Nars 'Ride up to the Moon' palette, £32 (here)
Hello! Apparently yesterday was the most depressing day of the year, and I can totally see why. I checked my bank account for the first time since New Year and it's safe to say I'll be living very quietly until the end of the month. On the bright side, it'll hopefully help me stick with my New Years resolutions - one of which is to post more frequently, all the free time should help!
Anyway, today I'm going to do a review of the Nars 'Ride up to the moon' palette. I'd actually wanted this for Christmas, but couldn't find it on line anywhere. I was in Frasers in Buchannan Street (Glasgow) a few days after Christmas and thought I'd try my luck and ask if they had it. I couldn't believe it when I got the last one! If you've been trying to get a hold of this, I'd recommend phoning lots of different places to see if they have a few spare, you might be in luck!
'Ride up to the moon' includes 6 eye shadows. The colours are:
'Argentina' (top left) - A lovely pale gold which is the perfect every day, neutral colour. I've been wearing this with Urban Decay 'Naked' in the crease and some liquid eyeliner. I love this colour!
'Isolde' (top centre) - An orange-toned bronze that reminds me of Mac 'Woodwinked' when it's on. Like 'Woodwinked', I'd say this is more of a Summer shade when worn on it's own, but when it's worn with the other shades in the palette it's a lot more subtle and pretty.
'Night Porter' (top right) - A gorgeous emerald green shade that goes so well with the other colours. I've always loved this shade of green for the eyes, even if it's just worn under the lower lashes for a little bit of colour. This looks really good when it's blended with 'Isolde'.
'Biarritz' (bottom left) - This is a cream matte shadow for highlighting. It's a pretty standard shade that's nothing special, but I think you always need one of these in a neutral palette.
'Fez' (bottom centre) - A medium warm brown with a subtle gold shimmer through it. It blends so nicely into the other shades but would also look lovely as a lid colour on it's own.
'Cordura' (bottom right) - A dark brown with a more obvious glitter in it (similar to 'Darkhorse' in the Naked palette). This is the perfect shade for the outer corners if you're doing a smoky eyes make up look.
As you'd expect with Nars, they're all really pigmented and really easy to blend. The packaging is perfect too, with a really big mirror so it's easy to carry around in your handbag if you need to top it up when you're out. Price wise, I'd say it's definitely worth the £32 price tag. A duo palette comes in at around £25, so an extra £7 for 4 more shades is a bargain in my opinion!
Have you tried this palette?
What's your favourite Nars eyeshadow?