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One thing you need to know about the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows, is that they are meant to be buildable. So they aren't crazy pigmented with one swipe, but you can build up the intensity. They aren't buttery smooth or silky eyeshadows, the formula is a bit dry. I know I know, we are all used to think that a buttery smooth eyeshadow is the best thing ever, but we often forget that a drier formula can be pretty good too! In fact, I find that these characteristics are what makes them so blendable and long lasting.
They can be used wet as well! The shades II and III have a beautiful shiny finish when I wear them wet, it looks a bit like leather! By the way some Dual-Intensity eyeshadows are very shimmery, but none of the shades in this palette are like that.
Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows in I, II and III
Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows in IV, V and VI
I is a light grey with a luminous finish.
II is a medium grey with a luminous finish.
III is a deep ink blue with a luminous finish.
IV is a very light beige with a matte finish.
V is a medium taupe brown with a satin finish.
VI is a dark espresso brown with a satin finish.
Dual-Intensity Blushes in I, II and III
Wearing NARS Dual-Intensity Blushes in I, II and III
I is an off white with a subtle golden sheen. At first, I thought this was going to be very similar to NARS Albatros, but it's not! Albatros has a strong golden sheen compared to the shade I.
II is a peachy beige with a luminous finish. I think this shade is supposed to be a bronzer, but it's too light for my skin tone! On me it's a subtle blush with a luminous finish.
III is a pinky coral with a luminous finish. I love the formula! The color is sheer but buildable and the finish is beautiful.
The NARS x Sarah Moon Give In Take Dual-Intensity Eye & Cheek Palette retail for $85 CAD for 22.5g (6 x 2g and 3 x 3.5g).
(I received this product in order to evaluate it and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial.)