NARS Scandal Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/08

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

Scandal

NARS Scandal 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday release featuring six shades exclusively available at NARS. This palette will be most versatile when paired with your go-to neutrals, as the inclusion of both a deep brown and rich black made it harder to get anything but an intense, smoky eye out of it, though I gave it my best effort to use this palette and only this palette for a cohesive look! The quality was good overall with Stage Dive being underwhelming.


01/02

NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow
NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow
NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow
NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow
NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow
NARS Stage Dive Eyeshadow

Stage Dive

Stage Dive is a bright, cobalt blue with strong, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage but needed a primer underneath it to be opaque and even in application at full coverage. I was able to use it without primer and diffuse it enough that it appeared even, though not opaque. The consistency was soft and slightly powdery in the pan. It lasted well for eight hours on me before it started to fade on me.

01/02

NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow
NARS Break It Up Eyeshadow

Break It Up

Break It Up is a medium, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a creamier feel but wasn’t too thick or dense. It applied evenly and blended out easily on my lid. This shade wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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01/02

NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow
NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow
NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow
NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow
NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow
NARS Filth and Fury Eyeshadow

Filth and Fury

Filth and Fury is a blackened green with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation but appeared a bit lighter–almost faded–compared to the pan. The consistency was soft, slightly dry to the touch, and had slight fallout when applied to bare skin. It did not blend out quite as easily as I wanted to, though it looked more blended in person than it looks in the photo. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

01/02

NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow
NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow
NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow
NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow
NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow
NARS Moshpit Eyeshadow

Moshpit

Moshpit is a blackened brown with neutral undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was intense in a single layer where a little went a long way, while the texture was soft, velvety and smooth to the touch. It blended out fairly easily but I highly recommend using a separate, clean brush to diffuse to avoid over-applying the shade. It lasted for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of fading.

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01/02

NARS Radical Eyeshadow
NARS Radical Eyeshadow
NARS Radical Eyeshadow
NARS Radical Eyeshadow
NARS Radical Eyeshadow
NARS Radical Eyeshadow

Radical

Radical is a deep black with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color coverage with a soft, slightly powdery texture that was blendable and easy to work with (all the things one wants in such a rich color!). This shade wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

01/02

NARS Creeper Eyeshadow
NARS Creeper Eyeshadow
NARS Creeper Eyeshadow
NARS Creeper Eyeshadow
NARS Creeper Eyeshadow
NARS Creeper Eyeshadow

Creeper

Creeper is a bright silver with a sparkling, frosted finish. It had a chunkier shimmer to it, though it wasn’t glittery, but it was more textured/visible on my skin than a true metallic silver would have been. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a soft, more loosely-pressed texture that had just a touch of fallout when I applied it to bare skin. This shade wore stayed on well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Product Availability

NARS 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette $49.00/0.36 OZ.
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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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Provocateur is really nice – easier to use overall, too, and I feel like it’ll play well on its own + with other palettes you own.

Sephora is getting Provocateur???? Oh, my giddy aunt! I wish I could swap out the red shadow in that palette for Filth & Fury (what a name!) but even so, I’m so glad it’s going to be available here!

That’s what I read on Christine’s release date post.. so hope it is avail in Big S Canada too. I just cashed in points for dollars on the Tuesday rewards dump.. fingers crossed 🤞

I love that red, but guessing I can dupe it. Use it in crease and lay it in a bit higher then notmal, run another crease colour on top so it is just slightly smoked out above.. no rabbit eyes! 🙂

I have the Pat McG bronze ambition palette and Jouer rose gold.. so this one could be overkill.. still.. it’s a sexy smoky palette.

My first thoughts were, how pretty – with the teal and grey/green shade, but then when I looked at the palette more closely I realised how uncohesive it really is. A matte black and dark brown? Even the colbalt blue shade looks out of place, or the finish does. The only shade I thought was original was Filth and Fury.

I still don’t understand having the brown in this at all. I think a matte gray or cadet blue would have been a better choice.

That said, I’m living for your eye look here. Wow!

Ooh, I’m loving the very punk vibes that this palette is putting out there! And that eye look you did: WOW! Other than Filth & Fury, I can easily dupe every last shade with what I have, so I won’t be getting it. Provocateur is more unique looking, although it really doesn’t have the punk feel to the degree this does.

Concur on the punk feel and that I prefer Provocateur, yet Christine worked her look magic and now I’m think, “Ahhh, maybe?”.

Looking at your look again, and you really make palette’s that I’d normally have no interest in worth getting. Really!

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