The NARS Eye Opening Act Collection released this month is a limited-edition collection featuring two eyeshadow palettes, and illuminating multiple and 5 new MatteVelvet Shadow Sticks($32 CAD).
I have 3 of the NARS Matte Velvet Shadow Sticks to share with you.
- REYKJAVIK – Grey
- GLÉNAN – Blue
- NUNAVUT – Purple
The pencils are richly pigmented and creamy. The swatches below are a single swipe of the pencil. The creamy consistency applies beautifully and gives you adequate time to blend the product. They blend out really nicely all the way to a subtle haze of colour if desired. These make great bases for smokey eye looks because you can apply them heavily near the lash line and blend out to almost nothing above the crease.
The shadow sticks are supposed to be long wearing and crease-proof. They are indeed long wearing but if worn alone they do crease quite a bit. This is disappointing but I can’t imagine myself ever wanting to wear them alone anyways. They do make excellent bases for powder eyeshadows and ensure vibrant colour and all day wear.
The NARS Matte Velvet Shadow Sticks are available exclusively at Nordstrom (Chinook Centre), and at Holt Renfrew NARS counters, and www.narscosmetics.com.
Product provided for my consideration. All reviews are always my own honest and unbiased opinions.