I told myself over and over again that I wasn't going to do it. I wasn't going to buy this palette. But after swatching it numerous times and hearing everyone who has it rave about it, I just couldn't help myself.
Although the majority of my recent beauty purchases have been in the green beauty space, I am no way a purist and don't see myself becoming one. I feel I get the best results when I mix and match, and ultimately, I do what both looks best and feels best for me personally.
I used the new NARS Loaded Palette to create a full face look. That's right, I used it not only as eyeshadow, but also as bronzer, blush, and highlight. Keep reading to see how I created the look and learn about the products I used.
NARSissist Loaded Eyeshadow Palette | $59 | ~16 grams
This palette contains a picture perfect collection of highly pigmented and versatile neutral shades, some matte and some shimmer. The packaging is both gorgeous and sturdy. If you can get your hands on it, I highly suggest you pick it up before it goes out of stock.
Alima Pure Lip Tint in "Paprika" | $14 | 3.65 grams | Natural Beauty
I'm a huge fan of the Alima Pure Lip Tints, and this is my favorite shade. It's a rusty orange-red shade that on my complexion is a nice departure from a typical coral.
Josie Maran Black Oil Mascara | $22 | 0.27 fl oz | Natural Beauty
This is my favorite naturally-derived mascara. Although it doesn't contain parabens or other chemicals, it performs like a conventional mascara, adding length, volume, and definition.
Antonym Cosmetics Eye Pencil in "Brown" | $19 | Natural Beauty | Vegan
On my complexion this comes off as a medium warm brown. It's creamy a smudgable. For $19 and being all natural it's not bad, but it's also not great.
Au Natural Cream Concealer in "Java" | $24 | 4 grams | Natural Beauty | Vegan
I have this in the old packaging/formulation so I can't speak to the new version, although I suspect it's wonderful. I use the concealer in two ways - either as an all over face color (like I do in this tutorial), or to clean up my eyebrows. It performs nicely under the eyes, but there are other concealers that I prefer for that purpose.
I started off the look with my brows filled in using the Glossier Boy Brow in Black and the Ecobrow in Frida.