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

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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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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