NARS Summer Unrated Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Summer Unrated

NARS Summer Unrated 16-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition warm-toned, neutral palette that included a mix of shimmers and mattes, but it also included a range of shimmers–from sparkly and metallic to more satin-like. The pigmentation was semi-opaque to opaque, while the textures were generally blendable and easy to work with, though a few shades had fallout during application.

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NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Isla Eyeshadow (2018)

Isla

Isla is a light, peachy brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow was opaque in a single layer, and it was more prone to darkening compared to the shade’s color in the pan, even over primer. The consistency was smooth, velvety, and blendable without being prone to fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · HEXYL LAURATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Crete Eyeshadow (2018)

Crete

Crete is a light-medium, golden peach with strong, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, more emollient texture that was thin but not powdery. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYBUTENE · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL STEARATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Spiaggia Rosa Eyeshadow (2018)

Spiaggia Rosa

Spiaggia Rosa is a deep, reddish-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, blendable, and somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a light hand and building up coverage to avoid fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Orgasm Eyeshadow (2018)

Orgasm

Orgasm is a light-medium pink with warmer undertones and lighter, fine golden pearl throughout. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin as the texture was blendable, soft, and just a touch powdery. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Laguna Eyeshadow (2018)

Laguna

Laguna is a light brown with a satin finish and subtle, warm rosy undertones. It had opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, blendable texture that was slightly thin but not dry or powdery. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIMETHICONE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · ZINC STEARATE · POLYBUTENE · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL STEARATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Satisfy Eyeshadow (2018)

Satisfy

Satisfy is a light, creamy yellow with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. The texture was slightly thicker, so it was best pressed onto the lid to avoid fallout. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · TIN OXIDE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmetto Eyeshadow (2018)

Palmetto

Palmetto is a medium copper with warmer undertones and a metallic finish. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented, while the texture was smooth, blendable, and lightly creamy but not too dense. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · TIN OXIDE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Komodo Island Eyeshadow (2018)

Komodo Island

Komodo Island is a light-medium, reddish-brown base with lighter, golden sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied best with a dampened brush or fingertip or else there was some fallout to contend with due to the texture being slightly powdery. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · DIMETHICONE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · ZINC STEARATE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Palmas Eyeshadow (2018)

Palmas

Palmas is a medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had an incredibly smooth, velvety consistency that yielded full pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bird of Paradise Eyeshadow (2018)

Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise is a muted, medium-dark orange base with iridescent sparkle in pink and gold. It had a drier, thinner texture that had to be used with a heavier hand to pick up product evenly and to even get it to adhere evenly. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · DIMETHICONE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · ZINC STEARATE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Taj Mahal Eyeshadow (2018)

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is a medium-dark orange with warm undertones and lighter, peachy orange pearl. It had a slightly drier, somewhat powdery texture that was thin and less flattering on compared to other shades in the palette. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, and the product lasted well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYBUTENE · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL STEARATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Love on Fire Eyeshadow (2018)

Love on Fire

Love on Fire is a dark, reddish-copper that seemed to have more of a translucent base and instead was packed with various sparkle sizes, though mostly copper and then contrasting pink and gold. While there was some slip to the product itself, I would recommend using an adhesive spray or a dampened brush to apply it to avoid fallout both during application and during wear. It stayed on well for eight hours with moderate fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TIN OXIDE · SILICA · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TOCOPHEROL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Tikehau Eyeshadow (2018)

Tikehau

Tikehau is a darker, coppery-brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The product had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, velvety texture that was blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · TALC · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Summer Moon Eyeshadow (2018)

Summer Moon

Summer Moon is a darker, rosy pink with warm undertones and an intense, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had a moderately dense, almost cream-like texture, which helped the larger particles to bind with the opaque base. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
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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.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · MICA · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · SILICA · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · ZINC STEARATE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · POLYETHYLENE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · TOCOPHEROL · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Bad Intentions Eyeshadow (2018)

Bad Intentions

Bad Intentions is a rich, reddish-plum with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, moderately-dense, almost cream-like texture that picked up well with a dry brush. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Fetish Eyeshadow (2018)

Fetish

Fetish is a deep brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was on the thinner side, so it was slightly powdery and more prone to sheering out, though it was semi-opaque overall and buildable over a primer. It wore well for eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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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Nancy T Avatar

An A-, yayyy! Now why would I want such a basic neutral e/s palette, one may wonder? Because everything I need for very simple plum/bronze/golden shades for super simple looks is all in one place is right here. However, I am also so very tempted by ND Pastel.
And it’s a battle of the palettes: Nars Unrated vs Natasha Denona Pastel. On the 5th , one will win!

