November 4, 2008

NARS Night Life Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

The Muse’s heart was thumping rather loudly after she seen the new NARS Holiday Collection 2008! She was particularly thrilled with the introduction of the two newest shades of NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Life and Silent Night. Have you seen them yet? Oh my gosh gorgeous!

Today I’ll be reviewing NARS Single Eye Shadow in Night Life and later this week I’ll bring you a second review of NARS Single Eye Shadow in Silent Night. Excited? The Muse is!

I’m unsure which I love more but I must say that both shadows are outstanding. I used Night Life this morning for simple look and you can honestly get any number of looks using the shadow alone or together with other items in your stash. Night Life is a sparkling metallic silver which is absolute shimmer overload! If you love your shadows full of sparkle, shimmer, and glitter, Night Life should appeal! The texture may be a little bit of a let down considering that this causes major fall out woes. Upon applying you’ll end up with sparkles just about everywhere which is because the formula feels much like a pressed pigment would. Once you swipe your brush across the shadow it kicks up a huge cloud of chunky pieces of sparkle and glitter which in turn cause a major ordeal for application but honestly, when have you ever not run into a problem when applying a shimmering shadow?

Aside from fall out problems I loved the finish of the shadow and highly recommend nabbing it for yourself. The shadow can be used alone to create a metallic, foiled silver eye which pairs up nicely with a black liner (this is how I used it this morning!). Or, better yet, Night Life will be an ideal shadow for creating a smoked eye sparkling eye look that should grab attention this Holiday Season! The silver would be a fantastic base or as a crease shade followed up closely with a matte black shadow to create a rather outstanding smoky eye! Honestly, the possibilities of using this shadow are endless and it’s fast becoming a favorite for the season ahead for me!

If you simply adore sparkling shadows you’ll want to grab NARS Night Life for yourself! The Muse Approves it for purchase and says it’s well worth picking up to add to your NARS Collection!

To create my look this morning I simply used NARS Night Life all over my eye and followed up with liner! Simple, sparkling, gorgeous!

What I used to create my look:

NARS Eyeshadow in Night Life
Tony & Tiny Glitter Eyeliner in Black/Silver
Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in Zero
MAC Eyeliner in Black Funk
KATE Gel Mascara

MAC Blush in Pink Swoon
Bare Escentuals Gossamer Diamond Powder

NARS Lipgloss in Misbehave

How about you?

Anything catch your eye from NARS Holiday Collection?

Tell the Muse!

NARS Holiday Collection 2008

NARS Super Orgasm Review

NARS Revolt Lipgloss Review

NARS Roundup Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Nell

    Looks pretty, but I can΄t live with fallout, I΄m much too anal. LOL!
    The colors of this FOTD suit you very well, they really brighten your skin and make you look like a porcelain doll! Lovely!

  • the Muse

    lol…the fallout really makes me cringe…it’s a b*tch to clean up! I love piggies but this is the reason I find I avoid them πŸ™

    But honestly I can’t’s too lovely a color not to grab πŸ™‚

    thanks so much! That’s a huge compliment *hugs*

  • Paige

    I’m a truly a neutral makeup person sans the sparkly almost always (I say this cause I adore my MSF in So Ceylon – I finally see the sparkling light!lol) but I must say that this look is ethereal. You look like a fairy that’s just be let in from the snowstorm with those red lips and cheeks:)Really like it!

  • the Muse

    hi paige!

    oh no don’t say that πŸ™‚ sparkle is a must hehehe!

    thank god so ceylon has introduced you to the sparkling goodness in the world πŸ™‚

    aw thanks so much! What a lovely comment πŸ™‚

    I must say I adore the look of just pinched cheeks or just out of a cold night looking cheeks πŸ™‚

    I really love the sparkle from this shadow good stuff πŸ™‚

  • Nosh

    It reminds me of snowflakes when they fall on your eyelashes all glittery like!! Is that weird? =(

    Anyhoo, you look SOOOO PRETTY! The eyeshadow combined with misbehave is such a nice combo. It’s glittery and pretty but not over the top. You look like you just came in out of the snow! *makes musey a big cup of hot chocolate*, hehe =)

  • the Muse

    hiya nosh!

    I’d say that sounds gorgeous and accurate πŸ™‚ I does kinda look like snowflakes fell on my lashes and lids πŸ™‚

    aw thanks so much *hugs*

    hehe I wouldn’t mind a hot cuppa right now it’s kinda brisk out!

    Thanks for the awesome comment/compliment!

  • Adina

    You look gorgeous my dear!

    I too have fallen in love with nars holiday 2008, but alas, i cannot afford it!

    Did you happen to see the holiday eyeshadow palette? Its new for 2008 and it is absolutely stunning- but i cannot find it online anyway. Drool worthy indeed!

    Oh, and what did you think of jolie poupee?

  • the Muse

    hi adina.

    sure do miss you around here πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much MWAH!

    Not even during sephora ff!??!?! πŸ™‚ It’s been a tough year for everyone πŸ™ Economy is in a major slump and I am picky about what I buy myself.

    I didn’t see Holiday palette?! AHhh new!? Sephora? Where?!

    jolie poupee is a no go for me…one shade is matte…no likey πŸ˜› I hate mattes….!

    The singles are divine though..very nice shades and like nothing released so far in the catalog πŸ™‚

    Miss you here!


  • Phyrra

    This is a GORGEOUS holiday look on you. I loving the sparkles around your eyes, and your lips are awesome!


    You look great!

  • Cathy

    Hi Muse! I’ve been lurking on your blog for a while and I LOVE all the great reviews! I have to say, this is such a pretty look on you!! I love the sparkle, and it’s worth the fall-out IMO! Thank you for all the fantastic reviews.

  • Haru

    Hey Izzy,

    You totally rocked that eyeshadow! I think this is one of the most gorgeous FOTDs that I’ve seen on your blog, I just love that silvery shimmer on you. The entire look is just perfect. I wish I had glowy skin like yours!

  • makeupmag

    What a striking fotd. I like it juxtaposed with your Px Aglow one – one for night; one for day. LOVERLY.

  • the Muse

    hello cathy!

    Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to say hello πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much I truly appreciate your reading my blog!

    I agree..even though it’s fall out drama I still love it πŸ™‚ it’s a great shadow!

    You’re most welcome, it’s my pleasure, and THANK You for commenting πŸ™‚

    I hope we’ll talk again soon!

  • the Muse

    hi there Vichaya!

    Thanks hun πŸ™‚ *hugs*

    It’s good to see you back and commenting it’s been a while since I talked to you!


  • the Muse

    hello sungmi!

    I’m kinda on the fence about pink swoon. It’s a bit chalky..I’m not fond of the texture/formula. It shows up well enough but you do have to layer it on as it’s not too pigmented πŸ˜›

    Hope this helps!

  • the Muse

    hey iris!


    Thanks lovie πŸ™‚

    Aw shucks thanks Iris!

    My skin is FINALLY improving! The summer is so rough on my skin πŸ™ makes it dull and gross πŸ˜› I love the cold weather..even though my skin ends up drying out badly it still looks so much better in the cooler weather πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the lovely comment!


  • the Muse

    hi mags!

    Thanks honey!

    indeed πŸ˜‰ Thanks for your great comments’s nice seeing you back here!