NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

New from the NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection, we have Bavaria Single Eyeshadow.

NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow review
NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow

Described as a “deep sea blue”, Bavaria is a medium bluish teal with shimmer. It is the only bright color in the Fall collection and with a non-matte finish. It reminds me of a gorgeous mermaid teal and is a very pretty color for the summer actually. MAC Surreal is lighter with more gold. MAC Aquadisiac is more green and less shimmery.

The shadow applied with decent pigmentation (the best out of the four in the collection) and a metallic finish, but did require a few layers to build up the intensity. The texture was also slightly stiff and not the easiest to blend out. The wear, though, came in pretty good at 7-8 hours with no fading or creasing.

NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow closeup
Swatch of NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow
NARS Bavaria, MAC Surreal and Aquadisiac swatch comparison

Below, I am wearing Bavaria on the eyelid with NARS Las Ramblas and Via De’ Martelli Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliners on the lower eye.

Wearing NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow

NARS Bavaria Single Eyeshadow is available at for $24.

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Review overview
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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