Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette | Dry vs. Wet

As you saw yesterday, I got a new eyeshadow palette-Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow palette. I knew immediately what look I wanted to do. There were a couple of shades I wanted before the palette was released, so I was excited to finally get to try them. And then I had to test the waters (literally) by trying the same look wet.

The whole eye look is done using only the Dual Intensity Eyeshadow palette. It's surprisingly versatile. I am usually one for needing matte and shimmer shades when doing a look, but when switching up dry and wet application, you can get different textures with the same shadow. On my lid is Himalia, a shade I heard a lot about when the singles were released. I love burgundy shadows, so I used Subra for my outer-v area. Ursa Major when used dry is a great transition shade. I used a bit of Europa and Andromeda for an inner corner highlight and brow highlight. Finally, I set my liner with Sycorax. For the first look (rose lipstick), all shadows are worn dry-as usual. For the second (berry lipstick), I used both the lid shades, Himalia & Subra, wet, by spraying my brush with some water.

When worn wet, the shadows are a deeper colour-more true to what's in the pan, and have a metallic finish. It's subtle, and I didn't really notice it when I was applying it, but looking back at these pictures you can see the change. At first, I didn't know what to think of this palette, but I really love how the shadows wear and how well they go together. My biggest tips are to use synthetic brushes, and for wet application, have a spray bottle with a fine mist.

What do you think of the dual intensity eyeshadows? 
Can you see the difference between wet & dry?

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