NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette and NARS #47 Angled Eyeliner Brush
I always hope for a long, hot summer.
Very long. Like, 365-day long.
What? You think that’s too much?
OK, fine, I could do six months summer and six months spring… Yeah, I could live with that.
I’ve always felt like I should’ve been born in San Diego, or on a Caribbean island. I mean, some place where there are no seasons… Just one long, hot summer.
So far the summer out here in Bologna has definitely been hot. I’ll cross my fingers for it being long, too.
But in case it’s not, this year I’m covered. This year I’ll have at least one long, hot summer, in the form of this beautiful eyeshadow palette from NARS.
The NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette ($45) is limited-edition and exclusive to narscosmetics.com and NARS boutiques
I know, I know, it’s yet another neutral palette, but what I find particularly appealing is that it features both cool and warm tones – and that’s pretty rare.
I also really like that there are both matte and shimmery shadows, and that the shimmers are very fine and subtle (so if you have textured eyelids, you have nothing to worry about).
NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette swatches. Top row, L-R: Long Hot Summer I, Long Hot Summer II, Bellissima II. Bottom row, L-R: Long Hot Summer III, Long Hot Summer IV, Bengali
My only complaint is that the two warm shimmery shadows are way too similar (bottom left and middle). Had I created the palette, I would have opted for something a little darker than the bottom middle shade.
Wearing Long Hot Summer II all over the mobile lid, Bellissima II in the outer corner and crease, Bengali on the outer lashline, Long Hot Summer I in the inner corner, and Long Hot Summer II and Bellissima II mixed together along the lower lashline
So, is the NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette a must-have?
Hmmm, I wouldn’t know about that, but then again, what is? But if you’re a NARS fan and want a very compact little palette that still features a selection of both cool and warm tones, I’d say go for it.
The NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette (top left) next to a NARS Duo Eyeshadow (top right) and the NARS Laguna Bronzer (bottom)
Together with the NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette, I also got the NARS #47 Angled Eyeliner Brush. I had been wanting it forever, and I’m extremely happy with my purchase – the bristles have the perfect density, firmness, length and thickness to create an effortless wing.
NARS #47 Angled Eyeliner Brush ($28)
If you don’t mind splurging on makeup tools (which I usually totally do), this one is definitely a must-have.
Have you tried the NARS Long Hot Summer Eyeshadow Palette? Do you prefer warm- or cool-toned eyeshadows? And do you like summers to be long and hot?
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