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NARS Eye Paint Review, Swatches and Photos

September 2, 2013

For Fall 2013, NARS Cosmetics launches Eye Paint, a gel eyeshadow/eyeliner that touts an 18-hour wear, weightless yet hyper-saturated formula.

NARS Eye Paints reviews

NARS Eye Paint for Fall 2013

Like your typical gel eyeliner, the Eye Paint comes in a clear glass pot with a lid to prevent the product from drying up. There are 10 shades available, including your everyday neutrals in matte and shimmer finishes, metallics and brights:

Black Valley is a matte black. Identical to MAC Blacktrack.
Mesopotamia is a matte brown with slightly red undertones.
Transvaal is a matte medium cool-toned grey.
Solomon Islands is a matte bright turquoise blue. Very similar to MAC Blue Peep Fluidline.
Tatar is a black with purple shimmer.
Ubangi is a black with blue shimmer. Similar to NARS Night Flight Eyeshadow applied with a base.
Snake Eyes is a black with green shimmer. Similar to NARS Night Porter Eyeshadow applied with a base.
Interstellar is a metallic silver.
Iskandar is a metallic gold.
Mozambique (not featured in this review) is a matte olive.

The Eye Paints had an awesome consistency that felt super creamy and glided on like butter. They blended easily but tend to set pretty fast so you must work quickly.

The pigmentation was superb and I was able to get a solid line in one stroke with most colors. The metallics (Interstellar and Iskandar) were the most intense and literally applied like liquid metal, while the shimmery ones (Tatar, Ubangi and Snake Eyes) felt wetter and could use a second layer to build the color.

The wear, the most important thing I look for in a gel-based product, was exceptional! I was able to get over 12 hours of wear in the 80F summer weather with no smearing or smudging AND no primer underneath. I would also assume the product was water-proof since it required an oil-based remover – not running warm water – to come off completely.

More pics!

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint review

NARS Black Valley Eye Paint

NARS Mesopotamia Eye Paint review

NARS Mesopotamia Eye Paint

NARS Transvaal Eye Paint review

NARS Transvaal Eye Paint

NARS Solomon Islands Eye Paint review

NARS Solomon Islands Eye Paint

NARS Snake Eyes Eye Paint review

NARS Snake Eyes Eye Paint

NARS Tatar Eye Paint review

NARS Tatar Eye Paint

NARS Ubangi Eye Paint review

NARS Ubangi Eye Paint

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint review

NARS Interstellar Eye Paint

NARS Iskander Eye Paint review

NARS Iskander Eye Paint

NARS Black Valley Mesopotamia, Transvaal and Solomon Island swatches

NARS Black Valley Mesopotamia, Transvaal and Solomon Islands

NARS Tatar, Ubangi and Snake Eyes swatches

NARS Tatar, Ubangi and Snake Eyes

NARS Interstellar and Iskandar swatches

NARS Interstellar and Iskandar

NARS Eye Paint swatches

Swatches of NARS Eye Paint

NARS Eye Paint is available at for $25.

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  • Reply Kelly September 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    The glittery ones look so pretty! Can you do a look with them?

    • Reply Phyllis Li September 9, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Sure! I will post some looks once I return from NY.

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