NARS Autumn 2011: Outremer & Rue Bonaparte

The final two pieces from my NARS Autumn 2011 order came: Eye Pencil in Rue Bonaparte and Eyeshadow in Outremer:

Swatches:

The pencil glides on smooth and even, and sets in about 20 seconds. And once it’s set, it does NOT MOVE! I had a bit of a time getting it off… I finally broke it down with a little oil to remove the swatch.

The eyeshadow has a tendency to get a little chalky. It goes on smooth, but it can skip. I think that to truly get this color to stay and pop, you’re going to need a primer. I’m a bit disappointed because I really wanted this to perform. I’m keeping it because I LOVE the color, but I honestly find Outremer a bit lacking. If you can find a vibrant blue that performs, get it instead. Despite the stunning visual with the promotional picture, this eyeshadow is not a must have.