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?