NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

01/08

NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Mojave / Singapore Quads | Look Details
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Mojave / Singapore Quads | Look Details
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Mojave / Singapore Quads | Look Details
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad

Singapore

NARS Singapore Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new set of warm-toned shades–three of which have some sort of sparkle–that coordinated well with each other in terms of color/undertone. This quad is going to be better suited for someone who likes to use their eyeshadows with a dampened brush, fingertips, or an adhesive base as one shade required that and one improved noticeably (two were good over bare skin).

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01/02

NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #1 Eyeshadow (2018)

Singapore #1

Singapore #1 is a soft, pinky-peach with a glittering finish. It had a drier, dustier texture that worked best with fingertips or a dampened brush but was rather poor applied dry (sheer, prone to fallout, didn’t adhere well). When I used it with a dampened brush (just water), it went on with more medium, buildable pigmentation and actually stayed on my lid for seven hours with slight fallout (but dry was less than six and moderate fallout). It worked decently patted on top of another shade with a fingertip for added glitz.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

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01/02

NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #2 Eyeshadow (2018)

Singapore #2

Singapore #2 is a light-medium, golden brown with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was smoother and had a bit more slip compared to the first shade, which was more sparkly but significantly harder to work with. This shade had medium, buildable pigmentation that applied and built up using a flat, synthetic brush but did not require a dampened brush or fingertips just to be workable (though they both helped to intensify the coverage from the get-go). It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

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01/02

NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #3 Eyeshadow (2018)

Singapore #3

Singapore #3 is a soft, golden brown with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation applied dry as well as with a dampened brush–it seemed to darken slightly with a damp brush but was easy to work with either way and yet had a very similar finish to #2! The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without sheering out or having lots of fallout. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

01/02

NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Singapore #4 Eyeshadow (2018)

Singapore #4

Singapore #4 is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a smidgen dusty in the pan, but it didn’t have fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "rich, high-impact color" that is "lightweight" and has "increased blendability." Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks "melted" on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS' eyeshadows for years and didn't change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

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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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Hmm. I just don’t know. It looks like it makes for a good eye look, but sounds a little too fussy for a small palette. Although I do love the colors.

Nancy-one of the other new quads, Bayadere, has very similar colors but less glitter.
I have both and I love them both, but if I had to choose one I would pick Bayadere.

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