Mar 7, 2014
NARS the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette
NARS the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($79 Cdn from Sephora.ca)
This is definitely a case of "the bloggers MADE me do it"! Without a doubt. I bought this in an impulsive late-night online shopping binge and felt so guilty after buying it. I fully planned to return it since how many neutral eyeshadow palettes do I really need? After all, I only have two eyes to wear them and I work in an office every day - so it's not like I can start wearing smoky eyes all day every day!
But then this little beauty arrived. And it was true love. I have long been a fan of NARS. They were one of my first higher-end makeup loves after I started working in my 20's and I keep coming back to them for quality.
What I like so much about this palette (considering I already have all the Urban Decay Nakeds as well as many Laura Merciers and others) is the range of all-over shades. I like to focus on one really nice, shimmery all-over eyeshadow shade - with a mid-brown for the crease - and a dark shadow for the liner. A lot of palettes jump very quickly to glitter and to dark shades. Or their all-over shades are too matte - or too glittery. Here I have more than half of the palette devoted to neutral, shimmery all-over shades. With a nice couple of highlight colours, and some nice liner colours, and a great mid-tone brown for the crease.
Overall a beautifully thought-out palette. Gorgeous packaging. Not huge like a brick (hello, Naked 3?). Nice and sleek - and perfect for travel (which I do frequently). It's not liable to fall open or crush any shadows. AND there is no wasted space with silly brushes that I absolutely never use.
Great job NARS.
Now I did look at the NARSissist cheek kit at the same time ($49 Cdn from Sephora.ca) but I am really glad that I waited to swatch it in person before deciding. The colours just are NOT for me. They are all super glittery. And since I usually wear a neutral shimmer on my eye, I prefer a matte blush and bronzer for my contouring. So although it is a very pretty kit and the brush seems quite nice - and I LOVE the concept - the colours just don't work for me.