NARS Narsissist Palette - £55.00
By now I'm pretty sure every blogger and their dog have heard of the new Narsissist palette that's capturing the hearts of beauty lovers around the globe. It's easy to see why, with 15 neutral and very wearable eyeshadows in the high quality I've come to love from NARS.
All but one of the shades in this palette are permanent, so if you're an avid NARS collector you may want to check your stash to see what you already have before splurging on this. The Narsissist palette consists of the following:-
All About Eve I, a flesh toned neutral with a frosty finish. A really nice lid shade, but probably too pigmented for me to use as a highlight.
Madrague II, a matte medium brown with warm undertones. Not the most pigmented but makes a good transitional shade.
Fez, a warm copper with amazing colour payoff. One of my favourites in the palette.
Bali, a dark, matte brown with cool undertones. This shade didn't swatch very well at all, but is a lot more pigmented on the lids over a primer.
Coconut Grove, a deep brown that is said to contain golden glitter. To me this is actually a matte shade, but I'll have to try it wet and see if the glitter shows up.
Madrague I, a matte yellow-beige. Really good pigmentation and great for blending away harsher shadows.
Nepal, a soft rose gold with a frosted finish. Very soft and applies smoothly.
Ashes to Ashes, a violet based brown with a frosted finish and warm undertones. Subtle and pretty.
Brousse II, a shimmery black-violet. Nicely pigmented much like the other metallic based shadows.
Mekong, an espresso infused with gold. The shimmer in this was far more visible than Coconut Grove, but has a more distinct warm undertone.
Belissima I, a shimmery ivory with glitter particles. Like Bali, looks better on the lids than it does swatched.
Lhasa, a lavender grey with a metallic finish. Colour payoff isn't as great as the permanent single but the shade in the palette is nice nonetheless.
Bad Behaviour, a deep pewter with a hint of lavender. Very smooth and easy to work with.
Dogon II, a charcoal black with green undertones. Like Coconut Grove, I suspect this would be a more intense shade if used wet.
Pandora II, a matte black. This sheers out very quickly when used and there are probably similar shades from other brands that work better.
Swatches - Left to Right, Top to Bottom
To summarise, I love this palette. As a neutral shadow fan it will see a lot of use from me and will be great for travelling. If you have a load of neutrals in your collection, you probably don't need to buy this. But you'll probably want to!