NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Moskova

NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, permanent quad that features a blue-teal, pop of green, inky navy blue, and medium-dark blue. The two shimmery shades were nicely pigmented and easy enough to use, while the two more matte shades need primer and some extra effort to blend out well.

8.5

Product

9.5

Pigmentation

8.5

Texture

8.5

Longevity

4.5

Application

NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #1 Eyeshadow (2018)

Moskova #1

Moskova #1 is a deep, bluish-teal with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too dense nor too thin or powdery. I had no trouble picking it up with a brush and applying the product to bare skin. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

10

Pigmentation

8.5

Longevity

5

Application

NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #2 Eyeshadow (2018)

Moskova #2

Moskova #2 is a brighter, medium grass green with subtle, yellow undertones and a semi-matte finish. There were the barest amount of shimmers strewn throughout the powder, but they were the kind that seemed to disappear when the eyeshadow was used on the lid. It had semi-opaque color coverage that didn’t build up well without a primer underneath it as the texture was more powdery and prone to diffusing. There was some fallout during application, and it seemed to wear shorter (at seven hours) all due to that powderiness.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

8.5

Pigmentation

7.5

Texture

8

Longevity

4

Application

NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #3 Eyeshadow (2018)

Moskova #3

Moskova #3 is a blackened navy blue with cool undertones and flecks of blue micro-sparkle over a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a drier, slightly firmer texture, which made it easier to use with a lighter hand to build up coverage, though it could have been easier to diffuse along the edges. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

10

Pigmentation

8

Longevity

4.5

Application

NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Moskova #4 Eyeshadow (2018)

Moskova #4

Moskova #4 is a medium-dark blue with cool undertones and a satin sheen. It had nearly opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application. The consistency was soft, smooth, and emollient without being too dense or thick in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.04 oz. – $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “rich, high-impact color” that is “lightweight” and has “increased blendability.” Like most larger ranges, there are winners and losers, and some of how they perform can be related to the type of finish. The mattes are soft, slightly dusty in the pans (or not at all) with medium to opaque, often buildable, color coverage. The satin and metallics tend to be smoother, more blendable, and more pigmented with less effort; NARS does the these lower shimmer finishes particularly well, which just looks “melted” on the skin as they lay down so smoothly and have a great shine.

Most shades applied better on my lid than swatched on my arm, which has been something seen across NARS’ eyeshadows for years and didn’t change with the recent update to their powder eyeshadow formula. On average, they lasted between seven and nine hours on me without primer. They did apply well over primer and stayed on well for 14 hours with minimal fading.

Worth noting: the updated formula and packaging resulted in a product decrease from 0.07 oz. per pan to 0.04 oz. The single eyeshadows received a more noticeable price drop (from $24 to $19) but the duo eyeshadows could be priced better (from $36 to $35).

Browse all of our NARS Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

10

Pigmentation

8.5

Longevity

5

Application

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