So I was checking out a new source of some awesome makeup, on the cheap. And I think that I have found the perfect one.... dealextreme.com. So the company is based out of China, and has loads of stuff from computers electronics, to clothes and makeup.
Obviously, the website is based out of China, and you have to be your own double checker. Not everything on the net is what it seems to be. You need to be diligent and read the reviews and between the lines to ensure you are aware of what it is you are buying.
I read the reviews from lots of products on the site, not just the items that I wanted to order, to see if anything was horrible off the mark. So I suggest you do that for yourself as well. You have to be comfortable when ordering online. But the awesome thing is that dealextreme uses PayPal, which is the safest way to purchase things on line. If you don't have an account I would really recommend setting one up, as it is what most sites have as an option for payment. The also usually have free shipping on most of their items and ship pretty much everywhere.
If you'd rather watch my video for my descriptions of the products click play!
I purchased one the a more neutral toned with brown shadow, smokey eyeshadow, with a bronzer and a pale peach blush.
The one on the right is a little more vibrant but still totally wearable. It was more neutral tones in the putty tones, and then purple colors from light to dark, the blush comes in a light pink and a deeper coral pink hue.
The colors are awesome, they blend like a dream, and they do apply the color with a wonderful shimmer, not sparkle, but a nice metallic like finish. They are great, and the colors in the two section of 4 shadows work wonderfully together, you don't even really have to think about what colors go with what. There is little fall out, and I love the large mirror that comes with it, great for on the go touch ups.
Now on to more specific issues. Its says NARS on the boxes and palettes, nowhere on the product description does it state that is is NARS, it does call it a professional palette, but not NARS. So you can't just blame them for false information. You just can't assume things. Now I do not think it is real NARS, but the shadow quality is wonderful, and blend-ability is awesome, so it is good quality product.
The packaging is NARS, whether it is reproduced packaging or repacked I don't know. It does clip closed well, and it is good quality outer palette. The sticker on the back of the palettes is the same for both and refers to them as "Night Series", but the boxes refer there only being lipstick inside, which doesn't exist.
The palettes I love and you can do so many looks with them, for $10.77 they are worth way more, the shipping time took about 1 month which is pretty good coming from China.
So if you are interested in getting some more palette check them out. It is a little hard to find them on the website, their search function isn't that great.
Go to "Home & Office", then to "Health & Beauty" to search though super fun stuff! The palettes and other makeup are not grouped together, so you just pretty much search through.
I had a great experience and would highly recommend them to you guys.