Let’s me present you the limited edition NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette….
I have tried plenty of Nars blushes and lipsticks but have never really tempted to tried their eye shadow range. Last year, when Space NK had a promotion try something new £10 of £40 I bought the And God Created The Woman Palette. The eyeshadows were silky and pigmented but I was not wowed by it that much. Then Nars released the Dual-Intensity range… I was lusting after Dione and Callisto. Luckily I was on spending ban and held back…
Patience paid off…I read that Nars will release a Narsissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette for spring 2015. I ordered off the Nars website as soon as it became available at beginning of February. I waited and waited…it took forever for the item to be delivered…over 2 weeks! Nars did send out an apology email and a £10 voucher for the delay (not sure if it’s a good thing, as I will end up spending more:))
NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette (limited edition) includes eight shades, seven of which are part of the permanent range. Ursa Major is exclusive to the palette. The Dual-Intensity formula is supposed to give eight-hour, can be used wet or dry (dry for “sheer soft touch of sensual colour” and wet for “high-impact finish”).
They are sheerer applied dry, but I find them very build-able. Applied wet with a dampened brush will yield you more intense/metallic finishes. The formula has a soft, finely-milled feel to it, and they’re very smooth and easily blended on the skin. The darker shades are very pigmented dry. The lighter shades can be intensified by using a dampened brush. I have been experimenting using the shadow wet with the brush provided and other brushes. I have to admit I definitely prefer using them dry. I have not managed to dampen the brush just right so the shadows do not clump up when I apply them to the lids. This in turn would emphasise the texture of my lids. I am still experimenting… I think I prefer layer them over a good cream colour base to enhance the colour payoff. I find it much easier to blend and less frustrating.
Pairing with primer, the shadows would crease on me after six to eight hours of wear. I have tried a few of these high end wet and dry eyeshadows now and if I am truthfully, I do not thoroughly understand the concept behind it. I think I would prefer the eyeshadows to be pigmented straight of the bat with the ability to be sheer out easily. From my understanding, there is more risk of contamination using eyeshadows wet (therefore risk of eye infection) and would shorten the lifespan of the eyeshadows.
Verdict: It is definitely a fun palette to play with. You can created many looks wet or dry. I love the design of the palette too. If you have always wanted to try Nars Dual-Intensity eyeshadows, then this is the palette to have. It is much nicer on your wallet than buying 8 different shades as singles (although each shadow carries a smaller weight in the palette.).
What do you think about the wet and dry eyeshadow trend? Will you be trying the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette?
Thank you for reading.