NARS 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Reviews and Swatches

In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out 2012, NARS Cosmetics launched two great additions to its current 413 BLKR Collection.

NARS Fashion's Night Out 2013 413 BLKR Makeup Collection

The NARS 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow pairs two gorgeous colors that are great for Fall. On the left we have a soft mauve with low shimmer. It is a tad darker and more purple than NARS Lhasa. On the right is a black with red pearl. It is similar to MAC Beauty Marked and is a less intense version of NARS Night Fever. Both colors applied smoothly with decent pigmentation and blended easily. I also loved the versatility of this duo. The lighter shade is great for day but you can easily smoke it up for night by adding the color on the right.

413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, on the other hand, is a matte jumbo crayon lipstick in a beautiful blue-based fuchsia that will look great on any skin tone. It glided on easily with great color payoff and lasted about an hour or two. However, I have always found the Velvet Matte formula drying and this is no different. Make sure you exfoliate and moisturize in advance if you have dry lips or it will adhere to fine lines and flakes.

NARS 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Fashion's Night Out 2012 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow
NARS 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow

NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
NARS 413 BLKR Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

NARS Fashion’s Night Out 2012 413 BLKR Duo Eyeshadow and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil are available at for $34 and $24.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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