Product Type: Nars makeup
Newest Review: ... by the hard shell of the compact. My friend bought my eyeshadow for me from the Nars website for £17 and for that money, you get 2.2 gr... more
Single And Loving It!!
Nars Single Eyeshadow
Member Name: sparkle1004
Nars Single Eyeshadow
Advantages: Wide range of shades, long lasting and crease free
Disadvantages: The price
I am fiercely faithful to my L'oreal eyeshadows but if I am given an eyeshadow by another brand as a present, I am always willing to give it a go. For my birthday this year I received a Single Eyeshadow by Nars.
What does the product do?
Nars promise that these shadows will give you long lasting colour that won't crease. The highly pigmented shades are adaptable and can be worn sheer or as a block colour depending on how the shadow is applied. Not only this but the shadows also double up as an eyeliner and can also add colour to the eyebrows.
The shades come under three heading and these are Matte, Shimmer or Nightlife. The one I received for my present came under the Shimmer heading as my friend knows that I am a glitteraholic. I received Galapagos which is a brown shade with flecks of gold. There really is something to suit everyone in this collection and the colours range from creams and pastels to blacks and purples. Each comes with a lovely but not very self explanatory names including Lola Lola, Twisted, Bombshell, Thunderball and Sugarbaby.
How do you use the product?
The product can be applied using an eye shadow sponge or your finger. You need to sweep your sponge across the product and then apply it to your lower lid from the inner corner to the outer corner. If you want to achieve a more intense colour then you need to apply the shadow using a wet sponge. If you want to use the product as an eyeliner then you need to use a wet eyeliner brush and draw along the lash line. For the eyebrows, you need to apply the shadow along the brows to make them darker but I wouldn't advise using the particular shade that I have for this purpose because you'll have golden glitter in your eyebrows!
Packaging and Price
The eye shadow comes contained within a classy, sleek black compact which has writing on the front in white capital letters. When you unclip the lid, you'll see there is a mirror in the lid which allows you to apply your make up on the go. Inside the compact you get a lovely rectangle of your chosen shade which is protected by the hard shell of the compact.
My friend bought my eyeshadow for me from the Nars website for £17 and for that money, you get 2.2 grams of the shadow. I'm not sure if you can buy the shadows in a shop but a quick Google search tells me that they are available on many various online websites.
The product is easy to apply to the lid. It has quite a silky formula so it glides across the lid without pulling or dragging the delicate skin. When applied using a dry sponge some of the powder and glitter can fall out and land on your cheeks which is never a good thing, especially with a dark shade like mine. I wear contacts and I'm always wary of using products of this type in case they go in my eye and causes me irritations. The fall out doesn't happen when you apply the shadow with a wet sponge. The colour can be built according to the occasion or time of day that you wear the shadow. I haven't used the shadow as an eye liner because I don't want the glitter going that close to my eye so I can't comment on how well this works.
The product is just as long lasting as was promised. If I apply the shadow at the beginning of a night out, it will be just as vibrant when I come home. It also remains crease free as promised so you don't need to worry about fading or unsightly gatherings of shadows in the creases of the eyelid. The shadow is highly pigmented and the brown colour is rich and delicious. The gold glitter doesn't really show up very much and the bits that do show up disappear as the night goes on which is a bit of a disappointment for something which has appeared in the Shimmer collection. Nevertheless, the absence of intense glitter means that this shadow is suitable for both day and night wear. When it's time to remove the eye shadow, it comes off with my usual eye make up remover.
All in all, this is a lovely eyeshadow with a rich colour that can be adjusted according to your needs. It is long lasting and remains crease free but can be easily removed when you want it gone. For the glitteraholics out there, the glitter may not be enough but then if you are a true glitter fan like me, you have plenty of other ways to up the glitter dosage on your lids. This is an expensive eye shadow but as it will last for well over a year, I think it's worth it splashing out on.
Summary: A lovely long lasting shadow which gives long lasting, vibrant colour