Saturday, August 20th, 2011


NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow

NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow

NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow ($23.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “24 karat gold shimmer.” It’s a pop of yellow gold with a metallic sheen. The texture is soft and smooth, which is exactly what you want with a metallic finish, so it really retains its reflective nature. MAC Goldmine is much darker, while Urban Decay Eldorado is very similar but the quality of Goldfinger is much, much better. Inglot #403 is similar but a touch darker. Make Up For Ever #10 is pretty close but a little more orange-based.

NARS Eyeshadows are described as “ultra pigmented, long-wearing, [and] crease-resistant” that can be applied wet or dry. I get around eight hours of wear before I notice subtle creasing with NARS’ eyeshadows, so I would still wear an eyeshadow primer if I wanted all-day wear. The packaging is slim and compact with matte black rubberized packaging that absorbs impact better than a harder plastic. There is a mirror inside the compact as well.

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It's bright and sunny--not too much yellow that it isn't still gold. The texture is nice and allows for a smooth application that's easy to blend out.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow


NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow


NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow


NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow


NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Goldfinger? How much is it?

NARS, $23.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Goldmine is much darker, while Urban Decay Eldorado is very similar but the quality of Goldfinger is much, much better. Inglot #403 is similar but a touch darker. Make Up For Ever #10 is pretty close but a little more orange-based.

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20 thoughts on “NARS Goldfinger Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Roberta

    This was my first nars eyeshadow, that I got like 10 years ago!

  2. Sara

    wow, that swatched much differently than i expected. from the pan i didn’t even realize there was shimmer in it.

  3. Macaddict

    I used this as my to-go highlighter. I never used it as an eye shadow. In fact, I kinda forgot that it is an eye shadow!!! Lol

  4. Kathryn

    How do you decide whether to review similar products individually or in one big post?

  5. hey honey …. I wanted to ask you one thing for a long long time … sorry my bad or ??
    can you pls check MUFE link and see if you have written it correct … I mean in that post I guess ( i am not sure but i do think ..) no 10 and no 153 are exchanged …
    I hope you get what I mean …
    as you link that post quite often i thought will tell you here :D :D

    coming back to this beauty …
    its so awesome and would love to see it on your eyes … :D :D
    still smitten by your purple look with MUFE ….
    you were looking Gorgeous in that :D :D

  6. Ryan

    I thought the exact opposite about the packaging. I don’t usually brake any of my makeup but I have with a few of my nars powders. One time I had a blush in my hand litteraly 12 inches off the ground, I dropped it and it broke into a million peices. I have dropped makeup from others brands down 2 flights of stairs and they were fine. The compacet just seems to absorb none of the impact.

    • I’ve dropped about 10 NARS products (for testing purposes) about 2-3 feet over tile and everything’s been intact :) I wouldn’t emphasize such a point without testing it myself.

  7. thepaigest

    Christine I love this color! Thanks for letting us know about the sell I got some stuff I always wanted and the mini palatte night series! Very Happy :) I loved your Muppet look buy the way!

  8. thepaigest

    Christine I love this color! Thanks for letting us know about the sell I got some stuff I always wanted and the mini palatte night series! Very Happy :)

  9. I honestly didn’t think I was going to like this at all in the pan then you swatched it! Wow is it lovely swatched! Goes from kind yuck yellow to ooh shiny gold! Thanks for yet another great post!

  10. Lindsey

    Is this comparable at all to MAC Going Bananas?

  11. Rainbow

    the swatch was so underwhelming..its like a pastel! From the pan it looked like a briiiiiiiiiiight neon yellow lol

  12. I love yellow eyeshadows!

  13. Ashley

    Wow, this is gorgeous. Not at all what I expected from the pan picture. It looks like it would be very wearable for everyday. Awesome!

    Also, your new avatar (comment pic) is really cute Christine! :)

  14. meme

    Wow – looks way different on your swatch than in the pot! I could wear that yellow – or would wear it I should say.

  15. Sam

    I was so surprised by how different it was when swatched I literally said “Wow!” out loud. Extremely disappointing.