The NARSissist eyeshadow palette (LE) review, photos and swatches.

Narsissist eyeshadow palette

And here it is! The limited edition NARSissist eyeshadow palette.  15 gorgeous eyeshadows housed in one palette.

Pictured below is a guide to all the swatches and reviews, named for your convenience 😉

Narsissist eyeshadow palette

L & R (Left and Right) are colours that appear in existing duo eyeshadows. The others are all existing singles except Bad Behaviour which was an LE.

Narsissist eyeshadow palette row 2 swatches
( All about Eve(L), Madrague (R), Fez, Bali, Coconut grove)

*P.S- Click on the images to view full size 🙂

Row 1

All about Eve (L) – A shimmery warm beige with a slight pink tinge. This had medium colour pay off, and went on somewhat sheer.

Madrague (R) – A light brown with a slightly warm undertone, this matched my medium skin and disappears once blended in. I feel on fairer skin tones this would show up very well.

Fez – A high shimmer coppery bronze. This had excellent colour payoff. The best performer in this palette!

Bali – A neutral dark brown.  Although this was not dry to the touch and was finely milled, it applied quite patchy with less than impressive pigmentation.  This was the dud in the palette, which was a shame as it would have been a great colour for crease work in a neutral matte eye look.

Coconut grove – A deep, dark, warm matte brown. It was finely milled and pigmented, and the colour pay off was average, although I should note it was a bit disappointing compared to the Coconut grove single eyeshadow, which had incredible colour payoff and is one of my all time favourite NARS colours.

Narsissist eyeshadow palette swatches row 2
(Madrague (L), Nepal, Ashes to Ashes, Brousse (R), Mekong)

 

Row 2

Madrague (L) – A matte cream shade with a light yellow undertone. This was very soft to the touch and finely milled. The colour pay off was very good and would make a lovely highlighter for the brow bone or a good base shade.

Nepal – A warm shimmery rose. This had good colour payoff, soft and blendable. One of my favourites!

Ashes to ashes – A neutral taupe shade with a shimmer finish. This went on a bit sheer due to its harder, firm texture, but I found that the colour was easily buildable.

Brousse  (R) – A deep dusty aubergine shade which was gorgeous. I did find some difficulty picking up the colour as it was a dryer, stiffer texture. Although, this too was buildable to full opacity.

Mekong – A deep dark matte brown with bronze shimmer. This was well pigmented with very good colour payoff but was slightly on the dryer side.  A gorgeous shade nonetheless.

Narsissist eyeshadow palette swatches row 3
(Bellisima (L), Lhasa, Bad Behaviour, Dogon (R), Pandora (R))

 

Row 3

Bellisima (L) – A shimmery yellow ivory shade with gold flecks.  I found this a little powdery and applied sheer.

Lhasa – A dusty shimmery lavender shade.  One of my favourites in this palette as I owned nothing like it! This too was on the harder side, and went on sheer but was easily buildable to medium opacity. And looked gorgeous once applied!

Bad Behaviour – A LE colour released with the Guy Bourdin collection. This is a warm pewter shade. The colour payoff was good. And was pretty much opaque once applied.

Dogon (R) – A deep Navy with very fine shimmers, although upon application it looked almost matte. This felt soft to the touch but the colour payoff was not too great.

Pandora (R) – A deep matte black. This had decent colour payoff, although blends into a very sheer shade which required a lot of building to get full coverage.

 

Final thoughts

I found the colours in this palette very workable, I personally see myself reaching for this regularly if not every day.

All but three had good and buildable coverage, namely Bali, Dogon and Pandora.

And my favourites were Fez, Nepal, Lhasa, Bad behavior and Mekong.

Overall around 9 out of the 15 were very good shades (blending easily and buildable to a higher opacity with no powderiness). It’s value for money, considering In Singapore a duo retails somewhere around $45 I believe.

For those who prefer very highly pigmented eye shadow with intense colour pay off, this palette might be a bit disappointing. However for a majority of makeup users this would make a perfect travel companion or a great addition to your everyday makeup bag as it’s a nice compact size housing a total of 15 eye shadows!

Also if you are already a collector of NARS eyeshadows and own quite a number of these shades, obviously there’s no point in purchase since none of the colours are new. However if they are your favourites, this would be a great way to own the same colours (for travel purposes) as a portable version at a very economical price.

In conclusion, I see this palette selling out fast, as all NARS palettes. So if you are interested, act fast 🙂

Pre order link for Singapore – http://bit.ly/narsissist

Palette info-

Retail price SGD115

Net wt. 0.03 oz. 1g (x15)

Launch date for Singapore- 3rd Feb.

 

Special thanks to Julyen at the NARS counter at Tangs for providing me with valuable info while putting together this post for you and also a thank you to NARS for generously sending me a palette for review.

P.S- To see this palette in action, drop by my IG page, there’s a dramatic eye look that I post yesterday after my NARS makeover 🙂

 

10 thoughts

  1. Love your honesty with this review. I felt like this palette was a complete miss! Glad you made it clear some of the shades were “not so hot!” To see coconut grove with that pigmentation broke my heart! (literally! haha) But your review will def help guide people into the right direction onto purchasing this palette or not..

    on a side note you take beautiful photos and your blog work and success is truly amazing. Very proud of you 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your support Alex:-) You know you are my favourite blogger right?

      I just want to make sure all my followers are left enough info for an informed decision, and not be mislead. But overall I actually love the palette as a staple regardless of the pigmentation issues, and after I tried it out on my eyes, they do perform better than just being swatched 🙂

  2. Still on the fence Michelle! I reckon I will have to try to find a palette to see for myself. I am a fan of more pigmented shades, as I am medium/olive complected. Beautiful post as always!

    1. My swatches don’t do this palette justice! I mean seriously they are more prettier in person:-)
      Hope you manage to get your hands on this. Do you want me to pick one up for you? I’ll be in States in Feb and I might be able to find stock. Lemme know;-)

  3. I will have to buy the singles of FEZ and MEKONG because theyre just toooo beautiful. I feel like the singles, even the duos – are soooooo different in quality compared to the shades in this palette. LHASA (which is my faveee) looks so different in all the swatches Ive seen online (the one in this palette) compared to the original one. I am with you that this is definitely VALUE for MONEY and to have all these shades in one palette – win by itself! I think disappointment comes when you start comparing it to the singles and duos which have amazing pigmentation and quality. 🙂 Love your honest reviews as always and the photos are AMAZING!! Keep it up, Bubz! ROOTING FOR YA!

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