Just Landed: Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows

It’s very rare that I get excited for an eyeshadow launch. I only own the first Naked palette and my Charlotte Tilbery palette has sat unloved for a good six months now. But when Nars release something new, I listen up. They could release a premium toilet roll and I’d be right in there at the front of the queue. So with those two conflicting factors in mind, my review of the Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows could easily go one of two ways.

There are 12 shades of the new dual intensity eyeshadow, each with a smooth texture that applies like a dream both dry and wet. I find that finger application works best when dry if you like a stronger pigment, and a wet flat brush is the way forward if you want a stronger, more metallic sheen (little bird tells me they have a specific brush just for these shadows – and by little bird,  I mean it’s here.

Creasing and wear time is always down to individual differences, but I’ve had no trouble with these so far. The only reason why I sit firmly on the fence is due to the shade range. “Dione” is my favourite with its light, cool toned gold pigment. Callisto and Surba (shown above) are also beautiful, but the shades just don’t lend themselves well to olive skin tones (well, in my opinion anyway), Himalaya is the only shade I’d consider picking up out of the collection. I much prefer the warmer, more bronzed shades you can find in Urban Decay or Bobbi Brown offerings, so hopefully if these do well Nars will expand the collection a little further.

TLDR: Beautiful formula, would like more bronze-y shades. Over and out.


  1. Lauren S
    24 Jul 2014 / 7:31 am

    Love the shades you've tested they look lovely 🙂 i imagine it's a lovely sweep of shimmer which is nice for girls like me who don't wear too heavy eyeshadow
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Cristy
    24 Jul 2014 / 7:42 am

    wow these look beautiful! xx


  3. Scoo
    24 Jul 2014 / 7:49 am

    Anything Nars has my heart flutter.. loudly! Love the look of these can't wait to try!


  4. Josie
    24 Jul 2014 / 8:00 am

    These look fab – nice to see some shades that are off the brown spectrum, the purple looks like it could be really beautiful!
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  5. Ashley Olakigbe
    24 Jul 2014 / 8:06 am

    They look grate ! Especially that purple one.

  6. Holl JC
    24 Jul 2014 / 8:44 am

    These do look wonderful, I'll defo be keeping my eyes open for them x


  7. sophiesmakeupblog
    24 Jul 2014 / 9:26 am

    They look stunning! x


  8. daisy walters
    24 Jul 2014 / 9:26 am

    They look fab! Gorgeous. Defo going on my wish list <3

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo
    Enter my giveaway here!!

  9. Tilly
    24 Jul 2014 / 9:48 am

    I saw these on another blog this morning and now I'm covetting big time. I love the middle shade and the emboss is so pretty

    Tilly Enn// A beauty and fashion blog

  10. B Ruhamania
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:04 am

    super:)) xx

  11. Amy Liddell
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:09 am

    These look so beautiful!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  12. Hope Butler
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:19 am

    These look gorgeous, will have to save up all my pennies for one of these though! H xx


  13. Sara Chergui
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:25 am

    They are looking gorgeous ! I'm loving the photos !


  14. Bethan Wain
    24 Jul 2014 / 11:37 am

    I love the look of them! x


  15. Renata Burden
    24 Jul 2014 / 11:37 am

    They look absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the one you're wearing all over the lid. Will have to check them out! X


  16. Tuğçe Ertürk
    24 Jul 2014 / 11:53 am

    they really look gorgeous
    cant wait got my hands on them soon 🙂

  17. Mathilda
    24 Jul 2014 / 1:53 pm

    they look absolutely beautiful!


  18. RemainReverie
    24 Jul 2014 / 2:10 pm

    I really need this ! The shades are so beautiful and wearable through the year, even in winter xx

  19. Mads M
    24 Jul 2014 / 2:25 pm

    These are so stunning, I am in love !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  20. faith pierce
    24 Jul 2014 / 2:31 pm

    Gorgeous photographs! Thank you for the review, I've been wanting to try them out but definitely prefer bronze-y shades as well. Might have to snag Dione and Himalaya now!


