25 April 2014

The NARSissist Palette

NARSissist Palette NARSissist Palette Eye Shadows NARSissist Palette Eyeshadow

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.

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  1. Definitely a stunning palette! Love your blog Amy, I'm always excited for a new post. :) xx

    Kyra | www.kyrasbeautybag.blogspot.com

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  2. This is a very perfect palette. Absolutely amazing!

    http://lapetitetasse.blogspot.it/

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    1. It is a beauty, there are so many wearable shades xx

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  3. This palette has the perfect shades!
    Just followed your blog it's great (:

    <3, Song
    songsberry.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much! It is a fantastic palette xx

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  4. This palette is absolutely gorgeous...

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  5. these look divine!
    xx
    http://www.redalicerao.com/

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    1. It's a truly lovely product Maliha xx

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  6. Oh man I won't even begin to describe how jealous I am haha I've been after this for what feels like forever whenever it's back in stock I'm just not quick enough, the shades look stunning though I'm a fan of the NARS eyeshadows :) X

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh don't be jealous at all, it's just eye shadow :) plus, all of these shades are available as individuals if certain ones tickle your fancy Rinica xx

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    1. It is pretty perfect but it's not needed at all, it was a rather cheeky purchase in all honesty xx

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  8. Oh wow I think I NEED this palette in my life! Amazing! xx
    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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  9. Such a pretty palette! I'd definitely be reluctant to pay £50.00 though too. It's so good that you had a voucher :) xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

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    1. Oh most definitely, if I didn't have that voucher I wouldn't own this palette, it is as simple as that. £50 is ridiculous! xx

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  10. Ahh the palette looks gorgeous! Definitely a beauty blogger dream! haha! :D
    xoxo,

    BerryBloomXO.blogspot.co.uk 

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  11. I can see why this has become so hyped about! I doubt I could justify spending that on a palette though!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. No I agree Belle, it is daylight robbery! xx

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  12. I absolutely adore this palette! Good suggestions though for people who may not want/use all of the colors - for some reason that hadn't really occurred to me as something to suggest!
    peacockbeauty.net

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    1. It's a good idea because surely not all of these shades will appeal to everyone for example Bad Behaviour is one I have yet to use xx

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  13. So many fantastic colours - you'll never need anything else!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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    1. It's such a good palette isn't it, a wide range of neutrals xx

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  14. These shades are all so gorgeous! Looks like a great all year round makeup palette :)

    Steph xo | Influence Blog

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    1. I agree Stephanie, it is certainly really nice to use xx

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  15. It is such a beautiful palette - there's no denying that. I have the Fairy's Kiss Palette and At first Sight Palette and have quite a few similar shades so I've not given into temptation but what a perfect palette for travel! xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. Fairy's Kiss is beautiful isn't it, I adore mine too! xx

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  16. so pretty!!!! your blog always tempts me with make up gems

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  17. i've heard such mixed reviews about this palette but the colors like gorgeous! xx RenaKiss and Make Up

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    1. The colours are gorgeous Rena they really are, all of them are also available as individuals :) xx

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  18. I love this palette , got it a while ago and wrote my first impressions at www.lippylikes.com. Don't know how I missed your blog until now but now I have discovered it I searched back and have read literally for about an hour. Lovely blog, fab content, great reviews. I have followed obviously.

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    1. Thank you so very very much, that means so much to me :) xx

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  19. I've seen so many reviews for this beautiful palette, but like you I just couldn't bring myself to pay the £50 price tag :( I'll just keep dreaming haha. Lucky that ASOS stocked it and you could use your voucher though! Brilliant review, and photographs - you've just made me want it even more!

    Laura x
    http://www.laurasallmadeup.com/

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    1. I was so incredibly lucky with that, there is no way I would have thought ASOS would have it xx

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  20. Looks gorgeous, you were lucky to have that ASOS voucher handy!
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

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  21. Eeeek, I feel a NARS splurge is needed! xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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    1. Oh gosh, let me know if you get it :) xx

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  22. beautiful!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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  23. Ahh this palette looks amazing, need it in my life! xo

    http://rachelnicole.co.uk/

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    1. It is certainly pretty special Rachel xx

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  24. Such a gorgeous palette! I wish ASOS shipped NARS to Australia. This palette was available locally for a very limited window - and it retailed for an eye-popping $115. I wasn't going to spend that much on it (then again, the duos are $55 each here too - weeping). I have the And God Created the Woman palette which I bent over backwards to acquire last year, and I'm really pleased with it, but those are the only NARS eyeshadows I've tried. There are some shades that really entice me in this palette but I may just look into acquiring the singles/duos individually sometime in the future :)

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    1. Oh my word that is so incredibly expensive!! I think the single ones are worth exploring but considering how expensive even those are it makes you wonder if this would be cheaper; I guess it depends on how many you wanted really. xx

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  25. It really is a beautiful palette, I just don't see myself being able to justify it at the moment :(

    Jess xo

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    1. I didn't either Jess, I dropped on completely with the ASOS voucher xx

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  26. I so need to try this! thanks for sending me link via bbloggers chat.
    Adela x

    Misspinkstyle.net

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    1. Oh you're welcome, thank you for visiting! Xx

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  27. It definitely is a special palette, but I just couldn't justify buying it for myself. It's so amazing that you purchased it with your ASOS order though! It is really beautiful, might have to be a birthday/Christmas treat!
    Daniela | danielascribbles xo

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    1. That is what I was going to do Daniela, ask for it for Christmas or my birthday xx

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  28. I love NARS! there are so many beautiful colours right here xx

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    1. There really are, I adore using Bali and Brousse #2 xx

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  29. Wow, this looks so gorgeous! I'm still a NARS virgin!! x
    Sweet Dreams

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    1. If you get anything get a blusher, they are super good! xx

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  30. This seems like a really cute palette. :) I prefer warm tones on my eyes since those have looked better with my cold pink lipstick, so I think the left side of the palette appeals to me more :) And thumbs up for being cruelty free brand x

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. I agree, it's great to see such a huge brand being cruelty free! :) xx

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  31. This is so gorgeous, such a lovely palette! I bet you were so pleased and happy when it arrived I couldn't think of a more perfect way to spend your voucher xxx

    Danielle || Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

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    1. Thank you Danielle, I was so happy with it let me tell you! :) xx

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