NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches

NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches

I've been wanting to try the new NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows but I could not be persuaded to buy them due to their high price point - £21 for a single eyeshadow. Too expensive in my opinion. When the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette (£45) was launched I jumped at the chance to try the new finish and here are my thoughts.

The NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette contains 8 eyeshadows with the dual-intensity formula. 7 are existing permanent shades while Ursa Major is a shade unique to this palette. I think it contains a good mix of eyeshadow shades making it easy to create different looks.

The interesting thing about these eyeshadows are that you can apply them dry or wet. I dont know about you but I am always reluctant to wet eyeshadows for fear that this adversely affects their performance and making the pigment more difficult to pick up the next time.

NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches
Swatches Dry

NARS NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches
Swatches Wet

When applied dry, the eyeshadows are like normal eyeshadows. I don't know what I was expecting, perhaps a super new finish... These have variable shimmer levels, some requiring a few strokes for further pigmentation. Applied wet however they become bolder, brighter and shinier. Very impressive.

Despite this, I still haven't been converted to wetting eyeshadows as their shape is inevitably distorted in the palette although not affecting their performance. I want to keep my eyeshadows looking pretty.

Along with the eyeshadows, the palette has a beautiful mirror and a flat eyeshadow brush that applies both wet and dry eyeshadows really well.

My favourite eyeshadows in this palette have to be Europa, Himalia and Subra. I'm glad I purchased this palette, if you're a NARS fan like me and curious about trying out the new NARS dual-intensity eyeshadow finish, the NARSissist Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Palette gives you far better bang for your buck!

Love it or Leave It? Leave a comment below!

| The Skin and Beauty Blog



  1. I love this palette! The shades are gorgeous, and the finish they have is just beautiful :) xx
    Gyudy's Notes Of Beauty

  2. Such a pretty palette, those top row shades look gorgeous!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  3. Danitza Zarate3 March 2015 at 00:39

    hi Livia! ... i have read your blog from a very long time ago, like 4 years ago now ... lately I got busy and I was looking for your blog again (i used to read it when it was princess livia) and I cant believe how much i have missed! i just read that you are now blogging with your sister and sister in law and I have to tell you that I feel so happy for you and all the progress you have made (since the last time I read it) ... I used to read your blog for the lips swatches but I have to tell you that your blog is super complete and detailed and I am very happy about all the changes you have made! congratulations and greetings from Mexico!!!

  4. Aw thank you Danitza! I'm glad you found my blog again. I have made many changes as you've pointed out and I'm glad you are happy with them. Welcome back! :D xx

  5. Thanks Gyudy, did you pick up this palette? Xx

  6. Yes I did! I've enjoyed playing with it so much lately :) xx


Welcome to The Skin and Beauty Blog, your to-go beauty resource for skinformation, makeup reviews, tips and tricks. Feel free to contact us through a comment below and we will endeavor to respond as soon as possible. PLEASE comment through DISQUS otherwise your comment may not be published. Thank you!

Latest Instagrams

© The Skin and Beauty Blog. Design by Fearne.