NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette Review

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

We get pretty excited whenever NARS launches a new NARSissist palette, because, very often, the limited-edition gems end up being a new staple in our makeup bags (I’m still scraping out the last specks of a highlighter/blush/bronzer compact from the 2014 Cheek Kit—don’t judge me).

For spring, NARS is shifting its focus to our lids, with NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette, a new hand-sized compact packed with 12 next-level neutral powders. The top of the case is a reflective dark gold, with “NARSissist” printed boldy across it. Under the lid is a nice large mirror.

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

While there are dozens of nude palettes on the market right now, this one is special because it mixes in a couple metallic and ultra-dark shades so you can easily create dramatic nighttime looks too.

The shades:

  • Newbury Street: White gold (shimmer)
  • Windsor: Warm beige (matte)
  • Privilege: Gold (metallic)
  • Dover: Neutral brown (matte)
  • Foix: Peach (matte)
  • Castille: Umber brown (matte)
  • Alnwick: Copper (shimmer)
  • Beaumars: Chocolate brown (shimmer)
  • Splendor: Pewter (shimmer)
  • Versailles: Bronze (shimmer)
  • Montaillou: Dark brown (matte)
  • Reale: Black (satin)

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

The mix of finishes really boosts the versatility of this palette. The matte neutrals allow for a very subtle smoky eye, which you can easily build on with the shimmers. My favourite shade in the palette is Alnwick, a rust/coppery shade that we’re seeing in more and more “nude” palettes. (If you’re skeptical of reddish tones on your lids, give it a shot—you’ll be surprised how nicely it blends while adding more pop than a standard brown would.)

One fair warning: The almost-creamy texture of these powders (especially the shimmers) might make a swatchaholic out of you. They are so smooth—I’m obsessed. (Check in a few years from now and I’ll probably again be using every last bit of these luxe shadows).

The NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette retails for $59 and and is available online at sephora.com.

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette
(L-R) Newbury Street, Windsor, Privilege, Dover, Foix & Castille

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette
(L-R) Alnick, Beaumars, Splendor, Versailles, Montaillou & Reale

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