NARS Cool Crush NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm-toned, neutral palette with two pops of blue-teal to add more versatility and dimension. The palette performed decently and was consistent with NARS’ eyeshadow formula, generally. Most shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while several were more powdery or slightly drier in texture, so there was light to moderate fallout depending on the shade. If you typically use an eyeshadow primer, I expect some of the issues I noticed to be solved satisfactorily.
NARS Soft Chill Eyeshadow (2018)
Soft Chill is a light-medium, yellowed peach with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color coverage was opaque, while the texture was soft, moderately powdery, and prone to fallout, so I’d recommend applying this first or using a lighter hand and building up coverage to minimize fallout chances. It wore well for seven hours before I noticed signs of fading.
NARS Sexed Eyeshadow (2018)
Sexed is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that blended out easily but could be prone to fallout if I wasn’t careful to tap off excess. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading a bit.
NARS Superclass Eyeshadow (2018)
Superclass is a light-medium, golden peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth consistency that was a smidgen dry but “melted” a bit when applied to bare skin. I think it had a smoother finish when applied with a dampened brush, though. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.
NARS Nylon Eyeshadow (2018)
Nylon is a medium-dark peach with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage paired with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that sheered out a bit initially over bare skin. It definitely performed better over a primer as that seemed to prevent it from sheering out too easily. There were signs of fading present after seven and a half hours of wear.
NARS Fresh Cut Eyeshadow (2018)
Fresh Cut is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. There were very fine, gold shimmers throughout the product but it didn’t look overtly shimmery applied. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery in the pan, so it worked best with a lighter hand and a gentle tapping to get rid of excess product to minimize fallout. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and blended out well. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
NARS Inception Eyeshadow (2018)
Inception is a light-medium, bluish-teal with strong, cool undertones and warmer, greenish-gold shimmer. The consistency was drier and felt more loosely-pressed, so there was some fallout during application and difficulty in keeping the shimmer as placed as it overly diffused when blended out. It had good coverage but had to applied with a dampened brush to get true-to-pan color. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
NARS Prowl Eyeshadow (2018)
Prowl is a light, rosy copper with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was soft to the touch, smooth but not too firmly nor too loosely pressed into the pan, so fallout wasn’t a concern. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit.
NARS Shake It Eyeshadow (2018)
Shake It is a light-medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and ultra-fine gold pearl running through its more semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied evenly to my lid and blended out without difficulty. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but it was slightly thinner so it performed best over primer. The color showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.
NARS Feist Eyeshadow (2018)
Feist is a brighter, medium copper with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic sheen with faint micro-sparkle throughout. The texture was softer but on the drier side, so some of the sparkles dispersed too easily away from the base product. I’d recommend applying with a dampened brush to get more precise application out of this shade. It had opaque coverage that stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.
NARS Ganges Eyeshadow (2018)
Ganges is a deep teal with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had very fine, lighter blue-teal pearl throughout the more matte base. The texture was soft, smooth, and a smidgen thin compared to the other mattes in the palette, but it seemed easier to work with than the permanent single I have of this shade.
It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied decently but took a little more effort to blend out than others in the palette–not a huge surprise given the intensity and depth of color. There were signs of fading after eight hours of wear.
NARS Risk Eyeshadow (2018)
Risk is a very deep, rusty red with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was denser and more substantial, which ensured that it didn’t lose its opaque coverage or its intensity when applied and blended out on bare skin. That richness, though, meant it worked best applied with a lighter hand and patted into place, then blended rather than swept on. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
NARS Isolde II Eyeshadow (2018)
Isolde II is a rich bronze with strong, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a dense–but not thick or too firmly-pressed feel–consistency that applied beautifully to bare skin. It performed consistently with the permanent duo it was released in originally. This shade stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.
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