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NARS Bijoux Eyeshadow Palette Evaluation & Swatches

Bijoux

NARS Bijoux 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday release that is the brand’s “biggest” palette yet. The palette contained 10 more shimmery shades and six more matte shades, so it was shimmer heavy. Three of the shimmers were high-sparkle and better suited for someone who likes to apply their sparkly shades with a fingertip and/or with an adhesive base/spray as they could give fallout. The majority of the eyeshadows were semi-opaque to opaque, blendable, and lasted an average of eight hours on me.

Ingredients

Bijoux

LELimited Edition. $59.00.

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Under Your Skin

Under Your Skin is a very light taupe with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The consistency was almost cream-like, dense and a little thicker, but it picked up readily with a dry brush and applied evenly to bare skin. It had rich pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Babydoll (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Light Pewter (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Badass #1 (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Devotion (Deep) (PiP, $6.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Privy (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Chemical Bond (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Thistle (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury The Golden Goddess #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • LORAC Silver Moon (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Tarte Uncommon (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · TIN OXIDE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · DIMETHICONE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Devotion

Devotion is a bright, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and lighter flecks of gold and copper sparkle throughout. The base was more translucent, so the semi-opaque coverage was definitely coming from the amount of sparkle in this shade.

There was fallout when working with it dry, so I would recommend using it with a dampened brush and/or an adhesive base (like a setting spray) to help keep it in place over time and minimize fallout when initially applying it, too. It wore well for eight hours with some fallout over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Muze (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Martian (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Anodized (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Tarte Sunset (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Smokey #6 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Cannon (366M) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Not OK (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Bronze Solaris 005 (PiP, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Stratify (PiP, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Foil (PiP, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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Copycat

Copycat is a bright, rosy bronze with soft, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that picked up beautifully with a dry brush and adhered evenly on my skin. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Throwback (LE, $4.50) is lighter, brighter (95% similar).
  • Smashbox XO, Vlada (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Rose Gold 005 (PiP, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Hocus Pocus (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Life on Mars (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Le Sin (LE, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Enchanted Rose (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Save the Dance (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • UOMA Beauty Songhai (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Strike a Rose (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · MICA · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · TIN OXIDE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · DIMETHICONE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Copycat

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Fuel the Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

Fuel the Fire

Fuel the Fire is a sparkling, darker reddish-copper with flecks of lighter gold and pink sparkle throughout. The base seemed more translucent, and it was chocked full of sparkle/shimmer, which was where most of the opacity came from.

There was some slip and glide in the formula, which helped more of the product apply onto the lid with little fallout, especially when applied with a fingertip, but there was some fallout over time. It stayed on decently for eight hours with noticeable fallout over time–a lot less than you’d expect but enough that I think fixing it would be preferred!

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Viseart Saturn (GPV2 #11) (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Twinkle (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Samurai (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Diva Lights (Enhance) (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Caramel Apple (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Pitter Patter (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lust in Time (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Bogart (PiP, ) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
  • Stila Burnished Sienna (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Twins (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · SILICA · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
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Do It Again

Do It Again is a bright, yellowy pale gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was soft, almost cream-like, and a little thicker, but it wasn’t too firmly-pressed into the pan, so it still picked up readily with a dry brush. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · TIN OXIDE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Limelight Eyeshadow (2018)

Limelight

Limelight is a light-medium copper base with a heavy dose of sparkle that shifted from warmer pink to peach to yellowy gold. It seemed like a weaker multichrome, and it is the same type of shift I’ve seen from a few brands this holiday season that seem to lean toward making multichromes more mainstream.

The texture was incredibly cream-like and almost left a dent behind when pressed with a fingertip as a result, and this added slip made it best applied with a firm, flat brush or a fingertip to press it firmly against the lid. It had opaque pigmentation and applied similarly dry as well as wet, though it was smoother in thickness when applied with a fingertip. It stayed on well for eight hours with light fallout over time.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Huda Beauty Tiger #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Rose Fire Nectar (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Blaze (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Terra Moons Venus (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Push It (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Hopeless Romantix (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Mercury (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar).
  • Clionadh Heiress (P, $12.50) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
  • Danessa Myricks Forever (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · SILICA · ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
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Pandemonium

