NARS Oaxaca is a slightly warm-toned, medium-dark taupe with a pearl finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
NARS Oaxaca Velvet Shadow StickNARS Oaxaca Velvet Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a "quartz." It's a muted, medium-dark taupe brown with warm, rosy undertones and a lighter bronze shimmer. It had sheer coverage in one stroke, and it was noticeably drier than the other shades. I was able to build up the color with three layers, but it was very difficult to blend out the edges. The color lasted for six hours before creasing on me. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Burberry Pale Barley (102) (P, $29.00) is lighter. Cle de Peau Satin Moon #3 (P, ) is more shimmery. Clarins Garden Escape #6 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. MAC Quintessential (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Urban Decay Juju (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter. Giorgio Armani #09 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker. Make Up For Ever D562 Taupe Platinum (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. MAC Era (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, 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.