On My Radar

Images courtesy of NARS, Bite Beauty, Tarte, Bobbi Brown, and Hourglass

It's that time of year again. All the wonderful sets and limited edition palettes are coming out just in time for the holidays.

Here are five that have caught my eye recently...

1. NARS | One Night Stand Blush Palette

A new blush palette from NARS, how can you say no? I am certain this will be even more popular than the Danmari palette of 2011.

This year’s blush palette comes with four blushes (three of which are brand new shades), a highlighter and a classic bronzer. I love the shades chosen for this palette. However, if you’re a NARS lover, chances are you will already own the existing shades, in which case you’re just paying for the three new ones. It’s a great palette for the NARS beginner (or the makeup collector).

This palette is not available just yet, but you can expect it to pop into Sephora stores around November 1st. I believe it’s a Sephora exclusive.

Product Names & Sizing:

1 x 3.5g Devotee Highlighting Blush (New Shade)
1 x 3.5g Mistinguette Blush (New Shade)
1 x 3.5g Goulue Blush (New Shade)
1 x 3.5g Laguna Bronzer
1 x 3.5g Orgasm Blush
1 x 3.5g Deep Throat Blush

Btw, if you're wondering... a full-size blush contains 4.8g, while a full-size bronzer is 8g.

Pricing & Availability:

$72 CDN | Available on November 1st at Sephora

2. Bite Beauty | High Pigment Pencils 

I love this adorable set of mini Bite High Pigment Pencils. Last year, I picked up a tin of mini Bite lipsticks & fell in love with the brand.

Their lipsticks are hydrating, pigmented, and edible (though I wouldn't recommend actually eating them -- you wouldn't want to waste them).

This tin of retractable jumbo pencils is the perfect purse companion. No sharpening and you get four great shades to take you from day to night (or work to party).

Plus, the pricing in on point. One full-size pencil is 0.09 oz for $28, but you can get four almost full-size shades for the same price.

Names & Sizing:

4 x 0.05 oz High Pigment Matte Pencil in Quince (rose berry), Rhubarb (plum rose), Cranberry (deep red), Madeira (nude pink)

Pricing & Availability:

$28 CDN | Sephora

3. Tarte | Off the Cuff

What can I say? I have a weakness for blush palettes. This limited edition blush set from Tarte contains four Amazonian 12-hr blushes and the cult favourite Amazonian clay bronzer. The sizes are pretty generous, too. Not quite full-size, but pretty close. It’s a good deal considering a single full-size blush is 0.20 oz & $31 CDN. You can get four almost full-size blushes and a half full-size bronzer for $50.

What’s more, it also comes with a wearable bow bracelet. How cute!

Product Names & Sizing:

4 x 0.158 oz Amazonian 12-hour blushes in Dollface (light pink), Dazzled (soft rose), Darling (nude melon), and Crave (pink peach)
0.158 oz Amazonian clay bronzer in Park Ave Princess

Pricing & Availability:

$50 | Sephora

4. Bobbi Brown | Bobbi + Katie Palette

Who doesn’t love all-in-one palettes? They’re easy to use and great for traveling. Enter the latest collaboration between Bobbi Brown and Katie Holmes (who has been the face of the brand for the last year now).

It’s a gorgeous palette that consists of eight eyeshadows, a mini eye pencil, and two Pot Rouge shades to help you create a multitude of different looks. Want a palette for your eyes, lips, and cheeks? This palette has you covered.

Product Names & Sizing:

0.05 oz x 2 Eye Shadows in Pink Chiffon Shimmer Wash, Ballet Sparkle
0.055 oz x 3 Eye Shadows in Brown Sugar Metallic, Pink Quartz Metallic, Black Cocoa Metallic
0.07 oz x 2 Pot Rouges in Pretty Powerful, Raspberry
0.04 oz x 3 Eye Shadows in Cream, Antique Rose, Stone
0.028 oz Eye Pencil in Chocolate

Pricing & Availability:

$79 CDN | Sephora

5. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette

I have had my eye out for this limited-edition palette since I saw it appear on Instagram a couple months ago. I adore the Ambient Lighting Powders, so naturally I fell in love when I saw this trifecta.

It comes with three shades. Two are permanent and one is limited-edition. Each shade offers a different effect, but they’re great for adding that “lit from within” glow.

One disappointing thing about his palette is the price in relation to the size of each powder. All three powders are the same size as one full-size compact. So, if you do the math, you’re paying an additional $15. I suppose you could consider it a tariff for the convenience of having a three-in-one palette, for having a limited-edition shade, and for the deluxe mini sample of Veil Mineral Primer.

Regardless, the palette is gorgeous and it consists of some of my favourite finishing powders.

Product Names & Sizing:

3 x 3.33g Incandescent Light (LE), Dim Light and Radiant Light
1 x 0.16 oz Veil Mineral Primer

Pricing & Availability:

$67 CDN | Sephora

What has caught your eye recently? x


  1. I also have my eyes on everything on this list! That NARS palette is beautiful, but I already own the three existing shades. But I still want it! Is that crazy? lol :)


  2. i've got both the NARS and the hourglass one on my radar. i'm debating if the hourglass one is worth it. as you say, its the same amount of product altogether as one of the ambient powders but more expensive..maybe its just better to pick one that i'll really really love instead of owning these three....have to swatch

    A Beautiful Zen

  3. I think I need 3 out of 5 of these. NARS, Bite Beauty, and Hourglass. Ever since getting a bite beauty lip crayon in the Give Me Lip set... I wouldn`t mind picking up a few more :)

  4. I am NOT missing out a NARS palette this year!

  5. I picked up the Tarte one and it arrived last week. But I am considering the Hourglass...looks so pretty~