Think Beautifully Everyday Rotating Header Image

Summer in Paris!

I’ll admit it.  I am a sucker for the pretties.  I can’t resist a gorgeous color palette!  So, when fellow blogger Laura from My Newest Addiction showed of her NARS haul, I decided I needed to get my hands on the limited edition, once vanished from cyberspace, Pleasures of Paris eye palette.

I’m no stranger to NARS, as I had a makeover at Sephora for my bday a few years ago and hauled the famous Orgasm blush before it was a thang.  I love the rich creamy texture and high color pigment of the products, and if I hadn’t killed my eyeshadow in a shatter accident…anyhow, fast forward.

I ordered the Pleasures of Paris (Douceurs de Paris) palette from NARSCosmetics.com where it retails for $55 (yow!).  However, since I had a super secret code, I got 20% off and free shipping.  This palette includes six simply stunning shades of shadow, from creamy highlighters to deep rich plum.  I love the texture of these products; they are silky smooth and go on like buttah!

From the website:

Top to bottom, dry then wet: Demon Lover, Cordura, Fez, Nepal, Abbysinia, Violetta

From top left: Nepal, Violetta, Demon Lover Bottom row: Fez, Abyssinia, Cordura

A perfect amalgamation of delicate shadows, shimmering accents, and deep colors is brought to life in this breathtaking eye palette. Sweep lids with the earthy neutrals and floral hues of this enchanting collection. Dust the lavender and shimmering rose shades to brighten, and layer with a delicate pearl sheen for ultra femininity. Build color for a more dramatic effect with the attention grabbing indigo or invoke a sultry persona with the velvety cocoa. 

These shadows are stunning on.  They are highly pigmented, and while they do dust up a bit (my pet peeve with pressed shadows) they go on packed with color.  They do not mix well with water, so I would recommend if you prefer to use them wet that you use a primer or mixing medium on your eye first, then apply the color.

I can’t wait to try these, and to get my hands on more NARS!  I think I’ve found a new fetish!  I have yet to do an eye look, but since I picked up the NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, I look forward to trying the combination.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>