Monday, 9 September 2013

NARS Ride Up To The Moon Palette Review + Swatches


I purchased this a while back along with the another NARS palette, Fairy's Kiss (full review HERE) and wanted to give you my thoughts on this one. I love NARS palettes, as i find them super convenient but also better value for money considering a single NARS eyeshadow retails for £18.

Let me tell you one thing about this palette, it doesn't disappoint! I was kinda bummed about the Fairy's Kiss palette but Ride Up To The Moon exceeded what i was expecting! The packaging is the standard NARS packaging and the newer eyeshadow palettes seem to be a bit smaller than the previous one. I'm not gonna waffle about the packaging to be honest!


Shall we talk about the nitty, gritty?! This palette has six shades and only one is limited edition, so the other five are from the permanent collection. In my opinion, this palette has very earthy colours and shades which compliment each other. These eyeshadows will suit all skin tones and can be worn very lightly, or heavy for a smokey look.

When i was using the palette recently, the eyeshadows were a dream to blend. There was hardly any fall out and was super buttery on application. There are five shimmery shades and one matte, but when i say shimmery, i mean it has more of a satin finish.


Argentina (L.E) - Light pale gold.
Isolde - Golden, copper
Night Porter - Shimmery, ivy green.
Biarritz - Flesh, toned matte. (great transitioning colour)
Fez - Deep chocolate.
Cordura - Dark, metal brown with flecks of gold.

Left-Right: Argentina, Isolde, Night Porter, Biarritz, Fez, Cordura.

I love this palette and i like that there's a green thrown in, as most neutral palettes tend to stick with the brown family. I found when looking at swatches online, Night Porter appears more blacky, green, however on my skin tone, it shows up as a true green. For me the formulation was perfect and i think it's one of those palettes you can take away with you and not have to take any other eyeshadows.

I think if you are contemplating getting this as a gift for someone (or yourself), purchase it asap, as it honestly won't be around for too long!

NARS Ride Up To The Moon Palette retails at £32 and can be purchased HERE.

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