Monday, 4 November 2013

NARS At First Sight Palette (review, swatches,makeup look)

I have been lusting after a NARS palette for ages, so it was the first item I placed in my asos basket, after I won a gift voucher on Sarah's blog. I was sooooo excited! The limited edition 'At First Sight' Eye & Cheek Palette by NARS includes four eyeshadows, a blush and a bronzer and it would be a perfect way to start your adventure with NARS products. I own a couple of things from NARS and I really like them, so it was a matter of time before I got one of their lovely palettes. 

First of all, I am really surprised with the price. It costs £32.00 on asos and... £45 everywhere else. Whaaat? If it's a mistake, I would hurry up and order it right now, before anyone realizes it :) Bargain!!! I adore the signature NARS packaging, with a slightly rubbery feel to it and a super sleek design. It can get a little dirty, but I don't mind that because it is easy to wipe. I love the way the palette feels and looks. 

For £32 (or £45.00) you get four eye shadows, a Deep Throat Blush and a Laguna Bronzer - all a decent size. The eye colours include All About Eve (light beige with a slight shimmer), Nouveau Monde (lilac with a metallic finish and silver shimmer), Bellissima (matte brown with grey undertones) and Cordura (dark brown with golden shimmer).

 The Deep Throat Blush is a gorgeous peachy shade with pink undertones - much more flattering than Orgasm and with less shimmer. Laguna is a light brown colour with minimal golden shimmer (very hard to notice unless you use flash) and it has no orange undertones whatsoever, which means that it will suit most pale and medium skin tones. It looks very subtle on me and I love it!

I am not completely happy with the quality of the eye shadows and I had to use my finger or a sponge applicator to get decent pigmentation, but once applied and blended, they look lovely and last on my eyelids all day. I think I expect too much from eye shadows, because I normally use Urban Decay or MAC. I am very pleased with the blush and bronzer though and I love the way they look on my skin tone. They also last for 7h+ on my face, so I only have to touch up once, if I want my makeup to look perfect all day long. 

Overall, I am in love with this palette and after accepting the fact that no eye shadows compare to Urban Decay, I would recommend NARS 'At First Sight' anyway, especially if you buy it from asos for £32.00. It is very versatile and let's you create subtle looks, a dark smokey eye and a perfect bronzed/glowing complexion.

L-R: Deep Throat Blush, All About Eve and Nouveau Monde (top row), Bellissima and Cordura (bottom row), Laguna Bronzer
Eyeshadow Swatches in dayligh (left) and with flash (right): All About Eve, Nouveau Monde, Bellissima, Cordura 
Deep Throat Blush, Laguna Bronzer (left- in daylight, right-with flash)
EYES: All About Eve in the inner corners and under the brow bone, Nouveau Monde allover the lid,  Bellissima in the crease and Cordura along the bottom lash line.  FACE: Deep Throat Blush, Laguna Bronzer
All About Eve in the inner corners and under the brow bone, Nouveau Monde allover the lid,  Bellissima in the crease and Cordura along the bottom lash line



  1. These colours look so soft and pretty on you... think this just might be my sister's birthday present sorted (if I can bear to part with it haha), thank you!

    Nic xx

  2. Can't wait to get my mitts on this on my birthday on Wednesday, I've wanted to try Laguna for ages :) xx

  3. This is just too beautiful, I seriously need to get some Nars in my life! xxx

  4. This is gorgeous, your images are also fabulous!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

  5. I love Nars cheek products, but I've never tried their eyeshadows. It's a shame to hear they're a little disappointing, but overall this looks like a great palette x

  6. this palette looks so pretty!! I love those eyeshadows!

  7. That just looks so pretty!
    ♥ annemie

  8. This Nars Palette is so cute the colors look awesome as well, thanks for sharing :)

    Beautiful Look :)

    Leslie xoxo

  9. I may have to take a look on asos! Can't believe how much cheaper it is on there. Looks lovely on you too :)
    Love From Sammie xx

  10. Wow I just LOVE Nars. Your look is so gorgeous. ♥

    Shang J. | The Feminine Crusade

  11. I bought this the other day, I got it as soon as I saw it £8 cheaper than anywhere else too! God knows why?! xx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

  12. I love it how it includes a blush and bronzer + your eyeshadow looks amazing xxx
    Life of Verity

  13. I wonder why it was cheaper on ASOS - how cool! :) I agree that NARS eyeshadows can apply a little sheer and some of them aren't as vibrant and intensely pigmented like Urban Decay. The colours are beautiful though and their cheek products are cult favs for a reason!

  14. This palette is gorgeous and looks great for being on the go! Everything you need for day to day!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Love your blog sweeties, great post. I've been meaning to try Nars as a brand for a while now. This sounds great. Might have to see where they sell it near me. Happy New Year xx
    Heroine In Heels


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