NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette

And All the Flowers Fall Away

NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette ($55.00 for 0.45 oz.) features four shades, which are described as “white, pink champagne, and dark brown against a shimmering lavender grey background and black overspray.”

The first shade is a bright silver-white with a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, but it was a bit powdery. It’s the same color as the silver-white in the previous two palettes, though the finish seems more metallic and less powdery (but still powdery). There are several similar shades, including MAC Crystal Avalanche (slightly cooler-toned), Buxom Sheepdog, Maybelline Too Cool (a bit cool-toned and more metallic in finish), theBalm Sassy, MAC Forgery (has a grittier texture), and theBalm Tempting Tara.

The shade in the background (which has the black powder overlay) is a gray-ish purple with a pearled finish. This shade is exactly the same in all three palettes, though it seems more metallic in finish in this palette–but more powdery. It was also a bit more pigmented in this palette. Urban Decay AC/DC is similar but more pigmented and less subdued. theBalm Matt Patel is darker, grayer. NARS Charade is matte and has less gray in it. MAC Joy & Laughter is a smidgen grayer. MAC Winterized is a touch darker.

The third shade is a medium-dark warm-toned amber brown with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, felt smooth and soft to the touch, and was not powdery. MAC Coil is darker, more copper. MAC Aurora is similar, slightly more matte. Bobbi Brown Champagne Truffle is similar. MAC Love Connection has more of a frost finish. Buxom Golden Retriever is a bit darker. Dolce & Gabbana Cocoa is more red-toned.

The last shade is a burgundy-brown with a satiny sheen–more brown than burgundy in coloring. This, too, had nice pigmentation and was fairly smooth and soft. It was a smidgen powdery but barely compared to some of the other shades in these palettes we’ve seen. theBalm Sexy is more burgundy. Estee Lauder Violet Underground is very similar, slightly redder. Bare Escentuals Most Requested is similar but slightly more burgundy.

Of the three Flowers’ palettes, I think this is the best one. It wore slightly better overall, and pigmentation isn’t a major problem with this palette. I don’t think it’s great, and it’s not something I could recommend purchasing. The way the silver-white and gray-purple wear and apply makes up over half the palette, so they bring the other two shades (which performed better) down.  Here, the gray-purple was powdery when used, and it had a tendency to fade compared to the other shades.

NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

B-
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
3.5
Application
80%
Total
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NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette


NARS Flowers 3 Eyeshadow Palette (8 Hours of Wear)

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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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About the 3rd and 4th shades, are they darker than Galapagos, Surabaya,Kalahari, Cordura or Key largo?
Can you compare them to any kinds of NARS brown eyeshadows?

This was my favorite out of the three in the promo photo you posted, and I’m happy to see it’s actually the best in terms of quality. I don’t know if I’m going to shell out $55 for it, though. I have so many colors like this already! But it’s always hard for me to say no when a makeup company does a collection based around an artist or musician.

Maybe something else would appeal? Perhaps a gift set? I know the gloss set seems to come with a tin, which might be more memorable (but I don’t know if you like their gloss or gloss in general).

Oh, and it’s great they made the soup can in reference of Warhol’s work. But I really don’t like glosses, I think they should’ve made lipsticks for the collection.

I think this one is prettier than the other two. But as a Warhol fan, I’m really disappointed with the Flower palettes (and the Self portrait ones don’t look much better). Such a great idea and a so-so product! I’m looking forward to see the Debbie Harry palette review before I buy it – but I guess I have time to wait, I bet the collection will take forever to be available in Brazil!

No problem, Marcia! At this price point, it’s going to be hard for a lot of people to lay down $55 just for the design.

I had veeeeeeery low hopes for these as soon as I saw them, because all the other palettes I’ve seen like this, with all the colours combined in the same pan, seem to be poorer quality too. Have you found that in your reviewing experiences Christine?

There aren’t that many in my recent memory, but I remember when MAC did Art of Powder, those were pretty dismal as well.

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