NARS American Dream
My first Limited Edition NARS purchase, and one I have been lusting over for ages… the American Dream Eyeshadow Palette!
The American Dream Eyeshadow Palette retails for $55 USD, and features 6 different eyeshadows in the shades Bellissima, Alhambra, Silk Road, Galapagos, Bali, and Tzarine.
The packaging is of course, quintessentially NARS – gorgeous, display-worthy clean lines, but attracts messy little fingerprints and smudges like nobody’s business!
The palette itself is the exact same size as a NARS Pressed Powder, or a Bronzer.
And without any further ado, here are the swatches! I will update this post ASAP with another image of the swatches taken in natural light; this photo was taken in rather dim lighting, with the assistance of flash.
Don’t get me wrong – I am an extreme fan of NARS, and I love knowing that I have this palette rather than forever regretting not having it, but in retrospect I think I would have been happier had I purchased the Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadow Palette instead.
The reason being, I believe from the swatches I have viewed on other blogs that the Douceurs de Paris Eyeshadow Palette is more neutral/brown based, and those are colors I would definitely find myself wearing more often, since I am not at all a fan of colored eyeshadows. About as adventurous as I get is a hint of plum, or deep glittery navy blue, when it comes to color on my eyes. My eyes are hazel, so I find it much easier to work with browns, taupes, and grays.
I just do not find this to be a standalone palette, and in my opinion, the entire reason for purchasing a palette is for the ability to simply have everything you need for a complete eye-look all in one place. American Dream did not provide me with what I was looking for.
But with that said, I had high hopes for this palette, and so I will certainly be exhausting my creativity with it, so as not to wind up entirely disappointed with my choice!
Again – just so as not to confuse anyone – the colors themselves are absolutely gorgeous, and someone with blue or brown eyes and a light to medium complexion would definitely be able to use any of these colors, and look simply stunning!
The pans of shadow are quite a reasonable size, though by comparison, I am guessing them to be only ½ the size of a single pan of NARS Eyeshadow.
So what do you all think? Is this something you are considering purchasing, or have purchased and love? If so, definitely let me know in the comments!
I will try and get together a few different eye-looks using only this palette. Who knows – maybe with a little experimentation it will wind up being a favorite of mine.
I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving!