Sigh. I’m a terrible person but I HAD to have this. One of my most loved palettes ever was the NARS And God Created Woman palette from this time last year, so when this baby was announced I wasted no time ordering it. But it wasn’t meant to be – there was a problem with the NARS systems and they had let too many orders go through so I was one of the unlucky ones that didn’t get it! This was towards the end of January, so I waited until the 1st Feb which was the official release date but Space NK here only had the blush palette – I searched online but they were completely out of stock, and by this point I just assumed it wasn’t meant to be. However after a recent rubbish day I felt like I needed a treat so I went to House of Fraser and they had one! And so the love affair began…
The NARS Narsissist Palette (£50) was inspired by and named after the devoted NARS fans, it’s meant to set the stage for future NARS products. One of the reasons I allowed myself another palette is that this palette contains an entire 15 shadows, all of which are permanent – the brand included the most inspiring and coveted shades in one handy palette which is amazing! As a blogger, sometimes it’s pointless getting limited edition items because after a week or so I can never really feature them again which isn’t ideal – which is why you never see me buy from any of the MAC collections or whatever.
Anyway, I loved the idea of this – I can wear it forever and when people ask me in videos, daily makeup posts or tutorials what I used on my eyes I can actually give them a proper answer.
Of course, the palette is truly mesmerising, it’s one of the best mix of shades ever! I’m trying to be a little more adventurous with my shadow choices so I love having this one to hand, obviously I still stick to the “me” shades because I know I don’t suit anything too crazy but I’m definitely going darker and more daring.
My favourite shades are the lighter shades on the left all over my lid and then either the taupe shade over the top, or the darker shade on the end in the crease. Then I’ll smoke it up with the shimmery bronze middle right – I blend this in my lower lashes and it looks amazing.
I think I would probably wear all of the shades, I’m slowly working my way through all of them. I can’t get over how much I love this palette, it’s just perfect. See, a real love affair. Pull yourself together Kate.
I find NARS shadows some of the best in terms of quality (up there with Smashbox for sure!), and the mix of shades in this makes it such a great ‘every occasion’ palette. The palette is probably smaller than most people think, but it fits nicely in my hand for application (it’s 16cm wide if you wanted measurements! I saw someone had taken it back because it was too small). I think it’s a great size, the shades are a pretty standard size for a palette and if you really fall in love with one or two you may as well buy them full size – because you can! They’re not limited edition!
Overall, I’m completely obsessed. I have been wearing this every day since I got it (rotating it here and there with my Smashbox Full Exposure palette!) and I think it’s one of the best palette releases going. I really recommend you snap it up if you can, if you were on the fence then I give it my seal of approval.
If you’re finding it a mission to get hold of this, put your email address in the John Lewis ‘Email Me When Available’ box - I had done this before I found it in HoF and I got an email the other day. It sold out again super quick but I think you could probably get it next time if you’re quick.
Have you been eyeing this up?
PS. This photo was taken a few days ago before I went darker, if you’re wondering!
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