Review: Nars American Dream Palette
Hello lovely people. A little while back I purchased some new Nars goodies. It seems they have bought out a few new palettes including a blush palette which is a SpaceNK exclusive (Sephora exclusive in the US). I couldn't resist, the colours looked divine and I just had to have them. See ya later spending ban!
American Dream palette is a gorgeous neutral toned palette full of beautiful but pigmented colours perfect for any girl who loves themselves a good palette of browns and everyday colours. When I first opened the palette it actually really reminded me of another palette I had purchased almost 3 years ago. Ring any bells ladies? Yes it is slightly similar to the must loved MAC Dashing Lassie palette which came out with their Holiday 2009 Tartan Tale Collection.
It has at least 5 dupes for colours in the dashing lassie palette. This pleasantly surprised me, since I was in love with that palette and these colours were... well just bigger and better! The pigmentation is really nice, not completely opaque but buildable enough to get a really good eye look. One thing to note is this palette loves its shimmer with only one matte shade in the mix. You can create some really diverse looks with American Dream, from daytime neutrals to evening smokey eyes.
I was surprised to see how powdery Nars eyeshadows are. They do have a tendency to kick up a lot when you put your brush to the pan, and can leave the palette looking kinda messy. This bothers me a little bit particularly when the material of Nars blushers/eyeshadows/palettes is kind of velvety so any little mark and it shows. Its not a deal breaker though. See below for an individual breakdown of each shade.
Overall I really like this palette and am glad I got it. Its a nice little palette and will fill the void in my make up stash left by MAC Dashing Lassie Palette. Silk Road is really the only dud I found to be in the palette but when I looked it up, many reviews loved it so its likely its just me and my nitpicking! I think these Nars palettes are a really great way to get your hands on some Nars eyeshadows and experiment with them if you have not tried them before, like me. It was a nice introduction and has only made me want to try more (and luckily I have 2 more palettes to review!). I think this palette would be great for everyday use, if you are looking to get into Nars as an introduction to the brand AND also get yourself a diverse palette full of everyday neutrals and some easy smokey eyes then this is a good palette to try.
The Nars American Dream Palette is available at SpaceNK here and Sephora in the US. I am unsure of whether this is limited edition or not, but I think for now, its in the permanent range.
Coming up I have the New Wave palette to review and a few more!
Thank you for reading :)
P/S: Please let me know if you like the way in which I showed the swatches side by side next to the pan. I wasn't sure if you would prefer that and less pictures or bigger pictures but more. I hope that makes sense and would love to know your feedback :)