Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Review, Swatch, Cassiopeia, Himalia, Subra
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow (Cassiopeia) on lids

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Saved by a shipping glitch. When I reviewed NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Himalia and Subra, I said I’m going to order few more shades because I was impressed with their overall quality and pigmentation. For some odd reason, my box was shipped back to Sephora due to “insufficient address”. Imagine my disappointment when instead of re-shipping my items, Sephora decided to refund me but it took all of one week for the whole process to be completed. My restless makeup junkie alter-ego can’t be contained so long story short, I stopped by Sephora because I really want to own some if not all of these overly-hyped bellas.

Good thing I went in to swatch because I ended up liking just one shade as I found the others I initially ordered quite close to Himalia and Subra. In a nutshell, NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow can be applied either wet or dry. Cassiopeia ($29, 0.05oz 1.5 g) is holographic pink or sometimes soft lilac depending on lighting situation. 

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Review, Swatch, Cassiopeia, Himalia, Subra

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Review, Swatch, Cassiopeia, Himalia, Subra

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Review, Swatch, Cassiopeia, Himalia, Subra

As you can see from the photos, there isn’t a big difference whether you apply Cassiopeia wet or dry. But what I found to be more worth-sharing is the fact that this particular shade adheres to the eyelids better when I use my finger instead of brush. Also, the color payoff is sheer  so you have to pat it on quite a few times to make it intense. In terms of longevity (applied over NARS eye primer), it held up to about five hours with creasing and fading. That’s not impressive in my little-black-book-of-whatever so while it’s a cute shade to own, it’s a bummer especially to us ladies cursed with oily lids. Ergo, repurchase is not even an option.

Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow, Review, Swatch, Cassiopeia, Himalia, Subra

Other products used for this look (reviews are linked):
Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow (Taupe Brown No. 07)
Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade (Dark Brown)
Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Crayon (Blacquer)
YSL Top Secrets All-in-One BB Cream (Medium)
Becca Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder
Diorblush Mimi Bronze
YSL Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Liptick 12 Forbidden Burgundy
Pacifica Enlightened Gloss Ravish

Do you any of NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows?

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