NARS Islamorada is a very cool-toned, medium aqua with a sparkle finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
NARS Islamorada Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium, bluish-aqua with subtle, cool undertones and a chunky, sparkling finish that had a bit of shine to it. It was more like a loosely-pressed (but mostly loose!) powder that was chunky and clumpy. Those are not words I want associated with my eyeshadow, and this was a mess to work with.
There was a lot of fallout during application regardless of whether I used a dry or wet brush or my fingertips. It was difficult to "crush" the pigment into place for a smooth, even lay down of product. I had the best luck getting a bit into the lid and really pushing and jabbing at it with a brush. This helped to break up some of the larger chunks, but there was still some unevenness (in thickness) when it was applied to my lid. It had semi-sheer coverage applied dry and more opaque coverage applied wet. The color stayed on decently for eight hours but had light fallout over time (most of it occurred during application).
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Your power move: One swipe. All shine. Leave a lasting impression with intense eyeshadow color that glides effortlessly. Sets weightlessly. Shines endlessly. Densely packed, metallic pigments build and blend smoothly, while multi-dimensional pearls reflect light from any angle for an unforgettably dramatic shimmer look. Glisten up. Stare down. Exclusive.
DIMETHICONE • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • CALCIUM TITANIUM BOROSILICATE • DIISOSTEARYL MALATE • CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE • 1,2-HEXANEDIOL • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • TIN OXIDE • CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE • CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE • ALUMINA • SILICA • HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE • PALMITIC ACID • PHENOXYETHANOL • BENZOIC ACID • [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) • CARMINE (CI 75470) • CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288) • FERRO FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) • IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) • MICA • TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)]
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