Two words: MASSIVE and DISAPPOINTMENT.
My friend told me about this palette's release and I was SO EXCITED that I bought it immediately without hesitation even though I wasn't too completely head over heels for the color selection (but boy, do I love my nudes!). I have always wanted Nars eyeshadows and this seemed the best way to add multiple colors to my collection. I was particularly excited for Bellissima I and Mekong.
When it arrived, I had really high hopes for it. The packaging was nice+portable, the mirror was big and practical but the shadows are SO SMALL and not labeled with the names. MOST IMPORTANTLY: The shadows were DRY, HARD, NOT BUTTERY, VERY CHALKY, do not apply to the lids well nor true to pan color, do not swatch well, and even if you manage somehow to pack a ton of the product on (good luck with that!), it has absolutely NO STAYING POWER! It reminded me of some really bad drugstore eyeshadows from way back when drugstore eye shadows were notoriously poor quality. But now, even drugstore eyeshadows are better than this!!!
And NO, it does NOT get better with use. I tried to give this palette it's fair share of chances for over 2 weeks, but NOPE, straight back it went for return.
That on top of the price! $79?! How can anyone justify the quality for the price? Completely NOT WORTH IT. Might as well go get 2 NAKED palettes or just any eyeshadow palette but this one! STAY AWAY! I don't want to state the DUH obvious, but a palette for $79 USD should be buttery, pigmented, swatch well on the fingers, and apply on the eyes true to color in the pan which it does not whatsoever. Every color should be on point and no excuses should have to be made for this palette. I should not have to go out of my way to make this palette work due to it's poor quality. Such a massive disappointment for a palette named after Nars fans. An insult, really! Never before been so upset by such a dud product.