Pandemonium is a light-medium, pinky-purple with warm undertones and flecks of sparkle over a more frosted finish. It had a drier, stiffer texture that was difficult to pick up product with using a dry brush. I’d recommend using a dampened brush, which improved adhesion, opacity, and evenness during application. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that lasted decently for seven and a half hours on me.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Sakura Glow (PiP, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Elizabeth (Light) (PiP, $6.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pressed (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Sugar Plum Fairy (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Forever Bewitching (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics G*psy (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Blossom (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery (85% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Ultraviolet #3 (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Tarte Pink Diamonds (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Night Creature (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · DIMETHICONE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · ZINC STEARATE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · TIN OXIDE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Thrill Seeker

Thrill Seeker is a medium, olive green with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that was slightly thinner, so it wasn’t quite as blendable as it could have been. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems (P, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Fiddlehead (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Syncope (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Bravo (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Olive (Dark Matte #12) (P, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M322 Khaki (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Inglot J309 Olive (LE, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M322 Khaki (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Agua Ardiente (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Destiny (DC, $12.00) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · TALC · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ZINC STEARATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

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at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Dirty Deeds

Dirty Deeds is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It applied darker than it appeared in the pan, and it seemed to turn a little warmer, too. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too dry or too thin. It had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Make Up For Ever Lavish (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Treasure All (DC, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Garmon (352CM) (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Hacked (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Warm Memories #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Tree (PiP, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Private Show (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dominique Cosmetics Chai Tea (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • Viseart Fusion (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ZINC STEARATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

On Fire

On Fire is a muted, darker orange with warm undertones and a pearl sheen. The texture was smooth to the touch, firmer but not stiff to work with, and sat well on bare skin. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Natasha Denona Crest (267M) (LE, $29.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Copperized (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever D708 Pinky Copper (DC, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • MAC Rose (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O MG (P, $29.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Coral Amber (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Tarte Mic Drop (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Ciate Gilt (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Tea Time (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Red Keep (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · POLYBUTENE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · GLYCERYL STEARATE · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

On Fire

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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Get Hot

Get Hot is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink-red with a semi-matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, lightly emollient texture that had some glide and no powderiness, but it felt a touch firmer in the pan than most of the brand’s matte eyeshadows do so a heavier hand might be necessary. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Huda Beauty Ruby #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Dior Devilish #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Maneater (Remastered) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Stay Golden (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dream Eyes (Smoke) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Sakura (191CM) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Missbehave (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Mauve #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Fatale (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Panjin (132CM) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · SILICA · POLYBUTENE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · TIN OXIDE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · GLYCERYL STEARATE · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Get Hot

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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Midnight Rider

Midnight Rider is deep forest green with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, fine emerald green pearl throughout. The eyeshadow had intense color payoff paired with a smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, so it wasn’t powdery but didn’t require a heavy hand to pick up. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sephora Fern (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Draco (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Timber (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Palm Trees (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Lakuna (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Isles (Cream Color) (LE, $45.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace To Earth (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Viseart Absinthe (Absinthe #6) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (85% similar).
  • Morphe Diva (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TIN OXIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Idolized

Idolized is a rich, coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and looked almost “melted” as it was so seamless and easy to blend out. The texture was lightly creamy, denser without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Too Faced Bake It Til You Make It (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Charmed (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Sense (384M) (PiP, $29.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Yeah (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sephora Espresso (377) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Plain Jane (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop West Star (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Sienna Rose (LE, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TIN OXIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Go Deep

Go Deep is a darker, coppery-brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, almost velvety, and blendable with full color payoff that wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Fenty Beauty Spice Trip (Rose) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Plumage (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Bad Habit Celestial (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Naughty (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop In Tune (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • MAC Lo and Behold (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge (P, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Raw (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Henna (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · TALC · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ZINC STEARATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) ·YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Go Deep

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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Girl Gang

Girl Gang is a deep, plummy brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff paired with a soft, velvety texture that was slightly thin but not in a way that impeded application. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out well, and it could be built up to be fully opaque if desired. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #9 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #9 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #16 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Shady Santa (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Mauve #7 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace October Odyssey (Deep) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Deep Dive (308CP) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Pinot Please (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M928 Eggplant (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Save to Faves (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · TALC · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · ZINC STEARATE · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Powerhouse

Powerhouse is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product. The texture was soft, smooth, and more firmly-pressed into the pan, though it wasn’t stiff to work with. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Somber (P, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Chantecaille Triton (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar).
  • Too Faced Silent Night (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Anastasia Libra (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Who Has Time (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Dreamweaver (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · POLYBUTENE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · GLYCERYL STEARATE · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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