Friday, 18 January 2013

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil: Silver Factory


"The soft touch shadow pencil from NARS provides easy, portable, long-wearing application. 
These jumbo sized pencils have versatile functionality to shade the lid, line, or highlight the eye."

I don't really use shadow pencils on their own, but I really like using them as a base for powder eyeshadows.
I have been testing out NARS Silver Factory Soft Touch Shadow Pencil from the Andy Warhol Collection and I wanted to share my opinion with you. 

 So, what do I think?
NARS Silver Factory Soft Touch Shadow Pencil  comes in nice packaging in a form of a jumbo stick.
Unfortunately the pencil has to be sharpened so there will be a lot of product waste :/  oh, and you will need a big sharpener for it!
The formula is creamy, easy to apply and nicely pigmented.
 Silver Factory is a metallic silver shade with fine glitter. It is best used as a base for powder eyeshadows.
Like most shadow pencils it settles in the crease if used on its own, after about 10 minutes.
 That's why I prefer to use it in the inner corners to brighten my eyes and under the brow bone, as  a highlight. 
Used as a base, it helps to intensify light shimmery shades and it is very easy to blend.
I know that many bloggers hate NARS Shadow Pencils, but Silver Factory is quite a nice shade and I find it very useful to be honest. I have been reaching for it quite a lot, especially if I want to create a shimmery base in the inner corners of my eyes. Other two shades I would probably use a lot are Goddess and Hollywoodland- the first one is a a light champagne shade and the second one is a yellow gold colour.

I also purchased a Laura Mercier Caviar Shadow Stick in shade Twilight recently so I have been using two of them together for smokey eye looks. You can see the finished look without  any added powder eyeshadow on the last photo. 
I quite like it to be honest and the creasing wasn't too bad.

You can buy NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and NARS products from www.hqhair.com


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12 comments:

  1. Your eye makeup looks beautiful in the picture! Such a perfect, sparkly smokey eye. Lovely review as always! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. It looks so lovely, it's nice to have some glitter in a look. I hate that there is product waste with the pencil shadows, especially when you're paying quite a lot for one!
    http://jodie-melissa.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  3. I absolutely love this look! Your makeup always looks stunning :) xx

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  4. Beautiful eye make up and a great review!

    mademoiselle-lala.com

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  5. Your eye make up is flawless, I really love the smokey eye!

    Shelley
    XO

    http://the-shelley-diaries.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I'm not a great fan of silver but this looks lovely on you! It reminds me of a lighter version of Illamasqua Liquid Metal in Surge.

    caperepulchra.blogspot.com xo

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  7. I really love the colour of it , looks so nice :)

    http://meritique.blogspot.com/

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  8. Such a shame that it needs to be sharpened (it's always so painful for me to waste valuable product like that!!) but the look your created is STUNNING; really, so gorgeous!

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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  9. great review! I've been getting into shadow sticks lately, but I haven't tried any from NARS. My favourites are from MAKE UP FOR EVER, the Sephora brand, and the Laura Mercier Caviar sticks :)

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  10. Ohhh I love silver :D It's a great review, and your eye make up looks so pretty

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  11. That looks like such a gorgeous product! @0@
    And really, your eye-make up is just so beautiful each and every time!! >w<
    I'm jealous!

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  12. Looks gorgeous, really pretty colour. :) x

    bluebutterfly80.blogspot.co.uk

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