NARS Climax Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Climax

NARS Climax 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.45 oz.) is a limited edition earthy, neutral color story that included four matte eyeshadows and five shimmer eyeshadows housed in a red, plastic compact. The quality was higher than is typical for NARS (at least, in the last couple of years) with excellent shimmer shades and more pigmented and velvety matte shades that were, at worst, powdery but blendable and easy to work with.

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NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Open Wide Eyeshadow (2018)

Open Wide

Open Wide is a darker peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was finely-milled and smooth, though somewhat powdery, and yielded mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that seemed to darken slightly in practice. It lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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 · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Private Show Eyeshadow (2018)

Private Show

Private Show is a dusty, rosy mauve with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even laydown of product that blended out well. The texture was smooth, finely-milled, and somewhat powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily on skin. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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 · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Passion Play Eyeshadow (2018)

Passion Play

Passion Play is a light brown with warmer undertones and lighter, slightly less warm-toned shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like texture that was dense without being overly firm or too thick. It wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TOCOPHEROL · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · POLYETHYLENE · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Envious Eyeshadow (2018)

Envious

Envious is a medium copper with moderate, warm undertones–not too orange, not too red–with a metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage that applied well to bare skin and diffused easily along the edges. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy but not too dense, and it seemed to “melt” for a more seamless look on my skin. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TOCOPHEROL · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · POLYETHYLENE · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Hooked Eyeshadow (2018)

Hooked

Hooked is a darker, olive green with warm undertones and a high-shine, metallic finish. The eyeshadow felt almost like butter as it was creamy, smooth, and yielding without being powdery or too thick–the best textured shade in the palette and one of the brand’s best. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly to my lid and blended out well without losing its intensity. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a little.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · SILICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · TOCOPHEROL · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) · FERRIC FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Next Level Eyeshadow (2018)

Next Level

Next Level is a deep bronze with warmer, reddish undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque color payoff paired with a lightly creamy, moderately dense consistency that picked up readily with a dry brush but had no fallout. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
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NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Up in Smoke Eyeshadow (2018)

Up in Smoke

Up in Smoke is a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, velvety, and a little powdery in the pan, but a light hand was all that was necessary to minimize fallout. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

MICA · TALC · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · HEXYL LAURATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Public Eye Eyeshadow (2018)

Public Eye

Public Eye is a rich, ultra-deep brown with subtle, cool red undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, almost velvety texture that was slightly powdery in the pan but adhered evenly and wasn’t prone to sheering out on my eye. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · TALC · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Night Rhythm Eyeshadow (2018)

Night Rhythm

Night Rhythm is a deeper, charcoal gray base with lighter, silvery-blue shimmer that gave it a steely, gray hue with a metallic sheen. It had rich color coverage with a soft, lightly powdery texture that picked up evenly with a dry brush and had minimal fallout when pressed/patted into place, then blended. It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · POLYBUTENE · SILICA · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TOCOPHEROL · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Well dang, this particular Nars palette is excellent looking! But I know that I have dupes for most of the shades, so I have to think long and hard about getting it.

This palette was made for me. I love the colors. I love the finishes. I love the story.
But the container is so ugly I can’t bring myself to spend the money.

I have a real soft spot for NARS and have for years, even though they have tested my love often of late. Almost exactly a year ago, I got the Suede Voyageur palette which is set up very much like this one (but is only 6 shadows, not 9) and which also has excellent shadows – every one is a winner. I hope this one turns up at Sephora (in the past years, they’ve had such a paltry # of NARS shadows) because I’m sure to grab this if they do. Open Wide, Passion Play, Hooked and Next Level are shadows I especially love in this palette.

A little bit more interesting than the typical neutral palette! Warm greens are really underrated as “natural” shades, I think.

Wow, Nars finally actually did a good non-cream eyeshadow? If I wore warm-toned colors (I don’t, and one highly dupe-able steel blue-grey isn’t worth $50) and wasn’t SO, SO OVER their attempts to be “edgy” by giving their products sex-related names (I very much am) I might actually consider buying this.

I haven’t purchased anything Nars in sooo long. I do like the palette, but I have just purchased 3 e/s palettes within a relatively short period of time (for me) so I’m feeling flush atm.

Love the color story of the palette, but this immediately made me think of BH Cosmetics Smitten in Switzerland palette. And I hear it’s excellent quality and a really good price.

I think this is one of the best Nars palettes I’ve seen for awhile. Whilst there are too many matte shades for me and I do have dupes for the shimmery shades I like….this one is jolly good. And a beautiful eye look too Christine.

Hooked is my favourite out of all shades in this palette. I also like Night Rhythm but have more than one dupe.
I’ll not get the palette as I have by far too many warm neutrals as it is, I might get a dupe for the lovely olive green though.

I love the color story. But the palette reminds me of the Huda beauty 9-pans which sell at $29 for the exact same configuration and eight (0.45 Oz). In fact, it’s probably made in the exact same factory with the same formulation (I’m too lazy to compare formulas at the moment) but at the higher $49 for the name.
I strongly dislike when brands do this. Reminds me of the TFord rebranding of MAC paint pots as Emotionproof eye color, which was literally double the price for a cap with the TFord logo. I love old school TFord but that was just egregious. Why dilute a brand like that with a highly recognizable item from another brand?
So that’s my issue with this. Also, I can dupe this palette with Motherships 3, 6, and 7. Except for the olive matte. That I could get from Natasha’s Triochrome palette.

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