NARS Matcha Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

Jan 30, 2019January 30, 2019


NARS Matcha Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for zero.04 oz.) is a vibrant pop of light-medium lime inexperienced with heat undertones and a matte end. It had practically opaque pigmentation in a single layer, whereas the feel was clean, finely-milled, and blendable, although it was slightly thinner than perfect. Without a primer, it sheered out a bit on naked pores and skin and browse extra muted, whereas primer helped to make sure it stayed true-to-pan and pigmented. On its personal, the eyeshadow stayed on properly for seven and a half hours earlier than fading noticeably.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Illamasqua Pivot (P, ) is darker (95% comparable).Make Up For Ever #91 (DC, $20.00) is darker (90% comparable).Wet ‘n’ Wild I am Seeing Triples Browbone (DC, $2.29) is extra shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% comparable).Viseart Bright Editorial #three (P, ) is darker (90% comparable).Sugarpill Acidberry (P, $13.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% comparable).Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (DC, $21.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% comparable).Melt Cosmetics Xenon (PiP, ) is extra shimmery, lighter, hotter (80% comparable).Viseart Bright Editorial #2 (P, ) is lighter, hotter (80% comparable).Sydney Grace Sea Breeze (P, $5.00) is lighter (80% comparable).

Formula Overview

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

The method 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 might be associated to the kind of end. The mattes are comfortable, barely dusty within the pans (or by no means) with medium to opaque, usually buildable, colour protection. The satin and metallics are usually smoother, extra blendable, and extra pigmented with much less effort; NARS does the these decrease shimmer finishes significantly properly, which simply seems “melted” on the pores and skin as they lay down so easily and have an incredible 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 method. 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 method and packaging resulted in a product lower from zero.07 oz. per pan to zero.04 oz. The single eyeshadows obtained a extra noticeable worth drop (from $24 to $19) however the duo eyeshadows might be priced higher (from $36 to $35).

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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry pores and skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nostril, and beneath the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with refined, hotter yellow undertones. Her greatest basis matches embody: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (greatest match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140).

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