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! :)
- 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!