NARS Provocateur Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/10

NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur Palette | Look Details
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur Palette | Look Details
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur Palette | Look Details
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur Palette | Look Details
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Provocateur

NARS Provocateur 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition smoky set of shades for the holiday season. I felt like it was very fall/winter appropriate, and it definitely fit the brand’s punk theme for the collection. The six shades worked well together, though you’ll have to enjoy your shimmers or supplement with more mattes as only one shade was matte (Endless Party). I found that the satin-to-pearl finish of two of the shades (Smash It Up, Not For Sale) worked well in place of mattes for depth as they were quite dark. The only shade that was fussier was Screech, as it was packed with sparkle, so it was better applied with a dampened brush or used with a mixing medium to prevent some fallout (though it was usable dry for me).

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01/02

NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow
NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow
NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow
NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow
NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow
NARS Vinyl Eyeshadow

Vinyl

Vinyl is a soft white gold with warm, golden shimmer. The texture was denser with a creamier, thicker consistency, though I didn’t have any trouble using it with a softer, less-dense eyeshadow brush. It applied evenly to my lid and blended out with little effort along the edges. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

01/02

NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow
NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow
NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow
NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow
NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow
NARS Endless Party Eyeshadow

Endless Party

Endless Party is a medium-dark plum with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, velvety, and a bit denser than most of NARS’ matte finishes so it adhered better to bare skin but still blended out nicely. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly on me.

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01/03

NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow
NARS Exploit Eyeshadow

Exploit

Exploit is a medium, rosy brown with warm undertones and green-to-teal shifting sparkle. It had good color coverage in a single layer, though it needed to be applied with a dampened brush to get more of the shift to come through. It had a soft, more loosely-pressed consitsency that was blendable and easy to pick up with a brush. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading.

01/02

NARS Screech Eyeshadow
NARS Screech Eyeshadow
NARS Screech Eyeshadow
NARS Screech Eyeshadow
NARS Screech Eyeshadow
NARS Screech Eyeshadow

Screech

Screech is a sparkling, golden pewter with warm undertones and a glittery finish. It had a looser consistency in the pan, so it could be prone to fallout if used with a dry brush and swept on. When I used a flat, synthetic brush to press and pat it on, most of it adhered evenly and there was just slight fallout during application. It lasted for eight hours with slight to light fallout over time, so it may be best to use this with a dampened brush or mixing medium to avoid fallout.

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01/02

NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Smash It Up Eyeshadow

Smash It Up

Smash It Up is a soft black with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that adhered evenly onto bare skin and blended out effortlessly. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

01/02

NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow
NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow
NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow
NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow
NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow
NARS Not for Sale Eyeshadow

Not for Sale

Not for Sale is a deep plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was fantastic with opaque coverage in a single layer. It had a smooth, dense, and lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too thick or too stiff in the pan to work with but still had great adhesion to bare skin. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me.

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About the Reviewer

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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Thank you so much for this review! I just placed an order for this palette this morning and am very happy I did. I was up in the air trying to decide between the two available palettes and this one looked a bit more unique. Thank you so much for always taking the time to give us great review!!

I love this mix of shades but I’m not sure they would flatter me. Plummy tones are the worst on me. Great palette though. I love Nars’ creative color pairings.

I picked this up from my local NARS boutique a few days ago, so glad it scored well! Can’t wait to crack into it! ✨✨

Love that I could put together a deep, dark grungy look with this bad boy! That black shade seems to have a lovely iridescent sheen to it, making it a bit unique if so. Presently, this palette, the larger blush palette and at least one Audacious Lipstick are on my *hopeful* WL!

I’m surprised by how much I like this palette! Of course I already have two dupes of my favorite shade (Exploit) so I don’t need it but I’m still impressed.

Christine. Your reviews have always been valuable for my research before (and after) purchases. Thank you!. I bought this pallete yesterday. And I am loving it!.

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