Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

Hey Gals! Recently I shared some items on my birthday wishlist, and the lucky gal that I am, I ended up receiving a couple of the NARS eyeshadows I had been lusting over. After trying them out, I love them even more and want to share all the details with you today.



I've been a huge NARS fan for quite sometime and was very excited to try out these new eyeshadows.  They are called dual-intensity, as they can be applied wet or dry, depending on how deep and intense you want the color to be.  


I'm also a huge fan of shimmery eyeshadow and these shine like no other.


The full line comes in 12 beautiful colors, and I was lucky enough to receive 4 of them in Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Callisto, and Phoebe.


Cassiopeia is iridescent opal/pink color with shades of purple and white reflecting through, based on the light.

Andromeda is a warm ivory/peachy color. Out of all the colors, this one surprised me the most and I love it for a subtle daytime look.


Callisto is a silvery purple and gorgeous. For all of the sparkle lovers out there, this one is for you.

Phoebe is a deep amethyst, also having plenty of shimmer, and perfect for a more dramatic look.

I tend to have problems with creasing, due to have smaller, deep set eyes, but I was really impressed with the staying power on these.  I also really love the cases these little guys are in - they have a magnetic closure which not only allows for easy closure, but when lined up, they all stick together nicely in my makeup drawer.
Dry Application: Cassiopia // Andromeda // Callisto // Phoebe
They apply like a dream, and as I mentioned earlier, you can either wear wet or dry.  When applied dry, it provides sheer color and wet gives you a bolder, more intense shimmery look.  Obviously I prefer the wet look, since the more shimmer, the better, though I'll probably also do the dry application when opting for a more subtle look, like for work.
Wet Application: Cassiopia // Andromeda // Callisto // Phoebe

It's really hard to play favorites as far as the colors are concerned, and I really do love them all! If I had to pick, I'd say Callisto is my favorite more dramatic color, and Andromeda wins for my daytime favorite.  I'm so happy GG picked the colors he did, because I don't think I would have necessarily picked Andromeda based on how it looks in the packaging, but I just adore it on, and it works great with my skintone.  These beauties are definitely on the pricier side, but they will be staying firmly on my wishlist since I would love to receive any of the other colors!


They retail for $29 and available at most major department and beauty stores, like Sephora and Nordstrom.

Are you a fan of NARS, or have you tried these out and have a favorite color?


26 comments :

  1. Ive never used Nars eyeshadow before--these are some pretty colors tho!

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  2. I love how they swatched and even happier to hear that they had a great lasting power on your eyes!!! I've never tried their eye shadows but now that will be changing! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. Beautiful colors! Nars makeup never disappoints. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I've never tried anything Nars but always heard such great things about them! The Andromeda is my favorite!

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  5. i've never tried their shadow, that i recall anyway. but i have several of their blushes

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  6. These look gorgeous - I may have to add a few to my own birthday wish list!

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  7. These are beautiful! They have such a nice color payoff! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. These are just gorgeous, I've never tried one of them! I especially love the Callisto and Andromeda shades :)

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  9. Love Nars blush, so I'm intrigued! Phoebe looks especially stunning to me :)

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  10. What a great gift- I've heard amazing things about theses shadows, and from the swatches alone I can see why! I'm loving Phoebe!

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  11. Those colors are so pretty! I love shimmery eyeshadows!

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  12. I LOVE Nars products, but have never tried their eyeshadows. I must do that now, such pretty colors!

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  13. These are gorgeousssssss- I need to add a few to my collection!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. Those colors are gorgeous!!! I have always been drawn to lighter purple shades. It was the first color I wore in high school and it is still the color I reach for most today! I will have to check these out!

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  15. These are such pretty colors!

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  16. ooo love that Andromeda, that's my kind of color right there!

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  17. Those shadows are gorgeous! I think eyeshadow is the one product I haven't tried of NARS yet, definitely going to look into them now :)

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  18. Ooh Andromeda especially is calling my name. I'm a sucker for the perfect bronze eye shadow!

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  19. Nars makeup is totally my jam! I haven't used a concealer aside from their radiant creamy one for over a year. It. Is. Life. These shadows look amazing. It'd be great if they made a palette because I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love them all, yet can't imagine spending 29 for all 12. Eep!

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  20. Oh man these all look like shades I would wear! Love NARS!

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  21. Love them all!! I have been wanting to try these eyeshadows for a long time so thanks for posting a review. Definitely going to them once my current eyeshadows run out. :-)

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  22. gorgeous colours! i have never tried nars eye stuff, but i love their blush!

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  23. I am a huge fan of NARS in general so it's crazy to me that I've never tried their eyeshadow! These are all such gorgeous colors and I love that you can wear them both wet and dry.

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  24. Those colors are so gorgeous!! I was drooling at them in Sephora one day lol!!

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  25. O those are so gorgeous!!! and perfect for summer shimmer! I have some similar ones in Make Up Forever, so when those are finished - I migt just try out the NARS ones. I am a huge go to NARS person, and swear by them for my red lipstick needs.

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  26. Love all of these! I have a couple of NARS products, and really love the shimmer in them.

    Tif
    www.brightonabudget.com

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