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NARS The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette Review

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the new NARS the NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette. It’s a palette of 15 different neutral colors that are popular within the NARS line.

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About NARS The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette
Connect with captivating colors that will have all eyes following you. Ready to wear every day, every way—15 signature eye shadow shades every NARSissist adores.

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

$79 ($163 value) 15 x .03 oz each


NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

Row I -All About Eve I – Madrague II – Fez – Bali – Coconut Grove
Row 2 – Madrague I – Nepal – Ashes to Ashes – Brousse II – Mekong
Row 3 – Bellissima I – Lhasa – Bad Behavior – Dogon II – Pandora II

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

All swatches are on Coastal Scents eyeshadow primer.

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L t R: All About Eve I – Madrague II – Fez – Bali – Coconut Grove

All About Eve I
flesh toned neutral
My Take
shimmery pale peachy beige

Madrigue II
matte caramel
My Take
warm light brown matte, slightly chalky texture

velvety cocoa
My Take
rich velvety shimmery brown, really great texture

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L t R: All About Eve I – Madrague II – Fez – Bali – Coconut Grove

My Take
deep cool brown matte

Coconut Grove
deep brown infused with reflections
My Take
deep dark brown matte

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L to R Madrague I – Nepal – Ashes to Ashes – Brousse II – Mekong

Madrague I
matte cream
My Take
light creamy beige, I found the texture hard to work with.

soft sheer rose
My Take
light peachy rose, it’s really pretty.

Ashes to Ashes
shimmery violet based brown
My Take
light mink brown

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L to R Madrague I – Nepal – Ashes to Ashes – Brousse II – Mekong

Brousse II
black violet
My Take
deep taupe with violet tones, I was hoping for a smoky purple, so i was sort of let down with this one.

espresso infused with gold
My Take
dark velvety brown with subtle gold shimmer. I like this one! I know, I know, it’s a brown, but it’s pretty. I love that it’s deep but you can still see gold glimmers.

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L to R Bellissima I – Lhasa – Bad Behavior – Dogon II – Pandora II

Bellisima I
shimmering beige with subtle glitter
My Take
pale beige with gold iridescence. This is gorgeous as an inner corner highlight or to layer on top of other colors.

lavender grey
My Take
light taupe with violet tones. I am really happy to have this color in my collection!

Bad Behavior
deep pewter
My Take
deep gunmetal grey. This shade looks amazing with my blue green eyes.

NARS NARSissist Palette Swatches, Review

L to R Bellissima I – Lhasa – Bad Behavior – Dogon II – Pandora II

Dogon II
charcoal black
My Take
soft grey black matte

Pandora II
matte black
My Take
deep matte black

My Thoughts
If you’re a NARS fan or a Neutral fan you’re going to want this palette. If you like at least 5 eyeshadows in the palette, I would recommend picking it up. If you like less than 5 I would recommend skipping it. I felt like having both Pandora II and Dogon II was redundant. I would have ditched Dogon II and replaced it with China Doll, Grenadines or Thunderball. I also would have subbed Absynnia for Madrague I. I do love that Lhasa and Bad Behavior are in here. I also adore Bellissima I. Fez is beautiful and I’m not even a shimmery brown fan.

I am hopeful that NARS will release a brights palette that includes shades like Outremer, Daphne, Kauai, Rated R, South Pacific, etc.

What do you think of the NARS The NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette? Love it? Hate it? Let me know!


  • Good value for the price – 15 eyeshadows for $79 (worth $163)
  • Neutral lovers will love the mix of matte and shimmer
  • Compact and sturdy design, good for travel


  • If you’re a fan of brights, skip this
  • I dislike that the names aren’t printed inside the palette
  • From our partners
    • Nidia Doherty

      I wish they had a palette with just the bottom row – that was my fave! Great review, Phyrra.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        You’re welcome!

