NARS ‘And God Created the Woman’

I’ve had the NARS ‘And God Created the Woman’ palette in my grasps on a fair few occasions and then when I finally sucked it up and decided to take another neutral shadow palette plunge, it was out of stock. A perfect demonstration of Sod’s Law. I’m a complete sucker for the whole ‘hard to find so I need it’ phenomenon, backed up by my possession of many a limited edition MAC lipstick that have largely remained untouched, so the out of stock situation just added fuel to my fire. Like a women possessed I managed to track it down and it’s barely left my lids since, so I thought I’d roll my rave of it into a post/video combo pairing a written ode with a short film of me experiencing verbal diarrhoea and a cack-handed tutorial with the beholden object. You can thank me later.

This palette seemed to sneak up on us here in the UK, not much was seen or heard of it and then it popped onto Space NK counters without a fanfare. From a brief bout of Googling it looks like Space NK have the exclusive (annoyingly out of stock), but there are still some on the shelves of the NARS website. The set comes complete with a palette of six shadows – four shimmers, two mattes – a sample of Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow base (which swung it for me, I’ve always wanted to try it out) and an eye shader brush and chimes in all together at £40.50. Not bad for a NARS offering, but the purchase was aided by the fact that I had £20 worth of points on my N.Dulge card – score.

Time for a shade breakdown (again Google researched as the shade names are not listed on the product or packaging). From top to bottom, left to right we have: Alhambra, a champagne shimmer much akin to MAC All That Glitters, Bellisima, a matte grey-toned taupe, Kalahari, a warm-toned shimmer laden taupe, Galapagos, a rich brown with golden flecks, Coconut Grove, a deep chocolate matte brown and Night Clubbing a golden shimmer laced black. My top picks from the lineup? Kalahari – the sort of shade I could sweep over my lids on a daily basis with and be as happy as larry with and Coconut Grove – it might not appear much in the pan but these sorts of dark matte shadows come in handy for an eyeliner-phobic like myself to define the lashline with.

If you’re already storing away either of the Urban Decay Naked palettes or anything similar in your stash then it’s not worth running around like a headless chicken after. But if you’re in the mood for a splurge, a nude shadow worshipper like myself or have the odd bit of dollar hanging around on your loyalty card, then go knock yourself out – you’ll have fun doing it. I know this is a product I’ll happily get my lid-wear out of. To see it in action, have a little watch of the video above and select to ‘Watch on YouTube’ for all the extra beauty bits in the info box. I guess there’s nothing left to say except, ‘heart-eyed-emoji‘ – see yesterday’s post for reference.