So let me start off by saying I do not like to purchase single eyeshadows as I feel palettes are a better deal. But, I am hell bent on buying every single Nars Dual Intensity Shadow.
Himalaya is a shimmery pink-bronze, it’s a really nice neutral color and the shimmer is not chunky at all, it’s just like an all over metallic glow. Tan Lines is a limited edition shade from the Summer 2016 collection and it is a satin medium brown. If I want to do a quick look I’ll use tan lines in the crease and Himalaya on the lid. Dione is a silver-champagne that makes a beautiful lid or inner corner color. It’s more metallic than Himalaya. Pasiphae is the most unique shade I have. It is a medium brown with a green duo-chrome finish and would be gorgeous all over the lid for a smokey eye.
These shadows last all day and are fairly pigmented. These are the type of shadows that don’t swatch as pigmented as they are on the eye, but trust me they are a dream. Blendable and have an impact. If you want the shimmer or metallic finish to have more impact, they are also designed to be used wet for this purpose.
The packaging on them is nice. Simple square compact with the Nars classic rubberized finish. They will get dirty, but that’s inevitable with black packaging unless you are a complete clean freak. Surprisingly they come with a good mirror, but it’s so small it’s not really useful.
Final Thoughts: “Even with the bias, YOU NEED ONE OF THESE”
I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a good shadow. Frankly, most of the shades are for lid or highlight colors, but they have really unique and pretty shades. Formulation is on point.