NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette | Review + Swatches

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I was a little late jumping on this bandwagon, but eventually the beauty of the NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette wore me down. I had been resisting it for no other reason than I just have enough eyeshadows for a lifetime, but it was Anna's review that finally pushed me over the edge. I was telling myself I would never use the glitter shades, but when she compared them to the toppers in the Charlotte Tilbury quads, I was sold. 

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The NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette contains twelve shades in a neutral-leaning-red color scheme. It holds a mix of mattes, shimmers, satins, and glitters. The product description on the Sephora website describes the shades as, "Biarritz (matte neutral cream), Satisfaction (shimmering golden pink), Delirium (metallic rose), Temptress (satin paprika), Seven Heaven (matte sand), Shadow Hill (matte saddle), Mendoza (shimmering pink copper), Wicked Game (satin cranberry), Shooting Star (sparkling champagne), La La (shimmering deep bronze), Fallen Star (shimmering antique bronze), Coconut Grove (matte deep brown)." I normally have to stray away from warm-toned shadows because they all turn orange on me, but I've been pleasantly surprised with this one - they maintain their soft, warm rosy feel. I can see this palette being equally wearable in both the winter and the summer months.

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I've never had an eyeshadow palette from NARS before, but I've heard sometimes there are a few hit-or-miss shades. This isn't the case with this palette - every last shade is beautiful and performs well. The mattes have a silky smooth feel and aren't chalky in the slightest, but they're not so creamy that they stick down in places and not in others. They're perfectly blendable. The two brown shades on the left in the middle row are absolutely perfect for using in the crease, and now I start every eyeshadow look with them. The shimmers are buttery and soft and have great color payoff on the eyelids, even when applying with a fluffier brush like a MAC 217 (I like doing this for a wash of color, but some eyeshadow formulas won't pick up). There are three sparkly shades in the palette, and two of them still apply well with a brush without glitter fallout. The third, which is the left shadow in the bottom row, is a little chunkier, but it looks absolutely gorgeous when gently tapped over any of the other eyeshadows with a finger. It adds so much extra dimension. I love the inclusion of the deep matte brown, too - it's perfect for smudging out my eyeliner for a softer look. I'm really happy with the quality of the shadows are how they perform - I've been using it almost every day because I can get a more intricate look accomplished with only a couple brushes, and it's actually really easy!

The shadows last well on me throughout the day with a primer and don't crease or fade. I'm sure I sound like a broken record by now, but everything creases on me without a primer, and some things even do with a primer underneath. So I'm always really excited when I find an eyeshadow that will last all day. I'm so happy with this palette, and I would definitely recommend it if you don't already have a lot of warm eyeshadows. I rarely wore eyeshadow on a daily basis before getting this palette, and now I just can't stop reaching for it - I'd call that a success.

Have you tried the NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette?

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