NARS Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

7th August 2016

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.

NARS Himalia Dual Intensity EyeshadowNARS Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

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.

NARS Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

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.

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