NARS Mahe Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Jan 08, 2019January 08, 2019

Mahe

NARS Mahe Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for zero.16 oz.) is a brand new, everlasting impartial set of hues with three shimmers and one matte, although two of the shimmers have been extra satin-to-pearl. I believe this set of shades, primarily based on pigmentation and texture, might be most fitted for somebody tends to make use of eyeshadow primer or some form of base as three of the 4 shades have been barely dusty.

NARS Mahe #1 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #1 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Mahe #1 Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Mahe #1 Eyeshadow (2018)

Mahe #1

Mahe #1 is a mushy, mild brown with muted, heat undertones and a pearly sheen. It seemed a lot hotter swatched than it did utilized, regardless of the opposite shades wanting extra true-to-pan when swatched. It had opaque pigmentation with a mushy, flippantly dusty texture that made it sheer out a bit when utilized on naked pores and skin. The eyeshadow was blendable, although, and appeared to “melt” a bit of over a couple of minutes, which helped it seem smoother. It lasted for seven hours on me earlier than fading noticeably.

Top DupesFormula Overview
MAC Era (P, $17.00) is extra shimmery, darker, hotter (95% comparable).Too Faced New Romantic (PiP, $16.00) is extra shimmery, darker, hotter (95% comparable).NARS Bonifacio (DC, $25.00) is extra shimmery, hotter (90% comparable).Colour Pop Plunge (LE, $5.00) is extra shimmery, hotter (90% comparable).NARS Ashes to Ashes (P, $19.00) is much less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% comparable).Dior Feel #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, hotter (85% comparable).MAC At the Beach (LE, $22.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% comparable).

Formula Overview

$19.00/zero.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formulation is meant to have “rich, high-impact color” that’s “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most bigger ranges, there are winners and losers, and a few of how they carry out may be associated to the kind of end. The mattes are mushy, barely dusty within the pans (or by no means) with medium to opaque, usually buildable, coloration protection. The satin and metallics are typically smoother, extra blendable, and extra pigmented with much less effort; NARS does the these decrease shimmer finishes notably properly, which simply appears to be like “melted” on the pores and skin as they lay down so easily and have an important shine.

Most shades utilized higher on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been one thing seen throughout NARS’ eyeshadows for years and did not change with the current replace to their powder eyeshadow formulation. On common, they lasted between seven and 9 hours on me with out primer. They did apply properly over primer and stayed on properly for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the up to date formulation and packaging resulted in a product lower from zero.07 oz. per pan to zero.04 oz. The single eyeshadows obtained a extra noticeable value drop (from $24 to $19) however the duo eyeshadows might be priced higher (from $36 to $35).

NARS Mahe #2 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #2 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Mahe #2 Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Mahe #2 Eyeshadow (2018)

Mahe #2

Mahe #2 is a medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte end. It had good coloration protection that was buildable to full protection with two layers. The consistency was mushy, easy, and never too powdery nor too firmly pressed within the pan, so it utilized with out sheering out too readily however nonetheless blended out properly alongside the sides. It wore properly for seven and a half hours on me earlier than it began to fade on me.

Top DupesFormula Overview
NABLA Cosmetics Fossil (P, $eight.00) is lighter, hotter (95% comparable).Bad Habit Eos (PiP, ) is lighter, hotter (90% comparable).MAC Sweet Dreams (LE, $17.00) is lighter, hotter (90% comparable).Kat Von D Lazarus (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% comparable).Anastasia Stone (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% comparable).Chanel Clair-Obscur #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, hotter (90% comparable).Milani Slate All Day (PiP, $5.99) is extra shimmery, lighter (85% comparable).Sephora Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter, hotter (85% comparable).Buxom Trendsetter (LE, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (85% comparable).Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek (PiP, ) is lighter, hotter (85% comparable).

Formula Overview

$19.00/zero.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formulation is meant to have “rich, high-impact color” that’s “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most bigger ranges, there are winners and losers, and a few of how they carry out may be associated to the kind of end. The mattes are mushy, barely dusty within the pans (or by no means) with medium to opaque, usually buildable, coloration protection. The satin and metallics are typically smoother, extra blendable, and extra pigmented with much less effort; NARS does the these decrease shimmer finishes notably properly, which simply appears to be like “melted” on the pores and skin as they lay down so easily and have an important shine.

Most shades utilized higher on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been one thing seen throughout NARS’ eyeshadows for years and did not change with the current replace to their powder eyeshadow formulation. On common, they lasted between seven and 9 hours on me with out primer. They did apply properly over primer and stayed on properly for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the up to date formulation and packaging resulted in a product lower from zero.07 oz. per pan to zero.04 oz. The single eyeshadows obtained a extra noticeable value drop (from $24 to $19) however the duo eyeshadows might be priced higher (from $36 to $35).

