Trip the Light Fantastic with NARS Grand Palais
If you’ve been following this blog you know that I’m new to the NARS line. I know, I know, hard to believe that a makeup maven such as myself would only now venture into the world of Lé NARSissist.
I’m not sure what I was waiting for because the first item I picked up is quite impressive.
For my first twirl with NARS, I chose the eyeshadow duo from their fall 2011 collection, Grand Palais – a modern, well pigmented, crease resistant silvered taupe (with hints of grey, brown and silver) and medium dusty rose.
While playing with this classic yet unusually edgy duo I discovered something…I am hopelessly in love with the color taupe! Who knew that my stumble down the rabbit hole would reveal such a personal truth?
It goes to show that a color epiphany can occur when you least expect it
The taupe in Grand Palais has just the right amount of shimmer (no glitter or sparkle) to make it hip and a texture that feels and applies extremely smoothly.
I found the pairing of taupe and dusty rose (a matte, easy to work with, dusty rose with a hint of brick red) a gorgeous combination.
Both shadows are easy to work with however, while I can sometimes get away without a primer, I found the intensity of the shadows were enhanced with a primer.
The only negative experience I can site is in the packaging. NARS compacts are made of a black rubberized material that look sleek but are a hot mess to keep clean! A minor issue I realize, but one worth noting…
Overall, NARS did not disappoint and is definitely going on my dance card.
Do you have any must-have products from NARS I should explore?
Availability: You can find Grand Palais at NARS counters and narscosmetics.com
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