Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share a review of the brand new Dual Intensity Eyeshadows from NARS. This is a fresh formula which is particularly special because you can use it dry for a traditional eyeshadow experience or add a drop of water to up the ante and make it even more opaque and dramatic.
NARS says these shadows have a sheer, luminous finish when applied dry but I was really interested to see if the performance was smooth and usable even if I didn't want to use it wet. The dry-to-wet formulas I've tested in the past have been less than impressive so I really wanted to see if this would change my perception. Lets check out Himalia and Cassiopeia below!
Himalia - Shimmering Topaz
Himalia is a really beautiful, velvety taupe with a bit of metallic sheen which especially shines when wet. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how smooth and nicely it applied dry, just like other typical high quality eyeshadows, but adding water turns it into a lovely cream texture which adds to the opacity and metallic quality of this shade.
Cassiopeia - Iridescent Electric Pink
Cassiopeia is a reflective white-pink which has more of that sheerer finish I expected from NARS' product description. The shadow is still high quality dry but you definitely see it in its full potential when used wet and has a much bigger dry-to-wet difference compared to Himalia.
This is the look I wore to Vidcon last Friday and I got so many compliments on my eyeshadow. Really can't get over the pretty pinky-purple color Cassiopeia turns when it's over a dark base. (For the record, the rest of my shadow was from the Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette which I am still obsessed with.)
If you are interested in picking up the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, you can find them for $29 beginning July 1 at NARS boutiques and NARScosmetics.com.
Readers, will you be picking up a Dual-Intensity shadow? Have you tried dry-to-wet eyeshadows before? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!
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