A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted about Sephora having such a great deal on two eyeshadows: NARS California & NARS Night Sun. They were on sale for $8 as opposed to their regular $23, and it would be a slap in the face to the makeup gods if I didn't purchase these two. I immediately ordered them, and the shipment came in today.
NARS California | NARS Night Sun
NARS California is described on the Sephora website as a "molten copper." It has warm, reddish & brown undertones and has a very good color payoff. The swatch on my arm only took one swipe from my finger. The texture is smooth & buttery, but I did see it crumble a little bit when touched with a heavier hand. I can see this color working well on many skin tones especially on darker skinned ladies. This brings out my dark brown eyes wonderfully and is a perfect color for the fall.
NARS Night Sun is described on the Sephora website as a "bright marigold with gold flecks." To me, it is a yellow-gold with very noticeable glitter. I can see how one can be frustrated with this because of all the fall-out. The key for the glitter to stay put is to use a very sticky base and have it foiled. (please see my eyeshadow application tutorial HERE.) Night Sun isn't as smooth as California, as well as the color payoff. It took 3-4 swipes from my finger to get that much color to show. This color is beautiful when worn during a night out on the town, but may be too much for the daytime (depending on your preferences).
All in all, I'm happy with my purchase. $8 is such a good deal, and I can see myself buying California with its original price because of how beautiful it makes my dark brown eyes look. Night Sun, however, is beautiful but not worth the $23 price tag. $8 is all I would pay for this eyeshadow.
NOTE: These two eyeshadows are still on sale! :) Purchase them HERE.
Until Next Time! :)