SUPER Quick Review: NARS Skin Deep Palette on Dark Skin

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Read ALL about my review process including how I take swatches, photos, and more here.

NARS recently sent over a PR mailing that included repromotion of the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, and NARS Radiant Longwear Foundation along with newcomers NARS Skin Deep Palette and NARS Super Radiant Booster. Here’s a SUPER quick review of the NARS Skin Deep Palette on dark skin.

Official description:

Expose yourself to the ultimate palette of nude shadows created for all skin tones. Go from subtle to smoky with rich mattes, lustrous shimmers, and smoldering metallic shadows, infused with NARS’ Pigment Power Suspension for a high-impact, silky effect. Each shadow can be used in a multitude of ways for a variety of François Nars’ signature looks. Wear it. Bare it. Make it yours.

*Shade, define, line and highlight eyes and brows with a multitude of shades in matte, shimmering and metallic finishes.
*Range of neutrals and nudes flatter all skin tones.

*NARS’ Pigment Powder Suspension technology features an innovative liquid binding system that creates rich, long-wearing, high-impact color in one stroke.
*Velvety texture easily blends to create smooth, even color.

SHADES(top to bottom, left to right):
TAUNT, matte cream
SOPHIA, matte rich cool brown
WHIPPED, matte warm brown
UNDRESSED, matte taupe brown
BALI, matte deep neutral taupe
ICON, shimmering rosy gold
BASIC INSTINCT, shimmering icy rose
COCONUT GROVE, matte deep brown
CENTERFOLD, shimmering grey beige
CALENDAR GIRL, shimmering golden brown
FASTER PUSSYCAT, metallic copper
UNBUTTONED, shimmering deep brown

I love a good sleek eyeshadow palette that fits in with the decor of my makeup stash and can easily be transported just about anywhere. The NARS Skin Deep Palette definitely fits the bill in that way. It’s even small enough to fit in some of my purses. The shadow quality is nice and I didn’t experience any issues with wear.


While I can create a number of pretty neutral eyeshadow looks with this palette (which runs on the cooler toned side), I don’t feel it’s an overall great value for deeper skin like mine. There are too many colors I wouldn’t use often and then the shades I would use often, I already have similar ones in my stash.

Now your stash may not look like mine and maybe you don’t have similar colors, but I still don’t love this for dark skin. It’s not that you *can’t* use some of these shades if you have a darker skin tone, it’s that there are palettes out there with better colors for darker skin. I wrote a post on some of my faves which you can check out here.

I do hope NARS comes out with a deeper version of this that better suits darker skin like they did with the Wanted II blush palette.

See more eyeshadow reviews and swatches here

Price and where to buy: $59 at Sephora plus get up to 8% cash back when you use eBates.

Would you try the NARS Skin Deep Palette? Tell me in the comments!

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About Danielle

A former finance girl, Danielle is a New York City based freelance writer and fashion and beauty expert. She's a Hofstra University and Fashion Institute of Technology grad with an obsession with fashion and beauty which she loves to tell you all about every weekday on her award-winning blog. Think of her as your style and beauty entourage all wrapped up into one bubbly brown package. Danielle's work and expertise can be found in print and across the web in Cosmopolitan for Latinas,, and more! She's also appeared as an on-air style and beauty expert on The Real, CBS New York's "The Couch" and WPIX11's Savvy Shopper segment.

One Response to SUPER Quick Review: NARS Skin Deep Palette on Dark Skin

  1. Kristie says:

    The color palette is so pretty. All of them seem to go well with your skin tone.

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