When Nars announced their Loaded eyeshadow palette, I cannot tell you how excited I was. There is just something about bronzes and golds on the eyes which excites me no end. And this palette has a really great mix of colors with some oranges and browns thrown in as well, and seemed like the perfect eyeshadow palette for everyday or a night out that I just had to have it. Paired with new gorgeous packaging of Nars products and I was sold !
The NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow palette is very sleek and has a mirrored front, which looks amazing and also doesn’t catch fingerprints like other Nars products, so that is definitely a massive improvement. It has 12 eyeshadows, ranging from lighter brow bone highlight shades to bronze and smoky brown shades.
Fun fact, I actually got this palette a while ago, and I had the swatches done more than a month ago. But somehow never really got to write up a review on it, probably because I was away, and a bit busy with other newer releases. But, my attention returned to this palette, after a recent change in policy at Nars, which I will touch upon at the end of the post.
What it is:
An irresistible, limited-edition palette of 12 velvety shadows for rich eye looks with high pigment and high payoff.
What it does:
This eyeshadow palette is filled with 12 must-have neutrals in a just-released, sensorial eyeshadow formula that’s designed to impart your richest looks yet. Curated with a full lineup of essential shades—from creamy nudes to decadent darks in matte and shimmering finishes—this potent spectrum also features both cool and warm toned neutrals for ultimate versatility.
The NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette is specially curated by NARS artists to provide the most flattering range of neutral eyeshadows for all skin ones. Encased in an ultra-chic, mirrored palette, it packs a portable arsenal of next-level neutrals that transform your look from day to night—soft to smoldering—right in the palm of your hand.
This set contains:
– 12 x 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g Eyeshadow in Newbury Street (white gold shimmer), Windsor (warm beige matte), Privilege (gold metallic), Dover (neutral brown matte), Foix (peach matte), Castille (umber brown matte), Alnwick (copper shimmer), Beaumaris (chocolate brown shimmer), Splendor (pewter sparkle), Versailles (bronze shimmer), Montaillou (dark brown matte), Reale (black satin)
What else you need to know:
All 12 limited-edition eyeshadows are NARS’ highest pigment, highest payoff yet. Its botanical infusion of pomegranate seed oil, vitamin E, and gingko biloba extract—known to help smooth skin—creates the perfect base for effortless blending, while delivering rich, saturated color. The result: looks loaded with decadent dimension with a smooth finish.
“The best way to charm someone is with direct eye contact, so having the right eye makeup is crucial.”—François Nars, Founder and Creative Director
So the palette has 12 eyeshadows with a mirror included in the palette, and this palette is a warm eyeshadow lovers dream. It is not as sparkly or warm as the Natasha Denona palette (reviewed here), but it is quite warm themed. And you can create a very light, daytime look and take to a really smoky night time look as well.
The palette has a beautiful mix of shimmers, satin and mattes. And none of them have given me any trouble, none of them are patchy. They wear long, and are quite pigmented. It is also the perfect size for travel, and is sturdy enough to be popped into your bag for any touch ups or changing up your look for the day (which I do all the time).
I think that if you are someone who is into the orange eyeshadow trend, but do not want to go the full route, instead prefer muted hues, then this would be a great choice, as the shades are not too bold or overwhelming and are quite wearable. I also feel like the price is perfect, it is expected price point for Nars.
Recently, Nars also have changed their stance from cruelty free to NOT cruelty free. As someone who *tries* to not buy most of the non cruelty free brands, it was quite a blow when one of my favorite cruelty free brands changed sides, I was disappointed quite a bit. Nars was one of the brands that I looked to for dupes, simpler because of they sheer range of colors and finishes. But now, I will have to look more to other brands.
You can find the Nars Loaded eyeshadow palette at Sephora here. Overall thoughts, I like this palette and do think it is something to look into if you like the shades in it. What do you think ? Did/do you like this ? Or is it a pass?