NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Spring 2012: Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “shimmery lavender-gray.” It’s gray, just slightly brown, with a stormy, smoky purple brewing in it. The color payoff is good, though just a touch sheer, but it has a really silky-smooth feeling to the texture. It also adheres really well to the lid. Urban Decay Bust is browner. theBalm Come Hither Heather is grayer, more cool-toned. Estee Lauder Tempting Mocha is lighter. Bare Escentuals Rowdy is a touch lighter. MAC Shale is similar but a touch darker.

NARS’ pressed eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing, crease-resistant, and highly pigmented on their own, and they do a good job of staying in place without fading or creasing, but only for around eight hours without a primer, at which time there is very slight fading and noticeable (but not deep) creasing. With a primer, I have no concerns as they last until I take off my makeup.

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

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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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Thanks for listing all the similar shades Christine! I thought this one looks REALLY unique but I do have Shale which is apparently only a touch darker. Now I can spend my money on something else lol

This reminds me of ELF Saddle… even though I don’t have it. The colors seem to swatch alike. πŸ™‚
I love this taupe shade, very light, elegant and wearable.

This is a really beautiful color, and I could see a gorgeous brown smoky eye with it.

I already have Shale, but I’m really tempted by this one! I’ll have to think about it. =)

I might have to have this. It reminds me of one of my favorite BB shadows Fawn. The only issue I have with Fawn is how shimmery it is, granted it’s a Shimmerwash but still I would love to find something similar but not as shimmery.

It does look like Shale. And Fauve (which someone else mentioned). But I have such a weakness for this sort of colour that I have a feeling I’ll end up getting it anyway…

is this by any chance similar to the all gone nars “barbuda” ? my mom loved that shade and is so sad that its gone. she did try mad shale but didnt like it.

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