffused brown shade with golden shimmer helping to create a gorgeous skin kissed look. If you haven’t tried the bronzer yet then this would be a great palette to try it out.
Robotic – The lightest blush shade in the palette and also one of the limited edition shades. It is a pale candy pink that can be easily blended to give a fresh look to the skin.
Blasphemy – The other limited edition shade is a flushed, rosy pink shade with some golden shimmer running through it, this makes it quite versatile and will go with most makeup looks.
Luster – Described as a sheer golden apricot and boy does it make a natural makeup pop! It gives just the right amount of peach without making you look too made up. Its great for adding some subtle colour when you are wearing a heavy eye or lip makeup so it won’t distract or take anything away from your look.
Dolce Vita – Probably my favourite out of the palette, a matte dusty rose shade, that is great for the autumn/ winter months. It is easily blend able and buildable so you can go from a flustered day look to a more dramatic evening look.
Overall, I think the palette is very well thought out and provides something for everyone. They are currently still available at Space NK but are no longer available from NARS, so if you haven’t got one yet but might want to be quick as these won’t be around for much longer!
Have you tried the One Shocking Moment Palette?