A new Nars purchase, the perfect smokey eye companion; Velvet Shadow Stick in Aigle Noir.
When I visited Space NK in Leeds for an introduction to the Nars Modern Minimalist Collection I was also shown a wide range of the Nars makeup and skincare products available. One which really stood out for me was this Velvet Shadow Stick in the shade Aigle Noir.
This is a beautiful creamy eye shadow that works as a perfect base for a smokey eye. Once an eye primer had been applied the lovely Nars makeup assistant applied this product directly to my lids, covering them completely. Due to the darkness of the product I was at first a little alarmed as I often opt for a more natural and neutral eye shadow base. However, once the product was smoothed over and various other powder eye shadows were applied, I loved the end result.
It is black in colour but has an amazing green/glitter effect running through which is really brought out by blending the product into the lids. It is such a great product to have to hand when wanting to create a fairly dramatic smokey eye. I love that it is quite a versatile shade as it works beautifully with greens, coppers, browns, neutrals and then really dark blacks and purples. I think I will be reaching for this to create most of my smokey eyes in future.

Have you tried the Velvet Shadow Sticks by Nars?