Wednesday Avatar

Quite tempted by the palette.. but noting a couple of the major mattes I would frequently use are duped in ND Biba. So there is that. No dupe for Spiaggia Rosa, which is so gorg because it is more red based.. Wonder how I would fare with the metallic shades, some of which I find quite pretty, but some certainly run of the mill. Feeling torn and tempted because Big S sale.. ya know?

xamyx Avatar

I’ve been playing with this palette over the last few weeks, and while it does have a similar vibe to past palettes, it’s definitely different enough to justify the purchase. As beautiful as it is alone, it also makes a great companion to those that don’t have as much dimension.

Kate Avatar

This is the first warm-toned eyeshadow palette I’ve been interested in for a while. It looks so pretty and wearable, and doesn’t look so warm that everything will pull orange on me. I’ve never tried Nars’ eyeshadows, so it’s nice to see that it performs well. It’s going to be hard for me to not pick this up during the Sephora sale!

Genevieve Avatar

This is quite a large palette – thank you Christine for reviewing this one so quickly.
Overall, I think it is largely a redundant one in that many of these shades or similar have been released by Nars numerous times before. Unlike the very pretty Solstice palette of a year ago, this one is too large, overly warm with very few shades to actually contrast and soften an eye look.
I am wondering when Nars will ‘get over’ its Orgasm’ fetish.

Susan Nevling Avatar

Beautiful colors and a decent performance. Unfortunately as my hair has become more grey, these really warm palettes that I used to love, aren’t as flattering on me. Sigh.

Mariella Avatar

Pink, pink, more pink and red and orange and orange toned browns. Oh and look – ORGASM – how original! There are 3 or 4 shades in this palette that would suit me and I am glad that this scored a good grade but to me, it looks like just about every other palette NARS has released in the past two or more years! Seeing this (an predecessors) makes me glad I grabbed the Voyageur Suede palette and some of NARS’s more interesting and varied duos when I did. I miss those days of excitement at a NARS release.

Z Avatar

This is lovely. I like Nars well enough, though this isn’t a color story for me so I’ll be skipping, but I do enjoy seeing what new releases they bring out.

I’d like to know who else has problems with Nars packaging. I own only two of their palettes, and yet the clasp broke on both of them within a week of use – two years apart so…..?

Mariella Avatar

It’s never happened to me with NARS (watch – I’ve probably cursed myself now) but I have had it happen with Dior, Chanel and MAC (sometimes the clasp and sometimes the plastic that surrounds the “hinge/metal pin” thingy). Some of my older duos have had the rubber outer cases go “gummy” and the same has happened with several of my Real Techniques brushes – the brushes themselves are still in excellent shape but the rubber ends of them are sticky and attract all kinds of debris. I wish RT would redesigned the handles on their original brushes…I never saw the need for having brushes that stand up on their own.

Z Avatar

Hey, thanks! I hope you didn’t jinx yourself. I have an old Orgasm in that weird gummy packaging like you’re talking about. It *is* kind of gross all these years later.
Sooo with you on the RT brush redesign. They have *such* chunky bottoms it’s a nightmare trying to keep them on my vanity table jar.

Violet Avatar

I picked this up in the Sephora sale, and so far I really love it. I haven’t bought a NARS eyeshadow palette in years (I can’t say the same about their blush palettes – what is wrong with me???) so I don’t feel too bad about it being a bit repetitive. I think the quality is really nice – not PML or even Natasha Deanna nice – but still pretty good. It will travel a lot better than some of my other palettes since the design is nice and compact.

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