NARS Inferno Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

 

Inferno

NARS Inferno NARSissist Eyeshadow Palette is a new, limited edition palette that is exclusive to Sephora. It contains three more matte shades, five glitter shades, and four shimmery shades. If you don’t like glitter, this is an easy skip, because five shades contain glitter (one uselessly) and only three of the non-glitter shades are actually good.

NARS Keep on Dancing Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Keep on Dancing Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Keep on Dancing Eyeshadow (2018)

Keep on Dancing

Keep on Dancing is a pale yellow with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage but was moderately powdery, which resulted in the product sheering out and dropping fallout during application. The eyeshadow lasted decently for seven hours before fading noticeably.

NARS Let It Whip Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Let It Whip Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Let It Whip Eyeshadow (2018)

Let It Whip

Let It Whip is a light, peachy gold with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was a bit firmer in the pan, but it picked up well enough with a brush. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed fading.

NARS Rock Freak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Rock Freak Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Rock Freak Eyeshadow (2018)

Rock Freak

Rock Freak is a slightly muted, medium-dark copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. This shade wore nicely for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

NARS I’m So Excited Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS I'm So Excited Eyeshadow (2018)NARS I'm So Excited Eyeshadow (2018)

I’m So Excited

I’m So Excited is a light-medium copper with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. It lasted well for eight hours before I noticed signs of fading.

NARS Do It Right Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Do It Right Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Do It Right Eyeshadow (2018)

Do It Right

Do It Right is a soft, rosy copper with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, slightly thin consistency that applied evenly and blended out well. This shade stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Can You Feel It

Can You Feel It is a glittering, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm undertones. It had opaque pigmentation with larger flecks of glitter throughout, so there was some fallout during application and movement of the glitter particles when blended out. The underlying base was smoother and sat well on bare skin. It wore well for eight hours but had moderate fallout over time.

Come to Me

Come to Me is a darker, coppery-red base packed with lots of red glitter. Per the brand, this seems to be one of their glitter “toppers” that they say to layer over other shades You’d have to be quite careful working with this as a layering product as it had a stronger base color that would mix with anything it went over.

It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a warmer, browner base that felt very emollient and had a firmer feel in the pan. The product was rather textured, almost gritty, as it was mostly glitter. It had fairly good dispersion of the glitter without much fallout during application. I tested it below my lid, and it had some migration after eight hours of wear but definitely kept most of the glitter in place.

Shake Your Body

Shake Your Body is a pale, golden beige with a sparkling sheen. It had sheer coverage with a firmer, stiffer consistency that didn’t pick up well with a brush or even a fingertip. What little I could apply to my lid seemed to last for five to six hours — it was hard to tell.

NARS Shame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Shame Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Shame Eyeshadow (2018)

Shame

Shame is deep brown with neutral undertones and flecks of multi-colored glitter. This shade might appear matte-ish in the swatch, but the photo of the pan shows all of the larger glitter particles that existed… but never translated. This occurred during practice as well, so I would take great care using this shade as most of the glitter ends up on lashes, below the lid, etc. and could more readily get in the eye than some of the other glitters in the palette (which have more adhesive ingredients to bind them better).

It had sheer coverage with a very powdery, drier texture, and as a result, lots of fallout. It seemed to show signs of fading after six hours of wear, and there was hardly any glitter to detect whether it had migrated or not but hard to imagine that it did not.

Turn the Beat Around

Turn the Beat Around contains smaller and larger, hexagon-shaped multi-colored glitter suspended in a clear base. It had a more emollient consistency that I could push around slightly with the end of a brush in the pan itself. It had good dispersion of the glitter without it resulting in a lot of fallout. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage, but if patted over something else with a fingertip, it worked as a topper–which was how it was marketed–but the glitter definitely dominated. I tested wear below my lid, and it seemed to stay mostly intact for eight hours with light glitter migration.

Wishing on a Star

Wishing on a Star contains medium-dark purple and plum glitter particles in an assortment of sizes, but it ran a bit finer, all suspended in a translucent base. It had a more emollient quality to it, and I could push the glitter around slightly in the pan with the end of my brush. The glitter applied evenly and spread out well without bunching up, and there was very minimal fallout during application. I tested wear below my lid, and it had light glitter migration/travel over an eight-hour period. It was more semi-opaque, so I’d use a small dab if using it as a topper was your aim (which is how it was marketed).

NARS Love and Desire Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Love and Desire Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Love and Desire Eyeshadow (2018)

Love and Desire

Love and Desire is a medium-dark black with a satin sheen. It had opaque pigmentation but was very firmly-pressed into the pan, which meant I had to really jab my brush at the pan’s surface to get product to come off of the surface. It blended out decently but took extra effort to diffuse overall. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

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