Sunday, 2 February 2014

Getting NARSissist

For those that don't know the NARSissist Palette was released in stores yesterday (to John Lewis and NARS counters excluding Space NK). The largest eyeshadow palette they've released containing 15 of their best-selling shades. It was a big deal, to say the least.
 However, I left London on the Friday and left the task of getting one to my sister. Ahhh my sister, 
what a hero.

 I spent my morning sat in a dark corner, biting my nails, shaking, awaiting a phone call to say it was mine.
 At 1.58 disaster struck...
"They told the lady at the front of the queue that they're sold out, but John Lewis has 50 left! I'M RUNNING NOW"

Imagine the emotions that ran through me. When my phone rang again I was unsure whether to answer. I let it ring thinking "What if she was unsuccessful, would I be able to handle the news?".  I had to be strong.
I answered.
"I just got the last one they had in the cupboard".
Haha, so maybe that was a bit of an extreme introduction but it's true. To me this is the biggest make-up release in a really long time and I'm not surprised everybody went crazy for it. 
If you travel as much as I do you'll also love this for its size and packaging. For 15 shades it's incredibly sleek and they waste no space. In most palettes they include a brush and I'm so glad this doesn't. I think 9/10 brushes that come with a palette are awful and even then I'll always have one I prefer. All it means is I have a bulky palette but only need 70% of it.
For £50 it's a splurge item for me but I'm really happy with it. Each pan has just less than 1g of eyeshadow so it has a worth of about £91. So not bad at all.
I've seen mixed reviews on the quality of the shadows in this palette but I have no problems with mine. The colours transfer beautifully. I'm already crazy in love with Fez and I've only owned it for a day. Other shades I've been using are Bellissima, Nepal and Coconut Grove. There's also not a single shade I don't like. I think the range of colours is absolutely perfect, you can really achieve any look. I used it last night when I went to a Strictly Come Dancing themed party and today for a casual look. 

If this is out of your price range then I wouldn't worry - I still love my Urban Decay palettes just as much and they do achieve similar looks! I just simply couldn't help myself!

If you've tried any other eyeshadow palettes you love, please share and let me know!


  1. This palette looks absolutely perfect! Going on my birthday wishlist for sure! Thanks for sharing xx

  2. Dramatic indeed! In saying that if I had the spare money I would've been lining up too! haha It looks like an absolutely gorgeous palette. Do you know if it was limited edition?
    Hope you're having a lovely day :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog

    1. Who knew make-up shopping could be so stressful?
      Yes I believe it is limited edition, the same with the new NARSissist blusher palette - also beautiful!
      Thanks for reading :)

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  4. The colors of this palette are so mesmerizing!


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  6. Hahaha I really loved the introduction! I'm so glad you got it, it looks beyond nice! I haven't tried any Nars palette yet but I might as well give it a go someday! x

  7. this palette is so lovely! Talk of the town lately and would definitely get this one too!

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  9. Looks like a lovely palette and everyone loves it, I just can't justify spending £50 for a palette...

  10. I agree with you, I haven't hard much about this in the blogger world which is strange...I thought I would have! Hummmm :/ anyway, this looks lovely nonetheless! Gorgeous shades, NARS always wins :-)

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