The NARS Laced with Edge Collection for Holiday 2014 introduces a new formula of eyeshadow with packaging adorned with an interpretation of lace based on a design by Chris Kabasti, an LA-based architect and designer who creates designs and furniture using computer generated algorithms.
NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow ($28 CAD) A new formulation of eyeshadow in limited edition shades:
- Opal Coast – iridescent white
- Canberra – shimmering lavender
- Gabon – bronzed green
The eyeshadows are very nicely pigmented. I haven’t always had the best luck with NARS eyeshadow singles but this new Hardwired formula has rich colour, pigment, and beautiful complexity to the shades. They do contain a fair amount of what I refer to as fleck glitter. While I find this kind of glitter very prone to fallout I found that Canberra and Gabon could be applied with little fallout if you made sure to tap the excess of your brush first. There was a small amount of fallout throughout the day. The white shade Opal Coast did have a considerable amount of fallout during application and wear.
I found these applied and wore very well even without a primer. The first time I tested I wore all 3 shades in a look together but the second time I skipped Opal Coast to ensure I was right about the majority of fallout being the result of the white shade. The colours stayed vivid for the entire day with little fading and no creasing. I will note that Gabon doesn’t come off as green on the eyes as it does in the pan. It gives more of a deep sooty effect with a hint of green.
Shown below is Gabon on the inner third and outer third of the lid with Canberra in the centre of the lid with NARS Snake Eyes gel liner.
Available November 1st, 2014 at Holt Renfrew, Hudson’s Bay, Murale, Nordstrom, and select Sephora stores.
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.