NARS Velvet Shadow Stick {Beauty}

I’ve always been a big fan of any beauty product that offers performance combined with ease of application. I’m not one to take a complicated approach to beauty – never have been, never will be. I want that high maintenance look, sure. But I want it to take five minutes. Ok, so maybe a little more than five minutes but you know what I mean – I want max look, minimum time. I think you likely get my point now, so I’ll move on to actually talking about the NARS Velvet Shadow Stick shades that this products are about.

The four shades I have here are: Hollywoodland (golden) Oaxaca (taupe) Glenan (navy) and Reykjavic (grey). A pretty classic shade line up. Covering off nudes, day to day and smokey eye options in a nice little quad of colour choices. Each shade is absolutely silky smooth and hugely pigmented – just take a peek below to see what I mean.IMG_9430 IMG_9434

The shades and pigment pay off are all really lovely. You can see just how intense and dark the grey and navy shades are especially. The two paler ones (golden and the taupe) are highly pigmented. But they do show up every tiny crease. in the skin. They apply direct then can be blended out either with a finger – but be quick as they do ‘set’ and become less easy to play with.

My favourite shade of the bunch is (predictably) Oaxaca – a nice and safe but pretty taupe shade that works for day or can be used for a subtle smokey eye if applied more heavily. Staying power wise this is ideal – it’s become a daily choice and it does stay put for a long day with little or no creasing at all.

NARS Velvet Shadow Stick * available now from John Lewis (£20)

*PR sample or gift.



  1. Amy
    October 28, 2015 / 8:13 pm

    They look amazing. Will defo purchase them at some point! I’m trying to start a blog and need some advice I really would appreciate it if you could reply and help me out! Your blogs are awesome by the way x

  2. October 28, 2015 / 8:28 pm

    The navy looks incredible – so rich and pigmented! Lovely post! x

  3. October 28, 2015 / 8:31 pm

    Wow! These are so beautiful. x

  4. October 29, 2015 / 8:04 am

    These look amazing! How do they compare to the byterry ombré black stars?

  5. October 29, 2015 / 10:31 am

    That navy shade is exactly the kind of blue I’ve been after! Could make a welcome change to black in the lash line I think!

    The Beauty Locker

  6. October 31, 2015 / 2:13 pm

    I love the navy shade, it’s such a rich blue! I’m definitely adding this to my beauty wish list. I’m starting up a new blog and would love for you to take a look as it transforms. I love your posts, so much blogger respect x

  7. October 31, 2015 / 2:40 pm

    I love the golden shade Hollywoodland !It’s fave combo of mine with their new dual intensity eyeshadow shade called Telesto!

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