Thursday, August 30, 2012
NARS American Dream Eye Shadow Palette
The American Dream Eye Shadow Palette is comprised of five neutral and one silver eye shadow shades. I find this palette to be the easier of the two to wear especially in any type of professional environment. American Dream will work much better with colored eyes and I know that I would get use from this series of shadows all season long and then well into the next few seasons.
So far I have only seen these two palettes on the NARS website so I am taking the product description and the shades from this source. "Shimmering sophistication for eyes. Iconic eye shadow shades to signal modern classic chic." The palette appears to have four shimmer eye shadows and two matte finishes, I have been a fan of NARS shimmer finish eye shadows since I first began to play with the brand and I am so excited to add several more to my eye shadow palette. Between all the great palettes that have been released this season, I may never have to buy single eye shadows again for the next few months!
A few more details about the shades inside the palette...
Shimmer Eye Shadow - Luminous, light-reflecting shades for shading, highlighting, and lining eyes. Highly pigmented, longwearing, crease resistant colors that can be applied sheer or layered for more dramatic effects. Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly. True color application. Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity. Multi-function: use for shading, highlighting, and lining the eyes. Sophisticated, luminous shades.
- Galapagos - bitter chocolate infused with gold shimmer
- Bellissima - shimmering beige with subtle glitter (originally part of Duo)
- Alhambra - golden champagne shimmer (originally part of Duo)
- Tzarine - medium silver shimmer (originally part of Duo)
- Silk Road - rose gold with gold flecks (originally part of Duo)
Matte Eye Shadow - Luminous, light-reflecting shades for shading, highlighting, and lining eye. Highly pigmented, longwearing, crease resistant colors that can be applied sheer or layered for more dramatic effects. Color glides on smoothly, evenly, and blends effortlessly. True color application. Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity. Multi-function: use for shading, highlighting, and lining the eyes. Sophisticated, luminous shades.
- Bali - neutral matte brown
So I was wrong in my inital thoughts about this palette, it actually contains only one matte finish eye shadow and the rest are shimmers. This fact actually makes me even happier since I prefer the shimmer finish for NARS shadows instead of the matte. Bali is a very nice matte brown and I have been looking for a nice matte brown (that still applies well) for the past few weeks and I would love for my search to end with this palette.
This palette holds so much potential for me, I would use every single one of these shadows and I can mix them in so many different ways. In addition, I have tons of other bronzes, golds, and neutrals that I can mix them with the products already in my collection. I can mix any of these shades with both of the Urban Decay Naked Palettes and I can only imagine how many looks that I could create. I actually already own Galapagos but I use it with so many different shades that I wouldn't mind having a back up of it and seeing how many more looks I can create with it.
I will be looking for this palette at Sephora but if it isn't available there then I will order it right from NARS, this might be the last eye palette that I need to buy for the fall season!
photo courtesy of NARS