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NARS Fall 2013 Yamal, Namibia and Kamchatka Single Eyeshadow Reviews and Swatches

August 9, 2013

Besides the gorgeous Bavaria, we have three matte eyeshadows from NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection – Yamal, Namibia and Kamchatka.

NARS Yamal, Kamchatka and Namibia Single Eyeshadows reviews

NARS Yamal, Kamchatka and Namibia Single Eyeshadows

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 Kamchatka Single Eyeshadow review

NARS Kamchatka Single Eyeshadow

Closeup of NARS Kamchatka Single Eyeshadow

NARS Namibia Single Eyeshadow review

NARS Namibia Single Eyeshadow

Close up of NARS Namibia Single Eyeshadow

NARS Yamal Single Eyeshadow review

NARS Yamal Single Eyeshadow

Closeup of NARS Yamal Single Eyeshadow

Swatches of NARS Kamchatka, Namibia and Yamal Eyeshadow

NARS Kamchatka, Namibia and Yamal Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Fall 2013 Collection Single Eyeshadow is available at for $24 each.

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