NARS Galapagos is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
NARS Galapagos Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with warmer, reddish undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle. It was easier to work with and keep some of the sparkles on my lid in the Hardwired formula than the original, regular eyeshadow formula that came before it. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with less richness applied with a dry brush, whereas dampened application yielded opaque coverage and a smoother application with better adherence of the sparkles as well. It lasted nicely for eight hours with slight fallout when I used it damp and moderate fallout when I used it dry.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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