NARS Stargaze Eyeshadow Palette

Stargaze

The NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition holiday product. There are five matte eyeshadows, two additional satin eyeshadows, and five sparkly eyeshadows in this set. Because three of the shimmers were denser/thicker, they were best applied before the mattes to avoid “erasing” some color. Otherwise, the palette was pretty pigmented, blendable, and wore nicely, with the exception of Instant Stardom, which was a flop!

Ingredients

Hayworth

Hayworth is a very light golden copper with warm, peachy undertones and a lighter, truer gold shimmer for a metallic effect.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, firm but not stiff, picked up well with dry brush
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a matte light-medium brown with subtle, warm undertones.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Hollywood Lover

Hollywood Lover is a light, brighter peach with mild, warm undertones and a highly shiny metallic shine.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, lightly creamy, not too firmly nor too loosely-pressed
Applied evenly, very blendable
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague is a pale, desaturated mauve with cold undertones and a matte texture.

Opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Go Deep

Go Deep is a medium-dark red with warm undertones and a matte texture.

Nearly opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Los Feliz

Los Feliz is a deeper brown with warm, reddish undertones and a somewhat softer, more golden-bronze shimmer for a metallic effect.

Opaque color coverage
Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
Applied evenly but best with fingertip, slightly overly emollient
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Instant Stardom

Instant Stardom is a light-medium violet with warm undertones and a lilac shimmer over a semi-matte texture.

Semi-sheer color coverage, not buildable
Very powdery, thin
Prone to sheering out and fallout
Short-wearing (6 hours)

Lights Out

Lights Out is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a more neutral overtone thanks to the metallic sheen.

Opaque color coverage
Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
Applied evenly but best with fingertip
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Double Trouble

Double Trouble is a dark gray-taupe with cool undertones and a matte texture.

Mostly opaque color coverage
Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Swoon

Swoon is a satin-finish dark plum with delicate, warm brown undertones.

Opaque color coverage
Firmer feel, emollient but thin
Applied evenly but best with fingertip
Long-wearing (7.5 hours)

Headliner

Headliner is a medium reddish-plum with warm undertones and a metallic shine that is somewhat subdued.

Opaque color coverage
Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
Applied evenly but best with fingertip
Long-wearing (8 hours)

Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame is a rich pinky-red with a matte sheen and colder undertones.

Semi-opaque, buildable color coverage
Smooth, velvety, somewhat powdery
Blendable, easy to work with
Long-wearing (8 hours)