Review: NARS Narsissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

Hi All!

Fun fact about me – neutral toned eyeshadow palettes to me are essentially what kryptonite is to Superman – my biggest weakness!  When I first saw the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette (here), my immediate thought was: I must have it!  Previous to this, the only NARS eyeshadow that I’ve ever owned, or tried for that matter, was the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde (here) which I absolutely loved, so I thought why not give this larger palette a shot.  I’m glad I did for a few reasons!

 

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

 

First off, the packaging is gorgeous, but most importantly, it’s travel friendly!  When I go on trips, I take just one palette with me due to the following…

  • It’s less space and weight in my luggage – I am one of those people who relates to the meme where when I’m at home, I wear the same outfit all the time, but when I go on vacation I have to pack 10 alternative outfits that I of course will never use, so I need all that extra space in my suitcase for unnecessary clothes!
  • It makes it less confusing when I’m trying to decide on makeup looks when working with a limited wardrobe – when I’m on vacation, I like to spend my time exploring and being out of the hotel, so by limiting my options and bringing just one trusty eyeshadow palette with me, I find that it cuts down on my get-ready time.
  • The less items that I take with me, the less items I have to worry about breaking en route.  When packing, I always make sure that my makeup bag is well protected and surrounded by softer items (ding: added bonus to bringing along those 10 extra outfits), but somehow something usually tends to break, so I’d rather bring just one palette as opposed to a bunch of individual shadows.

 

NARS NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette

(from left to right: ROW 1: Newbury Street, Windsor, Privilege, Dover ROW 2: Foix, Castille, Alnwick, Beaumaris ROW 3: Splendor, Versailles, Montaillou, Reale)

 

Secondly, just like the Isolde Duo Eyeshadow, the quality of NARS eyeshadows is impeccable.  I’ve had this palette for about a month and a half now and I’ve made good use of it so far, and the main qualities that I hope for when purchasing any eyeshadows are met by this palette.  The color payoff is top of the line, there is a mix of both matte and shimmery finishes, the shades blend like a dream, and lastly the ease of application is as smooth as buttah.  If I were to caution you on one thing in terms of the quality, it would have to be that the shadows can have a bit of fall out, but as long as you tap the excess off the brush before applying to the lids, there should be no problem!

 

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Lastly, in the realm of NARS eyeshadows, this is a bargain (again, in terms of NARS shadows).  With this palette you get 12 different shades for $59.00 USD.  The NARS duo eyeshadow option costs $36.00 USD, and each individual shadow will run you $26.00 USD.  The shadows are so pigmented and a little goes a long way, therefore I don’t need much product to get great color payoff and because of that, I know the palette will last me a long time.

Let me know what some of your favorite eyeshadow palettes are and I hope you have a great start to your week!

xo,

Lauren

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