NARS Hydra & Titania Dual Intensity Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

NARS Hydra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Hydra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Hydra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Hydra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

A Gold & Teal Eye | Look Details

A Gold & Teal Eye | Look Details

Hydra

NARS Hydra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a muted, smoky teal with subtle, warm undertones and a pearl-to-metallic finish. It had medium coverage when applied with a dry brush with a more pearlized finish, and then the coverage ramped up to completely opaque with a more metallic finish when applied with a dampened brush.

The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow formula is a wet/dry one where dry application is supposed to have sheerer coverage (and that’s typically true) and damp application is supposed to have opaque coverage (again, typically true). Hydra is one of two limited edition shades for fall (the other is Titania, which follows in this review). The eyeshadow had a soft texture that was a touch dry in the pan but was fairly blendable on the eye, but I noticed that it had a tendency to look a little patchy as if it darkened from the natural oils on my eye and not so much from issues with blending. On me, the color stayed on well for eight hours both dry and damp.

01/06

NARS Titania Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Titania Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Titania Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Titania Dual Intensity Eyeshadow

A Gold & Teal Eye | Look Details

A Gold & Teal Eye | Look Details

Titania

NARS Titania Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a smoky, medium-dark gray with silver and greenish-teal shimmer that gave it a more frosted sheen overall. The dry application gave me semi-sheer coverage with a more toned-down finish–shimmery but not metallic or frosty, whereas applying the color with a dampened brush made the pigmentation mostly opaque and frosted.

The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow formula is a wet/dry one where dry application is supposed to have sheerer coverage (and that’s typically true) and damp application is supposed to have opaque coverage (again, typically true). Titania is one of two limited edition shades for fall (the other is Hydra, which was reviewed above in this review). The consistency was soft, smooth, and a little dry to the touch but not powdery. It was easy to apply, blend out, and to intensify on the lid, both dry and damp. On me, the eyeshadow wore well for seven hours dry, seven and a half hours damp.