|Top row: Europa, Himalia, Ursa Major, Subra|
Bottom row: Andromeda, Lysithea, Glove, Sycorax
|Europa, Himalia, Ursa Major, Subra|
|Andromeda, Lysithea, Glove, Sycorax|
I tried out one of NARS' Dual Intensity eyeshadows in Callisto a while ago and really liked the buttery soft texture, the pigmentation, and the insanely metallic finish. When ASOS offered 20% off the NARSissit palette, containing eight shades of Dual Intensity eyeshadow, I couldn't resist.
The palette is no disappointment - the packaging is sleek, black and shiny, very typical NARS. The colour selection within the palette is surprisingly wearable given how bold and jewel-like they look in the pan. Swatched, bright jewel tones like Glove (sapphire blue) and Subra (described as black orchid) are deeper, richer, with a glint of jewel-toned colour flash, but less intense colour off the bat.
My favourite shades are Lysithea, described as a sharkskin grey; Himalia, shimmering topaz; and Subra, black orchid. They all look stunning on their own, and just as stunning blended together. I particularly like the slightly metallic sheen to Sycorax - it makes for a smudgy liner with lots of depth, or a very dimensional outer v colour.
Overall, then, I'm very glad I bought this palette - I paid £38 for it, which is a lot, but not that much compared than a single Dual Intensity eyeshadow, which costs £21. Even at a full retail price of £45, this palette is still a more reasonably priced way to build a collection of Dual Intensity eyeshadows if you know you like them. You can find it at Selfridges, as ASOS are unsurprisingly out of stock.
Disclosure: Bought by me.
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