8.24.2012

NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette
NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette

With its gorgeous mix of soft and romantic shades, the recently-released NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette ($55) conjures up images of golden fields, blue skies, and fluffy white clouds. I love gazing at this palette and was so excited to try it.

Unfortunately, though NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette is wonderful to look at, the formula of the shadows is only good instead of great. And for $55, I think this palette should come closer to greatness.

NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette contains three warm-toned shades and three cool-toned shades. The shadows include Bellissima, a pale cream with gold glitter, Alhambra, a shimmering yellow gold, Silk Road, a golden rose with gold glitter, Galapagos, a chocolate brown with gold glitter, Bali, a cool taupe-y brown, and Tzarine, a denim blue with silver shimmer. The colors in NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette are not exclusive, so you can buy them individually as eyeshadow singles or duos.

NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette Bellissima Alhambra Silk Road Galapagos Bali Tzarine
NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
L to R:  Bellissima, Alhambra, Silk Road, Galapagos, Bali, Tzarine

The quality of these shadows is hit and miss. Bellissima is a pretty, snowflake-esque shade with good pigmentation, but it has some glitter fallout. Alhambra, on the other hand, is a great quality shadow with dense pigmentation and smooth application. Silk Road is not super pigmented (although it's adequate) and has TONS of fallout. Galapagos, Bali, and Tzarine all have good pigmentation and minimal fallout. I did not find any of these shadows particularly easy to blend.

Though not all of the shadows have impressive application, they are all very long-lasting. I created multiple different looks with the NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette and each lasted all day with primer.

I'm generally a big NARS fan but this palette did not live up to my expectations. While the color selection and lasting power are great, the quality of the shadows in the NARS American Dream Eyeshadow Palette is not good enough to merit the $55 price tag.

Have you tried the NARS American Dream Palette or other NARS eyeshadow products? What do you think?


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2 comments:

  1. This palette looks so lovely. Shame the eyeshadows arent great though!To me it looks like a miniture version of the Urban Decay Naked Palette!

    Leanne @ http://www.leanne-marie.com

    xx

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    1. Hi Leanne. This palette is sooo pretty to look at, and the eyeshadows aren't *bad*, they're just not $55 good either!

      Checking out your site now :)

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