NARS Hyped NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features 12 shades with a mix of mattes and shimmers from pale beige to berry to soft black. It has a rosier vibe to the color scheme and runs light to mid-tone in depth with the exception of White Horse, a soft black.
The quality was comparable to past NARS eyeshadow palettes, which is decent to good but not at the peak of where eyeshadow can go; the mattes were blendable but were on the more powdery side, while the shimmers were slightly thinner and dustier, so they didn’t have as much pop/shine once applied. The shimmers had a tendency to look a little washed out.
NARS We are Family Eyeshadow (2018)
We are Family
We are Family is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, slightly dry texture that wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out without any issues. This shade stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before starting to fade.
NARS Shake Shake Shake Eyeshadow (2018)
Shake Shake Shake
Shake Shake Shake is a light peach with warm undertones and faint, pinkish pearl throughout. The texture was a bit denser compared to other shades in the palette, though it wasn’t difficult to pick up with a dry brush. It had rich color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
NARS Doctor Love Eyeshadow (2018)
Doctor Love is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. I didn’t have any issues with the color sheering out too readily. It wore well for seven and a half hours before I noticed signs of fading.
NARS Ring My Bell Eyeshadow (2018)
Ring My Bell
Ring My Bell is a soft, muted brown with subtle,w arm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery texture that was prone to sheering out when applied, though it blended along the edges seamlessly. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on decently for seven hours.
Ain’t No Stopping Now
Ain’t No Stopping Now is a light-medium coral with warm undertones and a pinker base but paired with a lot of warmer, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was dusty and thin, which gave it a more faded appearance when applied to bare skin. This shade lasted well for seven hours before fading visibly on me.
NARS Relight My Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
Relight My Fire
Relight My Fire is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was blendable and easy to apply. The eyeshadow wore nicely for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
NARS Lady Marmalade Eyeshadow (2018)
Lady Marmalade is a bright, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that made it prone to sheering out when applied and blended out. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, but I noticed it appeared a bit more muted applied. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
NARS Love Train Eyeshadow (2018)
Love Train is a golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was easy to work with. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It had the type of texture where it looked “melted” applied–and this is the finish where NARS excels at. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.
NARS Exxxcess Eyeshadow (2018)
Exxxcess is a rich, deeper berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. I felt like it was functionally matte in practice, but there was a very fine shimmer running through it. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.
NARS Hot Stuff Eyeshadow (2018)
Hot Stuff is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, but it managed to pack quite a bit of pigment in spite of the texture. It applied evenly and blended out nicely on bare skin, though it sheered out slightly. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.
Last Party is a light-medium pink with warmer undertones and larger flecks of gold and pink sparkle. It appears to have the Hardwired finish, which is a significantly more sparkly formula that can be used wet or dry (with wet application yielded more intensity). I find that this finish is difficult to work with dry–it’s just not worth the effort if you’re not going to use it with a dampened brush.
Dry application yielded semi-sheer coverage with moderate fallout and an uneven application, whereas dampened application yielded nearly opaque coverage with better adhesion and integration of the sparkles with the underlying base color on my skin. There was only slight fallout during application with a dampened brush. It lasted for seven hours applied wet and dry but dry had continual fallout while worn.
NARS White Horse Eyeshadow (2018)
White Horse is a soft black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a drier, thinner texture that yielded nearly opaque coverage, but there was a dustiness to the way it looked on my skin. For example, when blended out on its own, the edge was a little ragged to my eye. The color stayed on decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.