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Single Eye Shadow


Single Eye Shadow

What it is: Single-color eye shadows in an array of colors and textures. What it does: Mix and match NARS Single Eyeshadows to create great-looking personal combinations for the eyes. Textures range from translucent highlights and subtle mattes to shimmering glitters.
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Questions & Answers for NARS Single Eye Shadow

Question
What color should i use? I have light blue eyes, i want to make them really stand out. I want to use the eyeshadow to make a smokey eye
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
ccs728
on Single Eye Shadow
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
GALAPAGOS! It's a bronzy-brown with gold and is amazing. I've been doing a smokey eye with it and it's stunning. I have brown eyes and normally go to green but this color is so amazing it even looks good on me! I'm sure it's crazy gorgeous on someone with blue eyes.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tiffy2145
(Canton, OH)
answer 2
I have light blue eyes, too. Traditionally, browns are best to make them stand out, but I totally agree with the person who previously commented. I never would have thought of it, but deep plum / purple shades are excellent, too, as are dark greys. In NARS duos, I have Charade, which is a light mauve / dark plum duo, and Paris, which is a deep matte grey / silver duo. Both are wonderful at making blue eyes pop. I don't like any of NARS single shadow browns, but Brousse is another good duo (sable / black violet) that contains both deep brown AND purple. Good luck!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
katie1724
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
I would try thunderball (midnight blue/gray).
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
To make blue eyes stand out the most, u usually want to use the exact opposite clour-in ur case browns. But.....I think one of the most beautiflu versions of the smoky eye is purples, if u dont wanna go that bright u can always mix in some purply greys. So the best colour for u to get is by far STRADA, its awesome, to say the least- The real colour is way off from this swatch on the computer. It is the most beautiful purple, definatly deep enough to do a smokey eye, v. blendabe- and as a bonus is has a BEAUTIFUL gold sheen on top (which would really bring out the blue in ur eyes). The gold sheen is only visible with a heavier application, and doesnt show up when ul blend it out. But that only adds to the effect!!!! And the shade of purple has the slightest taupey grey tinge-so its tres classy. I dont think u really have to use any other shadow to make the smokey eye (just a vanilla base, and maybe a white-gold shimmer in the inside corner) The only colour of liner that works is jet black-do it thin, and rim ur eyes as well. U could always try a gray eyeliner to sofen the effect-but u gotta rim the insides- I promise, ul be the BELLE of the ball!!!!!!goodluck!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
roxxane
(Kingston, Canada)
answer 5
If you wanna make the pop use pink and red colors. If that sound weird just try, you'll me amazed (just use right shadow for your skin tone). I wear sometimes grey/blueish contacts and when I use this make up I hear compliments all day long.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
Bigslacker
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 6
Definitely a dark, shimmery, Navy Blue!
Your eyes will pop and you'll get the smokey look for sure.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
hunebunchz
(Middletown, NY)
Question
What color other than a brown?
I have green eyes and reddish hair. I'm thinking of a rose or pink
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Deborrah
(Edwardsville, IL)
on Single Eye Shadow
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have reddish hair and hazel eyes and after a long search, purchased Nars Nepal. I ignored it initially because of the way it looked in the case but it's a rosy or pinky beige - it brightens up my eyes. I found that there are hundreds of pink eyeshadows but few were close to what I was looking for if I didn't want my shadow to look white or pink. I'm also learning that any color name with the word copper and/ or bronze in it looks ok. Good luck!
answered 7 months ago
PTTP
(MA)
answer 2
Hi,

I love all the NARS purple shades - darks, lights, lavender - and also Tropic would be really fun.

