NARS Naked City is a moderately cool-toned, medium blue with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
NARS Naked City Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium blue with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. Applied with a fingertip, it had more semi-opaque, buildable coverage. It had medium, buildable coverage applied with a dry brush or nearly opaque coverage applied with a dampened brush.
The texture was more loosely-pressed into the pot, but there was binder there that kept it more in a clump than in loose powder form, as evidence by it shifting around upon opening and leaving sad, sparkling tears all over my tabletop. There was light to moderate fallout depending on application method with the recommended fingertip application have lighter fallout than compared to a dry brush. I found using it with a dampened brush to be best for application, blendability, and longevity as I had less fallout over time as well. This shade lasted well for eight and a half with light fallout.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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