Forget for a second the ongoing trend of beauty brands relaunching products in smaller sizes while charging the same price for them (because that’s what’s happening here with the recently relaunched NARS eyeshadow duos and singles), and try instead to focus on the tantalizing taupes, gorgeous golds and beaming bronzes in these NARS eyeshadows, which also happen to be some of my personal faves, oh la la!
I’m not overjoyed that NARS whittled the pans down to 0.04 ounces from 0.07, and, in the case of the duos, is charging the same price (still $35), but at least the singles, which used to be $24, are $19 now…
Even so, every time I see Fez on my lids, I’m like, “François, how YOU doin’?” Because if there’s one thing NARS still does really well, it’s neutral colors. I’m still a sucker for them.
Far as I can tell, these updated versions of my go-to’s are pretty much the same as the previous versions. They’re just as smooth and just as loaded with pigment, and now have new packaging. The pans also pop out, so if you want to stick them into another palette, you can do so without having to perform a seance/minor surgery, which is what de-potting eyeshadows always looks like to me in YouTube vids.
Also new from NARS: four new tinted versions of their famous Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base ($26 each).
They, too, work just as well as the originals. They will lock that shadow down, but you have to blend them lickety-split, because they’ll dry in less than 30 seconds.
You can check ’em out now in the NARS permanent line from the convenience of your couch OR at your favorite NARS counter. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,