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NARS Laguna Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette Assessment & Swatches

Laguna

NARS Laguna Mini Eyeshadow Palette ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a pocket-sized palette that includes six eyeshadows–four shimmers and two mattes–in a very warm-toned neutral color story. Most of the shades have been released in the past (across various limited edition palettes or within the permanent range) as Sunkiss was the only new shade.

If you’re into packaging, you may find that it’s lacking at $25 as it is quite small and lightweight enough that it has that “cheaper” feel. Each eyeshadow is only 0.02 oz., which is less than half the typical full-sized eyeshadow. NARS has another holiday palette that contains 16 eyeshadows with 0.03 oz. each for only $59, so this is not a value-packed palette when it comes to cost per ounce.

Ingredients

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NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Morongo Eyeshadow (2018)

Morongo

Morongo is a light-medium, peachy gold with strong, warmer orange undertones and lighter flecks of gold sparkle. It had opaque color payoff paired with a soft, slightly drier texture, which seemed to have more binder and slip after the first use, but there was light fallout during blending if I wasn’t careful to press it on. It lasted well for eight hours with slight fallout over time.

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

  • ColourPop Sunset Chaser (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Beach Bum (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Wild Out (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Melaza (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Rose Quartz (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Frostee (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Golden Mink #2 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Crema (Deep) (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Endless (DC, $25.00) 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

TALC · MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · 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.

Morongo

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Sunstorm Eyeshadow (2018)

Sunstorm

Sunstorm is a bright, medium copper with warm, brownish undertones and a sparkling finish. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a lightly creamy, somewhat dense texture that managed to keep most of the sparkles in place when I pressed/patted the eyeshadow noto my lid. There was light fallout over the eight hours it wore for.

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

  • Pat McGrath Gold Nectar (LE, $25.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sephora Copper (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tarte Boss Lady (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Save It For Later (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Viseart Limoncello (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • LORAC Sandbar (LE, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Anomalia (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Sun Stress (P, $17.07) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Jingle Ball Bronze (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Penny (259M) (LE, $29.00) 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

DIMETHICONE · TALC · ISODODECANE · MICA · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE · CETYL DIMETHICONE · PHENOXYETHANOL · TIN OXIDE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · 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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Isolde II

Isolde II is a muted, medium golden bronze with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. This has always been one of NARS’ nicest eyeshadows for the last decade; it’s incredibly smooth and almost cream-like with the way it sits and blends out on the lid. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • MAC La Vida Mocha (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Guerlain Electric Look #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Chanel Charming #3 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Isolde #2 (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Kaja Gilded Chocolate (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Frosting (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Fuzzy (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • CoverGirl Melted Caramel (330) (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter, 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 · ISODODECANE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · PHENOXYETHANOL · CETYL DIMETHICONE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · 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.

Isolde II

PiPPermanent in Palette. $19.00.

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Sunkiss

Sunkiss is a medium caramel brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and blendable with minimal powderiness confined to the pan. It had rich color payoff that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

  • Kaja Coconut Shell (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Dior Ombre Sculpting Powder (003) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Makeup by Mario Master Mattes #8 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Like a Bull (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Dose of Colors Sundown (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • KKW Beauty Calabasas (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Chocolate Swirl (LE, $4.50) is lighter (80% similar).
  • Too Faced Feelin’ Nutty (LE, $16.00) is lighter (80% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #13 (LE, ) is lighter (80% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Date Eyes (Prime) (LE, ) is lighter, 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

TALC · DIMETHICONE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · SILICA · ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · MICA · 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.

Sunkiss

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

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Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat is a deep, rich copper with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a moderately firm consistency that wasn’t too dense, so it applied in a smooth, thin layer that “melted” against my lids and looked very seamless and shiny. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

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

  • NABLA Cosmetics Garcon (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Dior Cruise Look #3 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • JD Glow Pressed (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Rose Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Floral A Go Go (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Crush (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Wing Woman (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Smashbox Oxidize (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Celosa (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Pitter Patter (LE, $4.50) is more 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

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · TALC · DIMETHICONE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE · SILICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MICA · 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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Liberation

Liberation is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied fairly evenly but wasn’t the easiest matte shade to diffuse without a primer underneath. The texture was lightly powdery so using a lighter-hand was key to minimizing fallout. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

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

  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Enhance (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Smashbox Miss Chili (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Maca (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Top Down (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Who (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Facet (P, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Coco (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Palm (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Rhythm (LE, ) is 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

TALC · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR/(+/-): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · MICA · 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.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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