Beautiful color, horrible staying power
After reading the other reviews, I must have gotten the bad seed out of the bunch. The color is absolutley gorgeous and unique. The amethyst mixed with gold really caught my attention in the store and it swatched beautifully. The texture is velvety smooth and very soft. But even with the use of primer, this shadow did not stay on me. My Wet n Wild shadows perform a lot better than this.
I have completely fallen in love with Galapagos, which is a rich bronze with beautiful golden flecks, not chunks of glitter but a very mature sparkle. And Mekong, which is a beautiful espresso color infused with the same lovely shimmer in gold.
They can both be paired together to create a beautiful, dramatic smokey eye without using black. I personally love creating a smokey eye using brown, especially using dark espresso colors like Mekong in the outer V to really make it pop followed by lining my lash line with Urban Decay's Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon! I love many other NARS products, and I can officially say I can add these two to that long list as well. The pigmentation is incredible and I do not feel that these colors can be duped which is why I believe it is worth the steep $23 price tag!
i LOVE LOVE LOVE this blue... it's the best blue shadow I own. I used this today and i used it on my bottom lash line and it gave me a pop of color and awake. I think this would be so pretty on the top lid and blend it with a soft brown if I were to go to out and want to add drama. Nars products blend so seamlessly and are also very buildable. The products also last me awhile (a little goes a long way!)
I see every day in purple!
I fell so in love with this eye shadow, that sometimes I had to stop myself and choose another color for my day look! Not sure what to do...I just love Strada, great pigments, with sparkly tones ( I am not really a fan of sparkles but in Strada it just works) Even when I don't need purple in my look, I always add a tiny touch of Strada.
GORGEOUS AND BOLD
I think Nars has probably the best eyeshadows when it comes to pigmentation and probably the best browns I ever used! Mekong, Galapagos. MY fave out of them is definitely Strada which that is the most unusual purple I have found there is no dupes so you have to pay the steep $22-$23 to get it and the gold glitter really makes the color different from a normal lavender light purple to a complete other color
to die 4
my fav are the night series!! i use one in every one of my personal look. i love dramatic eyes on myself. my fav discontinued color is santorini!!! i use them wet for my eyeliner too, then go over dry. the best pigmentation. awesome shimmer. beautiful wet or dry. super huge range of color!! probably my fav from the night series is....night flight!!