Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette Review & Giveaway!


Earlier this week something very special dropped in to my hands (thank you Mr Postman). The Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette launched on February 1st and, like most Nars products, I was itching to get my hands on it. Limited edition, with a super slick mirrored casing that houses a variety of eight beautiful dual intensity eyeshadows – sounds good right? (PSSTTTT – if you want one for yourself then keep on reading)

The Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadows are a wonderful creamy consistency and can give a gorgeous sheen when used dry or super metallic finish if applied with a wet brush. They’re long lasting, non creasy (well, not on me anyway) and very pigmented. The shadows in the palette range from peachy pink and subtle shimmery bronze to deep, rich purple and intense black. There’s a little something for everyone, but enough consistency between shades on each row to be able to work for a majority of beauty lovers, whether you love a neutral or bold eye.

The top row is my daily go-to, containing: Europa, Himalia, Ursa Major and Subra. Whilst the bottom row is a cool blue lovers dream with Andromeda, Lysithea, Giove and Sycorax.

The good news for Nars fans is that the price of the palette is £45 – much more affordable than some past Nars palettes and a brilliant saving when you compare to purchasing the individual shadows. It also comes with the specially designed wet/dry eyeshadow brush that was released along with the individual shadows last summer. (It’s a good’un, trust me!)

The even better news is that to celebrate the launch of the palette Nars are running a UK giveaway using facebook via instagram, giving away palettes every day!

From Friday 20th March (TODAY!!!) to Monday 24th March 2015, Nars are encouraging their UK NARSissists to tag their friends in a group photo via instagram and tell them the best part about being a #NARSissist for a chance to win a palette for you and up to five of your friends.


 From Friday 20th March 2015, NARS are asking UK Nars lovers to take a group photo with their friends, post it to Instagram and tell them why they are Narsissists in the caption and using the hashtag #NARSissistUK. Finally making sure to tag your friends in the picture for a chance to win palettes for yourself and up to five friends. 


 * Download the Instagram App

 * Upload the photo onto Instagram tagging Nars and your group of friends with the hashtag #NARSissistUK and a sentence on what makes you a Narsissist(just like the entry below!)

 * Make sure the hashtag #NARSissistUK is included in the photo description 

*Make sure to post the photo to Facebook as well as the winner be be notified via Facebook message.

 * NARS will select the most creative submission each day to win Narsissist Dual Intensity Eyeshadow palettes for you and up to five of your friends. 

**Contest runs 20th – 24th March 2015, on 

One entry per Facebook follower per day.

For more details, visit the NARS Exclusives Tab and click here for terms and conditions.



  1. elza beatrise
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:04 pm

    that palette looks absolutely gorgeous ! beautiful shades and you look amazing x

    CLUB AVENUE / / instagram

  2. Sophie Agnes
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:12 pm

    Looks like a nice palette, although not sure about the blue.. I have no idea how to apply that to make it look nice 😀 ♥

    • HelloOctober
      20 Mar 2015 / 3:28 pm

      It's actually more of a grey when used lightly – so it can work during the day and not look too colourful. I personally like to use it wet and then apply the dark brown over the top, it gives an amazing duo-chrome effect!

  3. Maiko Sharp
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:23 pm

    I love this palette so much. I got it the other day and I can't stop playing with it

  4. Rebecca Chung
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:25 pm

    The palette looks gorgeous! ❤

  5. Ciara Pollock
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:27 pm

    That palette looks so beautiful, your makeup is gorgeous!

    Ciara x | Ciara Pocket

  6. Colleen
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:38 pm

    I love your lip color in the picture below! What color is it??

    • HelloOctober
      20 Mar 2015 / 3:30 pm

      It's actually my Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in 90 Mutine which is a sheer pink. It looks really peachy/orange in the photo!

  7. H YF
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:44 pm

    Your makeup is sooo pretty !! 🙂

  8. Emily Knott
    20 Mar 2015 / 1:59 pm

    I have the palette already. It’s mega pretty and a brilliant palette to add to anyones makeup collection.

  9. Fii Cridland
    20 Mar 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Such a gorgeous looking palette, NARS are always so on point with their packaging, especially for LE items – the price is still a bit of a no-go for me, but as you said, compared to the price of each individual shade it's brilliant.

    little miss fii || Fii x

  10. Kat @ Cherries In The Snow Beauty Blog
    20 Mar 2015 / 2:16 pm

    NARS can do no wrong!
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

  11. Mollie
    20 Mar 2015 / 2:18 pm

    That a palette is gorgeous!!


  12. Victoria
    20 Mar 2015 / 2:30 pm

    The palette looks gorgeous!

  13. Georgina Fox
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Meh, I see what they're trying to do with the competition but how many freakin' steps. Nah. Simple is best!


  14. Anonymous
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:05 pm

    I'm seeing more and more sponsored posts and ADs. It's getting more difficult to trust your reviews when it seems that you're just an advertiser now. If I just wanted to read ads, well…I can see much better in Vogue or any other magazine.

    • HelloOctober
      20 Mar 2015 / 3:26 pm

      I put "Sponsored Content" right at the beginning of the post so it shows on most blog reader platforms. I mark all of my social media posts with SP so you can tell there too – if you don't want to read ads – you don't have to 🙂

      If a post doesn't say sponsored, then it's not and in all sponsored content my opinions are my own. There shouldn't be any question about my honesty here. I've also reviewed the individual shadows in a non sponsored post too – so feel free to read that if you're having trust issues.

  15. Emily Alice
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:13 pm

    Oh i must add this to my makeup collection, this palette looks lush!

