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NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadows Review and Swatches

October 4, 2013

Cinematic Eyeshadow is a new formula that debuted in the limited edition NARS Guy Bourdin Color Collection for Holiday 2013.

NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadows Reviews

NARS Guy Bourdin Cinematic Eyeshadows

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 Cambodia Cinematic Eyeshadow review


NARS Mississippi Mermaid Cinematic Eyeshadow review

Mississippi Mermaid

Wishful Thinking

NARS Rage Cinematic Eyeshadow review


NARS Bad Behavior Cinematic Eyeshadow review

Bad Behavior

Cambodia, Mississippi Mermaid, Wishful Thinking, Rage and Bad Behavior

NARS Cinematic Eyeshadow is available at for $24.

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  • Reply Kadie Lee October 29, 2013 at 12:58 am

    In nearly every blog I read that received these, they were broken as well!

    • Reply Phyllis Li October 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

      Yup I noticed that too… it’s a shame though since the colors are pretty and super pigmented.

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