A narcissist is someone who is excessively in love with herself. Maybe that’s not such a great thing, but it’s not bad at all to be a NARSissist! That would be someone who is truly, excessively in love with all things NARS. And, as NARS Cosmetics definies it: NARSissist (NARS∙is∙sist) (n.) – lives by her own rules, not afraid to express herself in every look, mood or attitude. Effortlessly captivating, with a bottomless makeup bag.
I am very happy to fit that definition!
For all the NARSissists out there, I have BIG NEWS1 First, the news is big because it is about the launch of two new amazing palettes from NARS Cosmetics. And secondly, it’s big news because the palettes are actually, big!
Let’s start with the one I sampled, the I-died-and-went-to-eye-shadow-heaven, NARSissist Eye Palette ($79.00), named for and inspired by the brand’s devoted fans and cult followers. This inaugural palette will set the stage
for future NARSissist products to come (my heart is already beating a bit faster–can I stand to wait for the next one when I’ve just seen how amazing this one is?)!
This limited-edition palette features 15 of the NARSissist community’s most beloved and inspiring shades in one compact. You might just be tempted to stop and stare at them all lined up from light to dark, and just enjoy the view. Then, you will want to drip your makeup brushes into the products, and see how you can create the looks you long for. The colors really are gorgeous, ranging from three pale shades and through the tones from medium to deep. Some are matte, some shimmery, just a few are shimmery bordering on glittery. You can wear just one, or layer them but they’ll all work together. The photo shows the colors a bit lighter than I see them in the actual palette, but you can get a better idea of what you’ll be getting – I personally think the actuals are a bit more sudued and deeper. This palette is like a little black dress and pearls, you just can’t get it wrong when you’re playing with the colors. If you are truly a fan of NARS shadows, you’ll recognize some of your favorites, all packed in a matte, black, rubberized palette with interior mirror, ready to oogle, play, apply and dazzle. Shades include: All About Eve, Madrague, Fez, Bali, Coconut Grove, Madrague ll, Nepal, Ashes to Ashes, Brousse, Mekong, Bellissima, Lhasa, Bad Behavior, Dogon, and Pandora. Of course, since they’re from NARS, they blend like a dream, stay put, and true to color. NARS doesn’t fool around!
It doesn’t matter how many eye shadow palettes you already own, this one is a must-have for eye shadow lovers. It’s like purchashing another unique fragrance — when you see it, you know you have to own it even if you don’t have a practical reason. Bring your lunch, lose the lattes, can the cabs and save your money if you have to — just buy the palette before it is sold out!
Available January 15, 2014 on narscosmetics.com and exclusively for NARSissist followers; February 1, 2014 at NARS Boutiques and Dept. /Specialty stores
Maybe you’re a blush fan. In that case, give yourself the gift you’ve been longing for, the new NARSissist Cheek Palette ($49.00): This set that is exclusive to Sephora, features three must-have shades for Spring and a newly designed mini blush brush for easy application on the go. Shades included are Devotee (limited edition, highlighting shade), Orgasm and Laguna. A girl just can’t get enough Orgasm, can she? And the other two colors are universally flattering, too. This set looks to me like one to fall in love with, don’t you agree?!
Available exclusively at Sephora and www.sephora.com beginning February 1st.