Let’s pretend it’s summer already with the new NARS Summer Solstice eyeshadow palette and cream bronzer.
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NARS is already gearing up for hot girl summer — and has no chill about letting the world know.
I can’t lie. When I saw the NARS Summer Solstice collection spring up in the middle of March, I definitely did a few blinks and double takes at the date. But then again — why not? It’s never too soon to start longing for life by the pool and evenings spent with an iced vodka tonic in hand as the sun sets.
Initially launching as a Nordstrom exclusive, the Summer Solstice collection from NARS includes a 9-pan eyeshadow palette, a bronzer/highlighter duo and a CREAM bronzer in two shades. All designed to transform you into a golden goddess!
Joining NARS in the countdown to summer I simply couldn’t pass this collection up! Restraining myself, I skipped on the highlighter duo as I’m becoming a certified hoarder of highlighters – but that beautiful eyeshadow palette? The cream bronzer? I had to!
SHOP THE NARS SUMMER SOLSTICE EYESHADOW PALETTE
NARS Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette
Tucked inside the NARS Summer Solstice eyeshadow palette are 9 rich summery shades, mixing gold tones with a beautiful ruby red — almost like a sunset!
- DELIRIUM: Metallic rose
- DUNE: Matte terracotta brown
- MORONGO: Shimmery rose gold
- SEVEN HEAVEN: Matte sand
- ORO GRANDE: Metallic copper brown
- SEDUCED: Matte rusted pink
- SUNSTORM: Shimmery golden copper
- THAR: Metallic umber
- INDIAN WELLS: Metallic ruby
Richly Pigmented Shadows
NARS’s signature “Pigment Power Suspension” formula is at it again. The Summer Solstice palette includes nine richly pigmented shadows that deliver strong color-payoff in just one swipe.
Blend and Apply with Ease
Using the NARS Summer Solstice eyeshadow palette reminded me why I consider NARS to be in my top three formulas of all time. The buttery consistency of their shadows ensures they apply smoothly and evenly to the eye. They also blend out beautifully with the softest measure of work imaginable.
Another reason I love the NARS eyeshadow formula so much is its longevity – and that rings true with the Summer Solstice palette. Applied over my favorite Lancome eye primer, these shadows last from dawn till midnight without any issue.
Creative Option as Eyeliner
As a fun alternative to your standard eyeliner, use a damp angled or the edge of a flat shader brush to line your upper and lower lash line with these shadows.
Nice Mix of Neutrals with Pops of Color
I confess: I love my neutral eyeshadows. It’s the area I’m most comfortable in when it comes to applying makeup daily. That said, I really do like injecting pops of color into an eyeshadow look to have some fun and push myself out of that comfort zone.
I really like how this NARS summer eyeshadow palette brings neutral golden tones and pops of color together. It’s a lot of fun using this palette and one I definitely look forward to having fun with once summer officially arrives!
On the NARS Cream Bronzer…
In addition to the NARS Summer Solstice eyeshadow palette, I did pick up their new cream bronzer in the shade Laguna!
There are only two shades available in the cream bronzer – which is quite limited! I would prefer to see at least two more shades available. Nonetheless, Laguna is a shade I’m very familiar with in its original dry form so I was eager to give the cream version a try.
Ultimately, I’m not in love with the bronzer, though. It’s a patchy and somewhat messy to apply. Once applied, it does hold up well throughout the day — but even then it doesn’t top my love for the Juvia’s Place cream shade stick!
NARS Summer Solstice Rundown
Eyeshadow Palette – Grade A
- 9-pan eyeshadow with beautiful color story for summer
- Strong pigmentation
- Long-lasting shadows
- Eyeshadows apply and blend easily
- Multifunctional! The shadows can also be used as eyeliner
- Priced at $48 for 9 shadows, the palette is a good value
Cream Bronzer – Grade B-
- Long-lasting formula
- Patchy and uneven when applied
- Does look nice in the end, but requires quite a bit more effort from user to get there
- Very limited shade range with only two options available
- Priced at $38, it’s not the best value compared to alternative options
SHOP THE NARS SUMMER SOLSTICE EYESHADOW PALETTE
Thank you for reading!! Please know this post was not sponsored and I purchased these beautiful summer items from NARS with my own $$. All thoughts and opinions are genuinely my own. Some links are commissioned affiliate links.
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