I was looking into upcoming fall collections, and my eyes happened to hop on the NARS Limited Edition Fall 2013 Collection Eyeshadow Palettes. There are two eyeshadow palettes in the collection, Fairy's Kiss and Ride Up to the Moon. Both palettes are gorgeous, but seeing as I have way too many neutral brown palettes, I figured why not venture into the land of purples and plums for the fall season.
The packaging is typical of NARS (or from what I've seen), with the sleek black housing and a big, bold NARS right on top. The shade information can be found on the back of the box along with all of the ingredients used in each shade. I do have to say that the packaging is similar to ELF's but NARS' is more weighty and more sturdy. The finish does attract all the grub and grime, though, so I'll have to be very careful.
There are six (6) shades in the NARS Fairy's Kiss palette including:
Manosque - Shimmery soft pink, which is also a limited edition shade.
Kalahari II - Shimmery light brown
Brousse II - A mix of a deep purple and black with flecks of fuchsia shimmer
Tokyo II - Light, shimmery lavender
Brumes I - Matte charcoal gray
Pandora II - Matte black
I have to admit that my favorite shade in the Fairy's Kiss palette is Brousse II. It's the most gorgeous violet/black mix I've ever seen! My swatch does not do it justice!
The other shades are pretty standard in my opinion, but I do love having these shades packed together in one palette. I can do a bunch of looks from these shades alone.
These eyeshadows are extremely soft, and I almost broke through Manosque when first swatching. I didn't know I had to be so careful, lol. I like the softness, and it makes blending a dream.
Pigmentation is great on all shades except for the two matte shades, Brumes I and Pandora II. This could be due to their matte finish, but I think they still make great crease and outer v colors.
Overall, I'm happy with this palette, but I do think NARS products have to be regulated as "super special treats" due to their price range. I picked up this palette at the Nordstrom website for $45.00, and that price is standard in US stores. I do love that they provide free shipping and free returns on all products.
Have you picked up this palette? Are you planning on it? What do you think of NARS shadows?
PS: If you want a chance to win this palette, stay tuned. I have something planned ;). That's all for now!
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