Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Spring 2012: Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “shimmery lavender-gray.” It’s gray, just slightly brown, with a stormy, smoky purple brewing in it. The color payoff is good, though just a touch sheer, but it has a really silky-smooth feeling to the texture. It also adheres really well to the lid. Urban Decay Bust is browner. theBalm Come Hither Heather is grayer, more cool-toned. Estee Lauder Tempting Mocha is lighter. Bare Escentuals Rowdy is a touch lighter. MAC Shale is similar but a touch darker.

NARS’ pressed eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing, crease-resistant, and highly pigmented on their own, and they do a good job of staying in place without fading or creasing, but only for around eight hours without a primer, at which time there is very slight fading and noticeable (but not deep) creasing. With a primer, I have no concerns as they last until I take off my makeup.

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NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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Admittedly, it seemed more unique when I first swatched it, but there are a fair number of shades that come close to it! If you don't have a shade like it, though, it is extremely versatile. It can be used in a neutral eye as well as a more dramatic, smoky eye.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS on January 13th, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Bust is browner. theBalm Come Hither Heather is grayer, more cool-toned. Estee Lauder Tempting Mocha is lighter. Bare Escentuals Rowdy is a touch lighter. MAC Shale is similar but a touch darker.

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51 thoughts on “NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Doll

    I love it. Christine, what do you think does this greyish color go well with blue eyes?

  2. Thanks for listing all the similar shades Christine! I thought this one looks REALLY unique but I do have Shale which is apparently only a touch darker. Now I can spend my money on something else lol

  3. Bex

    Ooo such a pretty color! I don’t have anything like it in my collection… *makes excuse in order to justify buying it, haha!*

  4. Hilary♥

    This reminds me of ELF Saddle… even though I don’t have it. The colors seem to swatch alike. :)
    I love this taupe shade, very light, elegant and wearable.

  5. Tabi

    This is a really beautiful color, and I could see a gorgeous brown smoky eye with it.

    I already have Shale, but I’m really tempted by this one! I’ll have to think about it. =)

  6. BeccaTheCyborg

    Looks a lot like NARS Ashes to Ashes, but just a touch warmer. Hmm, still kinda want it, even though I have Ashes to Ashes.

  7. This would make a nice smoky eye. :)

  8. Ashley

    This looks a lot like MAC’s Groundcover from the Fashion Flower collection last year (with shimmer though).

  9. Raquel

    Do you think this is similar to MAC’s Shale? Very pretty swatch!

  10. Lisa

    It looks like Chanel Fauve without the silver glitter.

  11. Julia

    Reminds me of a slightly less purple NYX Red Bean, which I barely use. A miss for me :(

  12. Liz

    Love it! I think it would go great with my blue/green eyes. Depending on the colour eyeshadow I wear they seem to change colour.

  13. Naz

    Looks a little like MAC Satin Taupe

  14. Tori

    Hi Christine,
    I was wondering if you have Chanel’s Safari eyeshadow and if you do, would you say that Lhasa is similar? Thanks!

  15. Rebecca

    I was just wondering how you’d pronounce this shadow, if you know. Would the h be silent or would it be “luh-asa” or “luh-hasa” ?

  16. Love this mix of purple and grey. Really pleased it is not limited edition too.

  17. Oona

    I don’t know why, but this reminds me of theBalm’s Insane Jane (here). Gorgeus! ^^

  18. Cherie

    Is it similar to MAC Style Snob?

  19. Caroline

    Hi, is this similar to mac’s satin taupe? thanks for your time!

  20. Jamee

    How does Lhasa compare to Chanel’s Taupe Grise?

  21. graychic

    Is it anything like Lancome snap?

  22. Jenny

    I might have to have this. It reminds me of one of my favorite BB shadows Fawn. The only issue I have with Fawn is how shimmery it is, granted it’s a Shimmerwash but still I would love to find something similar but not as shimmery.

  23. It does look like Shale. And Fauve (which someone else mentioned). But I have such a weakness for this sort of colour that I have a feeling I’ll end up getting it anyway…

  24. Marie

    Was there fallout with this color?

  25. Wenjing

    it reminds me of nars ashes to ashes

  26. LC

    This looks a lot like Stray Dog by Urban Decay. Still pretty, though!

  27. It looks like Wet n’ Wild Nutty, which I love and its only $1 if you catch a sale. Is it?

  28. Clare

    Hey, Christine! How does this compare to the eyelid color from Wet’n'Wild’s Silent Treatment trio? Thanks!

  29. Could the last shadow in the WnW Silent Treatment be a dupe for this e/s? I think I’m in love.

  30. I have to get out of this smokey taupe rut, it’s all I wear, but now I want this one to add to my collection – it’s lovely!

  31. Cherie

    Lovely! Is this similar to MAC’s style snob?

  32. Ro

    Christine, is this anything like Benefit’s ‘where there’s smoke’?

  33. This is right up my alley right now, as soon as Nordstrom has it it’s mine :)

  34. sylvia kolski

    is this by any chance similar to the all gone nars “barbuda” ? my mom loved that shade and is so sad that its gone. she did try mad shale but didnt like it.

  35. Tara603

     I have this and I love it.

  36. Tara603

    Oh I thought this was a recent review as it came up on the Temptalia facebook :) still a great review though.