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NARS certainly isn’t fooling around in 2019 with the eyeshadow palettes! We’ve seen so many beautiful eye shadows from them this year alone and they aren’t showing any signs of slowing down.
The most recent release to land on my doorstep is the collection of the NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palettes. There are four palettes in this collection in Suede, Quartz, Copper and today’s post of Nectar.
what is it
The NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palettes are described as follows:
Inspired by destinations around the globe, each on-the-go compact features six high-impact eyeshadows packed with an innovative formula that suspends powder in a liquid-binding system. The curated shades, in finishes ranging from buttery mattes and lustrous satins to multi-dimensional glitters, deliver rich color in just one swipe.
The six shades available in the NARS Nectar Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette are: Desert City (matte apricot), Chateau (iridescent soft gold), Escalet (shimmering yellow gold), Pearl River (matte terracotta brown), Séte (shimmering tangerine) and Avenue of Stars (metallic warm copper).
I am completely shocked that as of this blog post the reviews on ULTA Beauty for the NARS Nectar Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette are so bad! Granted only two people have reviewed it so far and one gave no insight as to why they didn’t like it while the other only based their opinion on swatching. Lately, especially with NARS shadows, I’ve leaned more toward using swatches as inspiration for looks rather than judgement on eyeshadow quality.
In my experience with this palette I found all of the shades nicely pigmented and very easy to blend out. Even when used dry (as you’ll see in the eye look below) the iridescent, shimmering and metallic shades performed well.
The packaging is what you’re used to from NARS – a square, black rubbery feeling compact with white lettering on the outside while inside is a full mirror opposite 6 eyeshadow shades. The pans are smaller than what you’re used to with NARS but you’re getting 6 as opposed to 2 shades for the same price point.
I find the layout of the 6-pan to be a lot nicer and chic than the older style (shown here with Long Hot Summer). You’re getting a little less product in this new layout but the price point is also a little less expensive.
My only complaint is that it’s not a “complete palette”. I had to dip into NARS Copper Voyageur to get two other shades for my look shown below. I’d really I’d love a white gold to really accent the brow arch and inner eye socket and also maybe a white/beige matte to blend out meld the brow and crease shades.
However, overall, If you love warm, peachy, golden tones then this palette is a 5-star must-have. If you already own NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette (and YOU SHOULD) then you’ll be good to go, as this one would be very complementary.
The NARS Nectar Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette is swatches below dry and on bare skin (no primers):
get the look
In this look below I used the shades dry because I wasn’t looking for anything super intense. If you want to bump this look up you can definitely do so by wetting your brush before you apply the metallic or shimmer shades.
Urban Decay Primer Potion // MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly // NARS Nectar: Desert City (all over to set base & later to help blend out crease), Pearl River (deep crease & under lower lash line), Avenue of Stars (lid color – dry), Chateau (inner corner – dry) // NARS Copper: Bal Harbour (transition shade), Broome (outer V) // Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Demolition (top) & Lucky (bottom waterline) // IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara
The NARS Nectar Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette retails for $32.00 and is currently available exclusively at ULTA Beauty.