NARS Shock 'Em is a very warm-toned, very light gold with a sparkle finish. It is a limited edition eyeshadow that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
NARS Shock 'Em Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a shiny, sparkling light, golden beige with more of a transparent base. It was one of the chunkiest eyeshadows I've come across, and the size of the clumps and flakes was daunting (though it doesn't contain any plastic glitter). It would have been easier to work with if the larger pieces broke up and could be really smoothed out, but it was hard to get all of it to lay flat so there was a fair amount of fallout during application.
It had medium coverage applied with a fingertip as a fair amount seemed stuck to my fingertip, so I found using a dense brush (like an oversized pencil brush) or a dampened brush to give better, more even application of product. A dampened brush seemed to help smooth out the product a little more than either a fingertip or a dry brush.
The major appeal was how shiny it was--it was definitely very brightening and had a really wet-looking shine to it; the unevenness in texture ensured that it was the type of product that looked best from a normal viewing distance rather than really close-up. It stayed on well for eight hours but had light to moderate fallout.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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