If you're near a Sephora, go in and ask for help or even a makeover. I've been surprised by some of the consultant suggestions over the years that have turned out be unexpected and really effective. Sometimes they suggest things I'd never consider, and they're right. In fact, the Sephora staff introducted me to the Orgasm line, which I now love. I used to stray from peach colors and stayed more toward pink, but they showed me all that I was missing.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 3
I would try Grenadine or Tropic.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 4
Are you asking about eye shadows? I'll assume you are.... As a red head with green eyes, I find that if you use a seashell color as your highlighter under the brow and a brown shade in your crease, you can use a variety of colors on the lid. For instance, I used a pretty blue-green shadow with an eye pencil called black jade and boy did my eyes pop. Did this help?
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
catriona
(Mount Airy, MD)
answer 5
Play around with warm colors - peach and apricot, olive and sage green, champagnes, golds, and coppers, maybe even a smoky turquoise that leans more toward green than blue. A rose or pink would probably work for you too, as long as it has warm undertones. Play play play, it's still the best part about "makeuping" :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
brianneo
(Nebraska)
answer 6
With green eyes, try a purple- definitely! Lighter for day time, but go deep for evening. Also, try the badgal lash in plum. You can use it over black for a deeper color, but it will make your eyes shine.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
sjsmith25
(Denver, CO)
Question
is this shadow powder or cream?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
(cincinnati)
on Single Eye Shadow
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

This is a powder, although NARS makes a great cream shadow. I'm so pleased with both formulations.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
This is powder, but the Nars cream shadow is awesome as well.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Powder. They also have another version that is cream but it is not any of these.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
dmarie
(Westchester, NY)
answer 4
powder
answered 6 years ago
madformakeup
(Surfside Beach, SC)
Question
Does this come with an applicator?
Or is it just shadow with no applicator?
asked 1 year ago
biowheez
(Seattle, WA)
on Single Eye Shadow
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
No applicator. Does have a mirror on inside of lid.
answered 7 months ago
SoftBlonde
answer 2
This shadow does not come with an applicator.
answered 1 year ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 3
Just a shadow. No sponge applicator.
answered 1 year ago
zombiegirl
(Tucson, AZ)
answer 4
Nope, no applicator. Use a brush.
answered 1 year ago
evasmommy
(Houston, Texas)
Question
What color should you use if you have light brown eyes and medium skin
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I have brown eyes too and obsessed over which NARS shade to get. Here's my conclusions:

I really wanted to go with one of the gold infused NARS amethyst/violet/purple based shadows when I was previously trying to create a certain look because those shades make brown eyes pop. Violets/plums/purples are hot colors for summer and I was set on finding the right NARS shade. Night Rider (which is a soft purple with silver glitter) is perfect for evening versions of the look I wanted to create although I was really impressed with Night Fairy and Strada, both of which had gold in them in some form or other. If you're looking for a purple shade of shadow, check all three out - each is beautiful in its own right. There's also D. Gorgeous which is a matte dusty lilac, but that shade wasn't available the day I was trying to make my purchase. When I tried the tester D.Gorgeous looked so beautiful on my wrist and is perfect for daytime.

That said, I eventually ended up with Night Rider because I needed it right away. Night Rider which is beautifully pigmented. It applies so easily and looks wonderful with a violet liner. Night Rider can be used with or without a primer. It really doesn't need one unless you have some problems with your lids. It stays perfectly in place without using one. The color is rich and vibrant, and using it with just purple liner and black mascara this is a huge change from a smoky or smudged eye. The thing I've noticed, while I was trying this out, is that my eyes look a lot bigger and more open with this more simple look. Night Rider can be used wet or dry. I haven't tried it wet. It's fine just as it is. It has a nice feel to it, too, as compared to other shadows. I love this shadow. There's some really beautiful shades in this color family.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
I have brown eyes as well, and the best colour for brown eyes is purple (u wanna do the opposite). I suggest-no Im tellin ya run dont walk, to the nearest Sephora and get STRADA- a beautiful shade of pruple with the most amazing gold sheen!!!! I promise its a hidden gem-definatly money well spent!!!!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
roxxane
(Kingston, Canada)
answer 3
You should use a purple or a green shade, either light or dark.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Willingboro, NJ)
Question
Strada-how to get the most of the gold sheen
Im totally in luv with strada, and the gold sheen is amazing. I was wondering how well the gold sheen shows up on most people, and if there are any tricks, or does anyone have advise about howI can apply it to get the gold sheen to really stand out....WARNING- i tried to help it along, and mixed a nice lancome gold on top-HUGE HUGE mistake, it went all gross, and i had to take it all off and start fresh
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
roxxane
(Kingston, Canada)
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I love Strada paired with the NARS duo Sugarland, which has two shades that can layer or accent the gorgeous golden sheen of Strada. I also like to layer NARS single cream shadows underneath their powder shadows. I have both Cosmic Girl and El Dorado. Of the two, Cosmic Girl underneath Strada seems to accentuate the gold more discreetly, while El Dorado gives a bronzed purple, at least on my skin. I also agree with Buenrosa; if you pat Strada on as opposed to sweeping it across the lids, it really keeps its in-the-pan purple-gold gorgeousness.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
nikkila
(miami, fl)
answer 2
I use it in contrast with another color that is more rich- highlighting either just my crease or the small triagle inside my crease. It really brightens and opens your eye. This may not be the exact look you are looking for but I love it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
Kris1037
(Irving TX)
answer 3
Use a really good eye lid primer (Try Too Faced Shadow insurance or Urban Decay's Primer Potion). I found that the gold sheen/sparkle in Strada will last longer when you pack it on your lid (tap - tap - tap motion). If you move the brush from side to side (like windshield wiper motion), the sheen will not show up as much.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
buenrosa
(Austin, TX)
Question
Night Fairy
I was wondering if anyone has tried this color? I'm wondering how dark it is and if it is glittery. Also, what color purple is it? Alot of Nars purples have a grey/silver undertone. Appreciate any help!
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
pawb4
(Troy, Michigan)
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I was looking for a specific purple so spent a lot of time looking at NARS shadows recently including Night Fairy. Maybe this will help you choosing a purple shade. They're all beautiful.

