Saturday, 12 February 2011

A BITTER DISAPPOINTMENT

Nars and I have a long running friendship. I thought that my friend could do nothing to disappoint me; how wrong could I have been.

I would never question the quality of a Nars product, and always skip merrily to the counter of Space NK, sure that my new find will serve me well. When visiting my Space NK store, I came across this product. I was dubious from the get go I think. I am a Mac eye shadow girl, always have been and always will be. With Mac I know what I’m getting, but for me Nars eye shadows were untested waters.

This product seemed perfect for me; a neutral, a shimmery brown, a perfect crease colour? I was bitterly disappointed with this product. The glitter is chunky, the fall out immense and the shade nearer to black than brown. This product was not comparable to the one I swatched on the counter. I don’t know if it was the lighting, or the sanitizers applied to the product, but this eye shadow has let me down. Big style! 






I hate to bitch; but I know that many of you like the same things as me, so in case you spot this and think……. Oooohhh the Perfect shade for me. STEP AWAY FROM THE EYE SHADOW, and stick to what you know. I think I’m going to steer clear of Nars eye shadows; instead delighting over their blushers, lippies and foundations. Sorry Nars, better luck next time. 

18 comments

  1. Oh theres nothing worse than spending money on a product you think you will love and then it turns out to be hatred, sorry about this, I think I too will steer clear of their eyeshadow x

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  2. I know it's annoying, and you just think about where your money could have been better spent x

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  3. ahh no that's so gutting :( thanks for the review. i once bought an entire urban decay palette only to realise i hated the fall out on the shadows, so i never used it :') haha xx

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  4. No problem Emma! I'm not a major user of urban decay shadows, but I do like the naked palette x

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  5. Awh I'm sorry you didn't like the NARS shadows
    :(
    I hope you can return it!

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  6. Eww, agreed! In the pan it looked lovely but swatched it looks like mud with glitter. Thanks for letting us know!

    xx

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  7. Sorry it didn't work for you.
    That must be super frustrating.

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  8. 'Mud with glitter' sounds like a perfect description Savannah. I have not tried to return this one, think I may have to just write it off as a bad experience and use it as a learning curve in the world of shadows. xox

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  9. lol! this is actually my favorite eyeshadow ever! I have to admit that it is disappointing to end up with just a matte eyeshadow but the bright side is that it is pigmented and that it's not chunky (unlike MAC's beauty marked or other shadows with glitter) I wear this shadow pretty much everyday!

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  10. I bought a NARS shadow once. It was Night Rider, I think. A gorgeous purple. Unfortunately, I couldn't even get it to swatch on my arm. It was THAT bad. I saw the glitter, but no color. I was so turned off from paying bucks for that shadow, that I haven't bought one since. I adore their blushes, bronzers, and lipsticks, though!

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  11. Aww sorry it's not what you were expecting, it sucks big time. Otherwise, the color would be pretty.

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  12. Thanks girls, it's been a let down for me; but others might like it :) x

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  13. wow i cant believe it looks so ugly when swatched!! makes it even worse when it comes with that kinda price tag and its not even nice

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  14. I have 2 eyeshadow duos and 2 single eyeshadow from NARS and I have to say I am not really impressed by any of them. I absolutely love all of the blushes I own from the company and want to get more but so far the shadows just haven't done much for me. I find they are hard to blend and the ones that have glitter are way too chunky.
    xx
    Alicia

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  15. pretty eyeshadow.it is similar to seventeen silky shadow satiny 284

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