Nars High Profile Cheek Palette (3.0gm x6)is a new, limited edition holiday cheek palette that includes six shades designed to have buildable coverage and layerable, luminous finishes. The "downside" was really that most shades were more semi-opaque to opaque, though the gel-powder formula absolutely lends itself to being used with a lighter hand or less-dense brush for sheerer, more buildable coverage as there was no powderiness to be found.
Gel-powder formulations, like the one in the palette, tend to require a moderately-dense brush to pick up product as the powders have a firmer feel, but the products go on seamlessly and really meld with skin, so they are often more forgiving of skin texture and imperfections as a result. All six shades performed similarly: blendable, easy to use, and long-wearing. I felt like the formula in this palette was a little more yielding than it would have been a few years ago--in a good way.