Wednesday, May 14, 2014
NARS Summer 2014 Eyeshadow- Malacca
Although I've got one more lovely lippie in the coral family to share, I wanted to take a break from the lip-heavy reviews this week.
I've passed on the last few NARS collections, but there was one item from the Summer 2014 Adult Swim collection that immediately caught my attention- the Malacca eyeshadow single.
NARS eyeshadow singles contain 0.07oz/2.2g of product and retail for $24.
Malacca is described as "iridescent peacock." It's a complex mix of teal, green, purple, and brown that's actually somewhat sheer but buildable. The sheer nature of the shadow saves it as an everyday product for me.
I tested this over the course of three days in three different ways. If you're willing to think outside the box, it's applicable in a variety of situations. I always use NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base- regardless of the eyeshadow brand. I get a full day's wear- around 12 hours from Malacca.
I find it easiest to work with Malacca in a nighttime setting, as part of a smoky eye. Alternatively, it works with an overall colorful look. The most difficult look for me was finding a way to make it work for an office setting. I did, eventually (tip: sheer application, tightlined with grey eyeliner but no additional liner at the lash line, Tom Ford Indian Rose on my lips). Still, I'm glad that I worked and figured a way to make this a multi-setting product. I'm more likely to take it with me this summer on trips now.
Let me share a few swatches with you:
In the sun:
Outside, indirect light, no flash:
Outside, with flash:
Inside, no flash:
Inside, with flash:
Bottom Line: This is a unique shade that's a real standout from recent collections.