  16. Olivia Cheryl
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:34 pm

    This Palette looks SO nice!! <3 Xx

  17. Erin and Katherine
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:49 pm

    Ah, wish it was international 🙂 Lovely giveaway!!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  18. Markéta Fryčová
    20 Mar 2015 / 3:52 pm

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    This is the link to the research form: but if you like, I can send you the questions to your e-mail.
    Your help will be much appreciated…
    Thank You

  19. Chloe Marie Stuart-Monteith
    20 Mar 2015 / 4:11 pm

    This giveaway looks amazing 😄😍😇

  20. Alina
    20 Mar 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Omg so pretty!!! <3

  21. Olivia S
    20 Mar 2015 / 4:55 pm

    The packaging of this palette is beautiful, as well as all of the shades! Time to get snapping with my friends. Xx

    Olivia –

  22. Becky Hines
    20 Mar 2015 / 4:56 pm

    This palette is absolutely stunning! The packaging is amazing! You're so pretty!

    Becky, xx //

  23. Nikoleta Ljuljduraj
    20 Mar 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Wow! Great post! 🙂
    This palette is on my wishlist definitely!

    Nikoleta, xoxo.

  24. Izzy Duff
    20 Mar 2015 / 5:49 pm

    That palette looks absolutely stunning, the electric blue is amazing!

  25. Talisa Tossell
    20 Mar 2015 / 6:09 pm



  26. Mandy S
    20 Mar 2015 / 6:22 pm

    This palette is just absolutely gorgeous! x


  27. Isabel Geraldes
    20 Mar 2015 / 6:35 pm

    I have to buy this palette! It's perfect and Nars is one of my favorite brands.
    xx Isabel

  28. Ally Days
    20 Mar 2015 / 6:42 pm

    This is gorgeous!! Will definitely be entering soon but whether i win or not won't change me owning the product haha:)x

  29. Townhouse Palette
    20 Mar 2015 / 8:35 pm

    This palette is absolutely stunning ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  30. Think Green, Live Pink, Feel Blue
    20 Mar 2015 / 8:54 pm

    NARS is great, and also that palette tones are beautiful.
    GreenPinkBlue ❤

  31. beautybyalicee
    20 Mar 2015 / 9:48 pm

    This palette looks gorgeous, the packaging is so nice! I need to try some of the NARS eyeshadows.

    alice x | beautybyalicee | bloglovin'

  32. nueyork
    21 Mar 2015 / 1:11 am

    This palette is so, so beautiful! I love that there are a lot of great neutrals, but also some wearable pops of colour.

  33. Beauty Vanity
    21 Mar 2015 / 1:33 am

    OMG, so metallic and shimmery – I can't even imagine how gorge these eyeshadows would look when applied moist…I bet they would have the prettiest foil effect! <3

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

  34. Nadya Elvina
    21 Mar 2015 / 2:34 am

    Love this palette! It has everything from neutral shades to more bold colours


  35. Tessa
    21 Mar 2015 / 5:49 am

    I've been lusting over this palette ever since it's been popping up in various blogs lately, the shades are absolutely stunning!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  36. Augusta Mikkelsen
    21 Mar 2015 / 8:27 am

    Wow this palette looks so beautiful!


  37. Lauren S
    21 Mar 2015 / 8:38 am

    All those shades are so darn beautiful! Heard great reviews including this one of the palette so will have to check it out – it's also so nice to see NARS doing a friend giveaway, cute!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  38. Valerushka
    21 Mar 2015 / 9:31 am

    Stunning colours! I must definitely check that palette ^^

    xoxo, Vale

  39. Sara Chergui
    21 Mar 2015 / 10:36 am

    This palette is looking so gorgeous !


  40. thefashionway x
    21 Mar 2015 / 11:40 am

    This looks sooo pretty! Can never have enough palettes!

  41. Aishah B
    21 Mar 2015 / 11:58 am

    Too bad it's not open internationally! Nonetheless, I love the shadows 🙂 The colours look amazing and the packaging!!! Swoons~


  42. Michela Amp
    21 Mar 2015 / 12:02 pm

    lovely giveaway.I'm running a GHD eclipse giveaway, if you're interested, check this link:
    little taste of heaven

  43. Demetria Mt
    21 Mar 2015 / 12:29 pm

    The only shadows with metallic finish I would buy!
    Nars is so imaginative when it comes to projects like this.

    Demetria xx |

  44. Cherie Tang
    21 Mar 2015 / 12:33 pm

    I love the top row-especially the red burgandy shade! 🙂

  45. Rhianna Bailey
    21 Mar 2015 / 2:27 pm

    Some really lovely colours in there! I have never tried a NARS palette but I have heard many good reviews! xx

  46. Summer Hanif
    21 Mar 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I've been lusting over this since it came out in america x

  47. Margery Ho
    21 Mar 2015 / 9:48 pm

    This looks awesome! x

    Blog | A Girl with a Camera

    Youtube | A Girl with a Camera

  48. BlogElla
    22 Mar 2015 / 9:09 am

    So gorgeous! : )

  49. N Reckweg
    22 Mar 2015 / 10:33 am

    Wow, that pallete looks amazing. So pretty omg. The pigment looks great. I am so in love with this pallete.

  50. Sybil Mae
    22 Mar 2015 / 6:14 pm

    This looks like such a gorgeous palette! I need to have a look at it in person! 🙂

  51. Kate Beauty
    22 Mar 2015 / 9:13 pm

    Great Post, this palette looks beautiful!

  52. Emily McCue
    22 Mar 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Adore this palette!


  53. amoolh t
    27 Mar 2015 / 6:01 pm

    Nice it's beautiful and dangerous because I gets more obsessed with it every single time I look at it.

  54. Junia Noel
    24 Jan 2016 / 11:00 am

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