NARS • Edie • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is a good everyday cream colour. It's nice for a base shadow and even though it has shimmer.. it's so little that you can hardly notice it. The texture is amazing too!! I wouldn't repurchase just because it's a colour that's easily found in MAC or drugstores, so I'm not sure it's worth the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
My absolute favorite base eyeshadow colour!!!
I have darkness around my eyes and Edie is fantastic to even out and cover some of the darkness without being too shimmery. Great staying power.
I wear it everyday and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great base shade. It's just slightly lighter than my skin tone.
Highly recommend. Wish it was more available in Australia.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I just love Edie, it is without doubt my favourite eye shadow and as I reach the last straggly bits in the pan I'm in panic mode to find some more.
I was looking for a good base colour to buy my mother for Christmas and despite it's slight glittery shimmer I bought it for her. I was so impressed on how it suited her I immediately went and bought some for myself. Edie is a soft rose tinted beige and were it not for the glitter, I would wear it as a base only but the fact it is so pretty on I also wear it on days when I want to go incognito. Some Edie and some mascara and I can face the world.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've been wearing matte highlighters/washes forever, but I wanted to step out of my rut and try something that adds more depth. I read the MUA reviews about Edie, but I am wary of products that are listed as shimmer, especially as some of the reviews contradicted one another. I find most shimmers to be too sparkly, when what I want is a subtle sheen, similar to Laura Mercier (sateen) or MAC (satin) or Edward Bess. Unfortunately, LM doesn't have a cool-neutral ivory sateen, and MAC's only options for my skin tone are Mylar (which I own) and Brule, which I find too warm/dark. I already own EB Nude, a yellow-based neutral. I wanted an ivory or a cool-neutral cream.
I decided to go for it and ordered Edie sight unseen. When I first put it on, I was completely unimpressed. It didn't look any different from the myriad other ivory highlighters I own. In fact, I liked it less well than MAC Mylar. So i went to work with the intent of printing out a return label so I could send it back the next day. But then ...
I caught a glimpse of myself in the rear-view mirror on the way to work and noticed I looked more awake and alert than usual. I assumed I'd just gotten a good night's sleep, but as the way wore on, I realized it was Edie.
That night I compared Edie to Mylar and realized how much more subtle and natural Edie is. Where Mylar is a beautiful shimmering ivory, it definitely lightens my skin. Edie, on the other hand, is almost an identical match to my skin tone, so what repelled me earlier in the day became the thing that most impressed me. An eyeshadow that practically disappears but does amazing things for my appearance. And the effects lasted all day, even though I used no primer. Just a little LM sable in the crease and BB Mahogany gel eyeliner in the upper water line (tightline).
I experimented with Edie more the next morning and, to be sure, it applies nearly invisible on my fair, cool skin (NW15); it melts in with the most exquisitely soft blendability. When I turned my head from side to side, I could see an absolutely stunning depth to my lids, an almost glossy sheen without one iota of sparkle or glitter. I *LOVE* this product, and am going to wear it down the pan in no time. I now want to try the All About Eve duo.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Was sold this as an all-over lid base color. It's a very sheer cream color, with emphasis on very sheer...
I also find that this is one of NARS's more "powdery" shadows. Lots of dust when picking up the product with a brush.
As a base color I'm really not impressed, it's definitely a color you put on and wonder if you just put something on and if you really look any different with it on in the first place...(how's THAT for a run-on sentence??)
I prefer Bobbi Brown's Bone e/s for a neutral base or Clinique's Daybreak for a shimmer base. Edie just isn't memorable.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm surprised how creamy NARS eyeshadows are. They are very high quality and blendable. I got the Edie in my Everlasting Love Palette and found that this works great as an undereye brightener when applied with my fingers. This helps to make my tired eyes look rested. As an eyeshadow however, this barely shows up on my tanned NC40 skin. I would not buy this again but I will continue to use the rest as a highlighter under the brows, in the corner of the eyes, under the eyes, and on the chin to create artificial light.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
natural color- creme/ivory ( not white) with very fine shimmer- sheer.
on my fair-med skin it barely shows- i'm using it as a wash.
i will not re-buy because it's too sheer and does not show up on my skin as much as i wanted.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
One of my favorite neutral shadows!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favorite eyeshadows. It is a very pale, slightly shimmery cream and is a wonderful basic for highlighting the under the brow. I'm on my 3rd pan and it is a staple for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I'll start by saying that I would not buy this eyeshadow again. Why? It is simple: I am not impressed at all with the color. I mean...what is this? The eyeshadow itself is invisible on my lids: no color, no brightness, no shimmer, no nothing. If it were not about the less (LESS!) shimmer it has, I could very well apply it as a powder...lol. It matches my skintone so damn well.. lol
Really now, it is absolutely invisible on my eyes and I am upset with this futhermore because I payed a lot for this....you know girls what I am talking about. I was truly praying for something with a little more shimmer than it already has. But the luck was not by my side so now I am a little bit dissapointed with this.
