NARS Ashes to Ashes, Sophia, Noumea, Nepal Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

01/07

NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
A Warm Brown Eye | Look Details
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
A Warm Brown Eye | Look Details
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018)

Ashes to Ashes

NARS Ashes to Ashes Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a soft, golden taupe with warm undertones and a pearl finish. The texture was smooth, soft, and blendable without being powdery nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. It had good pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

01/05

NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018)

Sophia

NARS Sophia Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, light-medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a smidgen dusty but very blendable without losing its intensity. It had rich color coverage in a single layer that lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

01/05

NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018)

Noumea

NARS Noumea Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, silky, and blendable with a thinner texture that managed not to feel dry. The pigmentation was opaque and adhered evenly to bare skin. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742).

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01/05

NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018)

Nepal

NARS Nepal Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a drier, dustier texture that did not sit as smoothly on my bare skin as other shades in the range have. It blended out easily but was hard to build up, even over primer. It wore well for seven hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Have to admit that very I’m very surprised by how much I actually like Ashes To Ashes and Sophia! If that was a duo, I would have to get it. Not the most exciting of shades, but I could see them pairing up beautifully for a well put together “quickie” eye look. Sometimes that’s all I need or want, really!

The question is whether Ashes to Ashes is more durable than the previous formula. I had the older one. I used to use it almost daily for a quick one color eye look but it was notorious for breaking easily. I finally had to throw mine away after repressing it numerous times in under a year. It’s the only eyeshadow that I have ever had that problem with.

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