NARS x Man Ray Glass Tears Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Palette | Look Details
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Palette | Look Details
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette
NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

Glass Tears

NARS Glass Tears Man Ray 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($49.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette with six shades in a dark, smoky color combination. It was a decent to good palette overall, and I think the colors worked well together, though one might want to bring in a few brighter, lighter colors to get the most usage out of the palette’s shades. The formula was softer and more pigmented than the average NARS’ eyeshadow (like their permanent singles and duos).

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NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow
NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow
NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow
NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow
NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow
NARS Cry Baby Eyeshadow

Cry Baby

Cry Baby is a light beige with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, velvety texture, a touch of excess powderiness in the pan, but it applied well and blended out nicely. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

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NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow
NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow
NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow
NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow
NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow
NARS Heartbreaker Eyeshadow

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker is a blackened teal with cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was a bit drier, which I felt made it harder to diffuse the edges without it appearing more jagged, but with enough buffing and blending, I was able to soften the edge for the most part. It had good color payoff that stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow
NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow
NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow
NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow
NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow
NARS Loverboy Eyeshadow

Loverboy

Loverboy is a deep black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff with a soft, blendable texture that wasn’t too firm or too soft in the pan, so I didn’t have trouble with fallout but was still able to diffuse the edges without having to work at it. On me, the eyeshadow wore well for eight hours.

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NARS Tryst Eyeshadow
NARS Tryst Eyeshadow
NARS Tryst Eyeshadow
NARS Tryst Eyeshadow
NARS Tryst Eyeshadow
NARS Tryst Eyeshadow

Tryst

Tryst is a medium, dirty gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. The consistency was denser, and it was almost chunky trying to get it out of the pan with a brush. It applied more easily with a fingertip or a dampened brush, which helped to smooth and spread the color over the lid. The color stayed on for eight before creasing on me. This shade appeared in the Love Game palette, too, but the version in that palette had a better texture.

[Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, our system of showing photos pulls recent photos within a certain time period, and the fact that the same shade was released twice simultaneously… the first two photos are from Love Game, and the last two photos represent the one in Glass Tears — at least you can see the difference in quality between the two, I guess!]

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NARS One and Only Eyeshadow
NARS One and Only Eyeshadow
NARS One and Only Eyeshadow
NARS One and Only Eyeshadow
NARS One and Only Eyeshadow
NARS One and Only Eyeshadow

One and Only

One and Only is a medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque, while the consistency was soft, lightly powdery but blendable and adhered well to bare skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

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NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow
NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow
NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow
NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow
NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow
NARS Vengeance Eyeshadow

Vengeance

Vengeance is a dark, plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had semi-opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers. The texture was slightly dry and powdery, and it was hard to apply it evenly without a primer underneath it. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Wow… Not only do we not get Love Game, but we get a crappier version of the one shade that’s in both palettes… I wonder if there’s an ingredient (or 2) in Love Game, perhaps even in this shade that makes it not allowed to be sold in the US?

This one really frustrates me. I love that it’s a unique mix of shades, and they’re shades I’d want to use. Plus, the packaging is so beautiful. But at $49, the shadows should be deserving of an A rating, I love One and Only, but Vengeance, is especially disappointing.

I love the eye look you did with this! This is my favorite palette at the moment. I love these colors!! I can even wear the green, which I wasn’t sure I could pull off. The artwork is beautiful, and of course that drew my attention.

This was one of my very few purchases I’ve made without waiting for your review, but there was a sale code. Lol. I agree with your rating entirely. Relief!

I like this palette way more than I had anticipated! Your eye look has me inspired to pull all my dupes out and hook this up on my own lids! UD Floss and Blitz, Buxom Dusk Til Dawn, ABH Antique Bronze, and my favorite browbone shade, yep!

This is quite a beautiful, colourful autumn palette full of rich shades, leaning towards more cool toned shades. I quite like this litte gem, apart from the fact I have dupes for most of them. I just wished Nars had included a dark grey instead of the black matte.
A lovely, inspiring eye look Christine. Beautiful shades on you.

This is a lot of shades I love and use in one palette… with beautiful packaging. but not such a glowing review, so idk if I’m keen to spend $50 right now. The brown and gold being a bit of a bust really throws it!

Thank you Christine for reviewing this palette. The eye look you created is so pretty! I swatched this one at Nordstrom about two weeks ago and was surprised at its intensity as NARS eyeshadows are more sheer and buildable in general. I since then eagerly await for your review, not going to get it unless it gets a decent score from Christine.

Idk. Seems more gold than I expected, and rated worse. It isn’t overduped in my stash, and it’s Man Ray and I have the Ulta points AND IT’S MAN RAY. I’d really rather see it, bec it actually might not suit me at all! But, it’s you know who. And pointable. Boy, these dilemmas have horns. Patticake just stood up. Not for long, but she did. Sorry for off topic, but she’s more important than Man Ray. Or Ulta. Or Nars.

I have to admit, I bought this mainly for the packaging artwork. I thought it would be an “OK” palette that would be too dark, and that I’d have to heavily augment it with outside shadows. I’m surprised how much I’m loving it on its own, though! As another reader said on another post, it’s a fantastic smokey eye palette. The colors story is cohesive. Even though the shadows are kind of powdery, they blend like butter. I actually am thrilled that Vengeance isn’t super-opaque. Over primer it blends out beautifully. It makes for an excellent crease or “one and done” shade on my very fair skin. I can build it up to exactly how dark I need it. Cry Baby is an excellent base/transition shade for me.

I like this color combo, since I have some similar colors in my collection I think I’ll try out a look next weekend with a few of these shades.
I do wish Heartbreaker and Vengeance did better otherwise I would totally be buying this.

A cursory look told me that while this is a nice palette, I really don’t need it. THEN I made the mistake of looking at your eye look and I’m sort of trying to find a way to justify this purchase even though I’ve got dupes of the shades I like best (and the ones you used to do that eye look).

Christine, there seems to be a problem with the “Look Details” link. Instead of taking me to the details, it takes me to your review for the larger palette (Love Game?) which has a very different eye look.

Thanks for the fix, Christine. Of course, seeing these looks is like a red flag to a bull – now I just really want this palette though I’m talking myself out of it fairly successfully.

I’m curious to when this will be released in Sephora stores here in Canada, as I’m absolutely loving these colours and it saves me from buying a few different palettes to get similar shades. It’s different from the warm tones I’ve been playing with lately but it’ll be a nice cooler toned addition to my small eyeshadow collection.

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