Monday 20 July 2015

Speed Review: NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast


It's been some time since I last reviewed an eyeshadow here on Skin Deep but I felt inspired to write today's post after trying the NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast.

Originally introduced as part of the Holiday 2014 collection, NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow in Opal Coast is a stunning iridescent white powder eyeshadow. The instantly recognisable NARS black packaging features a design which is reminiscent of a shatter pattern. There's a full sized mirror in the lid and 2.2g of product inside.

I was pleasantly surprised by the soft and smooth application- the shadow is not chalky. It's by no means an every day shadow and nor does it claim to be. I noticed one of the reviews on the NARS website described Opal Coast as "like glistening Christmas snow" and I have to agree. The shadow is intensely iridescent and gives a high impact shimmer. The glitter particles are fine, not chunky, meaning that it's a grown-up way of wearing glitter. I particularly liked wearing this around the tear duct to add light to a dramatic smoky eye.

I have to admit that despite my love of NARS, I would struggle to justify the £18 price tag however, if you're looking for a pretty pigment without the mess of loose shadow, this could be worth a look.

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