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NARS Narsissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Review

November 26, 2017

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There’s a new palette launching from NARS called the NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette ($59 for 0.04 oz/1.5 g x 12) and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s going to launch exclusively online at Sephora for one day on November 27th and then also at other NARS counters after the 29th.

There are quite a few warm toned rose eyeshadow palettes out right now as it’s quite popular but I’ve never found one where I could wear all the shades. I’ve swatched Urban Decay Naked Heat, Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance and Tarte Tartette Toasted Eyehadow Palette on numerous occasions in store. I’ve been tempted as the pigment these days is amazing but they all have at least 3 shades I know I’d never use. At first glance I thought the same about the Wanted Eyeshadow Palette. I was thrilled to find they sent one as an early preview that I could review and I have to admit my heart sank a little when I opened it and saw 3 rosy reds. However I felt the same about the NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette and it completely surprised me so I kept an open mind with this. I’m glad I did because it’s truly beautiful.

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Review | The Beauty Look Book

This comes in a rectangular mirrored compact. The eyeshadow pans appear to be the same size as the NARSissist Loaded but the overall size of the compact seems slightly smaller. I love that the top has a non-mirror surface on the outer packaging because as lovely as they are they show all the fingerprints and it drives me nuts.

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The colors are all excellent in pigment, texture and color payoff. Some NARS palettes in previous years have had some hit/miss shades. This one is all good, but there are a few glitzy shades so I know there’s a chance this might be a no-go for some of you. Some of the shades are made of a new formula with powder suspended in a liquid-binding system which I suspect are the super sparkly ones. In this palette:

  • Biarritz – perfect creamy neutral matte cream
  • Satisfaction – shimmering light pink with a soft gold shimmer
  • Delirium – metallic rose sparkle
  • Temptress – satin paprika red
  • Seven Heaven – matte neutral sand
  • Shadow Hill – matte warm brown, NARS describes this as matte saddle
  • Mendoza – sparkling pink copper
  • Wicked Game – satin cranberry with a soft sheen
  • Shooting Star – sparkling glitzy pink champagne
  • La La – shimmering warm bronze
  • Fallen Star – shimmering antique bronze with a khaki-sparkle sheen
  • Coconut Grove – matte deep brown

The mattes are smooth and almost silky feeling. The shimmers are my favorite texture and I would think this would be more universally appealing if it had all shimmers vs sparkles, but I actually really love the sparkly shades. The new formula is pretty glitzy – there is fall out when I apply on the lids with a looser fluffy brush so I found it best to pack on with a denser brush. The good thing is that it’s the kind that is really easy to clean up under the eyes. The worst thing about some glitters is that they stick so hard to the face it’s almost impossible to clean. Once these were on my lids they stayed put pretty well – but I did pack them on the lids with a slightly damp brush.

A closer look at the shades, swatches, a look and then a side-by-side to the Loaded Palette.

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Close ups:

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette with Labels

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette With Flash

More swatches:

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Quick beauty look wearing:

  • Foundation – Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid Foundation in Y345
  • Powder – Charlotte Tilbury Air Brush Flawless Powder in Shade #2
  • Cheeks – Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Bronzer #2 and the pink shade from the NARS Veil Cheek Palette from the Man Ray Collection
  • Lips – Chanel Rouge Coco Gloss in Tendresse 172
  • Brows – Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette
  • Eyeshadow Shades Used – Biarritz all over the lid, Satisfaction under brow, Shadow Hill 1/2 way up eyes, Mendoza packed on top with Coconut Grove

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette

Close up of the eye look. You can definitely intensify the color but I like to blend everything out:

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Eye Look

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Review | The Beauty Look Book

A side by side of Wanted next to Loaded, since there are so many colors I couldn’t swatch them all on the same arm but you can see my review of the other palette here:

NARS Narsissist Wanted vs Loaded Eyeshadow Palettes

One last look, bottom line it’s love for me:

NARS NARSissist Wanted Eyeshadow Palette Review | The Beauty Look Book

The NARS Wanted Eyeshadow Palette is limited-edition. You can find it at Sephora, Ulta, Macy’s and NARS Cosmetics.

Stay tuned for another early Cyber Monday review and the full Cyber Monday Beauty Shopping Sales Guide!

NARSissist Wanted sent courtesy of NARS for review.


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  • Nuska_Mayo November 26, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Nice colors! ^_^

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Thank you – I agree! Totally surprised me – in a good way!

  • Justine R November 26, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I love rosy palettes but I’ve purchased so many I think I will pass on this one – I’m trying out ViseArt Sultry Muse!

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Oh nice! Viseart is such a great brand 🙂

  • Pumpkin Lemonade November 26, 2017 at 4:45 am

    I wasn’t immediately drawn to this palette when I first saw preview pics, but your swatches are beautiful! I still think I slightly prefer the look of NARSissist Loaded though.

    Pumpkin Lemonade

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      It’s a tough pick between the two!

  • Heather November 26, 2017 at 4:51 am

    This looks STUNNING! I would love this but I still feel I have too many eye palettes… I have two haha.

  • nic November 26, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Will Tom Ford single eye shadows be swatched soon?! And the mascaras?

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Yes and yes!

      • nic November 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm

        I knew he’d release on Friday so I bought nothing. Thank you. I don’t want to buy singles from quads. I’ve been SO tempted, but waiting!

  • Yvonne Ashon November 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

    The colors are great. you could do day and night.

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

      Yes! Totally a great day to night palette!

  • Eileen November 26, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Those colors are simply beautiful with your coloring. It’s not all that often that we find a palette that has so many colors that work so well 😃

    • BeautyLookBook November 26, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Awww thank you Eileen – you’re too sweet 🙂

  • COURTNEY November 26, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    oh my, I’ve seen this on the nars instagram page but these are the first close ups and swatches I’ve seen and now I’m totally sold. nars have never disappointed me!

    Courtney | Lashes and Luxe

  • T. November 27, 2017 at 12:59 am

    pretty shades!

  • Carolina November 28, 2017 at 6:26 am

    I absolutely love the look of this palette! It’s probably the only palette from NARS that I really really want! xx

    Carolina’s Makeup Life

  • Sharee December 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I love this palette and I am so glad that it is versatile enough to work with every shade and tone of skin. I have an initial first impressions on my blog along with swatches on darker skin!

  • theluxeminimalist December 2, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    This palette is so beautiful! I think I’ll go ahead and purchase it since it’s time for Sephora’s rewards event. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it

    xx, Corey
    The Luxe Minimalist

  • Karen December 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    This palette looks so nice! How do you think it compares to Marc Jacob’s Scandalous palette? Is there a cooler toned palette (with neutral browns) you would suggest?

  • Huong Vo December 7, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Omg, I LOVE this review, Sabrina!! I’ve been looking for the BEST neutral palettes (for my future blog post) where I can use ALL the colors and this definitely looks like a contender for me! The red intimidates me a tad bit, but the Reale shade from the Loaded palette intimidates me more as I don’t tend to do deep smokey eyes. I’m going to have to play with these in-store so I definitely appreciate your review!

    She Sweats Diamonds

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