Top Row Left to Right: All About Eve #1, Madrague #2, Fez, Bali, Coconut Grove.
Second Row Left to Right : Madrague #1, Nepal, Ashes to Ashes, Brousse #2, Mekong.
Bottom Row Left to Right : Bellissima #1, Lhasa, Bad Behaviour, Dogon #2, Pandora #2.
Quite often there pops up a product which you know deep down that despite how gorgeous and perfect it is that there is no chance that you will ever own it. That was exactly how I felt about the NARSissit Palette which was released by NARS at the end of January this year. Retailing at £50 this was a product which I felt was far too expensive to buy, yes I know you get your money’s worth but it’s hard getting over the fact of how much it costs. To me it is such a luxurious treat that I would have felt too guilty to buy, I mean it’s only make up after all.
Therefore after wishing for this for a few weeks I decided to put it back in my mind, I had arrived at the conclusion that it was too expensive therefore end of. Then one fateful night I spotted a tweet informing those of twitter that the palette was available to buy on ASOS. At the time I just so happened to have an ASOS voucher that I had won back in December therefore within a few minutes I was on there and placing an order. I believe that it was meant to be I’m sure of it because I had returned about three items back to ASOS in the last month or so using that same voucher after not being happy with my orders.
Within the palette there are fifteen eye shadows that together make up a palette that overall fulfils a neutral lover’s dream with a bit of room for experimentation with colour. As with all NARS eye shadows that I have tried so far the quality is second to none with the eye shadows being highly pigmented, soft and easy to work with. I was going to include some swatches for this post but in the end I decided against this as there are already so many online, plus I often find it hard to get nice swatch images that I like enough to post pictures of on here. Of course with any NARS product the packaging is the same which is the black rubber type texture with a smooth touch; I do like the packaging however it picks up finger prints quite badly. In regards to the particular packaging of this palette it’s pretty similar to all the others apart from the added ‘issist’ text which in my opinion ruins the whole thing; I really do think that the design could have looked so much nicer.
As far as I’m aware the palette is available to buy for six months so you just need to keep an eye out online for when it comes back in stock. Personally I’m super impressed with this but I do feel the need to point out that all of the eye shadows within this are available to buy in duos or as individuals. I do suggest that if not all of the shades in the NARSissist palette appeal to you and only certain ones do it may be worthwhile looking at those instead. This is a pricey product and there is no denying it, it is most certainly something that is not necessary however I have to say I’m so pleased that I now own it and would definitely recommend it if you’re looking to treat yourself to something a bit special this year.
NARS is a cruelty free brand.