  21. Hollands Reverie
    24 Jul 2014 / 2:43 pm

    New reader, and it's lovely. Beautiful pictures and a great review, I will definately have to try this eye shadow.


  22. Elise Dopson
    24 Jul 2014 / 2:49 pm

    They look lovely – love the look you created!
    xElise – www.elisedopson.com

  23. Emily / www.thebeautymist.com
    24 Jul 2014 / 4:04 pm

    The burgundy one looks stunning:) x


  24. Lys ModestMix
    24 Jul 2014 / 4:24 pm

    The ones you have look so pretty! Very excited to try these eyeshadows

  25. Aerie Berrie
    24 Jul 2014 / 5:47 pm

    Lovely xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

  26. Vanilla November
    24 Jul 2014 / 6:32 pm

    These look gorgeous, beautiful array of shades! Lovely post.

  27. Vicki
    24 Jul 2014 / 6:32 pm

    I'm a sucker for a good eyeshadow and these look just up my street! Think I'll be saving for these!
    vickiruann.blogspot.co.uk x

  28. Anne-Dorthe
    24 Jul 2014 / 7:24 pm

    They look stunning!


  29. Maddy
    24 Jul 2014 / 8:10 pm

    These look so beautiful, I really want to try them out! x
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  30. Emily Jane
    24 Jul 2014 / 9:00 pm

    They look so pretty!


  31. Candy
    24 Jul 2014 / 9:21 pm

    I was so totally against shimmery eyeshadows not long ago, but I am growing increasingly intrigued by them… Your eye makeup is flawless in this picture!!!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  32. Cassandra Myee
    25 Jul 2014 / 6:03 am

    Damn these just look better and better every time I see them!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog – International Giveaway

  33. SophiaCharles
    25 Jul 2014 / 6:19 am

    Wow, they look beautiful on your eyes! What eyeliner do you use, Suzie?


  34. nueyork
    25 Jul 2014 / 9:20 am

    All of the shades I've seen are so stunning and dimensional to look at, but I completely understand what you mean about them maybe not looking great on certain skin tones. The price is also kind of scary for a single shadow, especially since they get bumped up where I live! I still adore the look of these though and can't wait to swatch them in store to see what they're like of myself.


  35. Corinna O'Sullivan
    25 Jul 2014 / 9:35 am

    They're beautiful colours. I also like the square packaging.

    P.S you're piercing are really cool x


  36. Megan Lillie
    25 Jul 2014 / 10:57 am

    The shade you're wearing looks absolutely amazing!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  37. Leanne Van Breda
    25 Jul 2014 / 11:51 am

    These look amazing!

    Love from South Africa

    Arum Lilea

  38. Sara Fleming
    25 Jul 2014 / 3:40 pm

    These look and sound lovely!


  39. Lyndsay FizzyPeaches
    25 Jul 2014 / 7:33 pm

    These look amazing, I love the plum shade it's gorgeous!

    Lyndsay | Fizzy Peaches

  40. Zazie Bibi
    26 Jul 2014 / 9:35 am

    Gorgeous shades! Maybe they'll suit my paler skin x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  41. Kate Wilson
    26 Jul 2014 / 1:44 pm

    they're gorgeous! x

  42. she.
    26 Jul 2014 / 8:22 pm

    I love these colours

  43. Holly Zdolyny
    27 Jul 2014 / 11:34 am

    These are at the top of my wishlist! Can't wait to get my hands on them!

  44. Molly Walsh
    03 Aug 2014 / 1:29 am

    Love this look! you have great eyebrows btw, on point!


  45. Sybil Mae
    04 Aug 2014 / 9:41 am

    I love the sound of these, each shade looks so pretty! 🙂


  46. Angelika Zadranowicz
    14 Aug 2014 / 9:31 am

    They look so pretty! x

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