Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review | Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

I can't say no to an eyeshadow palette. Especially one this pretty. I have been wanting to try the recently release dual-intensity eyeshadows from Nars but couldn't justify picking up singles at that price. So, I was excited to see that they released a palette of the new formula.

Europa | Pinkish Champagne
Andromeda | Frosty White Highlight
Himalia | Gold with a hint of taupe
Lysithea | Silver with a hint of olive
Ursa Major | Medium Ashy Brown
Giove | Deep Sapphire Blue
Subra | Dark Blackberry
Sycorax | Deep Charcoal

The shadows are titled dual intensity as they can be worn wet or dry for different looks. Above are swatched dry. Tomorrow, I'll post an eye make-up look comparing dry vs. wet. At first, I really couldn't tell a difference but looking at the photos, it's there. Nars shadows are a bit different than my usual Urban Decay or Too Faced picks, and this palette took me some time to get used to. The colours are pigmented but not as buttery as UD or TF. They blend very seamlessly which makes for a gorgeous overall look but makes you feel like you aren't applying enough (if that makes sense...) If you are used to Nars shadows, though, it won't throw you for a loop. Even though these are a different line than their regular shadows they remind me of them. I did find that using a synthetic brush, like the one that comes in the palette, is the way to go-especially when using wet. 

I don't know if I am one-hundred percent sold on this palette. If you know you are Nars shadow fan and especially if you are already a lover of the dual intensity eyeshadows, then this is a great value and must-have. For me, I am still trying to figure out where it fits in my collection. I am excited to keep playing around with it! Check back tomorrow to see the palette in action and then maybe you can see what I mean or at least let me know if I am crazy....

Is this one on your wishlist?

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