NARS Douro, Persia, Fatale, Domination, Night Star, Lunar Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Douro

NARS Douro Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, medium yellow with a mostly matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a soft, slightly powdery texture that applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but it seemed to be more reactive to the natural oils on my skin as it darkened slightly. It was better over an eyeshadow primer, which helped it adhere better and kept it closer to the pan color. It was blendable and did not have fallout. The color lasted well for seven and a half hours on me.

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.

Persia

NARS Persia Eyeshadow (2018) ($19.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep orange with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t powdery but was denser and more substantial–the texture was unlike every other matte shade in the range. In the previous formulation, it was one of the brand’s best eyeshadows, and it remains such in the updated formula–if all the mattes were like this, these would fly off the shelves. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin, blended out easily, and wore well for eight and a half hours.

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.

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NARS Douro, Persia, Fatale, Domination, Night Star, Lunar Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches