Monday, 7 July 2014

New In: NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow



When I got the invite through to go to the NARS EYEconic Pop-Up in Space NK on Broadwick Street, I was like a giddy child. NARS has always been on my wish list but for one reason or another it hasn't ever made it into my collection. I had read a little about the new NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow's and getting to see them in person and give them all a good go with the help of a NARS makeup artist made me go week at the knees. They are all just so beautiful and giving them all a good ol' swatch made them all swiftly head on over to my wish list instantly. Can you tell I had a good time yet?

As I've said many a time before, I usually prefer a matte shadow or one with a subtle shimmer. Anything too much I used to steer totally clear from, but lately, I don't know what has happened but for me, glitter and crazy shimmer is in and I need it all. Any hint of glitter and I'm head over heels... Give me all the glitter, please!

I have 6 of the new NARS Dual Intensity shadows in my collection, all of which are stunning shades that I know I will get so much use out of. I also got my hands on their new Wet/Dry eyeshadow brush #49* that works so well with these shadows as they are specially designed to work with either a wet or dry application. Apply with a dry brush for a slightly more sheer sweep of colour, although it can still be layered to pack a bit more of a punch but for full intensity add a little water into the mix and your eyelids will be filled with a high impact and opaque colour and the best bit is that they're still super blendable!


Top: Dry    Bottom: Wet
L-R: Giove*, Dione*, Sycorax*, Callisto*, Europa*, Subra*

They're utterly stunning aren't they? I would usually wait to give a product a go before I photograph them, but this time I just couldn't. I needed to rip them open and give them a good go! My favourite looks at the minute are either Callisto across the lid on its own with it in the inner corner of the eye and under the waterline. Super glittery and super pretty! I also have tried Callisto across the lid with Giove blended into the outer corners and crease and Sycorax blended in to make the eye a little deeper, this is a super pretty smokey eye and I cannot wait to give it a go again. With these shadows there are so many options and it makes them so much more usable. Great for the day with a subtle shimmer and even better for the night for a glittery smokey eye! Perfect! 

I love these shadows and I really want to pick up some more of them! They're available to buy in Space NK at the minute but if you don't have one near you then you'll have to wait until the 1st of August to give them a go when they are available nationwide. 

love them all but Callisto is my definite favourite. What shades have you got your eye on? 

Lorna x

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44 comments:

  1. These look absolutely stunning - Dione and Callisto are my favourites from these, the colour looks so intense as well! Xx

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. They're lovely aren't they! Currently lusting after the rest of the collection too... x

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  2. Callisto and giove are so pretty especially when wet! So gorgeous!

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    1. Callisto is my current most used, I'm in love!

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  3. These are stunning! The pigment is gorgeous. My favourites are Callisto and Europra, and Dione is lovely too. Can imagine these would make the most perfect look for a night out!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Oh boy, I've been using them day to day but a night out eye would just be perfect! Planning one now JUST to give them a go...

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  4. Such brilliant pigmentation and colour choice! I love all of them! xx

    http://marybloomy.blogspot.com/

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  5. Ahh Dione looks SO gorgeous!! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. I gave it another go the other day and it was stunning, looks great with the Urban Decay Naked Palette! X

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  6. Lovely post!:)
    Keep in touch xoxo
    Antonella

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  7. These eyeshadows look amazing, I really want to get my hands on some now, especially Callisto! (:

    L x

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  8. I love all the colours so much. They're all different and so beautiful.

    Alisha || www.thealishadiaries.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. And they look just amazing together!

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  9. I'm not normally a glitter kind of girl either but these are amazing! I'm just going to have to join the bandwagon and say that I'm in love with Callisto as well. Any ideas how much they cost individually?

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    1. They're £21 each :) A little pricey, but so so worth it! x

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  10. They look great! I really want to try them.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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    1. They are insanely beautiful, you need to! x

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  11. These look amazing! They look so good wet as well, I never really use my shadows wet but I think I should try. Thanks for sharing your link with me on #bbloggers - you're blog is lovely!! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. They really are! You should definitely give it a go :) aw, thanks so much, made my day! x

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  12. All of these are amazing. My favourites are Dione and Europa - so lovely shades!

    Evelin Kivi blog

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  13. Love love love them. Europa is a beaut xx

    Who is She

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  14. Oh wow these are stunning. I just wish Nars wasn't pricey ^^
    xoMadiha

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, I wish I could afford to buy the rest! So stunning! x

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  15. Wow gorgeous shades, I want them! =)
    Great post, I really like your blog! I found it because of the #bbloggers chat!
    Please, check out my blog too!

    http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  16. I've been lusting after these, and after seeing these swatches I feel enabled to buy one! These are absolutely stunning, like I need them right now. This instant.

    Callisto is absolutely beautiful, I can't even get over how pigmented it is.

    Loving your blog so also followed on bloglovin'!

    www.goldilocksnotebook.blogspot.com

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    1. Go on, treat yourself... It'll be worth it ;) thanks love! x

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  17. I love Dione, such a gorgeous shade! I've never used any Nars shadows before but the pigment looks amazing.

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. I can't believe how gorgeous they are! They apply like a dream!

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  18. Wow those swatches are pigmented!! Great colour payoff! I like a more neutral eye colour but like a dark shade once and a while too so really like the Giove & Subra ones! :)

    Cat ♥ CACHOO JOO

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    1. Such great pigmentation, I love!

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  19. Sadly I've not been able to add any NARS products to my collection either, but I've been wanting to for a while now!
    The shades you've got here look amazing though, may need to add these to my wish list! I'd definitely be using them for a smokey eye too!

    Thanks for sending me your link in last nights chat, loving having a read so far :)
    Sarah xo

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    1. You definitely should, they are gorgeous! x

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  20. They are all such lovely colours! I love them all but the gold colour is a dream!

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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