Kamchatka is a muted, stormy dark blue. Although it looked semi-intense in the pan, it turned out to be quite sheer and slightly chalky. I had to pat it on multiple times in order for the color to build and any kind of blending would sheer it out right away – not an easy color to work with!
Namibia is a light, cool-toned gray. It applied soft but the pigmentation was much better than Kamchatka. I did not have an issue with the blending.
Yamal is the only limited edition color in the collection. It is a light, coffee-colored brown. The color payoff was the best out of the three and it blended well too.
Overall, I was pretty disappointed with the Fall 2013 shadows. While the colors and matte textures were no doubt versatile and wearable, they did not have the same quality I would expect from NARS. Even with my favorite NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base underneath, I had a hard time making the colors pop and noticed fading in just a couple hours. There are definitely better NARS eyeshadows out there.
NARS Fall 2013 Collection Single Eyeshadow is available at narscosmetics.com for $24 each.
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