Mar 30, 2011



Longwearing, crease resistant color in sheer wearable formulas. All NARS eyeshadows can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect. These richly pigmented powders blend effortlessly and can also be used wet for precisely lining the eyes.
  • Richly pigmented, micronized powder formula provides improved wear and feel
  • Effortless blending
  • Multifunction: use as eyeshadow, eyeliner and on eyebrows

Size: 0.07 oz
Price: $23.00
Availability: NARS, Sephora, Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, etc.
Nighlife Collection - Ultra velvet shades with tone on tone sparkling effects and high pay-off.

My Four Ps

NARS Single Eyeshadows retail for $23 each for 0.07 oz of product. This is only $2.70 more than a M∙A∙C Eyeshadow per ounce which is not too bad if you think about it. But if I compare these to MUFE Eyeshadows which cost $19 for 0.08 oz then they are not such a bargain after all. However, I think these are priced right where they should be as a mid-high-end brand. After all high-end brands have $30+ eyeshadows. They are indeed an investment but are worth the price for quality.

These eyeshadows come housed in a sleek velvety black compact with a mirror inside the lid. Inside the eyeshadow is protected by a clear plastic sheet with the NARS logo print. The drawback to the packaging is that you will not know the color without opening the compact or at least memorizing the color by the label on the back. also, the sleek black velvety texture of the case tends to get dirty with fingerprints and makeup residue. So if you are a clean-freak (present company included) then be prepared to wipe the package after use.

Product & Performance
The Night Porter Eyeshadow is a matte black infused with green shimmer. This eyeshadow is a part of the Nighlife Collection which has 'ultra velvet shades with tone on tone sparkling effects and high pay-off'.
The eyeshadow is velvety smooth and soft with fantastic pigmentation. When swatched the finish is shimmery but when applied to the eyelid it translates as more of a matte black with low-impact shimmer. The eyeshadow blends easily but since it is a dark, pigmented color you must be careful not deposit too much color. Also, if you use an eyeshadow base, the stickier the base then the trickier blending will be...but the more shimmer will show up on the eyelid.

The Night Porter Eyeshadow holds up very well through 8+ hours of wear but I must say the shimmer/glitter fades after just a couple of hours. If you want strong glitter then you will need to use a stickier base for the eyeshadow and/or apply a sealer (such as MUFE Eye Sealer) over the eyeshadow. That is a lot of work for the eyeshadow to look the way it does in the pan.
TIP: Spritzing your brush with a bit of water or MAC Fix + after picking up the NARS Eyeshadows helps to intensify the shimmer and keep it in place

While I love the color of this eyeshadow, I am not too fond of having to work harder for the green sheen to show up. It is richly pigmented but without the green shimmer it comes of as plain black. This is great for smoky looks but you keep a little work to keep the green shimmer. If you love smoky looks and you don't mind spritzing your brush for more intense green sheen then this is the perfect smoky green for you!


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