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NARS Stargaze Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches


Stargaze

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($60.00 for 0.36 oz.) is a limited edition release for the holiday season. It includes five matte eyeshadows, two more satin eyeshadows, and five shimmery eyeshadows. Three of the shimmers were on the denser/thicker side, so they were best applied prior to the mattes to avoid “erasing” some color. Otherwise, the palette was fairly pigmented, blendable, and wore well, though Instant Stardom was a miss!

Ingredients

Hayworth

Hayworth is a very light, golden copper with warm, peachy undertones and lighter, truer gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, firm but not stiff, picked up well with dry brush
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Viseart Suede (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop 20 Something (P, $4.50).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Copper Charge #1 (PiP, ).
  • Sephora Lucky Penny (220) (P, $9.00).
  • Sephora Demanding (31) (P, $9.00).
  • Becca Champagne Toast (LE, ).
  • NARS Old Church Street (Left) (LE, ).
  • Too Faced Luscious (PiP, $16.00).
  • Sydney Grace Blushed (P, $6.00).
  • Natasha Denona Spontaneous (450M) (PiP, $29.00).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · DIMETHICONE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · MICA · ZINC STEARATE · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · TIN OXIDE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Heartbreak

Heartbreak is a light-medium brown with muted, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Huda Beauty Khaki Haze #9 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Natural State (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Midnight Run (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Pip (LE, $4.50).
  • Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 1) #3 (LE, ).
  • KKW Beauty Baby (PiP, ).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Deja Vu (PiP, ).
  • Viseart Platane (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Babe (She’s a Natural) (PiP, $4.50).
  • Milani Totally Fawn of You (PiP, $5.99).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Hollywood Lover

Hollywood Lover is a light, brighter peach with moderate, warm undertones paired with a metallic sheen that was very reflective.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, lightly creamy, not too firmly nor too loosely-pressed
  • Applied evenly, very blendable
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • MAC Flashbeams (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Candlelight (P, $8.00).
  • Natasha Denona Transparent (PiP, $29.00).
  • ColourPop Glazey (LE, $4.50).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Body Heat #1 (PiP, ).
  • Urban Decay Pop Off (P, $26.00).
  • Sephora Glazed Donut (365) (P, $9.00).
  • Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) (PiP, ).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Mercurial #2 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop All I Do is Win (LE, $4.50).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · TALC · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE · MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague is a light, desaturated mauve with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Friend Owl (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Lil Dipper (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Pricey (LE, $4.50).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Calcination (P, $6.00).
  • MAC Fogged In (LE, $17.00).
  • Chanel Douceur et Serenite #1 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Coffee Snob (LE, $5.25).
  • ColourPop So Fated (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Tease (DC, $19.00).
  • Too Faced Mint Chocolate (LE, $16.00).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Go Deep

Go Deep is a muted, medium-dark red with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Nearly opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Bad Habit Celestial (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Naughty (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop In Tune (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Spice Trip (Rose) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Plumage (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge (P, $5.25) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Raw (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop The Shot (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Henna (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

MICA · TALC · SILICA · POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE · ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE · DIMETHICONE · TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · HEXYL LAURATE · ZINC STEARATE · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Go Deep

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

Los Feliz

Los Feliz is a darker brown with warm, reddish undertones and slightly lighter, more golden-bronze shimmer that gave it a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
  • Applied evenly but best with fingertip, slightly overly emollient
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (DC, $6.00).
  • Natasha Denona Sense (384M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #2 (PiP, ).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #6 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop West Star (P, $4.50).
  • MAC Twinks (P, $17.00).
  • Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (PiP, $29.00).
  • Sephora Espresso (377) (P, $9.00).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty O Yeah (P, $29.00).
  • NARS Idolized (LE, $19.00).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · POLYETHYLENE · TOCOPHEROL · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): BRONZE POWDER (CI 77400) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Instant Stardom

Instant Stardom is a light-medium lavender with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, lilac sparkle over a semi-matte finish. More like instant disappointment, ba-da-boom-tiss!

