Picking the best flavours: NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

 NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

At first touch I was skeptical. The pan felt dry, too dry.

My hopes were dashed, so I walked away empty-handed. Then I thought about the reviews, the rave ones, "...felt like a dream." "So blend-able." "From meh, to wow." These aren't actual statements, but I think you might be picking up what I'm laying down here.

So I went back, had a chat with a sweet gal from Mecca first thing last Saturday morning and dug my grubby paws into the sample pans. Side note: I have no qualms about poking and prodding the display models, especially when the sales girl was doing the same exact thing only moments before.

Then I swayed from side to side, weighing my options, wondering which ones I was willing to wait for and eventually settled on not one, not two, but five shades --  so much for that first taste just a few days before.

 NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadows from left to right: Phoebe, Europa, Dione, Callisto and Himalia

NARS Dual Intensity eyeshadows from left to right: Phoebe, Europa, Dione, Callisto and Himalia

Because it's practically Saturday night, let's get a little drunk on these. Shall we?

 NARS Says: "metallic champagne beige"

NARS Says: "metallic champagne beige"

 NARS Says: "deep shimmering amethyst"

NARS Says: "deep shimmering amethyst"

 NARS Says: "shimmering topaz"

NARS Says: "shimmering topaz"

  NARS Says: "icy pink silver"

NARS Says: "icy pink silver"

  NARS Says: "gossamer pink peach"

NARS Says: "gossamer pink peach"

 NARS Dual Intensity swatches (dry on the left and wet on the right for each shade) from left to right: Europa, Himalia, Dione, Callisto and Phoebe

NARS Dual Intensity swatches (dry on the left and wet on the right for each shade) from left to right: Europa, Himalia, Dione, Callisto and Phoebe

Despite being slightly tipsy, I can still decipher the commonality. *hiccup*

  • icy
  • shimmering
  • metallic
  • textural

Each of the twelve shades are like a layer cake or an onion in their own right, but man, they really open up -- make certain to pair them accordingly.

If you love a blingtastic eye look, then you've come to the right place. I'm still testing, layering, playing, painting and tasting -- should be ripe for a proper review come next Saturday ;)

Pricing: $45 AUS / $29 USD

Cheers to the rest of your weekend!

*raises glass*