NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette

When NARS released their Dual Intensity Eyeshadow singles last year it created a huge buzz in the beauty world. The range, made up of 12 shades, can be applied both wet and dry allowing you decide wether you want a sheer wash of colour or an opaque, intense, reflective finish.

The shadows are particularly beautiful when wet, they are easy to work with, last all day and I loved that you can mix between the wet and dry formula. That said, I didn’t fall in love with them as I found there wasn’t the perfect colour for me and that using them dry didn’t give the colour pay off I like. These really shine when they are wet and I think are worth looking into if that’s something you want however I just felt I never had the time to apply them wet.

This year they have released a palette featuring eight of the shade making each shadow only £5.63 compared to the original £21 for a single and perfect for anyone that wanted to buy a few colours but found them a little pricey. 

If you are looking for a palette to use dry than I would probably skip this altogether but they are truly beautiful if you know you can make the effort of wetting the shadows. You do get the rewards from doing so, as you get beautiful depth in the colours. However I look for a palette I can apply easily and on the go but the need for water makes this difficult. With that in mind I do prefer the palette to the singles as I think it is easier to store, travel with and better value for money. 

NARS are also releasing Dual Intensity Blushers which although I haven’t tried I think sound very interesting.

Nars Narsissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette is £45 and available now from , and . You can usually get a discount at Asos to save a few pounds, so be sure to check first, this website usually has a ton of discounts you can use.


  1. 5th March 2015 / 7:55 pm

    I think I might just give in and buy this palette now. I've been putting off from buying it for months now but I think I need it in my life! x


  2. 5th March 2015 / 7:59 pm

    The palette has only just released in Australia and I'm so tempted to buy it. I especially love that effect they give when wet… As you said if you're not going to use them like that why bother?

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  3. 5th March 2015 / 8:08 pm

    this looks so stunning! X

  4. 5th March 2015 / 9:05 pm

    I've seen loads of posts on this palette recently! Such a shame that they're only really worth it if you use it wet, I hate the way it makes the palette look after, I prefer the shadows looking pristine!
    cottonandcandie xx

  5. 5th March 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I love the sound of these eyeshadows but, like you I think, I can't seem to find a shade or shades that I like enough to warrant a purchase of such an expense! Introducing the palettes definitely been a good move to make them more affordable but still don't think it'll ever be something I own – really intrigued by the blushers though, blush is my weakness haha! x

  6. 5th March 2015 / 10:01 pm

    It going to take all my might not to buy this palette! – Maybe a pay day treat! 🙂
    I love swatching these whenever I am near a NARS counter, the pigmentation is amazing!
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  7. 5th March 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I only ever really apply eyeshadow wet when I'm playing around with makeup. I don't have the time in the mornings and always get scared I'll ruin my look before a night out! Saying that these colours look gorgeous xx

  8. 5th March 2015 / 11:09 pm

    What beautiful shades in this palette! Kinda pricey but if Asos stocks it you can use student discount 🙂 xo

  9. 6th March 2015 / 1:14 am

    These shadows are incredible, and while I love the palette I feel there are too many shades I wouldn't touch and for that reason I can't justify it. It is so, so stunning, though.

  10. 8th March 2015 / 1:40 pm

    Wow, this palette has some unique colors in it!! I have never tried wetting my eyeshadows but maybe this would be the palette to try it out. Who am I kidding? I'll probably get this. Eyeshadow palette hoarder over here lol.

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