NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint
NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint

NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint ($25.00 for 0.08 oz.) is described as a “soft pale pink.” It’s a light pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE) is a powder product. Tarte Palace of Versaille (LE) is a powder product. MAC Rose Blend #1 (LE) is darker, powder. bareMinerals Strawberry Mousse (LE, $14.00) is a powder product. Urban Decay Strange (P, $18.00) is a powder product. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE) is darker, powder. MAC Sensibility (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery, powder. Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Eye Paint formula, it’s supposed to be a long-wearing, richly pigmented gel eyeliner and eyeshadow. It’s actually a more unique shade (and finish) when it comes to a gel/cream formula, as the majority of similarly-colored shades went, they were powder eyeshadows. I could see this working well as an eyeshadow base to make colors more vibrant, too. I think it is better applied as a sheerer layer or wash of product than on its own, as it is only semi-opaque at best. Two or three thin layers will build up the color to mostly opaque coverage. It seems like it might be a workhorse for some, but it doesn’t really live up to pigmentation claims, though it lasted for twelve hours on me as an eyeliner and ten hours as a cream eyeshadow.

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NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint
NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint

NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint
NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint

NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint
NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint

NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint
NARS Porto Venere Eye Paint

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This definitely looks like a nice eyeshadow base. Or even a nice liner to use on the waterline to make your eyes look brighter. I like it!

Since I have oily lids, I’m always on the prowl for bases that make my shadows last longer. I’ve tried the MAC Paint Pots and Maybelline Color Tattoos, and they didn’t work, so maybe this one will. I like how it’s flesh tone, so it can brighten up the eye and not change the color of the shadow too much.

I really like the Nars Eye Paints but tend to go for the darker shades that I can realistically use both as liners and shadows/bases. This looks like a lovely light base but I’ve so many of these already (Benefit RSVP is one that is similar enough that I don’t really need this, though I do like it).

I like how you can use them for both (and they actually perform well both ways), but this one is less eyeliner-like to me – though it might work as almost an eyeliner base for eyeshadow on top.

Benefit’s cream shadows are also supposed to be usable as liners but I’ve never found any of them truly dark enough to work that way (Skinny Jeans is the darkest one I have and I don’t find it’s really intense enough to work for me as a liner; with the Nars ones I have – Snake Eyes and Baalbek – they work great as liners, especially Baalbek – I just love it).

I literally just bought MAC Painterly Paint Pot to use as a base, so I think I can wait on this, but I definitely plan to add this to my stash. Thankfully, it’s permanent!

Maybelline Nude Pink Color Tattoo might be another dupe? Not sure how close of a match, but it’s a cream.

Also the Inglot shadows are $7 now.

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