Monday, 18 May 2015

Are you a #NARSissist?

NARS is a brand I haven't tried much from, mostly because there is no counter in the area where I live and ordering expensive makeup online, without being able to see it in person, is a bit of a risk that I don't like to take too often. But whatever I've tried from NARS I was always impressed by everything, from the packaging to the quality of the product. So imagine my excitement but also shock, when a few weeks ago I received a private message on Twitter from the brand asking for my details  with the explanation that they want to thank me for being a loyal #NARSissist! First, I thought it was kind of a mistake or a joke, but after checking the official social media for NARS it seemed like it was safe to provide my address. A few days later a little package was delivered by FedEx to my house right from US :)


After opening the package I was greeted by a little 'thank you' note and two makeup items neatly wrapped in a tissue paper with a  ribbon. There was an eyeshadow duo Jardin Perdu and eyeliner from the Night Series line in the shade Night Flight. Both of them are from quite recent Fall 2014 collection. I was very happy to have received eyeshadows as I've not tried any from NARS and as you know, eyeshadows are my greatest makeup obsession :)

Nars Jardin Perdu eyeshadows
 
The Jardin Perdu eyeshadow duo contains two metallic shades, steel grey and amethyst with very subtle blue duo-chrome. Both eyeshadows are incredibly smooth and buttery soft, with amazing pigmentation, especially the grey shade which feels like a foil eyeshadow. They blend really nicely and stay on my lids between 8-10 hours without creasing or fading, depending if I use a primer underneath or not. They can be applied dry or wet but I haven't used them wet as the intensity of the dry colour is enough for me. Both shades work beautifully together and layered one on top of the other give an amazing 'new' shade. I've worn them on my lids with only a bit of bronzer in the crease and they look great, especially when paired with the Night Flight eyeliner.
 
Nars eyeliner Night Flight

The shade I received is a beautiful deep navy with blue sparkles. The texture is soft but firm enough to be able to draw a precise line without dragging the skin, it applies very smoothly and once is set, it doesn't budge all day. Even though this eyeliner is long lasting my usual Garnier micellar water removes it with no problems.

Here are the swatches of the Jardin Perdu eyeshadow duo and the Night Flight eyeliner.

Nars Jardin Perdu eyeshadows

I'm very impressed with the quality of these products and will definitely try to explore the brand more. Obviously, NARS products are not cheap but once in a while everyone deserves a little treat and it seems like this brand is the one to deliver it.
 
Have you tried NARS eyeshadows? What are your favourite products from the brand?
 
Dagmara
xxx
 
Disclaimer: This post contains gifted products but my opinion on them is unbiased.
 
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40 comments

  1. Oh wow! Lucky you to receive such lovely products. The eye shadows are absolutely stunning. The only piece I own from NARS is a blusher palette as like you, I have no access to their counters over here in Finland. I hope you enjoy your lovely, new gifts Dagmara. xx


    Kirsty - www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

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  2. Mademoiselle Lala18 May 2015 at 10:45

    That's such cute touch from NARS to treat new or existing customers! Enjoy your goodies! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  3. This is so lovely of the brand :) I only have one lipstick from NARS but I would love to try more. These colours are gorgeous and hopefully you will be doing a makeup look with them? If so, I cannot wait to see it! :) x

    Brenda BusyBee

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  4. I've never tried the Nars eyeshadow, but I love their lip pencils :) Beautiful products!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  5. These are absolutely stunning - those shades are so vibrant

    CANDICE | BEAUTY CANDY LOVES

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  6. Sort of puts your faith into a brand knowing that they do nice things like that. Those shadows look stunning though. Hope you will be putting them to good use soon in a makeup look post :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  7. Absolutely LOVE those shades - would be interested to see how they'd turn out in a smoky eye! Hint hint! Glad you're getting the recognition you deserve lovely! X

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  8. It's nice that they reached out to you, Dagmara! I have yet to try any Nars products for the same reason you mentioned, no Nars counter where I live and I hate buying such expensive makeup through online. I do like the look of the eyeliner, even the swatch looks smooth so I might pick that up soon.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. What a lovely surprise for you! I love Nars make-up, especially Sheer Glow & their eyeshadows! Love their lip products too! Enjoy your new goodies, they are all very pretty colours! xx

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  10. The dream! haha Nars sending makeup. haha Congratulation. I have never tried Nars' eye shadows and I feel a little remiss in that. The look wonderful. I think I may need to pick up a Nars duo soon. Great post.

    http://www.lipstickisalife.com/

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  11. i am definitely a NARSissit! they're my favourite makeup brand - great picks!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

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  12. That eyeshadow duo in Jardin Perdu is a stunner! I don't own that much from NARS either though Via Veneto eyeliner is my HG pencil eyeliner and of course, I own and love the dual intensity eyeshadow palette. I'm thinking I need to take a longer look at some of their duos. :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  13. Wow how lucky of you to get your hands on all this! I definitely want to check out the eyeshadow duos now :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  14. That's amazing NARS contacted you, well deserved. I love the shades they sent you, especially the eyeliner. Hope to see a makeup look with these in the future :D x

    Beauty with charm

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  15. I was well surprised :) I think they do this kind of campaign for newer customers and I was lucky enough to be chosen :) x

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  16. I know! I couldn't believe they sent me a 'thank you' gift :)) x

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  17. The one I got it's incredible, so I hope they're consistent with the quality through the whole duos range :) x

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  18. I definitely want to try more from the brand! x

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  19. I know! I was well shocked that they actually sent me a 'little' gift :) x

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  20. Thank you lovely! I am definitely enjoying them :) x

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  21. The eyeliner is seriously very good! If you want to splurge on one then I highly recommend the Nars offering :) x

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  22. Thank you! But I think they just run a marketing campaign for newer customers and I was lucky enough to be picked :) x

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  23. Exactly! I was lucky enough to be picked for the 'thank you' gift and it definitely made me want to buy more from them, so great marketing campaign :) x

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  24. I love their lipsticks but now also the eyeshadows left me very impressed :) x

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  25. Stay tuned for Friday :) I was very lucky to be picked for the 'thank you' gift :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  26. It is a lovely touch and great marketing campaign to keep the customers coming back to them :) Thank you! x

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  27. Thank you! It was very lucky and I was so excited :) I will certainly enjoy them! x

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  28. So glad for you you were contacted by NARS! :) I can totally picture your rocking these colourful shades in a makeup look. Xx

    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  29. I have never tried Nars before but I soooo need to! They look so good!xxx

    Hayley xxx

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  30. I love NARS, what gorgeous products!

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  31. You deserve it though for all the hard work you put into your blog :D x

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  32. Thank you hun! Oh yes, I've been definitely enjoying these eyeshadows :) x

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  33. I'm slowly getting to explore more Nars and I'm yet to be disappointed :)

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  34. They are so pretty, aren't they? :) x

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  35. That's so funny the same thing happened to me but on instagram!
    I was like, are you sureee hahah!
    You got such nice things, lucky :) x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  36. haha! Yeah, I couldn't believe either! What did you get? x

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  37. You lucky devil! These products all tick the boxes of want! hehe

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  38. This is amazing, you deserve all the products you got! I really love all the NARS products I've tried so far and my wishlist is growing all the time :)x

    Anu | My life as Anu | bloglovin

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