Today I am reviewing the NARS Narsissist Eye shadow Palette which is a 15 eye shadow palette containing some of NARS signature neutral eye shadows.
Price : $79.00 | Available online at Sephora.com
This set contains 0.003 oz x 15 eye shadow in :
Row 1 : All About Eve I (flesh toned neutrals), Madrague II (matte caramel), Fez (velvety cocoa), Bali (neutral), Coconut Grove (deep brown infused with reflections)
Row 2 : Madrague I (matte cream), Nepal (soft sheer rose), Ashes to Ashes (shimmery violet based brown), Brousse II (black violet), Mekong (espresso infused with gold)
Row 3 : Bellissima I (shimmering beige with subtle glitter), Lhasa (lavender grey), Bad Behavior (deep pewter), Dogon II (charcoal black), Pandora II (matte black)
My take on the Product
The NARS Narsissist eye shadow palette comes in the signature rubberized finish packaging of NARS. It contains 15 neutral shades – a mix of both warm and cool colors housed in small rectangular pans and the underside of the lid contains a big mirror. The palette comes without an applicator (which would go unused anyway!). The overall quality of the palette is quite good but could be a tad better in terms of texture and pigmentation. Neither of the shades is outright dry or chalky but some of the shades like Fez, Nepal, Lhasa, Bad Behavior, Dogon II are more buttery in texture and have much better pay off than the others. Most of the shades blend very easily with a few exceptions like the darker mattes which need a little more effort to blend. There is barely any fall out from the shadows during application and blending except for a tiny bit from the shade Belissima 1 which contains some subtle shimmer. I love the wear time of these eye shadows – they are really long wearing on my oily lids (tested without primer). The longest I’ve worn these in about 9 hours and there was barely any creasing or fading even after 9 hours of wear!
I have to admit that I contemplated a lot before buying this palette because it was not exactly cheap. In the end after reading plenty of rave reviews, I gave in and bought it. After buying it and using it for some time, I realized that I was using mostly the warm colors from the palette (especially Fez which has become an all time favorite now!). I don’t wear a lot of cool toned eye shadows and the cooler shades from the bottom rows went untouched for a while. I now make more effort to explore this palette a little more. I do like the palette a lot and it does offer options for a huge variety of looks! I really wanted to add some NARS eye shadows to my collection and I don’t regret buying it. So if you’ve been thinking of picking this up, do see the swatches and decide whether overall the palette makes sense for you or not. Going just by the value point of view, its a great deal because you get 15 shades for under $80 (estimated value of the palette is $163).
Rating : 4/5
Some of the Looks I have done with the NARS Narsissist Palette –
Look 1 : Used Fez on the lid with Bali in the outer corner
Look 2 : Used Pandora II, Coconut Grove and Bali (Tutorial here)
Look 3 : Used Lhasa on the lid with Brousse II in the outer corner
[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried NARS eye shadows? Which shades do you like from this palette? Share your comments below! [/note]