NARS Eye Paint Review, Swatches and Photos

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Published on September 02, 2013 with 2 Comments

For Fall 2013, NARS 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 ten 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.

Overall, I am really loving the NARS Eye Paints. They provided great color payoff and help up very well on me. They are more expensive compared to my favorite MAC Fluidlines but the quality is there and you get more colors that are more unique.

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

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NARS Eye Paint is available at narscosmetics.com for $25.

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

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

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