I never thought I'd get to see the NARSissist in real life.
Cool palettes like this one rarely come to Hong Kong. And if they do, they sell out within a few days. Yet somehow a few months ago, the shopping gods were on my side and I came across the last additional shipment of NARSissist palettes at the NARS counter at Lane Crawford. And along with that, it happened to be crazy Gift-with-Purchase-week. It was a great, great day.
The NARSissist eyeshadow palette is gorgeous. The formulation is just right - pigmented but nothing too hard to blend out or work with. Most days I actually feel slightly overwhelmed with the 15 shades to choose from, but fortunately they all amazingly compliment each other. I also ended up getting the NARS #43 Wide Contour Eyeshadow Brush, which is the perfect size and angle for doing that final blending step to tie everything in.
Now onto the Gift-with-Purchases, some of which I've briefly reviewed before. I got a mini Deep Throat blush which has since then become one of my favorite daily blushes - it's the perfect rosey pink just to swipe onto a bare face together with a little mascara. I also got a mini NARS Eyeshadow Primer (a long time fave), a mini NARS Larger-Than-Life Eyeliner (a decent, smudgeproof liner), and a mini Satin Lip Pencil in "Rukigien" (nice shade but I can't see what the hype is about with these pencils). Last but not least, the Sales Associate threw in deluxe samples of the NARS Light Optimizing Primer and Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, both of which I've yet to try.
What's your favorite NARS product?
7 days till Christmas!