Cinematic Eyeshadow is a new formula that debuted in the limited edition NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection for Holiday 2013.
The shadow touts a “velvety soft texture that glides on smoothly for high-impact color with a metallic finish”. There are a total of 5 bold and fun colors available:
Wishful Thinking is a bright electric blue.
Cambodia is a burnt orange red.
Rage is a pink-based violet.
Bad Behavior is a cool-toned steel.
Mississippi Mermaid is a neutral champagne.
The shadows applied with great pigmentation and a metallic finish that reminded me of MAC pigments and Yaby Pearl Paint Eyeshadows. However, the texture was slightly crumbly and so fragile that 3 of them shattered completely on their way to me. I ended up having to salvage them with alcohol (hence the ugly, uneven patches you see).
The wear though, was good. With my favorite NARS Primer underneath, the shadows survived over 8 hours without creasing or fading the slightest bit. You can also use them wet for a foiling effect.
NARS Cinematic Eyeshadow is available at narscosmetics.com for $24.
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