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.