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Sunday, 29 September 2013

two ways to wear- nars ride up to the moon palette

two ways- nars ride up to the moon palette review swatch photo


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nars ride up to the moon palette

I've had the Nars Ride Up to The Moon palette in my possession for a while, but since I wanted to show it in a haul, so I didn't use it. Now that's ultimate pathetic blogger problems! So since I've ticked that box and shown it in a haul (see here) I've taken to using it almost every day. To give a speedy rundown of the deets, It's a beautifully housed edit of 6 fall ready shades of eye colour from Nars. The shades included within the palette are (from left to right, top row then second) Argentina (pale gold), Isolde (metallic amber), Night Porter (deep green), Biarritz (matte cream), Fez (cocoa brown) and Cordura (dark brown with gold flecks). All the shades are utterly butter soft and remarkably pigmented. I found the only one that is slightly off is Cordura which I found to be slightly chalky. They lasted a good 9 hours without primer and didn't crease on my oily lids.


LOOK ONE is my usual everyday look but adapted using some new shades. I popped Isolade onto the lid then blended with a touch of Fez in the crease to define the eye a little. Then took Isolade under the bottom lashes to make the eye pop. I then lined with a liquid liner as usual and finished with my everyday mascara. Isolde is a shade I've had my eye on for yonks. I just didn't want a single eyeshadow of it as I knew it would get lost in the shuffle. It's positively lived up to my expectations and now wondering why I never caved sooner.


LOOK TWO is a dark, smokey, evening eye shadow look. Not a look that I've ever created before, but I can see myself wearing it again somewhere down the line. I've never experimented with dark eyes, however paired down with a bronzed base and neutral lip I think it looks quite gorgeous. For this, I used Argentina all over the lid as a base, then blended Night Porter over the top to create a shimmery green with gold flecks. I took Cordura and lightly buffed into the crease and then ran it under the eye to smoke the whole look out. To finish I lined the eye with a creamy black eye pencil (I did use gold originally but didn't like it!) and blended it out with a small brush on the upper lash line to create a little more definition. I'd probably need to wear false lashes with this look as I felt my eyelashes got a bit lost in the look! But I really like how the green compliments my green blue eyes, I wasn't sure it'd work as well as it did.


This palette is a limited edition, and I suggest getting your mitts on it ASAP if you're curious about it. At £32, it's not terribly priced for 6 amazing quality shadows in 6 wearable shades. I often find with pre designed palettes there is always those odd shades that just don't work quite so well. Despite my original doubts about Night Porter (the green), it actually works really well within the overall colour palette and provides a much needed colour pop against the neutrals. I'd also had my eye on Isolde previously so it's nice to see that in a palette as I'd never in a million years use up a entire eyeshadow! In conclusion In all think it's utterly beautiful and varied eye palette. Creating anything from a simple matte neutral eye to a deep smokey look with a pop of green.


Have you entered my giveaway to win you're own Ride Up To The Moon Palette?






38 comments

  1. I have this palette and bloody love it - I love using the champagne colour, with the goldy one on the outer and then lots of green in the crease <3

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  2. This palette looks amazing, perfect autumn shades, I especially like the green as it's unusual but could look really lovely x

    www.rosydaydreams.blogspot.com x

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  3. Wow, I love the smokey look you have created, it is gorgeous and perfect for a night out!

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. The colours in this palette are amazing! I love both of the looks you created, the second one is stunning! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Ahh look #2 looks perfect on you! NARS has been really good with their palettes lately, eh?

    xo runbarbierun.com

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  6. Love both of the looks you have created. Its a truly beautiful palette, and unlike most palettes released I can get use out of every single colour! Might have to pick this one up!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  7. This palette looks stunning! I love the look of Night Porter, so pretty :)

    Jess xo

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  8. the names are actually isolde and fez... not isolade and fex. just so you know! x

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  9. Absolutely adore the second smokey eye look! I'm supposed to be on a spending ban but if it's limited edition I think I might have to splurge...

    -Laura xo
    www.faintlyfreckled.com

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  10. Oh God I can't afford NARS at the moment but that's not going to stop me dribbling heartily over this. At least I can enter the giveaway, and I suppose I can convince some relative to splash out on thei family's impoverished student come christmas time... maybe.

    Bella . BELLAETC

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  11. What a fantastic palette !! I applaud you Nars
    check out my blog at helpmakemebeautiful.blogspot.com
    follow me on bloglovin :)

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  12. Been hunting for a new palette, just cos.. the smokey look looks lovely

    Fawns and Roses x

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  13. Love both of these looks! Number two would be one i'd probably opt for more, especially on nights out :) x

    http://styleandsplurging.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Both of them are perfect! But if I had to choose I'd go for Look TWO xxx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  15. Love the look of this palette, the green is so beautiful! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  16. oh, these look beautiful, I love the first one! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  17. What an amazing palette! The two middle colours look very like the Nars Isolde Duo.. I love Cordura! It looks like it has some purple undertones to it :)

    overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com

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  18. Ooooh love those different looks!!!
    The palette looks amazing
    Sarah x
    http://thepalettee.blogspot.com.au/

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  19. Oh my god, I saw this in your haul and i was like mm its nice, but I've seen it on, I have to buy it!
    I am definitely entering your giveaway!

    xx

    Check out how I'm surviving at uni at www.s-t-u-d.blogspot.com

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  20. Both of these looks are absolutely gorgeous Lily! Your eyes look amazing!

    www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

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  21. Gorgeous! Such great looks for Autumn, I'm in love with the colours Xx

    www.ClaireeLouisse.com

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  22. Definitely ned this for Autumn
    the second look is my favourite

    http://cocotulips.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. Looks like the perfect fall palette, when I saw it in your haul I tried to resist the urge to buy it, but after this I simply must have it xx Emmi

    http://emmihearts.blogspot.co.uk/

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  24. This looks like my perfect pallette!
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  25. I love both looks, but I think I like the 2nd one best :)

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  26. The 2nd one looks absolutely awesome, I really think it suits you! Beautiful post :)

    Julia x
    http://julia-rosetinted.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Thin palette looks so beautiful! I would love to own a nars palette one day!xx

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  28. I would love to own this palette!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  29. after reading this post i am even more eager to win your giveaway! there are so many looks that can be created with this palette and each of the colours can be used individually as they're all so beautiful! i like that they're buttery soft and that they stay well on your oily lids (i have very oily lids too unfortunately)! the second look is definitely my favourite as the overall colour is just so gorgeous and i like the smokey/grungey effect it gives! i cannot wait to get my hands on this palette (whether i win it or buy it!) :) X

    http://theenglishgirl.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I love your blog! Also, I'm excited for the giveway, Lily <3

    breatheciara.blogspot.com

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  31. these are great looks, it looks like such a versatile palette, i'll have to see if i can get my hands on it.

    little henry lee

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  32. This palette looks gorgeous! Look 2 is stunning!

    Claudia xx

    Beauty and the Chic

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  33. Lovely! The palette look fab! :)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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