Friday, February 14, 2014

Just In: The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette

Hi everyone & Happy Valentine's Day!
I just wanted to do a quick post on something I just recently ordered and received. I'll think of this as a Valentine's gift to myself :) It's the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette by, of course, NARS. It contains 15 signature NARS eyeshadows in .003 oz sizes, and the whole thing is a whopping $79 at Sephora's website.  
I've had questions about this palette since it was first unveiled, so I just wanted to do this post to give you a heads up that I will indeed be trying and reviewing this, and share a few initial reactions. First off, I love the sturdiness of the palette... I also have the NARS Guy Bourdin blush palette and I feel like they are both just so solid and seemingly unbreakable. 
While I knew the shadows inside wouldn't be HUGE, they struck me as very, very small when I first cracked this palette open. I notice 3 distinct tones in this palette in each of the rows... the top has warm/brownish colors, the center has some pinky/plum colors, and the bottom is like a classic smokey eye row. From what I understand, all of these shades actually exist in the NARS line, and they've listed the names on Sephora's site. I'm not 100% sure how they all correspond to the placement in the palette, but I'll probably figure it out by the time I review this.
I don't have a great deal of experience with NARS eyeshadows, outside of a few that were part of a shadow/blush palette that I got last year. At first glance the light shades in this palette are, well, light! And judging by the swatches, they seem pretty sheer. The mid-tone and deeper shades seem pretty richly pigmented. I'll have to apply these on the eyes in order to really see how they perform. I'm thinking about maybe doing a look from each row and showing them in a future review? Let me know what you think. 

So the moral of this blog post-- there's more to come on this palette! I was so intrigued by it, because I've never seen NARS release such a large palette made up exclusively of eyeshadows. Also- is it worth the high price tag? That'll be my project to figure out soon! :) 

Daily Nuggets...
  • This morning I did a little chat/interview with Beauty Broadcast viewer and fellow YouTuber, Monique! I've never done a Google Hangout this way before, but it was really fun! I think you can watch it here if you missed it. 
  • Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day? Tyler and I are going out to dinner at a new spot tonight! :)
  • I made him a surprise pan of fudge & caramel brownies!
  • I'm trying to upload a new video for tomorrow to my emilynoel83 channel! 


37 comments:

  1. I have seen such a bad reviews on this palette ! Looking forward to your thoughts on it and that new video tomorrow!

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  2. So far, this palette seems like such low quality. I swatched these myself at the store and was sorely disappointed. I saw it online and nearly purchased it, after swatching them I was surely glad I didn't! It's massively overpriced for such cheaply made eyeshadows. Even the drugstore has better quality shadows than this

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  3. My husband and I are going to have a steak dinner at home.

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  4. I really wanted the Guy Bourdin blush palette and it sold out everywhere :( Happy Valentines, enjoy your date!

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  5. Wow! $79 for one pallette seems crazy to me! Especially with so many amazing $40 palettes and much cheaper drugstore shadows. My friend and I are getting takeout then doing our nails on her couch while watching movies and drinking wine! I'm very excited!

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  6. I've seen some more reviews and some girls have actually swatched the singles against their palette counterparts...huge pigmentation difference. The ones in the palette are so much more sheer and just not up to the mark.

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  7. Nars is so expensive in Ireland where you can buy just as good palettes for half the price.The colors are pretty though

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  8. Fudge & caramel brownies? OMG! Could u tell us what he thought of them? But I'm sure he will LOVE it! Where did you get the recipe?

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  9. At first glance those shadows don't look so good. If they turn out to be low quality, you should return the pallet. At $79 they have no excuse for putting out a poor product.

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  10. Please do tutorial using 1 row at a time. This is such a big pricetag that its hard to imagine its worth it. I don't own any NARS shadows & I was thinking about buying this palette until I heard the pricetag. I appreciate your videos so much. Please & thank you.

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  11. Wow! 80 bucks! nARS must be pretty round of their product. Looking forward to hearing your opinion.

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  12. It's so expensive and I'm going to wait for your review! THe pigmentation doesn't seem the greatest, but hopefully it applies better on the eyes!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  13. Yes, please do a look from every row! :)

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  14. it's expensive but IT'S SO PRETTY and i've been using it almost every day since i bought it a few weeks ago. the bronzy ones are my favorites and the peachy ones and the brousse [i believe it's called] shade in the second row second in from the right..

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  15. I love this palette! But I'm definitely not sure if its worth that price.. I'll be waiting for your final words Em!

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  16. This palette is absolutely stunning but so expensive! Still deciding if I want to drop the money on this palette or not.

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  17. i haven't seen many positive reviews. these look really poorly pigmented and horrible for the price. seems like you could get the same thing from the drugstore. such a disappointment
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  18. I got a sneak peak of this in person at the Nars Counter at Nordstrom last month on my birthday get-a-way weekend. It is pretty but I am waiting on your full review before spending that $79 price tag.

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  19. This palette seems to be pretty overrated, from what I've seen about it. Which is pretty disappointing considering the steep price tag! Those colors seem a little boring, too. Hope you can get some good use out of it anyway!

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  20. pretty girl,have you use the facial mask?
    Which kind of product have you used?
    Can you tell me Which brand of mask you are using?
    Beauty is the experiences for sharing,not for collecting.
    Could you mind recommending something to me about it?
    Don't forget to check my latest post and let me know what u think about it!
    Please give me some suggestions .
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  22. I like this palette. The colors are gorgeous. I think it's perfect for those who want natural colors) Thanks for this post!
    xo
    Stacy

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  23. Emily, I was just wondering what template you use for your bog? I absolutely love how your blog is set up!

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  24. Great post! The palette looks stunning! I am always drawn to neutrals, since they are much more wearable for the day.
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  25. Hi Emily, I just want to think you for your awesome blog!! so many beauty gals refer us to their blogs and then only link their videos there, I cant watch videos everywhere I'm at, but I can read anywhere!! So kudos to you for posting ACTUAL reviews and great stuff for us to read here!

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  26. I love your daily nuggets that you post :D It brings a sense of personality to posts that are already awesome!
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  27. Thanks for the review!

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    ~Esther

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  28. Thank you for sharing this beautiful treat, we can't wait for more!

    xo

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  29. Nars is BY FAR my favorite high end brand. Stop by my site, lots of new hauls, makeup storage, spring beauty trends, etc. xoxo! Erica
    Splashes of Charm

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  30. its awesome! i wanna try it soon :) x
    makeup.

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  31. Really like this! I too have enough eye shadow to last the relax of my lifestyle. Eyeshadow is such a bargain! YAY! (I never use up anything - I just message it when I get fed up with looking at it or a sweeter kid comes along.)lovely colors...and excellent pigments... Thanks for sharingEye shadow

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