Narsissist at play: Colorful Neutrals!

March 1, 2014

Being the color-wench that I am, my friends were shocked that I had reserved the Narsissist palette prior to the launch.  After all, isn’t it a neutral palette?  Worse, after declaring vehemently that Linda.Doesn’t.Do.Palettes, I had to swallow my own foot when Narsissist came home with me.  I simply couldn’t resist.

NARsissist palette casing


NARS has masterfully arranged the shades in a cascading manner, from pale shimmery champagne on the top left down to a bold matte black black.  Pure artistry.

And contrary to what everybody and her mama are saying,

Narsissist. ISN’T. Neutral.

Sure, everything has a decidedly smoky flavor to it, but there is certainly color in the mix – pinks, blues, purples!

NARsissist palette with names

I understand how the swatches are deceivingly neutral… because of the smokiness.  But there’s a difference between “bluish grey” and “smoky blue”.  I broke up the shades and swatched them by color family to give you a better idea:

NARsissist brown swatches


Here are the standard beige-brown neutrals:

And as promised, here are the pinks and purples:

NARsissist pink & purple swatches


Personally, I think this part of the Narsissist palette can give Naked 3 a run for its money!

Finally, the cool guys – blue and blacks, I threw in a cool ivory in there too

NARsissist white, blue, black swatches


Fyi, the numbers #1/2 refer to the left/right shade in regular NARS duos.

And here are a couple of EOTDs featuring those colors:

Narsissist blue eotd


Narsissist purple eotd

I don’t own very many NARS eyeshadow prior to this, which makes it easy for me to justify purchasing the Narsissist palette.  At SGD115 for 15gm of product, it’s really not a bad deal at all.  Plus, it’s eye candy!  The way the palette is designed, there is a good balanced mix of light and dark shades, and a nice sprinkling of some medium-intensity color so it is really very wearable.  Obviously, this is nothing quite as bold as China Seas (reviewed here), but the Narsissist is a true classy lady indeed!


11 responses to “Narsissist at play: Colorful Neutrals!”

  1. sophjadexo says:

    Seriously drooling over this palette! The colours are so gorgeous 🙂 xx

  2. bubblymichelle says:

    Ahhh I love the way you did the swatches for this! So easy it digest!
    And seriously, like you said, it’s not yet another neutral palette 🙂 Which I love!

  3. pearlessence says:

    Why don’t you like doing palettes? I love purchasing palettes because they’re the best deal!

  4. mjacqueline says:

    I was thinking long and hard about whether I actually need this palette but I decided not to get it. I have way too many stuff in the first place and I can’t get past the rubber packaging. I bought a palette from Nars last year and as much as I love the blush and eye shadows I hate that I can’t clean the casing.

    • silverkis says:

      Jacqueline, i was seriously conflicted too! I agree NARS casings aren’t the best… And their palettes tend to have inferior quality compared to their singles/duos. Which is why I hardly ever buy them. But all my reservations just flee out the window the moment I saw it…

  5. Lena L says:

    There’re some serious debates going on about NARS eyeshadow texture, but I must say I’m quite fond of them.
    I get excited whenever they bring out the palettes with tiny pans but with many colors like this.
    A nice purchase for you! 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Lena, i can’t say i’m a big NARS fan… they don’t have the best textures out there, and their prices have gone up considerably over the years, so it’s no longer quite value-for-money. However, this palette just spoke to me… and i’m only just beginning to uncover the many looks that I can create with the Narsissist!

  6. Lovely swatches and eye looks. I was tempted by that one, then I managed to hold myself because I didn’t like the quality if one of the older palettes I have, a bit too dry for my already dry lids but on your eyes, they look so nice.

    • silverkis says:

      Thanks Sara! I did notice my eyes looking particularly crepe-y in these picts… But it could just be the lack of sleep or whatever eye cream I was experimenting with.

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