Jul 26, 2013

Sneak Peek Vol. 12: NARS Fairy Kiss and Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes (Fall 2013 Gifting Collection) - Photos, Swatches

NARS Fairys Kiss - Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes - Fall 2013 Gifting Collection - Photos Swatches
NARS Fairy's Kiss and Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes ($45 each)
Fall 2013 Gifting Collection

NARS Fall 2013 makeup collection includes a few gifting items, limited edition offerings - 2 new eyeshadow palettes and a specially designed makeup pouch.  I skipped the pouch, but I was more than happy to pick up both the eyeshadow palettes - Fairy's Kiss and Ride Up to The Moon.  The eyeshadows in these palettes include shades from NARS regular line of single and duo eyeshadows but, of course, in much smaller sizes.  The packaging on these palettes is the usual NARS rubberized black compact with the a mirror on one side and the shadows on the other, separated by a clear plastic cover that helps keep the powder from flying around.  I just got these palettes today, so here's a quick look at the shadows, photos, and swatches (reviews in a bit).

NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog

NARS Fairy's Kiss Eyeshadow Palette is a dark violet-lavender based palette which would be ideal for a fabulous smokey eye.  Among the two palettes, this would be my favorite - mostly because these are the sort of colors that I love, but also because I find the eyeshadows in this palette just the teeniest bit better in texture.  I have only swatched them so far, not used them on my eyes, and I might change my opinion once I actually get a chance to use both the palettes :P

NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairy's Kiss Eyeshadow Palette - Fall 2013 Makeup Gifting Collection
Monosque - Shimmering soft pink
Kalahari - Sugared cocoa (right side of duo)
Brousse - Black violet (right side of duo)
Tokyo - Lavender (right side of duo)
Brumes - Matte charcoal (left side of duo)
Pandora - Matte black (right side of duo)
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairy's Kiss Eyeshadow Palette - fall 2013 Gifting Collection - Swatches

NARS Ride Up to The Moon has warmer colors in it - gold, bronze, browns, a deep green and an almost blackish brown - which probably makes this the more versatile of the two palettes in terms of providing softer shades for the day as well having stronger shades for the night.  I found some of the colors in this palette slightly on the powdery side, especially Argentina, (I have only swatched so far), but definitely quite pigmented.

NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS  Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palette - Fall 2013 Makeup Gifting Collection
Argentina - Metallic gold
Isolde - Frosted ginger (left side of duo)
Night Porter - Black with pearl
Biarritz - Neutral cream beige
Fez - Velvety cocoa
Cordura - Shimmering sooty dark brown (right side of duo)
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palette - Fall 2013 Makeup Gifting Collection - Swatches

To give an idea regarding the size of the palettes, I have compared them with the regular NARS single eyeshadow and powder blushes as well as the larger Pierre Hardy blush.  These palettes aren't as big as some of the older NARS eyeshadow palettes that I have seen online - I don't have any of them - and seem similar to the newer And God Created The Woman eyeshadow palette.

NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog
NARS Fairys Kiss Ride Up to The Moon Eyeshadow Palettes Fall 2013 Gifting Collection Photos Swatches Makeup Beauty Blog

If you have a lot of NARS eyeshadows and/or some of their earlier palettes, these might not seem all that very unique, but it's only recently that I have had access to NARS products, so for me, these palettes are a fabulous way of picking up some of my favorite colors without having to worry about never finishing them!  I love the idea of smaller sizes, and I wish more companies would come out with these sort of products.  I don't have any of the shades in either of these palettes, but I think the quality of the eyeshadows is quite comparable to the regular NARS eyeshadows (the singles - I hate the only duo I have tried).    If I had to pick one of these, I would pick Fairy's Kiss, but as I mentioned earlier, I do like such colors a lot, so I am slightly biased.

A note on the swatches:  No primer/moisturizer/foundation.  Eyeshadows swatched dry.

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12 comments:

  1. Hi Rads,
    I was trying to ignore this release but now that i see it, gotta check it out, thanks to you LOL
    I don't have access to Nars products in Germany, I can only order online and if you don't know a brand all that well, this always pushes you away. You mentioned you also recently gained access, so you can understand. I can play with them in France Sephora though, this is what I am going to do during my next visit. Fairy's kiss calls my name! :-))

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  2. Aaaah..I get my revenge finalllllly :D :D

    Oh we don't have NARS in India, and it's only after I came here to the US that I got to try products from this brand. I can definitely understand how you feel!!! I had only heard about NARS blushes and the first thing I tried out at Sephora were the blushes, but my favorite products from NARS now are the eyeshadows :D So you never know what you will end up liking till you actually try...

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  3. OMG these look so wowwwww... Should I be happy or sad that NARS is not available here :(

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  4. I so, so want Fairy's Kiss!

    p.s. I've just found your blog, it's great!

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    1. Hi Kenderasia!!! Thanks for dropping by :) I couldn't decide between the two so ended up getting both, but yes, Fairy Kiss is what I would lean to if I had to pick only one...at least for now :D

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  5. Oh I am awaiting these so very anxiously. I own three colours out of each of the palettes in other palettes or as duos/singles, but I've never met a Nars eyeshadow palette I could resist ;). We don't get Nars in the Netherlands either, but I buy from narscosmetics.eu, no delivery chanrge over 50 euros. Sometimes things like palettes don't make it on there for a lvery long time, in which case I get it from SpaceNK.co.uk.

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    1. Oh okayyyy..well at least you can buy these online..no such luck in India :( Still..it would be so much better to have a store to walk into and swatch and try before buying, won't it?

      I don't really like these sort of palettes - in a lot of brands the quality just doesn't seem to be the same as the individual shadows (coughhhhh MAC coughhhhhhhhhhhhh some more :P), but I am quite happy with these 2 palettes...it's small and the colors seem pretty decent too :D

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  6. Ohhhhh my GOD

    Loveeeeee u for picking these
    Trust u blindly n hence one request ....

    Even if u dont have time

    Okay .. now compare this with chanel eyeshadow n dior

    U have single n quads from both the brand soooooo

    Nnnnnn

    I want theseeeeeee

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    1. Awww...but ya these are quite nice palettes! :) Sure will post some sort of a comparison/swatches when I review the palettes later..

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  7. lovely palettes!!even i prefer fairy kiss slightly more over the other one!i own kalahari and love it!

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    1. Oh if you already have the colors in other palette, it's all the more reason to skip it...na? I tried Fez today, though, and I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE it :D

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  8. I would love to try one of these palettes! I think Ride Up to the Moon would be more suited to me! NARS eyeshadows are phenomenal!

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