Musings of a Muse

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Nov 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

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Anonymous Nell said...

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!

November 4, 2008 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

lol...the fallout really makes me's a b*tch to clean up! I love piggies but this is the reason I find I avoid them :(

But honestly I can't's too lovely a color not to grab :)

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

November 4, 2008 at 1:14 PM  
Anonymous Paige said...

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!

November 4, 2008 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi paige!

oh no don't say that :) sparkle is a must hehehe!

thank god so ceylon has introduced you to the sparkling goodness in the world :)

aw thanks so much! What a lovely comment :)

I must say I adore the look of just pinched cheeks or just out of a cold night looking cheeks :)

I really love the sparkle from this shadow good stuff :)

November 4, 2008 at 1:47 PM  
Anonymous Nosh said...

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 =)

November 4, 2008 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya nosh!

I'd say that sounds gorgeous and accurate :) I does kinda look like snowflakes fell on my lashes and lids :)

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!

November 4, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Adina said...

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?

November 4, 2008 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi adina.

sure do miss you around here :)

Thanks so much MWAH!

Not even during sephora ff!??!?! :) It's been a tough year for everyone :( 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 shade is likey :P I hate mattes....!

The singles are divine though..very nice shades and like nothing released so far in the catalog :)

Miss you here!


November 4, 2008 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

this one adina:

looks like it's japan exclusive!

November 4, 2008 at 4:37 PM  
Blogger Phyrra said...

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


You look great!

November 4, 2008 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Shefali said...

ABSOLUTELY GORG!!! Wow...this is my fave FOTD of yours.

November 4, 2008 at 6:44 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

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.

November 4, 2008 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Vichaya said...

Oh.. you look so pretty. I love this FOTD. ^v^

November 4, 2008 at 9:31 PM  
Anonymous Ale said...

i looove that look!!! you look sooo pretty!!! =D

November 4, 2008 at 11:38 PM  
Anonymous sungmi said...

how do you like pink swoon? does it show up well??

November 5, 2008 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

that's a very pretty look on you! very christmasy.

November 5, 2008 at 12:41 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

you look like you're all set for winter!! *hugs*

November 5, 2008 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger Haru said...

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!

November 5, 2008 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger makeupmag said...

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

November 5, 2008 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey dd!

thanks hun! ;) *hugs* You're lovely thanks so much!

November 5, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there shefali!

Thanks hun!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;) *huge hugs*

November 5, 2008 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello cathy!

Thanks for coming out of lurkdom to say hello :)

Thanks so much I truly appreciate your reading my blog!

I agree..even though it's fall out drama I still love it :) it's a great shadow!

You're most welcome, it's my pleasure, and THANK You for commenting :)

I hope we'll talk again soon!

November 5, 2008 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi there Vichaya!

Thanks hun :) *hugs*

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


November 5, 2008 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi ale!

Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks for the comment!
Hope to talk to you again soon!

November 5, 2008 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

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 :P

Hope this helps!

November 5, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi connie!

Thanks hun! *hugs*

Thanks for the comment!

November 5, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ann!

absolutely ;)


November 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey iris!


Thanks lovie :)

Aw shucks thanks Iris!

My skin is FINALLY improving! The summer is so rough on my skin :( makes it dull and gross :P I love the cold weather..even though my skin ends up drying out badly it still looks so much better in the cooler weather :)

Thanks for the lovely comment!


November 5, 2008 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi mags!

Thanks honey!

indeed ;) Thanks for your great comments's nice seeing you back here!


November 5, 2008 at 9:37 AM  

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