  • Semi-sheer color coverage, not buildable
  • Very powdery, thin
  • Prone to sheering out and fallout
  • Short-wearing (6 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • NARS Lunar (LE, $25.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Synth (P, $6.00).
  • ColourPop So What (LE, $9.00).
  • Huda Beauty Lilac #6 (LE, ).
  • Pat McGrath Lavender Blue (LE, $25.00).
  • Give Me Glow Princess Pink (P, $7.00).
  • Huda Beauty Lilac #3 (LE, ).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Spellbound (LE, $6.00).
  • Huda Beauty Lilac #2 (LE, ).
  • ColourPop Softie (PiP, $4.50).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

TALC · MICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · DIMETHICONE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · ZINC STEARATE · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · POLYBUTENE · TOCOPHEROL · LECITHIN · ASCORBYL PALMITATE · GLYCERYL STEARATE · GLYCERYL OLEATE · CITRIC ACID · PHENOXYETHANOL · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): CARMINE (CI 75470) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lights Out

Lights Out is a muted, medium-dark purple with subtle, warmer undertones and a more neutral overtone with how the metallic finish came together.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
  • Applied evenly but best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • ColourPop Outer Rim (LE, $5.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Revolve (P, $6.00).
  • Urban Decay Baby I’m a Star (LE, $19.00).
  • Urban Decay Magnetic (PiP, $20.00).
  • Tom Ford Beauty TFX7 (LE, $36.00).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #4 (Eye Color) (LE, ).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Glamethyst (P, $28.00).
  • Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs #4 (LE, ).
  • Too Faced That’s My Jam (PiP, $16.00).
  • Sydney Grace Lunar Illumination (PiP, $6.25).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE · DIISOSTEARYL MALATE · POLYBUTENE · MICA · ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE · SILICA · ZINC STEARATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · HYDROGENATED POLYCYCLOPENTADIENE · TIN OXIDE · DIMETHICONE · COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX/CERA CARNAUBA/CIRE DE CARNAUBA · POLYETHYLENE · TOCOPHEROL · C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES · CAPRYLYL GLYCOL · HEXYLENE GLYCOL · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · PHENOXYETHANOL · SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE · POTASSIUM SORBATE · [+/-(MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · COPPER POWDER (CI 77400) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) · MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742) · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)] ·

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Double Trouble

Double Trouble is a deep, gray-leaning -taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety, lightly powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • MAC Wild Card (PiP, ).
  • Pat McGrath Xtreme Aubergine (PiP, $25.00).
  • Huda Beauty Mantra (PiP, ).
  • Dior Tutu #5 (PiP, ).
  • MAC Shadowy Lady (LE, $17.00).
  • Tarte Vamp (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Had to Be (PiP, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Chopper (LE, $4.50).
  • Makeup Geek Taboo (DC, $6.00).
  • Guerlain Mystic Peacock #2 (PiP, ).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Swoon

Swoon is a blackened plum with subtle, warm brown undertones and a satin finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Firmer feel, emollient but thin
  • Applied evenly but best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (7.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Swoon

LELimited Edition. $19.00.

Headliner

Headliner is a slightly muted, medium reddish-plum with warm undertones and a metallic finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Creamy, moderately-dense, slightly thicker to touch
  • Applied evenly but best with fingertip
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Viseart Chant (PiP, ).
  • Persona Empowered (PiP, ).
  • Natasha Denona Passion (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Burner (DC, $4.50).
  • ColourPop I Own You (LE, $8.00).
  • NARS Bad Intentions (LE, $19.00).
  • NARS Holly Hock (DC, $25.00).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Euphoria (P, $6.00).
  • Dior Mitzah #3 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Never Grow Up (LE, $6.00).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Walk of Fame

Walk of Fame is a deep, pinky-red with cooler undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety, somewhat powdery
  • Blendable, easy to work with
  • Long-wearing (8 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

These are the dupes the editor has pulled but not yet rated and officially entered.

  • Natasha Denona Glory (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Like (LE, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Latchkey (P, $4.50).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #8 (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Blank Canvas (PiP, $4.50).
  • Dose of Colors Berry Pop (PiP, ).
  • Anastasia C1 (Norvina Mini Vol. 3) (LE, ).
  • Viseart Watermelon (10) (LE, ).
  • Anastasia Love Letter (P, $12.00).
  • Viseart Dahlia (PiP, ).

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.