Holy. Cow. Just went you thought the vast neutral eyeshadow palette range the cosmetics industry offers us up could not be improved upon, NARS drop this. The 15-pan strong NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette. Can you hold for two minutes while I just stare? Compacting 15 of NARS’ best-selling, most-loved, much-coveted neutrals (all from their permanent line aside from one that was previously limited edition) – I’m not sure eyeshadow palettes get much better than this. Housed in their classic buttery packaging, with a length-long mirror, it’s tinier in person compared to pictures I’d seen online, but you still get a good deal of shadow in there. Colour-wise you get a bit of everything from mattes to shimmers to glitters and it’s a suits all selection with the colours ranging from warm coppers and bronzes to cool greys and purples. It’s an all-round winner, bringing together the highlights of the range in their kick-ass, drop-out free, creamy formula. The best bit? At £50, it’s just under the price of three NARS Single Eyeshadows. Not bad, not bad.

Standout colours so far (judging from rushed ‘back of hand’ swatches conducted on the tube back home from picking this up this morning – I set my alarm early) include: Ashes to Ashes, a shimmery lilac taupe, Bali, a mid-tone matte brown, Nepal, a shimmery All That Glitters-type shade and Mekong, a gold flecked deep brown. The only drawback is the smallness of the actual shadow pans; they’re finger-friendly, not so blending brush friendly – but it’s still workable.

For now I’ll let this ‘hello I’m here’ post linger, but when it rolls out into your baskets and on to your dressing tables I’ll revisit with the results of a long and lengthy palette playtime with a more considered musing and colour combination menus as not to be too premature. Plus I may have picked up two – did someone say giveaway? It’s up for grabs at John Lewis here and rolls out onto NARS counters (not Space NK – darn) today. I predict a sell-out.

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  • http://whataboutfeelingbeautiful.blogspot.com/ Paulina

    Mhmm, givaway would be perfect! :D I’m just starting with my makeup collection and this would be a perfect part of it. Never got anything from NARS (here it’s pretty expensive), so I’d love to try! :) And I see there are some colours I need. Can’t wait for you to post some pictures on how they look on :D

  • Bella

    I own all these shadows in either single or duo form, so to be able to go away with a huge chunk of my eyeshadow library in my bag is going to be BLISS!!! I ordered from the US.

  • Jessica Rose

    Good selection of shades…thats going on my wish list!


  • PeonyandPeach

    This is the best eyeshadow palette ever! I can’t wait to get my hands on it!!


  • Sally Ivens

    I’m so glad I grabbed this from the John Lewis website this morning before it sold out! It looks gorgeous, can’t wait to get my hands on it!

  • vhema

    Lovely palette. Do a tutorial wid it.



  • Zazie Bibi

    Such a stunning palette! x

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  • http://tinyalis.blogspot.com/ Tiny Alis

    This is a gorgeous palette *heart eye emoji*

    Tiny Alis

  • Amy Rose

    It. Is. Beautiful.
    Who knew there could be such a nice palette? Divine <3

  • Sybil Mae

    I just had to order this from Nordstrom and have it shipped to me from the US because I couldn’t get my hands on it anywhere here in the UK (unless I wanted to drive two hours to my nearest NARS counter…)!

    Excited for it to arrive! :)


  • http://modest-mix.blogspot.com/ Lys

    That palette is stunning! It’s definitely on my wishlist.

  • http://cloudesme.blogspot.co.uk/ Cloud Esmé

    I can’t wait to try something from NARS! This palette looks lovely but it will be sold out so quickly:(


  • Mika Avila

    Giveaway? Yes please! But I have a question. What do you think about the comments about the shadows not being as good as their single/duo counterparts? Is it still worth it do you think?

  • expatmuaddict

    Thanks to your tweet this morning Anna I managed to snag two-one for me and one for my bestie xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  • dannii ofe

    Looove this palette, i couldn’t help but order it as early as possible when it was released on the nars site, and i already have two posts up about it ha! Cant. Stop. Staring.