I would have given this one 3 lippies but I can't. I can't because apart from the color that has nothing special, I am impressed by its quality, so this explains the reason why I've decided to give 4 lippies instead of 3.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I was attracted to this shade for the name (being a fan of Edie Sedgwick). Edie is a nude buttercream with shimmer. Sounds like a lot of shades out there, but for me there is something about Edie. It's a perfect goes-with everything shade, a perfect base shade, a perfect nude without being too light or dull, and an awesome subtle shade for highlighting the browbone. Nothing but love for Nars Edie.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I got a sample of this and Abyssina at the same time and they are pretty similar in color. This is more cream and where the Abyssina is slightly peach and has more shimmer. I don't own a shimmery eyeshadow and these were the first I've tried in a very long time. I liked them both, but I liked the Abyssina more - it's just prettier. In most lighting, this looks matte on my skin, and I have a matte that is very similar to this in color (Clinique Buttermilk) so it didn't really make sense for me to get this. Plus, for some reason this one irritated my eyes, and the Abyssina was didn't. This lasted all day for me, but the Abyssina, disappeared within an hour or two, so I didn't buy either. For a lid color, I prefer Smashbox Sand. It lasts and I think it has a creamier application.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love this eyeshadow. Even though there is nothing too special about this shadow, it makes an absolutely wonderful base shade, and has just the slightest hint of shimmer. The shadow blends amazingly well, and combined with bali, these two shadows make up my standard low maintenance look these days. would definitely buy this shadow again
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Eh--I'm torn. I DO love Edie--it's a sheer luminous light beige that really gives my lids a subtle glowy look--can be used with almost any other shadow color. A staple, if you will. The reason I'm torn is that this is awfully similar to MAC Ricepaper in terms of effect. If you hold the pans side by side Ricepaper comes out a little peachier looking, but there is no discernable difference on my eyes. Both shades make awesome highlighters and base shades. Go-with-everything-glow that lights up your eyes. When it comes down to it, I'll probably repurchase Ricepaper over this one 'cuz it's $8 cheaper. One good thing is the NARS single pans are huge so Edie will be enjoyed by me for a long time to come.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I love this eyeshadow! I always use it, no matter what other color I'm using as well! I am Asian with a crease, but it only gets as big as an Asian crease goes (which isn't that big). So if the only colors are showing are my eyeshadow colors and highlight (the base all covered), the look can easily become over-the-top with either the color applied too far up or the highlight to pronounced. I hope that made sense! If not, I have a few FOTDs as examples of what I mean. But anyways, so in the middle of my color and my highlight is where Edie comes in. It's a sheer, shimmery skin color that "perks" up my eyes. It does this even when itís worn alone! My eyes instantly look brighter and more awake. Edie does this better than any other "nude" eyeshadow I've tried, yet in the pan it looks totally plain and dupable! I don't know what it is, but Edie gives me the best affect out of all the seeming dupes. Love love love it!
I tried to take a picture of the swatch I did, but it would not show up! It is subtle but visible in real life, but the camera just would not pick it up!
***UPDATE***The more I look at old pictures, the more I find that highlighting my browbone looks really tacky. So, I've stopped doing that and instead just put a wash of this or Biarritz above the lid color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Off the bat I will go ahead and admit that my attraction to some products is based purely on packaging and naming. Edie was no exception. I immediately started thinking, with one swipe of this shimmery eggshell colored shadow, I too, would be a factory girl. After a week or so of wearing it I'm not exceptionally more glamorous, or famous or rich but I am completely smitten with this colors ability to be sheer yet apparent, shimmery but not glittery and to show up on my otherwise pale pale pale complexion without looking chalky or stupid. I finally have a perfect color to highlight my brow-bone or to swipe all over my lid for a clean but dewy look that deceives people into thinking I wake up looking amazing. Ms. Sedgwick would be proud.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a lovely translucent, off-white eyeshadow with subtle glitter. Yes: glitter! But subtle. I bought it as a surrogate of that little princess All About Eve, which looked like crap on me and broke my heart. The rejection spun me off into the dark alleyways of overpriced neutrals, overpriced singles, retro throwbacks and actual glitter.
So Edie is beautiful as a highlighter for the brow bown or by itself over the whole eye. Translucent and glowy - never looks chalky or too white. My latest eye is a wash of Edie with coppered pink Mykonos on the lid, black liquid liner on the upper and a short cat's eye tail. And mascara. I call it: Bitch Mod. I'm rocking a Jane Birkin right now; it looks totally disdainful.
The midwesterner in me is filled with contempt and shame for myself at the price of this product. But I have firmly drunk (firmly drunk?) the NARS kool-aid, and can no longer be held to standards of objectivity or impartiality about anything.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I really like Nars eyeshadows. This is a lovely cream beige shade that works very well as a wash over the lid. It has a beautiful fine shimmer that looks like a glow. Great on its own for the day or as a base with other colours. A great shade with a lot of uses. I will repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a sheer ivory/off-white color with very fine silver sparkles in it (sparkles rather than shimmer because they are distinct rather than melting together). The base shadow itself is matte, though not chalky-looking due to the sheerness and fine texture of the powder. It requires a little layering (2-3 depending on how dark your lids are) to get it to show up, but it does brighten up eyes subtly, which is key if you don't have a cool-toned complexion but want to try a white-ish eyeshadow for brightening. This does remind me of NARS's "All About Eve" duo in terms of the texture, finish and faint brightening quality it has, except AAE is a bit more peach/beige-toned and lacks the sparkles.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Green
I love Edie. I must agree with the reviewer who said that if you love AAE, you'll love Edie. It has that same indefineable glow. Edie is *very* sheer & subtle. If you are looking for an opaque shadow, you probably won't like it. I look for very subtle eye shadow for work these days, so I am very happy with it. I use it as a wash with Cairo or Blondie on my lids. Very polished but not at all frosty office look that won't have everyone distracted by your eye shadow.