Product Review | Nars Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Product Review | Nars Cool Crush Eyeshadow Palette - Nordstrom Exclusive ($59, Nordstrom)

Product Details (from Nordstrom's website):  A Nordstrom-exclusive, limited-edition eyeshadow palette filled with 12 intense hues to help you build your own look.

It's filled with shades ranging from softly diffused neutrals to striking blues and shimmering tones. The versatile, pigment-rich eyeshadows are formulated for micronized powder, which provides improved wear and feel. Long-wearing and crease-resistant, each can be used to shade, highlight and line the eyes.

Review:  I love Nars - their blushes (powder and liquid), Sheer Glow Foundation and the Soft Matte Complete Concealer and believe it or not, I have never tried their eyeshadows.  There was something about this palette that drew me to it and decided to take the plunge.  The box packaging has a high shine silver finish and red typography.  The palette contains 12 shades with a variety of matte, satin and shimmer finishes.  The shadows have a kick up when tapping the brush on them, especially the matte ones but nothing too dramatic.  The satin finish formula glides smoothly on the eyelids.  The shimmer ones are beautiful although not as pigmented as I would like with a dry application.  However, if you use a setting spray to wet your brush prior to application, it will boost the pigment.  These shadows are creamy, easy to blend alone or over another shade and are long-wearing.  I ma enjoying this palette as I can use it for day time or night time looks.  The palette case is sturdy and it is perfect for traveling.  Would I recommend this palette?  Yes.  However, is this a palette that you need to go run and get after reading this review?  Not really.  Most of the shades on this palette can be found on other palettes that you may already have.  The formula is great but it is not out of this world.  
The shadow sizes are also smaller than most palettes out there but then again, it will still take a while for one person to hit pan on all of these shades.