  • http://pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com/ kirsty thompson

    Sooo excited for mine to come now! Have you pre-ordered the face palette? I have, oops haha x


  • Stefanie Meier

    This palette is too perfect, agh I want it


  • http://whatlouiseisloving.blogspot.co.uk/ Louise

    It is such a beautiful palate. I am actually drooling! I imagine it will only be a matter of time until I fold and buy it! X

    P.S Love the moving photo to show it off!


  • Chloe Ridout

    I literally just got it! So excited!

  • Laure

    Cool! Can’t wait to see which eye looks you’ll make with this.

  • http://www.winterandmint.com/ ∞ Marion ∞

    I went to John Lewis today, and while they had the palette in stock (thankfully!), they told me the launch date had been pushed back later (mid-February, I think). The Cheek Palette is only available for pre-order on the SpaceNK website as well, and they say it’ll be send out from the 17th Feb…

  • Holly Cooke

    This palette is just beyond stunning! x


  • Beth

    I ordered mine online and they cancelled my order. So disappointing :(


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  • http://www.wardrobeblock.com/ Emily

    …. So. Pretty :O

  • Sharlotte

    £50 is pretty pricey…i’m sure it’s worth it though! x


  • http://llewsoba.wordpress.com/ Llewsoba

    Ohhh…. Fighting the urge to run and get this!! I like that its full of standard line colors. I hate when I use up one or two colors in a palette and can’t replace them!

  • Elina Chin

    Just got back from getting mine at John Lewis too, so excited!!

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  • http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/ Emily Allen

    Its expensive but definitely good value for what you get, I want this palette so much now damn you Anna ;) x


  • Mahsa K

    This palette is so BEAUTIFUL! the colours are stunning, i’m lusting after this so bad
    Mahsa xx

  • Belu

    It looks so good I’m extremely tempted to buy it

  • Ciara Pollock

    wow that palette is beautiful!

    http://ciarapocket.blogspot.ie x

  • Becky Alyssa

    It’s gorgeous! Sadly I can’t justify the price at the moment, but hoping I can still get hold of it at a later date.


  • Emily Knott

    I want this so badly!


  • Sarah

    I love your blog but the amount of advertising going on in the background is taking the piss, there’s a full page movie ad in the background – don’t know why this is necessary on a beauty blog – plus an autoplay video at at the top, it’s making the pages really sluggish to load and distracting to read. Sort it out!

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      When you create a bloglovin account, none of the background or autoplay ads will show up :)

  • Kirsten

    This palette is currently sitting in my boyfriend’s wardrobe waiting for my birthday in September… I’d say he’s a keeper

  • http://sailorstories.blogspot.co.uk/ Hayley M

    This pallet in one word… B.E.A.Utiful!

    Hayley xo | http://sailor-stories.blogspot.co.uk

  • Cassie

    This is so so pretty. I might have to treat myself…


  • Zoe Mills

    So pretty… So tempting :P


  • http://brightondream.blogspot.com/ Justine J

    I love it! So amazing! Mekong looks awesome xx

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  • Chloe Carter

    So pretty! Really want this palette now.

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  • Natalie mearns

    Ahh should not have seen this just been paid! *runs to john lewis*


  • Nina Zane

    This looks so pretty :) xx
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  • http://www.lavandlight.com/ Kristan @ Lavender&Light

    Just when I decided to take a beauty break, this shows up! Thanks for the review! :)

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  • Lorraine

    giveaway? wow! this is so drool worthy- best palette Nars has done in recent memory. a Powerhouse beauty player!

  • Georgina HattonWoods

    Oh my gaaaahdddd. That looks amazing. I didn’t think you could improve a neutral pallette but of course Nars can!

    Brunette in Louboutins

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  • Kristi C.

    I love the look of this palette! Several of my favorite NARS shadows are included. Definitely one of the best neutral palettes to date, IMO.

  • Oresiri teru

    That palette is exactly what I need !!


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  • http://lavaly.blogspot.co.uk/ Jess

    It has ALL the perfect shades!

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  • Kyra Faulkner

    Oh I’m so excited to see such a positive review on this palette! From the pictures I couldn’t be too sure about the quality of the shadows, and too be honest they didn’t look too hot. NARS shadows must just have a more textured look than say UD. Keep the awesome posts coming // love them


  • joysteib

    Beautiful Nars Palette….thanks for sharing with us!