I really wanted to go with one of the gold infused NARS amethyst/violet/purple based shadows when I was previously trying to create a certain look. I also looked at D.Gorgeous which is matte without gold. Violets/plums/purples are hot colors for summer and I was set on finding the right NARS shade. Night Rider (which is a soft purple with silver glitter) is perfect for evening versions of the look I wanted to create although I was really impressed with Night Fairy and Strada, both of which had gold in them in some form or other. If you're looking for a purple shade of shadow, check all three out - each is beautiful in its own right. There's also D. Gorgeous which you inquired about. It's a matte dusty lilac, but that shade wasn't available the day I was trying to make my purchase. When I tried the tester D.Gorgeous looked so beautiful on my wrist and is perfect for daytime. It did look lilac and wasn't in the least bit chalky.

That said, I eventually ended up with Night Rider because I needed it right away. Night Rider which is beautifully pigmented. It applies so easily and looks wonderful with a violet liner. Night Rider can be used with or without a primer. It really doesn't need one unless you have some problems with your lids. It stays perfectly in place without using one. The color is rich and vibrant, and this look is a huge change from a smoky or smudged eye. The thing I've noticed, while I was trying this out, is that my eyes look a lot bigger and more open with this more simple look. Night Rider can be used wet or dry. I haven't tried it wet. It's fine just as it is. It has a nice feel to it, too, as compared to other shadows. I love this shadow. There's some really beautiful shades in this color family.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
I have Night Fairy and it is like a lavender purple with a lot of glitter that falls on your cheeks.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Night Fairy is a really light sheer color, I like it for inner corners of the eye and brow highlighting. It's not very dark at all, just a faint lavender color. It's sparkly but not glittery, if that makes sense. It doesn't have huge chunks of glitter, just very micro twinkle sparkles.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
twilighteyes
(Pacific Northwest)
Question
blue eyes?
i have blue eyes that have a ring of soft yellow around the pupil. i know its weird. but which eyeshadow would make my eyes pop?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
ldskfjsdlkfj
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I just had my makeup done at the NARS counter and they created a look to help me make my eyes stand out. Here is what they used: Alhambra eyeshdaow duo on my lid and brow bone, Lola single eyeshadow in my crease, mekongs (beautiful!!!) as dry eyeliner. Also their new lengthing mascara. My blue eyes were large and bright- I loved it!!!!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
gs8990
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 2
Probably Fez. I use it, and it makes my blue eyes look brighter.
im not completely sure about how it would look with the yellow though, my eyes are a bluey- grey.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
ilovetodance
(Calgary, AB, Canada)
answer 3
I personally use NARS Nightbreed (Black with silver glitter) as a wet liner for my blue eyes because black eyeliner really helps blue eyes. I also love NARS cream eyeshadow in Caroca (light/soft blue) as a higlighter in my inner corner and under my brow. Generally speaking (according to websites) blue eyed people should look for grays (Thunderball) , purples (Party Monster or Strada- even Ondine), taupes (Bali or Blondie) , and (possibly) bronzes to fit well with their eye color. Also, a deep blue/teal like Tropic could work really well if your eyes are blue-gray or light blue! Hope I helped- Gracie
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
gs8990
(Minneapolis, MN)
Question
D. Gorgeous (matte dusty lilac)
Who's tried D. Gorgeous (matte dusty lilac) & is it hard to blend since it's a matte? Does it actually look lilac or chalky?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
sparklyblind
(Havre de Grace)
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi,

