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NARS Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2018

NARS Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2018
NARS Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette for Spring 2018

The Details

Transform your eyes with NARS’ new, limited-edition eyeshadow palette, featuring six multidimensional shades for a galactic gaze. This shimmering range of pastel tones can be applied sheer for an unexpected pop of luminous color, or layered for more dramatic shine. Applied wet or dry, these high-pigment, holographic shades catch the light just right. Radiate, captivate, and shift your view with unbelievable payoff and unexpected sheen.

Spring 2018

Danger Control Eyeshadow Palette, $49.00 (Limited Edition, Sephora Exclusive)

  • Rave Shimmering white silver
  • Elektra Shimmering golden pink
  • Aeryn Sun Shimmering pale pink
  • Bionic Iridescent yellow
  • Haedus Iridescent purple
  • Tonic Shimmering lilac

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NARS Frioul & Galice Velvet Shadow Sticks

01/03

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick

Frioul

NARS Frioul Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a taupe-brown base with green-to-blue shifting shimmer. It had sheer coverage, which I was able to build to semi-opaque coverage, but it had a tendency to look a little uneven on my lid. I could see it looking more even on deeper skin tones and could work as a smoky, one-and-done shade. The consistency was slightly drier and thinner, so it did tug a bit on the lid initially. It lasted for six hours on me before creasing.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.05 oz. - $560.00 Per Ounce

It is supposed to be a “long-wearing, crease-proof” formula with a “velvety matte finish” that “glides smoothly” with “high impact.” The formula is certainly an improvement from the Soft Touch Shadow Pencils, which were some of the fastest-creasing products I have ever tested. This formula doesn’t crease as quickly, though wear is only five to six hours, which isn’t stellar.

The texture is creamy enough that it doesn’t tug, but it dries down to a “semi-dry” texture quickly and becomes difficult to really smooth out. Consistently, when blended, the shades often looked patchy and uneven. This was least apparent with lighter shades that were closer to my skin tone, as the natural skin makes the patchiness less obvious, while in contrast, darker shades showed just how patchy and uneven the colors blended out. They’re better as eyeshadow bases, as they’ll last a bit longer with powder on top to set and the powder eyeshadow will help even out the base. In order to use these as an eyeliner, I highly recommend using a separate brush to grab color from the stick, because the stick is very rounded and large, which made it a real challenge to get it close enough to the lash line to line as well as keep the color precise (it always gave me a more jagged line).

NARS came up with some really interesting colors, and they’re ones you don’t see as often with this type of formula, but for me, the formula just didn’t perform well. If you’re looking for a cream-based eyeshadow from NARS, try their Eye Paints, which are far superior.

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NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

01/06

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush

Free Soul

NARS Free Soul Highlighting Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had an incredibly shiny, smooth, and reflective finish that was aptly described as a “highlighting blush.” It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it was easy to sheer out or build up more gradually if desired.

The consistency was smooth to the touch and felt like it had the slip of a cream blush (I almost did a double-take and had to check that it was, in fact, a powder blush!). I was worried that the creamier texture wouldn’t apply as well with brushes, but the powder applied beautifully to the skin and picked up well with soft, feathery brushes, so my worries were unfounded. It blended out with ease and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On me, it lasted for eight and a half hours.

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NARS Spring 2018 Lip Covers

01/06

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover

Embrasse Moi

NARS Embrasse Moi Lip Cover ($28.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, smooth consistency that was fluid enough to disperse easily across the lips but did not feel watery or overly emollient, though it seemed to be slightly oilier compared to other shades. The color went on evenly, but there was a touch of product that sat in my deeper lip lines. It wore well for four hours and was lightly moisturizing while worn.

Formula Overview

$28.00/0.22 oz. - $127.27 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich and lustrous” color with shine. They are a liquid lipstick, but they are not the type that dry down to a fully flat, transfer-free finish. They stay emollient and can slide around, and they transfer a lot–but they are also pretty pigmented so despite color being left on coffee cups and the like, a lot of hangs around. They’re comfortable to wear, lightly hydrating, but they wear no longer than four to five hours. There was no discernible scent or taste to the formula. I didn’t have issues with the color feathering or bleeding on me, but the formula definitely has the slip that may make it a possibility for those who tend to experience that with their lip products!

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NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

01/04

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush

Hot Tin Roof

NARS Hot Tin Roof Liquid Blush ($30.00 for 0.50 oz.) is a deep, coral-red with warm undertones and a natural, matte finish. It was richly pigmented and a little went a long way–that’s the big “downside” as it was not what I would consider “buildable” as the formula was described. One pump of product might be enough to blush the entire face! I used the merest press of the pump on the back of my hand and then used even less than that to get semi-sheer coverage.

The formula itself was lovely–thin, spreadable, and quick to dry down and set but with enough play time to blend and diffuse the edges without lifting up one’s base (and it worked well on bare skin, too). It stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly. I think as long as you don’t mind working with a very pigmented liquid blush (or you prefer high pigmentation in your blush!), it’s well-worth checking out.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.50 oz. - $60.00 Per Ounce

The new formula is supposed to “effortlessly glide on[to] skin for a lasting glow” where “one pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-looking color.” It’s supposed to have “buildable” coverage that’s “blendable” and “lasting.” It has a thin, almost watery consistency that spread easily, blended out well, and looked natural in finish on the skin with semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage. One pump seemed like twice as much product as necessary in my experience, though.

I liked using fingertips or a stippling brush for applying the product to cheeks but would dispense on the back of my hand or a metal palette first. It dried down quickly but did not feel immovable, so a little buffing along the edges was still doable. The formula wore between eight to nine hours on me, depending on the shade.

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