Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Nars And God Created The Woman Set

As soon as I spotted the infamous Nars palette online at Mecca Cosmetica ($79 AUD), I clicked add to cart and made it mine. I've seen many a post raving about the beauty of this teensy palette and the fact that it comes with a mini eye primer and a shadow brush made the decision even easier for me. I have to admit that I am completely enamoured by this, despite not having tried many Nars eyeshadows before, but I did have my reservations when I saw the size in person...


I've been interested in trying out the Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base thanks to Ingrid Nilsen's love for it and so a mini tube was more exciting to me than it probably should have been! I'm yet to try it out (still using my Australis for now) and I haven't broached that strangely shaped brush yet, either. I did a bit of research and found out that they switched out the brush type since this was first launched at Sephora in 2013, and the Australian release also has the shadows in different positions in the palette which I thought was quite strange.

 I have to admit that my heart sank when I first unwrapped my Mecca parcel to see that the giant Nars box was housing a palette closer in size to a credit card...I'm used to my Lorac Pro, Naked Palettes etc so this was an eye-opener for me. For reference, it's a bit smaller than the NYX Love in Paris palettes which are in themselves quite a small size, so those looking for a palette that is easy to travel with might be elated with it's tiny physique. I can definitely see myself hitting pan on these shadows in this lifetime, but the shadow pans fit my brush perfectly so I don't really have any complaints at this point.



A neutral lovers dream, right? I have had a go at all of these shadows and can't say I'm disappointed with the quality of any of them. Despite them looking a bit 'meh' in swatches, once they hit the eye with my Royal & Langnickel brush it's all systems go and smooth sailing!

My favourite shadows from this palette are probably Kalahari, Alambra and Coconut Grove - the latter purely because I've been lusting over the single shadow for years! I went out for Thai on Saturday night with friends and I popped a bit of Night Clubbing into my crease to make my eyes more dramatic, and it was totally better and less scary a shade than I thought it would be.

To see some of the shades in action, hit up these lovely ladies - Tiffany, Alison and Anna.

The Nars And God Created the Woman set retails for $79 AUD and is available at Mecca Cosmetica. They are still in stock at the time of posting but I'm sure it will be one that sells out as it is limited edition, so hop to it! The set contains one shadow palette (6x 1g shadows) as well as an 0.09 oz Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and the #42 Wide Contour Eye Shadow Brush.

My intense love for a palette isn't a common occurrence despite my love for beauty, and that is a testament to Nars indeed! It has made me all the more excited to check out this mega Nars palette...

Emma x

19 comments:

  1. omg wanttttt. i don't need another neutral palette. make me stop.

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    1. it's so easy to get addicted to them isn't it?! I have a boatload but love them so much I don't even want to stop

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  2. I can understand why you were disappointed with the size... it's tiny (especially for the price). But the colours are so pretty.

    I have to admit, I've never checked out the Nars palettes as a lot of youtubers and bloggers have said that the quality isn't the same as the individual eye shadows.

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    1. Yeah it is so teensy, but I found the quality to be really good and they swatch quite similarly to the singles on counter? I can't say I've tried any singles I only have a few duos from Nars but I am happy with the quality of these, they blend out so nicely :)

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  3. I have this palette from when it was originally released at Sephora. I absolutely love it! So pretty and so easy to use.

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    1. That is awesome, I've liked the look of it since then and so happy to finally own it!

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  4. Beauty palette. I think my favourite is also Kalahari. A shame the price is a little steep. :(

    : http://evverythingnice.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. So many nice shades in it - I think I'll get enough use out of it to warrant the price but we'll see how I go :)

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  5. Wow, this looks beautiful! This would have been perfect for autumn/winter, I might have to add it to my wishlist for next year...

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    1. It's limited edition so if you really love it, grab it! Though I'm sure Nars will keep it going with the palette trend, I myself want to check out that big Narsissist one so I'm sure they will pump out more next year :)

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  6. I dunno where my comment went but I really LOVE this palette... been wanting it for a really long time :) I think it looks amazing :)
    xx

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    1. It's such a stunning palette, I've wanted it for so long and it is even better than I thought it would be!

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  7. Sephora recently re-released this set here and I find myself having to resist it every time I see it. I'm not even a huge fan of NARS shadows but it tempts me each time!

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    1. I was never really into Nars but now I'm a bit frightened and think I might be beginning something very dangerous here..

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  8. I saw this the other day in Mecca and it took every inch of self restraint to put it back down again LOL
    Such a stunning palette, kalahari is such an interesting but wearable shade!
    The size will be great for travels!

    Chloé⎪ à la foliee

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    1. Ahh how could you put it back down haha. It's seriously gold, I am head over heels for it and I wasn't really expecting to be!

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  9. I have been eyeing this palette off as I just love Nars products, but the size kind of puts me off a little for the price too!

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