Jan 202015

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The geniuses at NARS have released a palette of a selected number of their incredible dual-intensity eyeshadows–the Narsissist Dual-Intensity Palette ($79) (limited edition). This lovely palette comes in a modern, minimal shape with a mirrored top (as well as a full size mirror inside the case). This formula was previously reviewed here. Available at Nars online and Saks Fifth Avenue. This one is limited edition, so please don’t wait long.

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This palette includes:

  • Europa – Gossamer Pink Peach
  • Himalia – Shimmering Topaz
  • Ursa Major – Chocolate Glaze
  • Subra – Black Orchid
  • Andromeda – Alabaster
  • Lysithea – Shark Grey
  • Giove – Navy
  • Sycorax – Black

A closer look at the four left shades– Europa, Himalia, Andromeda, Lysithea:

Nars dual intensity eyeshadows07The four right shades– Ursa Mijor, Subra, Giove and Sycorax.

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As you likely know, the formula can be used dry for a more subtle effect, or wet for more intensity. As you can see from this previous post, this formula has gorgeous dimension.  The pigment plays with the light in a lovely, flattering way. Here are the shades applied dry:

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Nars dual intensity1Here are the shades applied wet:

Nars dual intensity3Another set applied wet:

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I think that the colors for this palette are extremely well-chosen. This palette includes a lovely range–from glowy light colors to deep ones that can be used as a liner or crease. I just love the way that this formula catches the light. It relies on a thin, impact-full formula. Drama with elegance–not glitter!  Just that beautiful, pearly sheen.

Overall, I love the fact that those who do not want to invest in several singles can get a great selection in a single package. There is a range of neutrals, but enough beautiful jewel-deep colors that can be used for chic drama. With both wet and dry application options, this makes a beautiful option to add beautiful interest to the eyes.

Ingredients (click to enlarge):

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Bottom line:  highly recommended. Available at Nars online and Saks Fifth Avenue. This one is limited edition, so please don’t wait long.

Cafe Makeup received this palette without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup)

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  11 Responses to “NARSissist Dual-Intensity Palette Review and Swatches”

  1. Oh great, thanks for the enabling LOL I was eyeing this palette because I haven’t got around to trying any of these (oops. Too much makeup, too little time). Now I’m like “GIMME SOME OF THAT GOOD STUFF!”

  2. I agree that the colours chosen for this palette are gorgeous! I particularly like Europa, Himalaya and Subra

  3. I may have ordered this the minute it showed as being available on narscosmetics.co.uk but now I’m scared because I’ve not heard anything yet. Hopefully it is on its way to me!
    Ting | The Ting Thing

  4. What pretty colors! I’ve never tried NARS shadows, and now I’m wondering why, ha.
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

  5. I have yet to try this formula but I have no doubt for them to be awesome. Nars really knows how to blow us away with their limited ed. palettes.

    X Alice

  6. I wish you could do a mix and match palette with NARS shadows like you can with MAC. I’d lose my mind if they pulled it off!

  7. Yup, I needz diz.

  8. OMG!!! This palette is soooo pretty! I super love every color in it. From the light colored ones to the dark colored ones…they seem perfect! This is a must have and of course, to try out!

  9. Oooh these colours are so pretty! I am dying to try this palette it looks amazing and so versatile!

  10. Ahh I have been waiting for the release of this! I have the single eyeshadow in dione and love it. Such a great review, thanks for sharing 🙂

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