NARS Hyped Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Hyped

NARS Hyped NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features 12 shades with a mix of mattes and shimmers from pale beige to berry to soft black. It has a rosier vibe to the color scheme and runs light to mid-tone in depth with the exception of White Horse, a soft black.

The quality was comparable to past NARS eyeshadow palettes, which is decent to good but not at the peak of where eyeshadow can go; the mattes were blendable but were on the more powdery side, while the shimmers were slightly thinner and dustier, so they didn’t have as much pop/shine once applied. The shimmers had a tendency to look a little washed out.

NARS We are Family Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS We are Family Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS We are Family Eyeshadow (2018)NARS We are Family Eyeshadow (2018)

We are Family

We are Family is a bright, white gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation paired with a soft, slightly dry texture that wasn’t prone to sheering out or having fallout during application. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out without any issues. This shade stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before starting to fade.

Kat Von D Thunderstruck (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).Dior Expose #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).NARS Vinyl (LE, $25.00) is cooler (95% similar).Anastasia Lucid (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Viseart Nuance #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).Sephora Red Carpet Arrival (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Pat McGrath Skinshow Divine Glow (PiP, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Becca Chardonnay (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Immaculate (PiP, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar).MAC What’s the Pointilism (PiP, $17.00) is more 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).

 

Ingredients

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

NARS Shake Shake Shake Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Shake Shake Shake Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Shake Shake Shake Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Shake Shake Shake Eyeshadow (2018)

Shake Shake Shake

Shake Shake Shake is a light peach with warm undertones and faint, pinkish pearl throughout. The texture was a bit denser compared to other shades in the palette, though it wasn’t difficult to pick up with a dry brush. It had rich color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

NARS Alhambra I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Prim-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Laura Mercier Rosegold (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Ciate Blaze (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Zoeva Distinct Experience (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Dreamer (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Soleil d’Hiver #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Dream Glow (Prime) (LE, ) is more shimmery, 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · DIMETHICONE · ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

NARS Doctor Love Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Doctor Love Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Doctor Love Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Doctor Love Eyeshadow (2018)

Doctor Love

Doctor Love is a light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. I didn’t have any issues with the color sheering out too readily. It wore well for seven and a half hours before I noticed signs of fading.

LORAC Cognac (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar).Chanel Légèreté et Expérience #4 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild My Glamour Squad #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Tarte Van Gogh With It (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NYX Underneath It All (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).NARS Cordura I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Smashbox Hazelnut (PiP, ) is more muted (90% similar).Viseart Nue (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #4 (P, ) is darker (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Chocolate Brown (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) ·MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

NARS Ring My Bell Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Ring My Bell Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Ring My Bell Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Ring My Bell Eyeshadow (2018)

Ring My Bell

Ring My Bell is a soft, muted brown with subtle,w arm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery texture that was prone to sheering out when applied, though it blended along the edges seamlessly. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on decently for seven hours.

Sephora Flax (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Cornelious (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).IT Cosmetics Adore (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #7 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Illusion (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).Bad Habit Blasphemy (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Pip (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Conundrum (P, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Tiramisu (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Ciate Unconditional (LE, ) 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

NARS Ain't No Stopping Now Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Ain’t No Stopping Now Eyeshadow (2018)

Ain’t No Stopping Now

Ain’t No Stopping Now is a light-medium coral with warm undertones and a pinker base but paired with a lot of warmer, peachy-gold shimmer that gave it a soft, frosted finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was dusty and thin, which gave it a more faded appearance when applied to bare skin. This shade lasted well for seven hours before fading visibly on me.

Colour Pop Berry Fine (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #6 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Huda Beauty Coral #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).Tarte Strive (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Get Even (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Shark Attack (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Melody (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Smashbox Loungerie (PiP, ) is more shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Coy #3 (LE, ) is more 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491)· IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

NARS Relight My Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Relight My Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Relight My Fire Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Relight My Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

Relight My Fire

Relight My Fire is a light-medium peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was blendable and easy to apply. The eyeshadow wore nicely for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Prim-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).MAC Indian Moon (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).Anastasia Dreamer (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).NARS Alhambra I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Milani Champagne Wasted (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Crisp (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Anastasia Gleam (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, 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).

