NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Review, Swatches, and Looks

PR Sample

Um, guys…

I’ve been waiting forever.  I was hunting down rumors before it even launched.

The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette is in my hands!

NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette

With fourteen best-selling eyeshadows from NARS and one limited edition shade, every NARSissist can get excited.  I was originally concerned the palette would be rather small, but the size is larger than I expected and really quite functional.  The size, variety of finishes, range of light to dark, and full-size mirror inside make it perfect for travel.

NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette size comparisoncompared to NARS Eyeshadow Duo Kauai

The palette is divided nicely and I appreciate the way the shades are grouped.  If you ever question which shades work well together, just choose any row, column, or grouping of four to create your look.

NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Swatches Row 1Row 1:  All About Eve I / Madrague II / Fez / Bali / Coconut Grove

NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Swatches Row 2Row 2:  Madrague I / Nepal / Ashes to Ashes / Brousse II / Mekong

NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Swatches Row e3Row 3:  Bellissima I / Lhasa / Bad Behavior (LE) / Dogon II / Pandora II

One thing to note about NARS eyeshadows is that the texture varies between finishes.  The same holds true for this palette.  I wouldn’t use the term “buttery” because they are a bit drier to the touch.  They still blend smoothly, apply evenly, and I don’t experience fall-out.  If you find yourself stuck on how to work with the NARSissist eyeshadows, I recommend trying them with the NARS Eyeshader Brush #3 (or something similar).  It applies the eyeshadows better than most brushes I own.

There are so many things I want to do with the NARSissist palette, but I managed to settle on three different looks to share (all of which use Bali on my brows):

Rosy Nude

Inner 1/2 of lid:  All About Eve I
Outer 2/3 of lid:  Nepal
Outer V:  Fez
Crease:  Madrague II
Browbone:  Madrague I

NARSissist Rosy Nude

NARSissist Rosy Nude Closeup

Lined Copper

Lid and Crease:  Fez
Liner:  Pandora II (wet)
Lower lashline:  Coconut Grove
Tightline:  Black eyeliner
Waterline:  Brown eyeliner

NARSissist Lined Copper

NARSissist Lined Copper closeup

Smoky Lavender Gray

Lid:  Lhasa
Crease:  Ashes to Ashes
Lid to crease smoked out:  Dogon II
Browbone and Inner Corner:  Bellissima I
Lower lashline:  Brousse II
Tightline and waterline:  Gray eyeliner

NARSissist Lavender Gray

NARSissist Lavender Gray closeup

Of the fifteen shades, I already owned three (Bali, Coconut Grove, and Brousse Duo).  I’m most happy to have Bali in this palette because I use the single almost daily to fill my brows.  Just one more reason this is my new go-to palette for travel!  Dogon, Pandora, Bellissima, and Ashes to Ashes were on my long-term wish list, but it’s the remaining shades (like Fez, Nepal, and Bad Behavior) that currently  have my attention.  Needless to say, I adore the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette and I’m one happy little #NARSissist!


Price: $79.00

Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom

Summary: NARS’ new NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette really is for NARSissists.  I recommend it to anyone who enjoys all the formulas of NARS eyeshadows, is looking for a large selection of quality neutrals, or who wants an all-inclusive travel palette.  Bonus points for Bali and Coconut Grove being great brow shades.

Disclosure: This product was provided by PR for consideration.

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    This one sure looks like a true beauty! I love the looks you’ve done. I knew you’d be picking this up as soon as I saw it, being a NARS gal!

    • Alison M

      :D Do you have favorite NARS eyeshadows?

      • Kristen / Glambunctious

        Lhasa for sure, and lately Nepal has been getting a lot of love! :)

  • lyn

    Lovely looks! I’ve been hemming and hawing about getting this palette but I think I’ll eventually cave in. It will be released in Malaysia around April.

    • Alison M

      I will say this… if you love NARS eyeshadows and if you are interested in a majority of these colors, you should get it. Otherwise, pick the finish (shimmer, satin ,etc) you like from NARS and buy the Duos with shades you like instead.

  • Phyrra

    I love your looks with it :)

    • Alison M

      Thanks, with fifteen shades it was tough to narrow it down to only three.

  • Kiss & Make-up

    Just looking at that palette makes my heart skip a beat, it’s gorgeous. I like the looks you’ve created.

    • Alison M

      Right?! I love having a passion for makeup…this palette is my everything :)

  • Tiffany

    I love that you showed us 3 different looks (the third one is my personal favorite!). NARS definitely did a great job with the shade selection :)

    • Alison M

      I like the third one too :) Definitely an all-encompassing palette with something for everyone. It will be fun finding new color combinations all the time.

  • Deanna

    Every time I see this palette, I am so tempted to buy it, but the price is holding me back for now–and that’s probably a good thing LOL. I have so many neutral eye shadow palettes already! I’m hoping to pick up a few of the NARS eye shadow duos soon, though. I just love everything NARS! :)

    • Alison M

      What duos do you have your eye on? If the price isn’t right, I’m all for picking a single/duo from the palette that totally stands out.

      • Deanna

        The duo that I’m after right now is Habanera (I think you reviewed that one a while back). I’ve been wanting to try a mint green eye shadow for a while now, and I was toying with the idea of purchasing the Kat Von D Esperanza palette JUST for the mint green shadow, but I wasn’t sure that I’d use the other colors included in the palette very often. Then I saw your review of Habanera, and I thought that would be a great alternative since I know I’d use both shadows included in the duo. I just hate buying palettes where only one or two of the eye shadows get used, you know?

        • Alison M

          I totally get that! Habanera is a winner…the mint isn’t *too* minty. Let me know if you try it :)

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