NARS Eyeshadows-- Palettes, Duos and Singles

pquiles

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I am so totally a fan of NARS e/s. I have the 9947 palette, about 8 duos and a couple of singles. The intensity of the colors-- oh yes, huge color payoff-- and how easily they blend is what sold me. I find myself wearing and pairing unlikely colors to get some really cool, but age appropriate looks. Can't say much more... I do love NARS makeup.
 

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OP I agree! I got the Nars Cordura e/s duo recently and I love it! Both the 2 shades and quality :heart: It's all I've been using.
 

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I just got the Wicked and Chenyenne duos from Sephora that were on sale and haven't used them yet but they look gorgeous and I cannot wait now that I read this thread!
 

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i do not like nars powder shadows at all. they are always chalky and the shimmers are overboard glittery.

i do love the cream shadow in cosmic girl though. it is a staple for me!
 

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i do not like nars powder shadows at all. they are always chalky and the shimmers are overboard glittery.
I thought it was just me. I agree, and the colors always fade and look like old Cover Girl shadows after a few hours. I always find myself buying something from their line (most recently a shadow pencil, which migrated all over my eyes) and am always disappointed, even after getting it with a discount. I feel like I have to work too hard with their stuff to get it the way I like it and makeup should be fun, not a task.
 

pquiles

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I thought it was just me. I agree, and the colors always fade and look like old Cover Girl shadows after a few hours. I always find myself buying something from their line (most recently a shadow pencil, which migrated all over my eyes) and am always disappointed, even after getting it with a discount. I feel like I have to work too hard with their stuff to get it the way I like it and makeup should be fun, not a task.
Aww.. that's too bad. I don't have that issue w/my NARS shadows at all. I always use primer and find that my color stays throughout most of my day (8am - 7pm). I don't have any of the cream e/s... yet:graucho:.
 

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when i swatched daphne it was SO chalky. it seems every time i swatch matte nars shadows on the back of my hand, it immediately separates and sinks into the pores. does anyone else notice this?

i do have a very old single powder shadow in heart of glass that is a smooth consistency.
 

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You all have me wondering if I should just take back the 2 duos I just got before touching them. Unfortunately the colors are online only so I cannot even go swatch them.
 

pquiles

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Beenie, I vote for you to keep them. Then again I really like all the duos that I have.
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Isolde
Blade Runner
Caravaggio
Mediterranee
Persepolis
Also have Goldfinger single e/s. The 9947 palette works well for me too...
If you're having 2nd thoughts, do a search on YT and see what reviews ppl give the duos.
 

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I tried Nars cream shadow a while back, after approx 2 hours it had all but disappeared (left unsightly patches)! Needless to say it went in the bin:tdown:
 

pquiles

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I use my eye primer b4 I put on any shadow. Wore my Isolde duo today ... just swept the darker bronze lightlty across my eyes, lined upper lash line w/ night flight and 13 hours later...still looks good and I'm just now washing it off.
 

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I only have 2 duos and a palette and so far i'm loving the duos, haven't used the palette yet but i agree with op, they are great shadows, i love them more than mac