NARS Andy Warhol Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Review, Swatches and Photos

With the new NARS Andy Warhol Holiday 2012 Color Collection comes 4 new Soft Touch Shadow Pencils in holiday-perfect shades.

NARS Andy Warhol Soft Touch Shadow Pencils reviews

Boasting a smooth, creamy, long-wearing formula, the Soft Touch Shadow Pencils are jumbo pencil shadows that claim to deliver a velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.

Empire is a creamy jet black.
Trash is a shimmery royal purple.
Heat is a creamy aqua.
Silver Factory is a frosty aluminum.

While the pencils do glide on easily with great pigmentation, they really are best worn as a base for powder shadows. When worn alone, they turned into a hot mess and creased horribly in just minutes. Even with my must-have NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base underneath, the shadows still creased after a while.

At this price, there are definitely better products out there. I would try Milani Shadow Eyez 12 Hour Wear Eyeshadow Pencils or Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencils instead.

NARS Andy Warhol Soft Touch Shadow Pencils
NARS Silver Factory, Heat, Trash and Empire Soft Touch Eyeshadows swatches
Silver Factory, Heat, Trash and Empire Soft Touch Eyeshadows

Wearing Silver Factory on inner corner and Empire on upper lashline

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NARS Andy Warhol Soft Touch Shadow Pencils are available October 1st at for $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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