NARS Verona, Stud, Agentina, Coconut Grove, Biarritz Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

01/07

NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018)

Verona

NARS Verona Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dusty lavender with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was deceptively shimmery–it seemed almost dusty in texture and then appeared rather brightening when applied to my skin. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that adhered well to bare skin despite being a little drier by touch. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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.


01/08

NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

Stud

NARS Stud Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark, golden taupe with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Sometimes, I want to describe it as a deep, warm pewter. It had semi-opaque pigmentation when applied with a dry brush, and it was buildable, blendable, and only had slight fallout that stayed on well for seven hours (with slight fallout). When I tried using it with a dampened brush, it was richly pigmented and had a smoother, more blendable consistency that adhered well to bare skin for eight and a half hour wear. The new formula is slightly drier than the previous one, which was easier to use dry but the quality and application were similar when using the new formula with a wet brush.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula "can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity." It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base. Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours). The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

Browse all of our NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

01/08

NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

Argentina

NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and cooler overtones that gave it a slightly “cooler” appearance overall. It was paired with a sparkling, lightly metallic finish. Applied dry, it had semi-sheer coverage, moderate fallout, and really had to pressed and pushed onto my lid in order to get a mostly even application. Applied with a dampened brush, it had opaque pigmentation with a smoother consistency that was easier to work with and to blend out on my skin. It wore well for six hours dry (with moderate fallout) and eight hours damp (with slight fallout).

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.04 oz. - $550.00 Per Ounce

The formula "can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity." It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base. Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours). The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

Browse all of our NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

01/04

NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018)

Coconut Grove

NARS Coconut Grove Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep, taupe-brown with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, silky texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. I found it easier to work with than the previous formulation, as the eyeshadow applied more evenly and blended out with less effort. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours o me before starting to fade noticeably on my lid.

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, Lauroyl Lysine, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Octyldodecyl Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

01/07

NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
A Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018)

Biarritz

NARS Biarritz Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright beige with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that adhered fairly well to bare skin, though it sheered out a bit. The consistency was denser and more substantial than a lot of the matte eyeshadows I’ve tried by NARS, which gave it better opacity on bare skin, but it did have some powderiness and fallout that could drop down and cause deeper matte shades to look lighter (almost ashy). 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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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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Lovely range of shades and finishes, although the glittery/sparkly one was not quite as good as the others. I love Stud the best and it is a kind of a pewter shade, which I adore.
Beautiful eye look Christine.

I like Verona. I typically do not buy singles anymore and dumped all my Nars shadows and blushes which I had been hoarding since the early 2000ā€™s. It was difficult to part with them so Iā€™m reluctant to jump back in with the reformulation. Still, there are a few of the new shades which are calling to me, but Iā€™m playing the waiting game. Just caught the Huda post and eyeballing the PMcG. šŸ‘€

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