NEW from NARS: The Exposed Collection

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I am obviously into cheek products this year, and NARS really renewed my interest with the new Exposed Cheek Palette.

The Exposed Cheek Palette is just of one of the products in the brand new Exposed Collection which is out for spring. The cheek palette pairs perfectly with the three new Explicit Color Lip Duos in coordinating colors.

NARS Exposed Collection
NARS Exposed Collection

To say that I am obsessed with the pops of bright colors is an understatement. They have me counting down the days to spring!

The Exposed Cheek Palette ($59) is a pure beauty.

It features six, universally flattering shades created with NARS’ brand new Color Clarity Complex. This complex is an innovative blend of pure pigments that blends vibrant, buildable color to accentuate all skin tones.

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I am liking the mix of shades in this palette; they are so easy to layer and blend. There are a mix of soft neutrals and pops of brights, but they are all totally wearable.

NARS Exposed Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Cheek Palette

There are three Explicit Color Lip Duos ($22) in the Exposed Collection, and surprisingly, I like them all. That is rare for me, but these soft brights are all super flattering.

The lip duos themselves features NARS’ cult-favorite Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and a glossy Lip Tint, both in mini form, yet they are not too mini. For us beauty girls, they are perfect size, because who doesn’t have a ton of lippies…I rarely finish a stick or tube.

The Explicit Color Lip Duos comes in a pink, nude and red color scheme, all classic NARS shades. There is Sex Machine, Intriguing and Dragon Girl. What changes is up is the limited edition Lip Tint.

The Lip Tint that is included delivers a natural tint of color with the shine of a gloss. The cool thing about it is the feel; it feels like a really hydrating and luxurious lip balm. They are the ultimate duo.

NARS Explicit Color Lip Duos
NARS Explicit Color Lip Duos

The NARS Exposed Collection products are available to purchase at NARS boutiques, and select retailers like Sephora, Ulta and Nordstrom now.


Teri Cosenzi

I'm Teri, your resident beauty expert. While I'm not playing with beauty products, painting my nails or shopping for makeup with my daughter who loves trying products with me, you will probably find me sneaking off to Florida with my husband of over 25 years or cheering on one of my three sons. I like baking, re-decorating, drinking tea, fussing with my flowers and facials.