The Velvet Shadow Sticks ($29; narscosmetics.com) from NARS’ Wildfire Collection come in four shades of Blue, Copper, Antique Gold and a very exquisite Vivid Purple. Usbek, the Vivid Purple is among the nicest purple cream eyeshades I’ve tried. The texture is creamy, has fantastic color payoff and is something I love to smudge along the lash lines, especially the lower lash line . The color looks just as vivid when smudged and has hints of blue and red too. Grand-Large is a Metallic Sky Blue, a tad more sheer than others, but a great color to layer with blues and greens. Siros is a Shimmery Bronze, one of my favorites from the collection. Fantatsic neutral, beautiful when used all over the lid and works with all skin tones. Belle-IIe is another unique color too, even though it looks like another neutral. It has hints of a coppery-orange and is great when sheered out! Overall, I absolutely love these shadow sticks and think they’re fantastic alone, under eyeshadows or even as liners. They don’t budge when set, but also give you sometime before they set to smudge and blend the color out!
|Wearing NARS' Velvet Shadow Sticks in Siros and Usbek. Siros all over the lid and Usbek along the lashlines.|