NARS Malacca Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “iridescent peacock.” It’s a medium-dark, plummy brown with a cool-toned green shimmer-sheen and frosted finish. Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $6.99) is warmer, redder-toned. Kat Von D Queen (LE) is similar. MAC Fireside (LE, $21.00) is similar, less of a sheen. MAC I’ve Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is warmer, more metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

When I first saw it, I was worried it was going to be that bluish-teal-brown duochrome that is gorgeous but has been done by a myriad of brands over the year, but I was pleasantly surprised to find it to be something slightly different–it does have a strong resemblance to those shades, but the cooler undertone makes it stand out a little bit. It has a much more mauve-plum-brown base (that gets more and more mauve-y as it is blended out) with a forest green shimmer-sheen on top–this was especially apparent when I applied it to the lid. It had good color payoff with a soft, smooth texture, but one downside was that the shimmer can “stick” in a place and not cover as evenly (you’ll see it on my eyelid, how only part has a strong sheen). Over a primer, I didn’t have that issue, though (something to keep in mind if you always use a primer). The color wore well for eight hours before starting to fade.

NARS Eyeshadow Malacca
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
89%

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NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
NARS Malacca Eyeshadow

NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
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NARS Malacca Eyeshadow
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