NARS x Steven Klein Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “iridescent pearl white.” It’s a bright, warm-tinted white with a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was really soft and smooth, and it applied easily to the skin and blended out well. It had mostly opaque pigmentation. Applied, it started to fade after eight hours of wear. BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #15 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Spun Pearl (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Chillproof (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Viseart Yves (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME122 Snow (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Luna Llena (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC White (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Burberry Optic White (000) (P, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Rue Allent (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC 2x Dare #1 (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). KVD Beauty Skulls (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Gluten Free (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Cygne Blanc #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #14 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Snow (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Holy, Holy (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Smoky Black Friday #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Treasure (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as an “olive green with gold shimmer.” It’s a muted, medium-dark olive green with a golden pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft but dusty consistency–it seemed thin and dry, so it resulted in sheerer coverage that was harder to apply to the skin (without a good base/primer to amplify the color and help it stick). The color faded after seven hours. YSL Avant Garde #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cool Companions #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Stila Seaweed (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Misty Morning (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Khaki Mono (07) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek High Tea (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Bless Her Heart (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Marsh (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Khaki (PiP, $29.00) is darker (85% similar). Lancome Steel (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Green Clean #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Olive (Dark Matte #12) (P, ) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Druzy (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Mysterious Influence (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (80% similar). Dior Khaki Design #3 (P, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Stud Eyeshadow ($25.00 for 0.07 oz.) is described as a “soft pewter bronze.” It’s a medium-dark taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted, metallic sheen. The texture was soft, blendable, and moderately dense, which helped it apply smoothly and evenly to the skin without losing its intensity. This shade wore well for eight hours before creasing slightly. NARS Stud (LE, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Velvet (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Smoke Break (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Univers (655) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Trance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Halo (2) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Sediment to Be (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Come-Hither (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Risky Richez (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Glam (321M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME554 Gunmetal (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Desert Wind (28) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Compliment (90) (LE, $6.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty First Frost #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Fyrinnae Reindeer Fur (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). NARS Thistle (DC, $25.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Tiara (P, $6.25) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Superwatt (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Mortal Eyeshadow
NARS Mortal Eyeshadow

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow
NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow
NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow
NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow
NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow

NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow
NARS Never Too Late Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS Stud Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS Stud Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS Stud Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS Stud Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS Stud Eyeshadow

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS x Steven Klein Eyeshadows, Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner

NARS Stud Eyeshadow
NARS x Steven Klein Eyeshadows, Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner

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Katherine T. Avatar

Even though Stud is dupe-able, it’s still gorgeous. Mortal looks like an inner corner highlight color, and I have enough dupes in my stash. I thought Never Too Late swatched kind of weak, and was right —there are so many great khaki olive gold shades out there, this one is so meh. NARS didn’t do this shade justice

Nancy T Avatar

The third one, Stud, is simply gorgeous! If I didn’t already have at least several dupes, I would have to get this one.
I’m pretty disappointed in Never Too Late, though. That could have been an awesome shade of olive green if it had been more pigmented!

Mariella Avatar

What a shame about Never Too Late – it is SUCH a gorgeous colour and I don’t have anything really close to it (at least not that is listed in the really close dupes). I don’t want to lay out big bucks for the YSL palette but may just have to…. 🙁

Genevieve Avatar

Whilst these are very pretty colours, they are also highly dupable – living in most UD/Lorac/MAC/MUFE palettes. As a singles line I don’t think the colours stand out enough. And it was disappointing that Never Too Late was of poor quality.
I really love your eye look Christine. It is quite sophisticated.

Paige Avatar

Can’t wait for this collection to come to canada, i really love Stud and ill probably get the large blush palette so much for no buying till xmas lol 🙂

Maribeth Avatar

I am waiting for “Stud” to arrive @ Sephora. The color looks unique to me and will fit the void I have for a subtle bronze crease color. I envision adding a teal eyeliner or blend a subtle teal like the color in Bonne Etoile in the corner. Don’t know when it’ll be there, OT, I went to Sephora last Friday to get the 250 pt Bite Beauty Kir Royale set, but all they had was Mimosa, so I passed.

Maribeth Avatar

I plan to purchase Stud today and maybe the Besame lippie and check out the blush palette. I need to swatch Stud first; sounds like I may have many dupes. The description of “soft pewter bronze” caught my attention. It sounds more “taupy” to me and I really want it to be more bronze. We will see. Sorry if I misspelled the lippie’s name but that one caught my eye as well.
Thanks as always, Christine.

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