NARS Mahe #3 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #three Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #three Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Mahe #3 Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Mahe #3 Eyeshadow (2018)

Mahe #three

Mahe #three is a pale beige with refined, heat undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque coloration payoff that didn’t construct up too properly with out utilizing a primer beneath it or making use of it with a dampened brush, which helped to amplify the pigmentation. The texture was mushy, flippantly dusty, however blendable and straightforward sufficient to work with total. It stayed on properly for seven and a half hours earlier than it began to fade noticeably on me.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Dior Jardin #2 (PiP, ) is extra shimmery (95% comparable).Pretty Vulgar Pillow Fight (PiP, ) is much less shimmery (95% comparable).Wet ‘n’ Wild Hasta La Costa Baby #2 (LE, ) is hotter (95% comparable).NARS Abyssinia (DC, $25.00) is extra shimmery, darker (95% comparable).LORAC Pancakes (LE, $19.00) is much less shimmery (95% comparable).theBalm #22 (P, $6.50) is extra pigmented (95% comparable).Urban Decay Virgin (P, $19.00) is extra shimmery, darker (95% comparable).Colour Pop Bluebell (LE, $5.00) is hotter (95% comparable).Make Up For Ever I528 Pearl (P, $17.00) is much less shimmery (95% comparable).LORAC Shiver Me (LE, $19.00) is extra pigmented (95% comparable).

Formula Overview

$19.00/zero.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formulation is meant to have “rich, high-impact color” that’s “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most bigger ranges, there are winners and losers, and a few of how they carry out may be associated to the kind of end. The mattes are mushy, barely dusty within the pans (or by no means) with medium to opaque, usually buildable, coloration protection. The satin and metallics are typically smoother, extra blendable, and extra pigmented with much less effort; NARS does the these decrease shimmer finishes notably properly, which simply appears to be like “melted” on the pores and skin as they lay down so easily and have an important shine.

Most shades utilized higher on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been one thing seen throughout NARS’ eyeshadows for years and did not change with the current replace to their powder eyeshadow formulation. On common, they lasted between seven and 9 hours on me with out primer. They did apply properly over primer and stayed on properly for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the up to date formulation and packaging resulted in a product lower from zero.07 oz. per pan to zero.04 oz. The single eyeshadows obtained a extra noticeable value drop (from $24 to $19) however the duo eyeshadows might be priced higher (from $36 to $35).

NARS Mahe #4 Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #four Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Mahe #four Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Mahe #4 Eyeshadow (2018)NARS Mahe #4 Eyeshadow (2018)

Mahe #four

Mahe #four is a lightweight, yellowed brown with heat undertones and a satin sheen. The texture was extra powdery, which resulted in sheerer protection that didn’t construct up properly. If I attempted to use a couple of or two layers, it began to lead to noticeable fallout. This shade lasted for seven hours on me earlier than displaying indicators of fading.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Make Up For Ever D504 Celestial Beige (P, $17.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% comparable).bareMinerals Solace (LE, ) is much less shimmery, hotter (90% comparable).Smashbox Flirt (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, lighter, hotter (90% comparable).NARS Ramatuelle #2 (DC, $25.00) is extra shimmery, cooler (85% comparable).bareMinerals Presto (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, lighter, hotter (85% comparable).LORAC Navy #1 (LE, $19.00) is much less shimmery, lighter, hotter (85% comparable).MAC Bleached Out Beige (LE, $22.00) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (85% comparable).NARS Shade IV (LE, $25.00) is extra shimmery, lighter (85% comparable).MAC Overdressed (LE, $23.00) is lighter, hotter (80% comparable).Sephora Ribbon (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, darker, cooler (80% comparable).

Formula Overview

$19.00/zero.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formulation is meant to have “rich, high-impact color” that’s “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most bigger ranges, there are winners and losers, and a few of how they carry out may be associated to the kind of end. The mattes are mushy, barely dusty within the pans (or by no means) with medium to opaque, usually buildable, coloration protection. The satin and metallics are typically smoother, extra blendable, and extra pigmented with much less effort; NARS does the these decrease shimmer finishes notably properly, which simply appears to be like “melted” on the pores and skin as they lay down so easily and have an important shine.

Most shades utilized higher on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been one thing seen throughout NARS’ eyeshadows for years and did not change with the current replace to their powder eyeshadow formulation. On common, they lasted between seven and 9 hours on me with out primer. They did apply properly over primer and stayed on properly for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the up to date formulation and packaging resulted in a product lower from zero.07 oz. per pan to zero.04 oz. The single eyeshadows obtained a extra noticeable value drop (from $24 to $19) however the duo eyeshadows might be priced higher (from $36 to $35).

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