The new, limited edition NARS And God Created The Woman set, currently Sephora-exclusive is an eye makeup set you don’t want to miss out! The packaging is a basic rubbery feel we have all known of NARS . This sleek, tiny little palette houses 6 gorgeous neutral and smokey eyeshadow colors that can be used to create subtle, office-appropriate day to sultry, party night looks. The small size of the palette is perfect for tossing in your travel makeup bag or purse for touch-ups. The set also comes with a small travel size shader brush #3 and a travel size Pro-Prime Smudge Proof eyeshadow base.
The colors in this palette include:
- Alhambra – shimmery golden champagne
- Bellisima – matte gray-brown
- Kalahari – shimmery gold confection
- Galapagos – matte chocolate with gold sparkles
- Coconut Grove – matte dark brown
- Night Clubbing – matte black with pearls
The exceptional thing about this palette is all the colors blend together really well. You can’t go wrong with any of the colors. I personally like to use Coconut Grove as an all over base but I make sure to not go over the crease. Then I layer it with either Kalahari or Galapagos to give my lid a nice shimmery sheen. I use Night Clubbing for the outer V to define the outer corner of my eyes. Alhambra is just a perfect highlight for the inner corner and along the 1/3 of the lower lash line. The only color I have trouble getting to show up on my lids is the matte Bellisima. I tried to use it as a transition color but that didn’t quite work out so I mixed it with Coconut Grove to make my own transition color.
The Smudge Proof eyeshadow base is one of the best eye primers on the market. You only need just a tiny dab on the lid to intensify the colors which I don’t think necessary in this case since the color payoff of the shadows is already super pigmented. But if your lids are oily like mine or if you plan to be outside the whole day, definitely use the primer as it will help the shadows last longer and not fall into the crease. The eye shader brush is surprisingly of good quality, too. The bristles are very dense and soft. It’s a little bit too big for my small Asian eyes, though, so be careful where you put the shadows if you have small eyes as well.
Overall, I think this is a great neutral palette. The price is steep but you are paying for the quality and the name. I don’t own any of the single eyeshadows so this is a great way to experiment with more than a few colors in one palette. It is a limited edition so grab one before it’s gone but if you only want a few colors from the palette, check out NARS website as I believe some of the colors are permanent.