Sephora and NARS only offer the brand-new, restricted-edition Nars wanted palette/NARS Desired NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59 for 0.48 oz.). Nars wanted palette will be officially released on 11/29 on NARS and 12/4 on Sephora, although Sephora will grant customers one day of early access on 11/27. It’s important to note that several more sparkly, metallic shades would be best used with fingertips, over a lightly tacky base, or with a dampened brush rather than dry as they had some fallout and did not have “one stroke” pigmentation. The Nars wanted palette features an “all-new pure pigment formula [that] delivers the richest, most intense color payoff in just one stroke.”
Eyeshadow PALLET SHADES
- Biarritz is a matte light beige with neutral undertones.
- It had a delicate, slightly granular substance that applied evenly but had the propensity to spill powder below, necessitating cautious handling.
- On me, it persisted for seven hours.
- Satisfaction has warm undertones, a gentle peach hue, and a glossy shine.
- It had a silky, smooth texture that was harder and thinner than ideal in the pan.
- On the lid, it was blendable and applied evenly. However, on me, it barely lasted for seven hours.
- Delirium is a warm, rosy light-medium copper with dazzling, metallic undertones. It worked best with a wet brush or over a tacky primer for opaque coverage and to reduce fallout because the consistency was a little loose in the pan, and the larger sparkles were more prone to sheering away from the base color.
- It held up well for seven and a half hours with some bleeding.
- The color of the Temptress is a medium-dark muted red with mainly matte undertones that are gentle and warm. It didn’t kick up a lot of powder in the pan and had decent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too thin or thick.
- On bare skin, I had no issue blending and softening the edges of the eyeshadow. On me, it persisted for eight hours before diminishing a little.
- Seven Heaven is a light brown with a matte texture and gentle, warm undertones. Take caution using and applying this one to prevent a mess in the palette or under the lids! It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that did kick up a fair bit of excess product in the pan.
- Yet, it was highly blendable and wasn’t too thin, so it didn’t get spotty or uneven when applied to bare skin. For me, this hue held up great for eight hours.
- Shadow Hill has a matte finish and a medium brown color with warm undertones.
- The eyeshadow had a silky, velvety quality that wasn’t too powdered or stiff in the pan and was richly pigmented.
- It went on smoothly and blended out quickly. That lasted for eight hours, then started to fade on me.
- Mendoza is a deep copper color with orange undertones that are warm and sparkling pink and gold specks. It had a chunkier texture, and sparkle predominated over powder, giving it a semi-opaque coverage that sheered out too quickly without a sticky primer.
- The product applied more evenly and with less fallout if I used a dampened brush, but it worked best when layered over another eyeshadow for actual opacity.
- The eyeshadow had some fallout on its own but wore beautifully for seven and a half hours.
- Wicked Game has a glossy sheen and a medium-dark copper hue with warm orange undertones. It offered decent color coverage in a single layer, and with a little more placed on top, it could be built up to full coverage.
- Smooth and dense in texture, but not overly challenging to pick up or blend out on the lid. On me, it persisted for slightly over eight hours.
- Shooting Star is a warm undertoned light copper with pink glitter and copper particles.
- It had thin coverage that couldn’t be built up and was challenging to apply dry since it was too thick and loose in the pan. It was only somewhat better when applied with a moistened, flat synthetic brush; for extra shine.
- However, it was best patted over another color (but some fallout would still occur). It lasted well for five and a half hours with significant consequences.
- La La is a rich, rosy golden color with pearly gloss and warm undertones.
- It applied evenly to bare skin, provided virtually opaque color coverage in a single application, and blended out without problems.
- For me, this hue held up great for eight hours.
- In light olive green, Fallen Star has warm undertones and a shimmering, metallic gloss. Although the eyeshadow had good pigmentation, it had a looser consistency that was prone to sheering out and fallout, even after tapping away excess, because when it was applied.
- So much came loose from the pan’s surface. A wet brush worked best because it improved the bond between the powder and the sparkling. Although there was considerable fallout, it held up nicely for seven and a half hours.
- Coconut Grove is a darkened brown color, generally matte, with neutral to cool undertones. It had excellent pigmentation, but unless layered over other hues, it was a touch dry and more challenging to smooth out on the skin (rather than on its own).
- In contrast to my single from a few years ago, I found the palette version to be more pigmented and have a softer consistency. On me, this shade remained on for eight hours.