The second I saw this color I HAD to have it. While the color is perfection, it's not the EASIEST to use. This stuff takes a lot of layers to be as bold as you want it, which I don't mind. You need a good matte eye primer [I like UD's Eden]. It really makes brown eyes pop. Totally worth it.
Outremer is a matte bright electric blue. I've been looking for an eyeshadow like this forever (okay, well, actually only since I saw it on the Anna Sui and Stella McCartney runway during NYFW), but everything I've seen was too turquoise, too dark, too purple, not bright enough, or had shimmer. But Outremer? Dude, it's 100% pure PERFECTION.
The pigmentation isn't great, but that's what's so great about it--you can apply one layer for a nice wearable blue, or you can apply it wet or over a heavy layer of UDPP to apply true to its color (or pack on 4-5 layers). Its bright blue color makes my dark brown eyes pop!
For a special occasion, I've worn it as a super dramatic, head-turning smokey eye, with this on the upper lid and lower lash line, Dior Diorshow Mascara in Azure Blue (it's the same electric blue as Outremer), a thin line of MAC Blacktrack on the upper lash line for a bit of definition, and soft nude lips. Can you say "glamorous"?
For a more toned-down daytime look, I wore neutral eyeshadow on the upper lids and lined my lower lash line with this, finished with black mascara and a bit of black liner on the upper lash line.
I have also worn it as a cream/liquid eyeliner. For liquid, I mix it with Fix+. For cream, I mix it with MAC Mixing Medium, or any white cream product. You can do this with any eyeshadow.
You can also wear it as a mascara by mixing it with a white mascara primer.
No matter what the look I create with this, I always get compliments! That's one of the reasons why I love it, but honestly, I love it pretty much for the color.
Otherwise, the formula isn't that great. It's smooth, but it's not soft, nor is it very buttery.
The longetivity, on the other hand, is great. On my bare semi-oily eyelids, it lasts for a good 7 hours. With a primer or base, it lasts all day long.
The packaging is just the classic, iconic NARS black, ultra-slim, ultra-chic compact with a full-sized mirror.
It retails at $24 for 0.07 oz. of product.
Would I repurchase? A billion times!
This is a brilliant, vibrant, electric blue. The color is great for brown eyes. I build to result in vibrant color, and I layer over my eyeliner. I haven't worn it over the entire lid yet, as I wear it every day for work, but I'd love to build a blue, "smokey" eye with this. It definitely needs primer or it migrates (for those of us with oily skin).
Great color and a great shadow. I took off a star for the high price and small container, but it's my daily, go-to shadow right now, so I'd probably purchase it again.
This color is amazing. It compliments my skin tone (mac NC40 yellow undertones), dark brown hair and dark brown eyes very well. They make my eyes really stand out. I generally wear it alone on the lid, in the crease, and as liner and then with a brow highlighter and lots of lashes. It is a bit deeper than MAC's Atlantic Blue. The texture is hard to work with but it's pigmented. You will definitely need to work with it.
First of all let me say that this product is not your friend. It is not buttery soft, it is not easy to apply and it will not coach you through blending. You NEED to play around with this and have a game plan when using it, otherwise it will not give you any results. That being said, this is my holy grail blue. The color is so rich and vibrant when you apply. It can be used as an lid color, blending color, or even an eyeliner. I LOVE this color and am so happy that they made it apart of the permanent line, I've already hit pan on my first one and will most definitely be purchasing this again.
this is a true blue, however, i find it only stays the bright tone when applyed over primer. without it, it darkens and isnt bright at all. which can be good for days that you want a darker look. but if your stunned by its vivid color, definatly pair it with your fav eye primer.
I loved this ES the minute I saw it on display! I first put a base of Buxom creme shadow(the cobalt blue one), then I put this over it. Lasts FOREVER when applied this way! For some reason, this goes on WAY better than the Nars Daphne which is another electric color. Would definitely purchase again!
I purchased this for $23 USD. I probably won't ever repurchase this ever, as the NARS single-shadows last forever. Plus, since I wouldn't wear this bright blue regularly I can't see me ever getting to the bottom of the pan.
I LOVE this blue with no violet undertones - just pure, electric blue. I'm an east Asian with normally pale skin (I'm now about a shade darker after the summer). I would never wear this like the model does in the NARS ads. I first layer a pale ivory shade all over my lids, then a very pale peach from the lash line up to about the middle of the lid. I then blend tiny amounts of the blue into the crease and the outer corners of the eyes. Nude lips or peach lipgloss looks great with this.