Because every eye look needs a bit of warm glimmer, NARS has launched the limited edition Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil($24.00) within their Spring 2013 Color Collection.
What the NARS website has to say about the Soft Touch Shadow Pencil:
Soft Touch Shadow Pencils provide easy, portable, long-wearing application. These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye. Smooth, creamy texture delivers a smooth, velvety feel to the eye and make for easy blending and an ideal base for layering with a powder shadow for increased color intensity.
- Portable application
- Smooth, creamy, long-wearing formula
- Easy and seamless blending
- Ideal base for layering with powder eyeshadow to increase color intensity
Corcovado is described as 24-karat gold. It definitely is that. When swatched heavily it's a drool-worthy pop of goldenrod yellow.
I've found the best way to wear the Soft Touch Shadow Pencils is by applying a primer first (such as NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base or UDPP) and blend the color out, then add a shadow over top. The primer and shadow help the color to hold, and if you blend out the pencil rather than layer it on it won't crease. It's a soft formula, so if you just pack it on your lid it's not going to be okay.
For more information on this collection, please see the Official Press Release.