 

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE · ISODODECANE · POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE · TRIETHYLHEXANOIN · POLYETHYLENE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · GLYCERIN · SILICA · CYCLOPENTASILOXANE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)] ·

NARS Lady Marmalade Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lady Marmalade Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lady Marmalade Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Lady Marmalade Eyeshadow (2018)

Lady Marmalade

Lady Marmalade is a bright, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a mostly matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that made it prone to sheering out when applied and blended out. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, but I noticed it appeared a bit more muted applied. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Make Up For Ever M860 Powdery Pink (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).Huda Beauty Neon Pink #3 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Anastasia Supreme (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).Too Faced Love is Love (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Kaja Ruby Skies (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Dominique Cosmetics Wildflower (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Bolero (PiP, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Poodle (P, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).Dior Rosy Canvas #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Monte Carlo (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · METHICONE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

NARS Love Train Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Love Train Eyeshadow (2018)

)NARS Love Train Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Love Train Eyeshadow (2018)

Love Train

Love Train is a golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was easy to work with. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It had the type of texture where it looked “melted” applied–and this is the finish where NARS excels at. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

Burberry Gold Shimmer #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Brav-O (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).KKW Beauty Glam (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Hourglass Obscura #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Too Faced Dear Diary (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Natasha Denona Sienna (50M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #7 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Chains of Love (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, 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).

 

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE · ISODODECANE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYETHYLENE · CETYL DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

NARS Exxxcess Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Exxxcess Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Exxxcess Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Exxxcess Eyeshadow (2018)

Exxxcess

Exxxcess is a rich, deeper berry with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. I felt like it was functionally matte in practice, but there was a very fine shimmer running through it. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, blendable consistency that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. It wore nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

Makeup Geek Dedicated (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Pinker (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Silk Street (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Morphe SF (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Absurdly Pretty (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Watermelon (10) (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar).Ace Beaute Aubergine (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop New Dream (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Ciate Phlox (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, 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).

 

Ingredients

METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER · PHENOXYETHANOL · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · SILICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)] ·

NARS Hot Stuff Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hot Stuff Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hot Stuff Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Hot Stuff Eyeshadow (2018)

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff is a light-medium mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was moderately powdery, but it managed to pack quite a bit of pigment in spite of the texture. It applied evenly and blended out nicely on bare skin, though it sheered out slightly. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Anastasia Bybel (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Anastasia Lure (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).Sephora Cloak (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Fusion (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Otherwise (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Tarte Rose Such a Clatter (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Anastasia Dusty Rose (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Smashbox Hit Reply (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Blanche Cloud Nine (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Too Faced Paw Print (LE, $16.00) is 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) ·MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

NARS Last Party Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Last Party Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

Last Party

Last Party is a light-medium pink with warmer undertones and larger flecks of gold and pink sparkle. It appears to have the Hardwired finish, which is a significantly more sparkly formula that can be used wet or dry (with wet application yielded more intensity). I find that this finish is difficult to work with dry–it’s just not worth the effort if you’re not going to use it with a dampened brush.

Dry application yielded semi-sheer coverage with moderate fallout and an uneven application, whereas dampened application yielded nearly opaque coverage with better adhesion and integration of the sparkles with the underlying base color on my skin. There was only slight fallout during application with a dampened brush. It lasted for seven hours applied wet and dry but dry had continual fallout while worn.

NARS Melrose (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Just Fur Fun (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Sephora Magic (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty White Suede (Nordstrom) #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Can’t Party Wait (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Nocturnal (LE, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Natasha Denona Juneau (145S) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Stila Dollish (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).MAC Keep on Twinkling (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. – $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula “can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.” It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base.

Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours).

The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

 

Ingredients

ISODODECANE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · TALC · DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYETHYLENE · PHENOXYETHANOL · CETYL DIMETHICONE · ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL · TIN OXIDE · MALIC ACID · CYCLOPENTASILOXANE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742)] ·

NARS White Horse Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS White Horse Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS White Horse Eyeshadow (2018)NARS White Horse Eyeshadow (2018)

White Horse

White Horse is a soft black with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a drier, thinner texture that yielded nearly opaque coverage, but there was a dustiness to the way it looked on my skin. For example, when blended out on its own, the edge was a little ragged to my eye. The color stayed on decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

NARS Love and Desire (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Tuileries (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NARS Fauna (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).Sephora Black Lace (304) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Urban Decay Perversion (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Tarte Black Tie Beauty (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Cinder (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).Ciate Beauty (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Laura Mercier Black Frost (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).LORAC Black #7 (LE, $19.00) 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).

 

Ingredients

TALC · DIMETHICONE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · OCTYLDODECYL STEARATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)· IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)] ·

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