NARS • Night Fever • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||41%|
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love Nars "Night Fever" as a smokey eyeliner. I line my eye with a fine black eyeliner first, then use a slanted brush to apply Night Fever to give the smokey effect all the way around the eye. I like how the funky red colour in the pot is such a nice smokey black when applied. It is better than a dark grey or a true black eyeliner and easier to smudge than a similar MAC eyeshadow that I used previously. The first pot of Night Fever lasted me more than 2 years. I travel a lot and it finally crumbled to dust on the last airplane trip. I immediately went on a hunt for a replacement and ended up ordering it online.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is one of my first NARS eye shadows and I fell in love with it when I saw it in store - stunning dark grey with purple shimmer. However on eye lid it looks like a dirty grey without any shimmer whatsoever! I've tried appling it with a wet brush but it only ruined the surface of the shadow. Ive also attempted to apply it over a dark cream base (Stila smudgepot) but beautiful purple shimmer didn't show up either. If you want a plain dark grey you can get it for 1/2 and even 1/4 of the price from other brands.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I feel like I should stick up for this!
It's difficult to work with but I still see it as a worthwhile addition to my make up bag. It's much the same as MAC's Beauty Marked - I've used both and they suffer from the same strengths and weaknesses, so you don't need both and it just comes down to personal preference. I find NARS are slightly better at shimmer and MAC are better at matte, and I feel like you get less glitter fall-out with NARS - but that's maybe just my personal prejudice!
Remember, it IS a black shadow, so if you just apply it straight, that's what you're going to get. You need to pat it on over a red or purple base, preferably a sticky one. I like MAC's Artjam paint, or a pigment and mixing medium. I also like Night Fever as a crease colour with Urban Decay's Last Call (frosted purple) as a lid colour.
Filthygorgeousmakeup has a great YouTube tutorial for Beauty Marked which is also very useful: basically you need patience, a light hand, a decent selection of brushes and some other red/purples which you can pat Beauty Marked or Night Fever over the top. If you want to put the effort in, BM/NF can look great - but it IS an effort...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the only NARS shadow I've ever returned. The color looked gorgeous but didn't really come out when I applied it to my eyes. The red shimmer didn't show at all and seemed like a regular black shadow.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
One of the worst eyeshadows I've tried. I succumbed to the enticing shimmer, but once applied it is a matte and unblendable black. Horrible!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is described as being black with red pearls, but I found it to be a deep smoky purple instead. I have a few other shadows from the Night series, and I've found Night Fever to be the least wearable because it goes on as more of a matte black, whereas the pearls in the other two I have show up more readily. One thing I've found that makes all of the Night shadows really pop is using NARS Brush #15; it delivers the perfect amount of smudgy, smoky definition. Anyway, I'd probably recommend Night Porter or Night Clubbing over this, but it's still a good choice for a night out.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I luv Night Series! However, Night Fever isn't working for me. I tried every technique w/ this thing. (dry / wet / UDPP / Mixing Medium). The red pearl just isn't showing! I'd recommend Night Clubbing and Night Porter instead.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Beautiful as liner, outer v, crease, or smokey lid color. Apply over base and MAC Flammable paint(red-based creme shadow). Use a wet brush and pat to pick-up as much pearl as possible. Smudges/blends very easily. Not alot of fall-out either. (DDD NW45) Don't like the packaging. Put another labeled on top to tell the colors apart.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
In the pan, Night Fever looks awesome - black with a lot of red shimmer, but on my eyes it looks like a plain matte black. It's also very hard to blend. The red shimmer does show up a little bit when I use this wet as a liner, but it's not as noticeable as I hoped it would be. I'm so disappointed with this eyeshadow. The packaging is very messy. I always get black eyeshadow all other my fingers when I open it. I doubt that I'll ever finish it because I rarely use it. The last time I wore this was back in December.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought this a year ago and used it for a bit until I came across MAC Beauty Marked, which is a MUCH better version of this. I buy dark shadows to use as liners but to me, there is NO difference in ANY of NARS' Nightlife series of shadows. They ALL come out black to me, regardless of what I do. I'd rather save a couple bucks and buy BeautyMarked, which comes out more violet-ish and IMO is prettier all around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
