NARS Laguna Unwrapped Mini Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Laguna Mini Eyeshadow Palette 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.

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


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.

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


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.

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.


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.

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.

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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.