I was invited along to the NARS pop-up shop within the Space NK, Soho last week to check out the newest addition to the NARS eyeshadow family, the Dual Intensity eyeshadows*.
I am a huge fan of the NARS eyeshadows, they are, for the most part,super soft, really pigmented and easy to blend, they are some of my favourite eyeshadows and ‘Codura’ has been my go-to duo for the last 6 years at least. It’s been a long time since they launched a new formula of eyeshadow into the line so I was intrigued to see what these new ones were all about.
There are 12 shades, all single shadows and the key-selling point about these new eyeshadows is that they can be used wet or dry to get the intensity that you are after. Used dry, as most people probably will, they are a nice wash of metallic pigment which can be built up pretty much like their normal eyeshadows. Used wet (just dampen your synthetic brush) they give a much more intense punch of colour, similar to a cream eyeshadow. The 12 shades are all pretty wearable, as normal I veer towards the golds, browns, wines which there is a nice selection of.
The packaging is the typical NARS slightly rubberised black but the shape and compact is totally different to the normal NARS we know. It has a magnetic snap-shut mechanism and the shadow is embossed with a quite 90’s kind of print. you get a little bit less for your buck with these new eyeshadows as they hold 1.5g of product (original singles you get 2.2g) and they cost £21.