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Just Landed: Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

It's very rare that I get excited for an eyeshadow launch. I only own the first Naked palette and my Charlotte Tilbery palette has sat unloved for a good six months now. But when Nars release something new, I listen up. They could release a premium toilet roll and I'd be right in there at the front of the queue. So with those two conflicting factors in mind, my review of the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows could easily go one of two ways.

There are 12 shades of the new dual intensity eyeshadow, each with a smooth texture that applies like a dream both dry and wet. I find that finger application works best when dry if you like a stronger pigment, and a wet flat brush is the way forward if you want a stronger, more metallic sheen (little bird tells me they have a specific brush just for these shadows - and by little bird,  I mean it's here.

Creasing and wear time is always down to individual differences, but I've had no trouble with these so far. The only reason why I sit firmly on the fence is due to the shade range. "Dione" is my favourite with its light, cool toned gold pigment. Callisto and Surba (shown above) are also beautiful, but the shades just don't lend themselves well to olive skin tones (well, in my opinion anyway), Himalaya is the only shade I'd consider picking up out of the collection. I much prefer the warmer, more bronzed shades you can find in Urban Decay or Bobbi Brown offerings, so hopefully if these do well Nars will expand the collection a little further.

TLDR: Beautiful formula, would like more bronze-y shades. Over and out.
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47 comments

  1. Love the shades you've tested they look lovely :) i imagine it's a lovely sweep of shimmer which is nice for girls like me who don't wear too heavy eyeshadow
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. wow these look beautiful! xx

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  3. Anything Nars has my heart flutter.. loudly! Love the look of these can't wait to try!

    TheConscienceFund

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  4. These look fab - nice to see some shades that are off the brown spectrum, the purple looks like it could be really beautiful!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

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  5. They look grate ! Especially that purple one.
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  6. These do look wonderful, I'll defo be keeping my eyes open for them x

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  7. They look fab! Gorgeous. Defo going on my wish list <3

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  8. I saw these on another blog this morning and now I'm covetting big time. I love the middle shade and the emboss is so pretty

    Tilly Enn// A beauty and fashion blog

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  9. super:)) xx
    Bianka
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  10. These look gorgeous, will have to save up all my pennies for one of these though! H xx

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  11. They are looking gorgeous ! I'm loving the photos !

    Sara,
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  12. I love the look of them! x

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  13. They look absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the one you're wearing all over the lid. Will have to check them out! X

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  14. they really look gorgeous
    cant wait got my hands on them soon :)
    x
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  15. they look absolutely beautiful!

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  16. I really need this ! The shades are so beautiful and wearable through the year, even in winter xx

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  17. These are so stunning, I am in love !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  18. Gorgeous photographs! Thank you for the review, I've been wanting to try them out but definitely prefer bronze-y shades as well. Might have to snag Dione and Himalaya now!

    xx

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  19. New reader, and it's lovely. Beautiful pictures and a great review, I will definately have to try this eye shadow.

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  20. They look lovely - love the look you created!
    xElise - www.elisedopson.com

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  21. The ones you have look so pretty! Very excited to try these eyeshadows

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  22. These look gorgeous, beautiful array of shades! Lovely post.
    Katie
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  23. I'm a sucker for a good eyeshadow and these look just up my street! Think I'll be saving for these!
    vickiruann.blogspot.co.uk x

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  24. They look stunning!

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  25. These look so beautiful, I really want to try them out! x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  26. They look so pretty!
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    xx

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  27. I was so totally against shimmery eyeshadows not long ago, but I am growing increasingly intrigued by them... Your eye makeup is flawless in this picture!!!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  28. Wow, they look beautiful on your eyes! What eyeliner do you use, Suzie?

    Sophia
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  29. All of the shades I've seen are so stunning and dimensional to look at, but I completely understand what you mean about them maybe not looking great on certain skin tones. The price is also kind of scary for a single shadow, especially since they get bumped up where I live! I still adore the look of these though and can't wait to swatch them in store to see what they're like of myself.

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  30. They're beautiful colours. I also like the square packaging.

    P.S you're piercing are really cool x

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  31. The shade you're wearing looks absolutely amazing!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  32. These look amazing!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

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  33. These look and sound lovely!

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  34. These look amazing, I love the plum shade it's gorgeous!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

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  35. they're gorgeous! x
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  36. These are at the top of my wishlist! Can't wait to get my hands on them!
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  37. Love this look! you have great eyebrows btw, on point!

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  38. I love the sound of these, each shade looks so pretty! :)

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