I want to start this post off with an apology - I am sorry I have not stopped banging on about this on Twitter and Instagram, but when a beauty blogger's got an obsession, she's got an obsession.
I've been looking for a purple-based palette mixed in with neutrals for ages now and along came NARS Fairy's Kiss which I finally got my hands on today.. oh and is she a babe :) Since I missed out on Pleasures of Paris (it still hurts to say its name!), I was adamant that I get this!
|NARS Fairy's Kiss Eyeshadow Palette|
This is part of NARS's Fall 2013 Gifting Collection, and has been released alongside one other palette called Ride Up to the Moon which is much warmer, but has two lovely dark green shades thrown in (which I was super tempted by!). So far I've seen it on the NARS website, but I ordered mine through House of Fraser where you can pick up products at a store the very next day - very good stuff!
I absolutely love the balance of neutrals and wearable lavendars and purples. It seems like a great day to night palette where you can use the black and dark grey as an eyeliner as well. Actually when you swatch it it's not as purple as the whole thing looks! I'd say there's really only one lavendar, and one purple-tinged taupe! The rest are nudes and neutrals. The shades are as follows, clockwise from the top left:
You may recognise some of the names, and that's because some of them are existing shades. I've always had my eye on Tokyo (the name definitely had nothing to do with it.. or everything), and loved the look of Kalahari so this was super exciting!
(that pink is a Dior blush I was swatching.. please ignore..), Brumes, Pandora
As you can see the colours are all gorgeous and I genuinely feel like every colour could work with any other colour, which to me shows the utility of the palette! And the formula is really nice. So far, I've only swatched it but I felt Monosque, Kalahari and Brousse were really soft and creamy, and Brumes and Pandora had that dry yet crazy pigmented feel that some NARS eyeshadows have. Tokyo reminded me of my Dogon palette - shimmery, soft and very blendable but made to be used as a wash of colour.
My only gripe?
The size.. it's freaking tiny! I heard this here and there when God Created A Woman came out, but I didn't imagine it'd be this small. It's not so much the size of the palette itself that bothers me, but the size of the eyeshadows - they're pretty much as big as the first section of my forefinger. I also think the space between them is very deceptive - in real life, the black bits seem much larger.
The palette next to a blush.
So there's the sneak peek and initial thoughts!
Do I love it? I really do. I really grapple over palettes because I want one where I love every single shade and feel like I can get a lot of use out of it. So it's nice when you find something like this!
What are your thoughts on Fairy's Kiss?
What's your favourite eyeshadow palette?
NARS Fairy's Kiss is available from House of Fraser for £32.50.