    • http://10amBeauty.com/ Alison M

      I so agree with you on having the names printed. I write them on labels and stick them to the back. But it would be so much better if NARS would just print them. And Mekong? Insanely gorgeous. And it is so richly pigmented that it stains my arm!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I’m loving Lhasa, because I missed picking it up and I should have.

    • Peaches & Pearls

      I find that this palette is really similar to the original naked palette?? Maybe it is just me, but the tones of the colors just seem very close even though there are a few more colors in the Nars one. Put it still looks like a great palette!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        I don’t own UD naked 1 or naked 2, so I can’t really speak to that, though I’m often asked about them both!

        • Peaches & Pearls

          I love my naked 1 but don’t use it too often. I also heard that Naked 2 is not as pigmented as the other ones, but I cant say for sure, because I don’t have that one. This Nars Palette looks pretty good especially for its price!

    • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

      I REALLY love this palette! I had difficulty with a few of the lighter shades, but using primer definitely helped! And I agree – I wish the names were printed on the palette itself!

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        It baffles me that companies don’t think about that.

    • Noelle

      I heard so many mixed reviews of this palette. It’s so expensive to gamble with but I think your review swayed me to get it :)

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Like I mentioned, if you like 5 or more eyeshadows, it is worth it because of what 5 or more eyeshadows would cost you individually from NARS. If you like less, it’s not worth it.

    • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

      I really like Ashes to Ashes!

    • Anastasia

      This palette is gorgeous! Great shades and great value!

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      I don’t have an excuse for another nude palette. Although Fez is calling my naaaame!!!

    • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

      thanks for doing this review. I have been on the fence about it and wanted it I think because of the hype. Now that I get a better look – I realize that I would shoot myself in the leg if I get another neutral. lol I’ll save my money and pick up some new brushes ;)

    • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

      I have the NARSissist cheek kit but I really want this one too.

    • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

      This is NARS version of Naked! They are very pretty.

    • FabZilla_Kath

      True, hoping to see a bright palette from NARS for summer! I am honestly getting tired from all neutrals…

    • Pammy Blogs Beauty

      What a gorgeous palette! Thanks for all the swatches! While I don’t “need” another neutrals palette, this one looks like a good option!

    • marciaf

      I wanted this palette but I have almost all these shades from the time I was going crazy collecting Nars shadows. I guess there’s a lot of mileage left though in selling permanent colors like this.

    • MyNewestAddiction

      Love the palette but I have so many of them already in singles and other palettes that I find it unnecessary to purchase it.

    • Jessica InTruBeauty

      Some really nice colors. The price would be a little steep for me, this would definitely be a splurge.

    • mara

      it’s spendy but i only have 1 of these from a previous duo. I LOVE THIS PALETTE! i’ve used it almost every day for the past few weeks since i bought it. i may… MAY just like this more than my naked 1 and 2… or it ties with naked 1 for my favorite.. haha.

    • Betzy Carmona

      I went to sephora to test it out a few days ago and was drawn away from the pigmentation of them

    • Justina

      I was originally not that interested in the palette, but your swatches have me intrigued. I don’t own any Nars eyeshadows. Maybe this will have to be my first splurge!

    • Chia-Yi Liu

      too nude for my liking but i do love bad behavior!

    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      This is one of my fave NARS Palettes of all time! I hope they make many, many more!!

    • myCosmeticBag

      wow these look so pigmented. i’m loving this palette – $79 almossttt seems worth it.

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      It’s a little pricey for me, but it’s pretty!

    • trumpette

      Looks lovely, but I’ll wait to see if a brights palette comes out!

    • http://twitter.com/lover111193 teresa koedyker

      I love this palette!! It
      looks like it would be one you use often. Thank you for the review!!

    • Shelley Polarbelle

      This is a beautiful palette.

    • Tiz Angela

      Its pretty but reminds me of Urban Decay’s line of Naked palettes which are about $50 a palette with similar color schemes too.

    • http://jerri1962sBlog.blogspot.com/ Jerri Davis

      I wonder what makes the shadows not go on easy.