NARS Mendoza is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark copper with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
NARS Mendoza Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with warm, orange undertones and flecks of gold and pink sparkle. The texture was soft, loosely pressed, and a touch drier compared to the average eyeshadow. I found that it was usable dry when I pressed and patted it onto my lid, though there was slight fallout, and I could get medium, buildable coverage that way. If I used it with a dampened brush, it yielded opaque, smooth coverage with very little fallout (if any). It wore well for eight hours regardless of application method but had a bit of fallout over time when used dry.
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