I’ve been playing with these ten NARS Eye Paints ($25). These gel colors are well saturated with tenacious color (click to enlarge):
These come in glass pots with screw-top closures. I’ve been wearing these primarily as liners (applied with a liner brush). A few, including the matte brown Mesopotamia, work well as allover lid shades (I’ve used finger application for these).
The colors are…
Black Valley: a black cream
Mesopotamia: a matte dark brown
Transvaal: a medium gray cream
Solomon Islands: a bright turquoise blue cream
Mozambique: an olive cream
Snake Eyes: a dark green/black with green shimmer
Tatar: A violet/black with purple shimmer
Ubangi: A blue/black with blue shimmer
Interstellar: A bright cool, highly pigmented metallic silver shimmer
Iskander: A bright shimmery, pigmented warm gold
These pack a lot of pigment into a small amount of product. Here are swatches of all shades:
As the above swatches are so pigment-rich, I tried to do some slightly lighter swatches of the shades so you can see them with a messier less-than-full pigment. Here are the olive Mozambique, the bright turquoise Solomon Islands, and the gray Transvaal.
The brown cream Mesopotamia, Black Valley, and the gold Iskandar:
These three shimmers are stunners–the blue Ubangi, the violet Tatar, and the rich green Snake Eyes (my favorite):
Finally, the last of this set of ten, Interstellar:
Some may find these too rich and pigmented for daily wear all over the lid, although most make gorgeous liners. These are in the same family as Bobbi Brown Gel Liners, and MAC Fluidlines. Personally, I’ve loved Black Valley, Mesopotamia, Tatar and Snake Eyes the most. Some are quite bold for me–the Interestellar and Iskandar–although with the right look they might work.
Overall, the Nars Eyes Paints deliver rich, pigmented, long-lasting color. According to the company, these are opthamalogist tested.
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