NARS Spring is rich with new shades, including the Gifting Palettes. The NARS L’Amour Toujours L’Amour has twelve eyeshadows making an ultra-wearable palette.
This is a limited edition palette with limited edition shades that are numbered, not named. I feel the majority of these shades are so similar to permanent eyeshadows, that it would be nice to see NARS use those instead. That being said, none of these colors are so outrageous that this palette should be brushed off. In fact, it is a fabulous choice for anyone looking for a new every-day combination. Naturally, I had to kick it up a notch. Because it’s a lot more me ;)
I nixed swatching these because quite frankly, I’m not thrilled with how the swatches go. NARS shadows tend to be on the “dry” side, but pigmented and apply well. The L’Amour, Toujours L’Amour shadows are almost chalky to swatch and quite sheer. But with proper tools, I don’t have trouble with them. Someone who prefers less intensity will really be a fan.
To get this look, use Pro Prime Shadow Base all over, II on inner 2/3 of mobile lid, and IV in crease. Mix VIII and XI for outer V and blend in the outer 1/3 of the crease with IV. Run X under lower lashline and tap XI at the center of lower lashline. I could have gone with shade IV, but I went with Sycorax Dual-Intensity and a wet brush along the outer outer 1/2 of the upper lids. Then a bit of V to brighten inner corners.
To finish, I grabbed the NARS Cheek Palette, also for spring, and contoured with Paloma. Then I popped Deep Throat on my cheeks. I really really really love these two! I’m also really happy with the lip combination – Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect skipping the centers, a layer of NARS Audacious Raquel all over, and Marc Jacobs Pretty Thing to the center. Mwah!
Are you a fan of limited edition! Do you prefer pigmented eyeshadows that blend out or sheer eyeshadows that build?