NARS Smoky Eye Kit Swatches, Review, Eye Look



Disclosure: A press sample was provided.

One of the many items included in the NARS Fall 2014 gifting is the Smoky Eye Kit. This kit contains all the essentials you need to create a killer smoky eye using three eyeshadows, an eye liner, and a wide eye contour brush.  What’s more fun than swatching eyeshadows? Actually putting them on.

I did a quick step by step tutorial and there are swatches of the palette at the bottom. Enjoy!


NARS Smoky Eye

1. I’m the girl that likes to get the brows out of the way before I begin anything, so I used NARS Brow Gel in Kinshasa to fill them in just a little bit. Then I primed my lid using NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base. This is an excellent primer, but I hate the tube. Hopefully they reformulate this soon and get rid of the doe foot wand thing. I bet there’s product pushed down in the bottom on this tube (very Urban Decay-ish).

2. I applied the lightest shade, NARS Madrague I, a French vanilla white with a matte finish from the browbone to the crease of the lid. While this shade swatched really pigmented, when you apply it as a shadow to the eye, it is very faint in color but works out perfectly because I hate the highly noticeable highlight shade with smoky eyes sometimes.

3. I applied the next shade, NARS Bali to my lid area. Bali is a matte chocolate brown that applied easily to the crease.

4. I applied the last shade, NARS Mekong to the crease and blended. Mekong is a chocolate brown shadow with reddish brown shimmer. The more you blend, the fainter the shimmer becomes. I love it.

5. I finished off by lining with NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life mini Eyeliner and Milani Runway Lashes mascara. Fun fact: I’ve never used a NARS mascara like ever. I know.

NARS Smoky Eye Kit retails for $59, Available July 15, 2014 on and August 1, 2014 at NARS

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

17 thoughts on “NARS Smoky Eye Kit Swatches, Review, Eye Look

  1. Jessica W

    This is such a great palette!


  2. Nidia Doherty

    oooh, that shimmer! I love that look.


  3. Sheila Arkee

    Beautiful palette and look!


  4. Phyrra

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this kit.


  5. Kimberly

    I could see using this kit for a weekend getaway where I wouldn’t want to pack a lot of things. It takes care of several products. Nice!


  6. Miranda Mendoza

    Gorgeous smokey eye, will be perfect for fall!


  7. Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Beautiful smokey eye!


  8. cindyprimebeauty

    Great look!!


  9. FabZilla_Kath

    I love the neutral shades in this palette


  10. Justina

    Love the way this looks on you!


  11. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    It looks like a nifty little set.


  12. Erika926

    Great palette to have for fall, great look on you!


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