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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette Review

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette

NARS certainly are guiding me towards bankruptcy with all their new launches but when palettes are as pretty as their Gifting Collection I can quickly forgive and forget. Newly launched and exclusive to the House of Fraser (but still available on the NARS site should House of Fraser sell out) is two new six pan eyeshadow palettes that most beauty junkies will find hard to pass up. If you are a fan of pink and purple shades then your next purchase may well be NARS Fairy Kiss Palette but if like myself your make-up affections run more neutral you may want to invest in the NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette...I know I did.

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette

What can I possibly say about NARS packaging that hasn't be said or typed a hundred times over?
Nothing! However for those new to the brand you should note that the company uses a rubberised matte black casing style that can get fairly grubby quickly - the good news is that it does wipe clean fairly easily and that the point of the rubber is to absorb shock from bumps and bangs preventing the product from shattering. That of course is up for debate but on the plus side all their products come complete with a mirror.

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette

As mentioned above with the NARS Gifting Collection there is two palettes to pick and choose from each with six fairly small eyeshadow pans - not so small that you can not fit a brush into them nor a fingertip but a lot dinkier in size (1g to be precise) compared to a typical solo eyeshadow. The Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette features five neutral shades (four shimmer, one matte) and one surprise pop of colour in a deep jungle green (shimmer). Although not a neutral shade the green is somewhat muted, more black than anything and works really well with the other shades within the palette most notably the bright golden shade. Annoyingly the shades have not be named on the back of the palette nor the packaging but I should warn that firm fans of NARS eyeshadows may well have some of the shades featured as only one is limited edition.

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette

Argentina (L.E) - Light pale gold, neutral in tone with a soft well pigmented formula.
Isolde - A bright metallic amber shade - very similar to MAC Amber Lights. Same formula as above.
Night Porter - A deep metallic jungle green that can reflect more black than green in some lights. Slightly drier than the other formulas and can pull a little chalky despite being a metallic formulation.
Biarritz - A yellow based matte cream, a little stark but a great soft, well pigmented formula.
Fez - A bright yellow based cocoa brown, truly gorgeous with a soft well pigmented formula.
Cordura - More of a glitter based shade than metallic and as a result a little dry, best described I would deem this to be a darkest brown with tiny golden flecks of glitter.

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette

Yes I like this palette and on the whole I can not fault the formulation of the shades but I do wish that NARS Ride Up to the Moon featured six new and/or limited edition shades rather than 5 permanent shades alongside one special release. As with most eye shadows I do recommend using a primer with this kit (funnily enough NARS do a great one) to prolong the wear of the product, typically speaking with a primer NARS shadows tend to stay put for close to 9/10 hours on my oily lids and around 6 hours without a primer.

NARS Ride Up to the Moon Eyeshadow Palette £32 via House of Fraser - link
and the NARS website - link






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32 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful palette, I love the look of Isolde and Argentina, beaut shades! x

    Amy / srslylou

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  2. Gorgeous shades, really like Isolde and Night Porter. Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. NARS always has the most prettiest eyeshadow palettes! I really cannot keep up because they keep on bringing out new ones~ I want all of them hehehe! I am a big fan of NARS products, but they are so expensive~!

    Thanks for sharing and the swatches. Have a lovely day <3
    * Yingcbeauty *
    X x X x X

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  4. For me, these are more wearable shades than the God Created Women palette.

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

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  5. Isolde and Night Porter both look gorgeous, the whole palette is lovely. Aghh want!!

    Jess xo

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  6. I love the middle shades, so wearable! x

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  7. Beautiful, just love those shades!

    http://creamandachinacat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. These colours are incredible!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  9. These shades are perfect and they look so pigmented! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  10. These colours are beautiful!

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Wow! Straight in my wish list!

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  12. The colours are beautiful! I actually really like the green shade!

    Lovely blog, would love you to follow back :)

    Www.frankiebooxx.blogspot.co.uk

    Frankie xxx

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  13. Nars palettes are always so amazing! Really pretty shades! xx

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  14. Thanks for sharing so glad you did as this looks amazing! Now I want this damm Nars too good!

    Mybeautysleuth x

    www.mybeautysleuth.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Well that seals it; I need it.

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  16. wow! those colours are beautiful! and 6 shades for £30 isn't too bad! L xxx

    maquillagemagic.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. Wow this palette looks beautiful! I love NARS' shadows :)
    AddictedtoOPI

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  18. This Palette is calling my name! Not only my favourite colours to wear clothing wise in autumn, but all year round! so pretty!

    need a makeup fairy to grant all my wishes for these pretty gems :(
    The Blushing Giraffe | A New UK Beauty Blog
    xxx

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  19. This is my kind of palette. Beautiful colours.

    http://mysparklylife2013.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. This palette is gorgeous, the colours are fantastic! x

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  21. What a gorgeous neutral palette! Love the mix of mattes, shimmers, and metallics. Thanks for the review! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  22. I actually do appreciate them adding permanent shades into the mix! :) Beautiful palette, and great to hear it's great. LOVE that green!

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  23. Our colour palette runs along the same stream... and gosh these shades are right up my alley...love the green, even! cordura, fez.. hmm yum yum!

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  25. As simply stunning palette, perfect for autumn :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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  26. It is just sooooooo beautiful - I bought the Fairy Kiss palette, it's just stunning xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  27. This is literally my dream palette, bring on pay day! xox

    Eliza
    www.beautifullyshallow.blogspot.co.uk

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  28. I have gone into shadow overdrive recently! Bought too many mac pans and two palettes! But I quite like the look of this one too!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  29. nars always does the most beautiful palettes. i love the unexpected green, and though it looks scary at first i feel like i'd get a lot of use putting it on my lower lash line as a liner! so pretty xx

    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  30. Great review! I just purchased this yesterday and i'm SO excited to try it out. It seems to be super versatile too.

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  31. Nice photos. You can never have enough eyeshadow.

    Helen

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