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NARS Single Eyeshadow - Night Life (Nightlife Collection)
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on 8/18/2011 10:52:00 PM
More reviews by Jollywa
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
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.
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on 10/1/2010 3:23:00 AM
More reviews by katushka37
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
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.
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on 4/4/2009 9:49:00 AM
More reviews by amazingtessa
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
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...
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on 4/17/2008 8:18:00 PM
More reviews by mintymintz
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
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.
on 4/6/2008 5:26:00 PM
More reviews by ABB
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other
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!
on 2/2/2008 8:00:00 PM
More reviews by Kayelle
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
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.
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on 1/16/2008 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by jin1022000
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
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.
on 9/10/2007 1:53:00 PM
More reviews by mljohnson123
Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
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.
on 6/3/2007 2:08:00 AM
More reviews by HauntedMoonlight
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
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.
on 5/2/2007 11:45:00 PM
More reviews by taylorana
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.
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