  • Prettysnoopy

    I went and got mine today!!! Can’t wait to see your follow up posts on it! It’s so beautiful, but sadly its £55 at Selfrdiges, and I’m no where near a John Lewis! I wish Space NK would have got it! xx

  • http://wearyourvitamins.com/ wearyourvitamins

    Lovely. I need that collection of colors. However, I’m in Inglot lover. And by that I mean passionately unseeing to everything else. So I’ll have to build my collection one by one.

  • Hattie S

    wow this is beautiful! I need to try some NARS eyeshadows they sounds like such good quality xx


  • Ellie Smith

    oh wow, this really is beautiful! I will have to try and get my hands on one of these:) Thanks for the post Anna



  • http://lebeautydiaries.tumblr.com/ Stephanie

    Love the shades!

  • http://whatayank.blogspot.com/ Emily B

    I want it. I freaking love NARS, but the question remains; do I have enough money and do I really need it? probably not…

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.com/ Kassandra Fairhall

    so much controversy surrounding this palette, and I have to say it’s def on my wishlist.

  • cassandramyee

    Why do they do this to us?! Far too tempting…


  • http://lauraneuzeth.com/ Laura Neuzeth

    Oh god, that palette looks gorgeous! I love how many shadows are in this palette.


  • http://loveaugustblog.blogspot.com/ Stephanie @ Love, August

    This is so beautiful and I’ve been lusting after it ever since I first saw it! I’m surprised to hear that it’s actually that small though – definitely not my favorite aspect, but it’s too beautiful for me to care about that.

    Stephanie | Love, August

  • http://www.balmainbeauty.com/ Karen

    Thanks, I’m keeping an eye out for it to arrive in New Zealand.

  • primpeony

    How does this compare to the Smashbox one you like?

  • Hope

    Oh Nars…how I want this pallette….only £50 to go! H x


  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki Paderna

    I can’t wait until I get to play around with mine. :)

  • Linda

    It looks sooo pretty, the colors look so gorgeous! Want it, even though we don’t unfortunately have NARS in Finland :(



  • http://edinburghetiquette.co.uk/ Edinburgh Etiquette

    Oh, I’ve just got my hands on the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette and now I really want this in my life too – it’s gorgeous!

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    This looks nice but I’ve heard it’s not too pigmented, if it’s not it’s not worth £50 worth of my pennies!

    Kate xo / http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • Ayesha Siddique

    It’s not been 24 hours and has already sold out in John Lewis. I’m literally *heart broken*. I didn’t wait to buy the Naked 3, because I was dyyyying for this. Wish me luck on my hunt for this palette. (I usually have no luck in these types of situations).

  • Hannah

    This is so beautiful! waiting for it to come back in stock so I can snap It up!!!


  • Beautyandtheb

    This is such a stunning, complete palette. Am so tempted but not sure I can justify the £50 price tag! :(


    B xx

  • Imi

    This is an amazing palette! I feel it will be impossible to get in Australia! :(

  • http://www.dreaminlace.com/ DreamInLace

    Trying to reason with myself that I absolutely do not need another eyeshadow palette…but this is lovely. So lovely. Love your GIF of it <3


  • Stephanie

    Its so beautiful!



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  • Kelsey Dina

    Wow… another palette to add to my growing list of possibilities. How on earth do I pick?? I love this.

    Kelsey Dina <3

  • Zoe Anderson

    Just purchased this palette and love it! Loads of colours to experiment with :) xx


  • Tierney

    Would love to have this pallet as addition to my make up bag. The neutral colours are lovely look for day time/work. x

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful Palette. If I had to pick a favourite shade I think it would have to be Nepal.

  • Lorna Murray

    Love this! My favourite is ashes to ashes! X

  • Deepti

    Love this whole concept! What a great way to get into Nars eyeshadows. I love Lhasa!

  • rachel

    It looks so amazing on you , my favorite is ashes to ashes ! Just lovely x

  • FashionQueenOff

    looks beautiful!!! I want!!