NARS Narsissist Wanted Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette Review

The NARS Narsissist Wanted Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette is the NARS take on the warm palette (Naked Heat; Tarte Toasted etc). This can be purchased in Australia from Mecca for $86 AUD (currently out of stock, but keep checking because Mecca will likely restock) or from the United States Sephora for $59 USD.

The palette has twelve shades consisting of five mattes, two sheens and five metallics.

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I am a warm tone girl, and have many warm tone palettes. I think this latest addition to my warm tone palette collection was one too many. I like all the shades but I could immediately identify dupes in my other warm tone palettes. The Urban Decay Naked Heat; Tarte Toasted; and Colourpops Give It To Me Straight and Double Entendre palettes all contain similar shades to the Wanted palette…..the shade Fallen Star was probably the most unique shade in the palette.

The pigment in the mattes and sheens were decent and blended well. The issue I had was with the metallic shades, they were so disappointing. As I do with all metallic shades, I applied these with my finger to achieve best opacity, which unfortunately did not occur. They applied as a light wash of colour with visible glitters and lacked the pigment they appeared to have in the pan. Even applied with MAC Fix Plus I didn’t find they were very intense. In my opinion the metallic shades in Colourpop palettes apply better than these. The pink metallic shade Shooting Star was the biggest disappointment as the glitters looked chunky and applied patchy on the lids. To get any decent use from the Metallics I layered on top of another shadow.

This palette is not a bad palette, it is just nothing special. If you have any of the aforementioned warm toned palettes do not waste your money on this palette…..unless you especially want this for your collection.

If your after a new palette I recommend the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam (click for review) or the Viseart Tryst Palette (click for review). Both these palettes are better quality and are cheaper than the Wanted palette…which is always a good thing!

Overall I rate this palette 6/10.

Disclosure: I used the NARS eyeshadow base when testing this palette as this is what I always do. Links are not affiliate links.

I would love to hear comments about this palettes. I had heard such good reviews on it but it really did not impress me! xxxx

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Quick Review: NARS Reve Sale Cheek Palette Limited Edition

The NARS Bord De Plague face palette was my favourite face palette purchase from 2017 because I loved the new formula used in the powders. When I saw that the same formula was used in the new limited edition NARS Reve Sale Cheek Palette, I grabbed it straight away. I purchased the palette from Mecca for $71 AUD. I could not find where it was available in the United States but it is slated for a spring release…….is it really possible we actually got an earlier release date for a product than the U.S??? I’m finding that hard to believe!

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The palette has solid packaging with a pretty rose gold embossed print on the front. It is a perfect travel sized highlight palette.

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The palette contains three highlighters, simply named I; II; and III. The shades are; pale apricot; soft rose shade; and a tan rose gold. They blend well on the skin and add a soft subtle sheen. On my NC20 skin the middle and last shades work well as blushes. All three shades were great layered on top of eye shadow or as inner corner highlight. I always try and test products for multiple uses. They provide a soft highlight to the cheeks which can be intensified if applied wet….this is too much shimmer for me but those who love the blinding highlight will love this!

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You can see the similarities between my beloved Bord De Plage and the Reve Sale palettes. It can be seen that the shades in the Reve Sale palette can be matched pretty closely within some of the shades in the Bord De Plage. These similarities make me think I really did not need the Reve Sale, so if you already have the Bord De Plague perhaps save your money. It is easier to travel with though, so if you love the formula and travel a lot you will probably get your moneys worth.

My final thoughts on this is that the formula is A+ and if you do not have the Bord De Plage in your collection you will be very happy with this purchase. If you have Bord De Plage maybe hold off on purchasing this until you determine if you will get much use from it.

Overall I rate this palette 7.5/10.

I would love to here your thoughts on this palette and/or the formula? xxx