Friday, August 23rd, 2013

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “silver.” It’s a bright, metallic silver. It had fairly good color payoff, but it was more prone to sheering out than some of the other shades. This is one of the less unique shades in the range, and you can find many silver eyeliners/cream eyeshadows on the market. Maybelline Cool Crush is slightly cooler-toned. Bobbi Brown Chrome is similar. Urban Decay Cuff is darker. Maybelline Silver Strike is similar. MAC Tundra is darker. Buxom Chihuahua is similar. See comparison swatches.

Mozambique is described as “olive.” It’s a mossy, yellow-toned, medium-dark green with a mostly matte finish. It was very, very creamy and pigmented. I felt like this one was prone to sheering out, though, on the lid because of how much slip it had.  I couldn’t think of any eyeliner or cream eyeshadow dupes for this shade–everything was either much darker or much less yellow.

Black Valley is described as “black.” It’s a rich, deep dark black with a matte finish. It is, obviously, a shade that you can find in many brands’ gel eyeliner ranges, so it’s not unique. It just comes down to whether the formula is better for you than others, so while it’s not particularly exciting, it makes sense for every brand to do their version of it since it is a basic. Here are many black eyeliners/black cream eyeshadows from other brands.

Please refer to my original review here for a more in-depth look at the formula as a whole. To recap, Eye Paints are designed to be a long-wearing, highly-pigmented gel formula that can be used as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner. I applied each shade using NARS’ #38 brush to mimic applying it as an eyeliner (narrow swatch) and then applied the same color with the horizontal edge of the #38 to mimic applying it as an all-over lid color (wide swatch). The formua’s strength is its creaminess and intense color payoff, but it dries and sets very quickly so it can be difficult to blend the shades together or soften the edges if you do not work quickly.

I’m waiting on Tatar in the mail, so I’ll have a review of that shade later next week, but these are the least three shades I tested and found they were in line with the rest of the range. I layered powder eyeshadow over Iskandar and Mozambique (an Inglot gold eyeshadow and MAC Velvet Moss, which I believe is discontinued–I was just aiming to get as close to the base color). Layering powder over the Eye Paints seemed to be the best way to use them all over the eye, as it maximized the wear time–ten to twelve hours with very minimal fading and no creasing–while creating a perfectly even surface once the powder eyeshadows were layered on top. Alone, I had noticeable fading with Mozambique after six and a half hours (Iskandar holds up better–the shimmery shades have been slightly more fade-resistant for longer compared to the more matte shades) but no creasing. It was significantly faded after ten hours. Black Valley and Interstellar wear best as eyeliners, getting to eight hours of wear with no fading or migrating. On the lid, Black Valley manages well for seven hours but starts to fade from there, and it did crease just slightly after eight hours, while Interstellar lasts with just slight fading at eight hours but no creasing.

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Mozambique

B+

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Interstellar

B+

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Black Valley

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Interstellar Eye Paint
NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint
NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint
NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint
NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Mozambique Eye Paint

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Mozambique Eye Paint

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Mozambique Eye Paint

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Mozambique Eye Paint

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint
NARS Black Valley Eye Paint

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint
NARS Black Valley Eye Paint

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint
NARS Black Valley Eye Paint

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint
NARS Black Valley Eye Paint

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Iskandar & Mozambique Eye Paints

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Iskandar & Mozambique Eye Paints

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Iskandar & Mozambique Eye Paints with Powder Eyeshadow on top

NARS Mozambique Eye Paint
NARS Iskandar & Mozambique Eye Paints with Powder Eyeshadow on top

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11 thoughts on “NARS Interstellar, Mozambique, Black Valley Eye Paints Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, I am IN LOVE with these!

  2. Mozambique, and well just that eye look in general really brings out your eyes. I may have to swatch this because you don’t find a good mossy green in the market.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariah Mariah

    Wow, these look rally impressive!! Especially what I have seen of the gold and silver! It’s always a crap shoot with creamy products it seems. Will they crease? Will they last like a champ? And these look great!

  4. The green is just outstanding! I will either look amazing on me or make me look like my liver is failing. Definitely one I would have to swatch in person, but I love it anyway. Looks great on you with your eye look, Christine.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sarah Sarah

    I looks fabulous withe the powder on top!

  6. Mozambique is lovely. I don’t know I’d get much wear from it personally, but it’s very pretty

  7. Mozambique looks AMAZING! I know for sure I don’t have another product even remotely like this.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Mozambique is interesting. The swatch really turned me off, color wise, but it looks much better in use on the eye.

  9. I thought Mozambique looked really unappealing in the swatch at first but it looks really nice in the eye look!

  10. Amber

    They look amazing!
    I want the interstellar one really bad.