I love the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows, and I already own the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette but there is one shade in particular within the palette which I love the most and that is the shade Himalia. I purchased the Sephora Favorites Superstars Set back before Christmas last year, which contained an amazing range of products including a full size of the NARS Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow £21 which was the decider when purchasing the set as I loved the shade so much. NARS describe Himalia as being a ‘golden bronze with a shimmery finish’ which I feel is a perfect description and I actually find the full size version to be a lot more pigmented and metallic compared to the Himalia within the palette.
The solo NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows have the same rubberised packaging as their blushes/bronzers, with a magnetic closure which is really sleek but it does attract fingerprints and makeup, but it doesn’t bother me as they can be removed with a face wipe within seconds. I like to apply the Himalia shadow over the top of my MAC Painterly Paint Pot with a synthetic eyeshadow brush, and for a more intense finish I use my fingertip to press the shadow onto the lid which gives more of a foiled effect. The pigmentation is impressive, and the texture is very smooth and buttery; in fact again I’d say it feels a lot smoother, and creamier than the Himalia in the Dual Intensity Palette.
Even though I absolutely love the NARS Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, I can’t help thinking it’s very overpriced as it’s £21 for 1.5g which is considerably more than the likes of Urban Decay, MAC and Illamasqua for individual eyeshadows and I’m not sure the price is worth it. Luckily I got the full size within the Christmas gift set for around £40 so it was an amazing deal as the set contained a few few sizes and deluxe sized products but I’m not sure I’d repurchase the shadow at its full price.