I've been stuck in an eyeshadow rut for around two years now. If i'm not using a combination of Bootycall and Tease from Urban Decays Naked Palette 2, then instead I'm using a combination of Dust and Nooner from their third renowned Naked Palette. Whilst the versatility of all the Naked Palettes is undeniable, recently I've just been craving something more. 

The NARS Dead of Summer Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Palette is something of true beauty. Not only do the four colours seamlessly work together in whichever combination you could possibly think to try, but just look at that packaging. Oh. That packaging. 

The four stunning colours on offer are: 
Studly Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow  - A wonderful champaign gold
Stag Film Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow  - An understated nude pink
Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - A deep plumy, gothic purple
Blackmail Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - A black that can shimmer slightly purple when the light hits
Mini Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner

I was quite glad to see that NARS chose to include an eyeliner over a brush. Although a brush may have been more practical if you plan on using this palette on the go or for traveling. I personally prefer to use my own brushes. I am very much looking forward to sampling the larger than life eyeliner though. Usually I am more of a liquid liner kind of girl, so I am excited to shake things up with a pencil liner for once, an see how it stand in comparison to drugstore pencil eyeliners.   

I am totally smitten with this quad. All of the colours have a buttery texture and a little goes a long way thanks to the incredible pigmentation. Also, having recently bleached my hair to a white/grey kind of colour, I now often find myself questioning which eye shadows I can wear in the morning  - it seems quite a few colours clash with my hair. Wonderfully enough, all four of the buttery colours seem to compliment the winter white mop on my head (if you have or have ever had a non-natural coloured hair, you will understand the struggle!).

At £29 I think this palette is a steal. Four shimmery shadows and an eyeliner for under £30?! I'll take three! In all seriousness though, if you're on the fence and unsure whether or not to take the plunge with this palette, I say go for it. I'm sure you will not be disappointed. 

I can feel it already, 2016 is going to be the year I hoard eyeshadow palettes. I mean, there are worse addictions to have right?

What are your favourite eyeshadow palettes or quads? Please do let me know down below as I'm on the lookout for a few to add to my collection. I will say that Charlotte Tilbury has some beautiful quads if you're on the look out.....
With love,



  1. This is a beautiful palette. I've never bought anything from NARS and I'm not even sure where the counter is in Liverpool, ha! MAC do fantastic eyeshadows - they don't budge on my eyelids and that's without primer.

    Great post lovely.

    Emma Louise xx

  2. Gorgeous colours and I love the packaging! And eye shadow hoarding really doesn't sound too bad.. Haha

  3. So pretty.. as if I need any more of these colours, let alone any more eyeshadows but it's tempting.. Pretty good pricing for £29!

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  4. I've had my eye on this for some time now. It's so pretty and not as pricey as I'd have thought it would be. Today might be the day... ;)

  5. I 100% want subra, its stunning!


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