Mirror, mirror on the wall…who’s the most beautiful NARSissist of them all?!
I think you already know Tabby’s answer. 🙂
The new limited edition NARSissist fall 2015 eye palettes have mirrors on the packaging so that you may admire yo’ fine self, or so that your kitty cat can admire his floof.
I think it’s pretty convenient and cool, even though it makes these things pick up a sh*t-ton of paw prints whenever I open them.
Both of these here, the NARS Hardwired Eye Kit ($59) and NARS Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette ($65), are new for fall.
The NARS Matte/Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette ($65)
The current magic phrase here at MBB headquarters (aka, my office) is “matte eyeshadow,” and whenever those words are spoken, you have to bust out your snake moves.
I’M TOTALLY SERIOUS.
Anyways! The Matte/Shimmer palette has eight 0.05-oz. eyeshadows — four mattes (beige Nassau, warm brown Maya Bay, taupe Ithaca and bluish black Dogon) and four shimmers (greenish gray Mandchourie, peachy tan Bonifacio, golden bronze Zagreb, and black Heraklion) — and a shimmery, pearly black 0.01-oz. mini Night Series Eyeliner in Night Clubbing.
UPDATE JULY 8, 2015: For more thoughts on the NARS Matte/Shimmer palette, check out my review.
I haven’t tried this palette on my eyes yet (sometimes I wish I were Argos, the 100-eyed giant from Greek mythology, so that I could wear more eyeshadows! NEEDZ MOAR EYES!!!), but the shadows all feel very soft in the swatches, which is a good sign.
I’ll know more after I’ve worn them in the next few days.
As for the liner, it’s tabby tum-caliber soft. The tip on this one broke as soon as I drew this swatch on my arm, although the oven-like heat in my office probably didn’t help… Did I mention that our AC is broken?
The NARS Hardwired Eye Kit ($59)
Aw, what a cutie. 🙂 The new $59 NARSISSIST Hardwired Eye Kit comes with six 0.04-oz. eyeshadows (three mattes and three shimmers), a tiny eye brush and a brown 0.01-oz. mini Larger Than Life Eyeliner.
First things first, though — the shadows that come with this kit didn’t swatch as smoothly as the shadows in the Matte/Shimmer Palette. The matte beige and the gray scooted and skipped a little, and the matte dark brown didn’t look as intense as I’d hoped. Not only that, a couple of the shimmers (the black and the green), felt a little hard, too, at least compared to the other shadows.
I’ll still try them in a look next week, so we’ll see… I’m trying to stay hopeful.
As for the liner, it’s smooth and silky, just like a Larger Than Life Eyeliner should be.
Oh — and the mini brush? It’s rounded and angled for blending in the crease. I swooshed it back and forth on my lids a few times, and the bristles feel nice and soft.
To get yourself Hardwired (cyberpunk ref), head to your favorite NARS boutique or the NARS website July 15, or to your neighborhood NARS counter August 1.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,