Monday, February 18, 2013


For almost three weeks I have been lusting after the Nars "And God Created the Woman" eye kit. It has everything that I currently use and more so what's not to love about it! As a matter of fact, I already use the Nars eyeshadow base, and in my opinion, it's one of the better ones currently available. As for the Nars eyeshadows, I have several single Nars eyeshadows and they are buttery soft with unbelievable pigmentation. However, I haven't tried any of the Nars makeup brushes before so I'm not too familiar with the quality of them. Additionally, I haven't heard many people rant or rave about them either so I guess you just have to try them out for yourself and decide.

If you want to see my full review please keep reading...


What it is:
An eye shadow kit with six sultry shades, a travel-size Eye Shader Brush, and a medium Pro-Prime Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base.

What it does:
Captivating and compelling, this palette of six shimmering shadows shows off your sultry side. Created exclusively for Sephora, this sleek, travel-ready set also includes a mini Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and Eye Shader Brush.

This set contains:
  • - 6 x 0.03 oz Eye Shades in Alhambra, Bellisima, Kalahari, Galapagos, Coconut Grove, Night Clubbing
  • - 0.09 oz Pro-Prime™ Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
  • - #3 Eyeshadow Brush

Currently available on for $59.00 USD.

This is the box that houses the eye kit. Now keep in mind, in the past I have purchased two huge blush palettes from Nars. More specifically, the blush palette that was exclusive to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale called "Joie De Vivre" and the Sephora exclusive called "Danmari". Both palettes were incredible and did not disappoint. So it was with this same anticipation that I was expecting something huge; something similar to both blush palettes.

This is what I received...

Yes, I was a little disappointed by the size. At the time of my purchase the only photos available were promo shots (see the first photo above) and in my naivety, I expected a lot more for my money. Maybe if I had paid more attention to the details of the photos I might have detected the slightest hint of deception to make the eyeshadow palette appear larger than what it really is. However, I was so overwhelmed by the beautiful eyeshadow shades it never occurred to me that anything was amiss.

Keep reading to see the swatches and my thoughts on the eyeshadows...

Let me say right from the start I was extremely disappointed and very upset with the quality and appearance of the eyeshadows. (Yep, call me a big ol' cry baby!) Of the six shades only two were a matte finish (the two in the middle) and the other four were glitter bombs ranging from micro flecks of shimmer to full on chunks. The quality of the matte shadows was very poor. After I scraped off the top layer and dug down into the two matte eyeshadows I was finally able to get a decent swatch. The glitter bombs were messy and I had problems with huge fall-out.

Normally I'm not so harsh when a product fails me or I absolutely hate it. However, this is Nars and I expect more from them. Especially since I have several single Nars eyeshadows and the quality is amazing. So I know Nars can make a better quality product than this.

If you are still undecided then go ahead and purchase it from Sephora. They have an excellent return policy if you are not 100% completely satisfied.

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