31 March 2013

NARS And God Created the Woman

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I have a few products from NARS but it's still a brand that's relatively new to me. I always go into my local Space NK and have a little swatch and 'ohh' and 'ahh' over all the pretty colours, but it's a brand it takes a lot for me to part with my pennies for. Why? I have no idea. I have NARS Laguna bronzer which is still one of my holy grail bronzers, and I recently treated myself to my very first NARS blush, in the beautiful shade Gilda, but it wasn't until this beautiful And God Created the Woman eyeshadow palette and kit came out that I decided enough was enough with lusting from afar with this brand, and I placed an order!


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The NARS And God Created the Woman palette seriously blew me away when I saw it creeping into reviews online. The shades looked perfectly up my street and I really like the variety of shades as well as finishes; matte, slight shimmer and very shimmery shades. I also really like that it comes with a NARS mini Smudge-proof Eyeshadow Base as well as a NARS Eye Shader Brush. I don't think the Smudge-proof Eyeshadow base is quite as good as my Urban Decay Primer Potion, but the brush is absolutely wonderful and I actually find it a perfect brush for doing anything from applying colour all over the lid, to adding a touch of a smokey look in the crease. 

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The shades in the palette are just stunning and for my first time using NARS eyeshadows, I am massively impressed. They are gorgeous! Soft, easy to blend, packed with amazing pigmentation and the colour pay-off is amazing. They are also super long lasting! The packaging doesn't come with any information on shade names so I had to find out the individual shade names from a post written by the lovely Anna who runs Vivianna Does Makeup. 

Alhambra is a pale champagne shade with a touch of shimmer, lovely for all over the lid or just in the inner corner of the eye to open your eyes up. Bellisima is a matte grey-toned taupe shade, with the most beautiful velvety soft texture, with I adore lightly all over the lid or a touch more is perfect in the crease for a light, day-time smokey eye. Kalahari is warm-toned shimmer rose gold shade, which has just that little bit more oomph than Alhambra. Galapagos is a warm golden brown shade with touches of fine, gold glitter, lovely for the outer two thirds of the lid. Coconut Grove is a deep, warm matte brown shade, which works beautifully teamed with Bellisima. And last but not least, Night Clubbing is a unique and creative shade with tones of black, onyx and fine gold glitter. Absolutely divine for creating a true smokey eye.  



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The palette itself costs £40.50, and that's including the eyeshadow base and brush. When I went to order mine, it took some searching! I had already been in to my local Space NK to find they didn't have it in and it was (and still is unfortunately) sold out on the Space NK website! I decided to check out the NARS official website and found it there, and placed my order before I changed my mind! Unfortunately, it now doesn't seem to even be on the NARS website... A Limited Edition palette that really has stayed true to it's name.

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For my first time using NARS eye-shadows, I am now the biggest fan. I have reached for this palette most days since it arrived and I am just besotted! I think this was the perfect palette to break me in and although at first I was a little shocked at the small size of the palette (smaller than the Urban Decay Baked Basics and much smaller even than my phone!) I now think it's adorably cute. I am so impressed with the formula of the shadows and would definitely branch out to more from NARS now - although I think it'd prefer to pick up more palettes when they come out, than single or duo shadows. My favourite shades as swatched below are Alhambra, Galapagos, Bellisima and Night Clubbing.

Did you manage to get your hands on the NARS And God Created the Woman palette? Do you have any favourite eyeshadow shades from NARS? Let me know! 
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  1. Love the look of this, the shades are very pretty xo

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    1. The shades are so, so pretty. I'm so glad I picked it up xo

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  2. Ohh I love Nars so much!! The eyeshadows are a dream to work with!

    Great post :)

    Siobhan xxx

    www.glitter-x-couture.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I definitely agree. I'm so impressed with them :) Thanks Siobhan, I'm glad you liked it! xo

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  3. I love this palette. I've used it pretty much every day for the past 2 weeks. My favorite color combo is Kalahari all over the lid with Coconut Grove blended in the crease and outer corner.

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    1. I will have to try that for a look one day this week! :) Thanks for suggesting! xo

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  4. I must resist the urge to buy this but I want it so bad! X

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    1. DON'T RESIST THE URGE! Once it's officially sold out everywhere, it's gone! And it is far too lovely to pass up xo

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  5. Such a beautiful palette! :)

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  6. i've been eyeing this palette for awhile. i think it's perfect for everyday. and the shadows look so pigmented! beautiful.

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    1. They really are, I'm massively impressed with them! xo

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  7. This palette looks amazing! I've never used any Nars products before!
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    1. It is a really lovely palette. Everything I've tried from NARS I've really loved :) xo

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  8. This palette just looks gorgeous - shame it's sold out! x

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    1. If you do a thorough Google search I'm sure you'll find it somewhere! :) It's utterly beautiful xo

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  9. This looks like gorgeousness in a palette & I love the name too! I'd really like to see an eotd with these shades, can we have one please? :)

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    1. I'm afraid I am awful at taking photos of myself, so don't post photos of my makeup! But there are lots of fab tutorials on YouTube using this palette for a variety of looks :) xo

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  10. I really wanted this! It looks fantastic and the colours are beautiful. Looks like there is no chance of me getting it while in Notts. Boo hoo!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.com

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    1. We'll check in Space NK - You never know! xo

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  11. Its gorgeous but I have so many palettes I neglect, and just bought 2 more Urban Decay ones last week! I have never tried anything from NARS although my friend loves their stuff!

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    1. Oohh which Urban Decay ones did you pick up? I have a ridiculous amount of palettes. But you can never have too many! xo

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  12. I don't own much from NARS at all, but what I do have I love. It is a bit on the pricey side, but it shows in the quality. This palette looks amazing, I love the colours!

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    1. It definitely shows in the quality :) xo

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  13. I haven't experienced many NARS products either, but so wanna try their blushes. This palette looks very handy for an everyday look. Thanks for the review! Would you like to follow each other?:) xx

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    1. Thanks Saira, I'm glad you enjoyed my review! I have one NARS blush and I really like it! xo

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  14. This looks like a lovely palette, Kalahari looks really pretty! So expensive for such a tiny palette though, especially because most people already have tones of neutral palettes (although this one does seem pretty unique).

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    1. I was a bit taken aback by how small it is. I was expecting it to be a touch bigger! I really like the variety of shades in it, very versatile :) xo

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  15. I've been eyeing this one off for a little while, and plan on buying it when my spending ban is done! Even if I have to have it shipped from overseas :P
    Lovely review! xx

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    1. I hope you get your hands on it :) xo

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  16. What a beautiful palette?! I've never purchased anything from NARS but I think this may be changing that!

    Lau x

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    1. Oh lovely, let me know if you do decide to branch out to NARS! :) xo

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  17. I was so close to buying this set in Space NK yesterday, I'm actually a little disappointed I didn't now :-(

    Hopefully they'll still have it next time I go into Leeds.

    Sharon x

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    1. Definitely pick it up if they still have it! It's too beautiful to pass up xo

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