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

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

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.

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

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.

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

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).

Top Dupes

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

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.

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Stargaze 12-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hayworth Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Heartbreak Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hollywood Lover Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Nouvelle Vague Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Go Deep Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Los Feliz Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Instant Stardom Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Lights Out Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Double Trouble Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Swoon Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Headliner Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Walk of Fame Eyeshadow (2018)



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