NARS Glenan is a very cool-toned, very dark blue with a pearl finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
NARS Glenan Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "navy." It's a dark, navy blue with fine blue pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was slightly buildable but was never opaque for me. It had a tendency to skip and "feather" in a way when applied, and it was a shade that easily became patchy when blended. It started to crease after five and a half hours of wear. Clinique Massively Midnight (P, $17.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced De La Mer (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker. Chanel Metamorphose (44) #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter. NARS Dark Rite (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Milani Bella Navy (09) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery, lighter. Viseart Dark Matte #10 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, more muted, warmer. Giorgio Armani Minuit (02) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. ColourPop Etiquette (P, $5.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Estrella (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Parisienne #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Urban Decay Heroine (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever ME224 Navy Blue (P, $21.00) is warmer. NARS Giove (P, $29.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
New Velvet Shadow Stick draws, defines, layers and intensifies with range and versatility. Glides across eyes smoothly in a new sleek propel/repel component. High impact with a velvety matte finish Glides smoothly Long-wearing & crease-proof.