NARS Firenze, Chile, Cabo San Lucas, Rome Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Soft(er) Mauve Look | Look Details
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

Firenze

NARS Firenze Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a sparkling, medium pink with strong, warm undertones. It had medium coverage applied with a dry brush, which had slight fallout when I applied it in patting/pressing motions to my lid. It had opaque color payoff when I used it with a dampened brush, and there was much less fallout during application. The eyeshadow had a soft, drier consistency that was more loosely-pressed in the pan, so there was some powderiness in the pan as a result. It stayed on well for eight hours both wet and dry but had some fallout over time with a dry application.

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

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula "can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity." It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base.

Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours).

The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

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NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

Chile

NARS Chile Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a silvery gray base with pink-to-lavender shifting sparkle and micro-glitter. It had chunkier sparkle/glitter compared to other Hardwired shades, which made it harder to work with when using it dry. The consistency was drier and rougher due to the amount of sparkle, and there was a moderate amount of fallout if I applied it dry. When I used it with a dampened brush, the eyeshadow had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that adhered more smoothly to bare skin and had just a little bit of fallout to content with during application. It wore well for seven hours with some fallout dry and eight hours with very little fallout damp.

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

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula "can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity." It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base.

Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours).

The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

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NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018)

Cabo San Lucas

NARS Cabo San Lucas Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. The consistency was drier and dustier, which resulted in some powderiness on my actual lid (not always the case) and this caused the natural texture of my lid to be more apparent to my eye. It had good pigmentation, though, and blended out well along the edges. This shade lasted nicely for seven hours on me 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).

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NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018)

Rome

NARS Rome Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a light-medium taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firmer and drier to the touch, which resulted in medium color payoff that didn’t build up well without using it with a dampened brush. The eyeshadow did blend out easily and for someone who prefers wash of color, it might be just the right balance of coverage and consistency. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me 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.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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This batch is painfully lackluster in pigmentation and ease of use, it seems. Chile is such a brilliantly conceived duochrome shade, though! As for whether or not I’d want to deal with its crummy application issues, Idk.

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