To me, this is like the smoother and much better pigmented version of Mac Beauty Marked e/s, which is why I purchased this in the first place. This is a great e/s for a dramatic smokey, or otherwise, eye, or just as regular old liner. I can see how some might be disappointed with this shadow since in the pan it's mostly purple shimmer over black. (IRL it's black with purple flecks) However, I guess if you don't expect to see exactly what's in the pan on your skin, than this is a score item for you. I recommend to anyone who's looking for a well pigmented black eyeshadow with a bit more life to it than just black with silver flecks like most brands put out. This is one of those shadows that I won't ever want to let go of, and considering there's about 3 grams of product here, I don't think I'll ever have to. I'd repurchase again, though.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
the color in the pot looked soooo gorgeous. but when i apply it, it looks like another regular black shadow....big dissapoitment. whats the point of this?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I love the Night series, but this one started chipping and breaking in the first week I bought it. You guys warned me this would happen and it did! My other Night shadows do not do this. The color was pretty nice and it was beautiful as a liner, but I do not want it breaking! I loved the packaging when I owned a few NARS eyeshadows but now I am sick of looking under it to see what color it is. See-through window? HELLO NARS! Pro pans? Something to stop the guessing game! =)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is too dark to use as eyeshadow IMO, but I love it as a dark, edgy dark burgundy eyeliner.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This makes me wonder why I bought it. It is rarely used since I dropped it once and it shattered but there was so much powder so i kept it. Extremely pigmented, great used wet as eyeliner, but looks way too dark on me as eyeshadow. The packaging was terrible since it leaked some of the black powder. I wish the red shimmer showed up more as an eyeliner, it would have made it worth the money.
Will not buy again since this is probably last forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
As everyone has said, this looks perfectly gorgeous in the pan, blackened, shimmering burgundy. But it is merely black on my eyes--no matter how I apply it, I cannot see any of the red pearl. Wet, it's an inky black. Dry, it's a smoky black. Packed on, it's black. Too bad because I loved the idea. *shrugs* It's a good cake liner, but I'm glad I swapped for this instead of paying retail. Maybe I'll experiment with some reddish bases. Or try to track down a BE Black Ruby...
Age: Unknown Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I've tried this wet and packed into cream based shadows and over a primer and using a sponge tip and even using my finger. The burgundy red shows up on my hand when I am playing but once on my eye- it comes out just plain matte black. My lids are unfortunately too tiny but maybe on large eyes it will show up properly. Ah well- I've tried my best. Still, I do like this as a black shadow and just for the cute name I'll keep it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
this is a matte black eyeshadow with red crushed PEARL in it. it is not glitter, therefore it is meant to be used in several different ways. if you sweep it on in a normal manner, then yes, it will appear black. if you wet it, then you start to see more intensity from the pearl. i like to paint it onto my eyelids wet. it looks insane. if you pack it into a cream, such as iceberg pencil or a multiple etc, then you will maintain the pearl. sweeping the eyeshadow on over another powder will sweep the pearl away. you must tap it or press it on to preserve it. most of the time with a product it's not the product itself, but the application technique. also, these eyeshadows are to be used with pearl bases with bend the shade of the pearls in the eyeshadow. iceland, kilimanjaro, himalayas...all look realy neat under the nightlife series and will give you many different looks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is probably one of the first NARS products that I didn't like too much. It looks like an awesome black burgundy sparkly shadow in the pan, but when I put it on, it looked like just plain jet black shadow. I was a little disappointed about that. But then like one of the other reviewers I started using it as a liner when I wanted a more intense look. I like it better as a shadow liner than an actual shadow. A little lasts forever so I don't think I will be buying this again. Oh well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
It looks lovely in it's container, but it just goes on black. For $20, I expect more.