Beauty Find - NARSissist Smokey Eye Compact, Limited Edition

If you're mind is wandering towards new Fall fashion wish lists - then you're probably also ready for a new Fall smokey eye.

For Fall 2014, NARS has introduced the NARSissist Smokey Eye Kit.  It's a limited-edition collection of three must have shades, a mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life eyeliner and a newly designed travel sized wide contour Brush #43 for easy application on the go and for travel.

The three powder shadow shades (shown, above), from left to right include, Madrague, a matte cream, Bali a neutral grey/brown and Mekong, an.Espresso brown with gold shimmer,

Let's go into each of the shades in the kit, shall we?

Madrague was soft, finely milled and blended easily.  It was a great base for my smokey eye and wore very well through the day (even without eye shadow primer). 
Bali is a shade that will work on everyone.  It's matte, also very finely milled with great staying power as well.

Mekong is one of my personal favorite shades. It's a beautiful deep brown with very finely milled gold shimmer.  It's a warm tone and because the brown in matte, the shimmer stands out but is not overwhelming for day.  It was also very soft and smooth, but because of the shimmer, was not quite as blendable as the other two.  I needed to take a bit more time with this shade but it was worth it.  I loved using this all over the top and bottom lash line after using the Via Veneto, which is a classic matte black liner that glided along my lids smoothly.  It has lots of pigment and fantastic staying power of more than 8+ hours on me.

The #43 has a short handle with a fairly large brush. While the brush hairs are slightly scratchy, I still  found it very easy to work with the sharp, flat angled shape to blend my shadows and soften the lines on the lower lash line.

I think this is a great palette for those of you who love a brown-based smokey eye, want all of your core products in one place and have goof-proof shades that will work on everyone, for day or night. - RLB

Go-->NARSissist Smokey Eye Compact, Limited Edition 

*This product was provided courtesy of NARS PR for reviewing purposes.


Demi said...

Awesome blog Risi, love the blog name too... I actually came across it while searching for a palacinka recipe- a dessert my Croatian grandma used to make!

Palacinka Beauty said...

Thanks so much/ Hvala!

Please continue to visit for more beauty picks.

My mother-in-law makes amazing ones too :)