I was looking for a specific purple so spent a lot of time looking at NARS shadows recently. I really wanted to go with one of the gold infused NARS amethyst/violet/purple based shadows when I was previously trying to create a certain look. I also looked at D.Gorgeous which is matte without gold. Violets/plums/purples are hot colors for summer and I was set on finding the right NARS shade. Night Rider (which is a soft purple with silver glitter) is perfect for evening versions of the look I wanted to create although I was really impressed with Night Fairy and Strada, both of which had gold in them in some form or other. If you're looking for a purple shade of shadow, check all three out - each is beautiful in its own right. There's also D. Gorgeous which you inquired about. It's a matte dusty lilac, but that shade wasn't available the day I was trying to make my purchase. When I tried the tester D.Gorgeous looked so beautiful on my wrist and is perfect for daytime. It did look lilac and wasn't in the least bit chalky.

That said, I eventually ended up with Night Rider because I needed it right away. Night Rider which is beautifully pigmented. It applies so easily and looks wonderful with a violet liner. Night Rider can be used with or without a primer. It really doesn't need one unless you have some problems with your lids. It stays perfectly in place without using one. The color is rich and vibrant, and this look is a huge change from a smoky or smudged eye. The thing I've noticed, while I was trying this out, is that my eyes look a lot bigger and more open with this more simple look. Night Rider can be used wet or dry. I haven't tried it wet. It's fine just as it is. It has a nice feel to it, too, as compared to other shadows. I love this shadow. There's some really beautiful shades in this color family.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
dreamyone
(EVERYTHING IS BLOOMING IN THE SOUTH)
answer 2
This shadow is very light lavender on my eyelids, but brightens my eyes and makes the whites very white against the blue iris. It blends quite nicely, even with my finger! I never would have tried it because it looks so inconspicious in the pan, but a NARS MA suggested I might find it appealing. Once on, it is definitely gorgeous, not at all chalky, and can work for a day or night look. Since I've gotten it home, I've used it with black liquid liner and mascara to great effect. I've heard, "You have such pretty eyes" more than once a day with this shadow. It also blends nicely on top of the soft brown of NARS shadow duo Brousse. Don't let the Easter egg color in the pan deter you. I've definitely become a believer in D Gorgeous. I'm fair to medium skinned, dark brown with a bit of cool red violet hair, and deep sky blue eyes. I also think it would probably rock on someone with brown eyes and darker skin tone.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
nikkila
(miami, fl)
answer 3
Well, I bought this shade online & found that it feels very silky/glides on well & is easily blendable but the color is just not there, it's basically translucent face powder, so I'm sure I'll exchange it.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
sparklyblind
(Havre de Grace)
Question
What other brands are comparable to this product?
What other brands are comparable to this product? Comparable to Target make up?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
vitaliyprod
(Sephora, CA)
on Single Eye Shadow
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I would say that Urban Decay is the closest but I don't think there's anything just like it. Sorry! I wish there was a less expensive option.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
tiffy2145
(Canton, OH)
answer 2
I don't think this shadow compares to other brands. Nars takes great care in their shadows. Some makeup's I do believe can be replaced with less expensive versions however, that is not the case with this shade and type of shadow. Don't skimp, buy the Nars version.
answered 4 years ago
miriamh
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 3
I use Coastal Scents and Urban Decay, I think Urban Decay would be better than Nars because this eyeshadow didn't blend well when I was trying to layer it on to give me that bold color I wanted. Coastal Scents is like cheap MAC. As far as Target brands... I'd say Loreal HIP works great as well as PIXI but those are the only two brands I have tried. Hope this helps.
answered 4 years ago
tinkertoy
(San Jose, CA)
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