Jul 20, 2011

NARS Barbuda.

NARS Barbuda mono eyeshadow seems to be an discontinued shade, i have found it on allcosmeticswholesale.com, though.
normally NARS singles cost 24€/16.50£/23$ for 2.2g, i paid around 18$ for Barbuda.
it comes in a small sturdy signature NARS compact of rubberized plastic.
Barbuda is a muted purple with brown/grey tint and fine pink and white shimmer. i have seen it described as a plummy taupe but it definitely pulls purple on me. i think it looks like a darker version of MAC's Shale. it has a fine and soft texture (not firm and silky like most other NARS eyeshadows) and a good pigmentation/pay off. it's easy to blend and lasts all day on me. i think this is a good colour for a nude look (with a matte cream shade on the lid and Barbuda in the crease) or as a lid colour in a purple or brown smokey eye.

(sorry these pics are a bit blurry and not exactly true to colour. i will update with better photos soon)

Bare Minerals True Gold on the inner corner and NARS Barbuda on the outer parts.


NARS Brousse duo - NARS Barbuda - MAC Shale - Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird - MAC Satellite Dreams
NARS Brousse duo - NARS Barbuda - MAC Shale - Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird - MAC Satellite Dreams
it's darker than MAC Shale and less shimmery than Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird.

UPDATE: ok, better pics!

NARS Cyprus on the inner half of the lid, NARS Barbuda on the outer parts and the crease, Chanel Rose Platine eyeliner on the lower lashline


  1. Very intense and suitable for daily use, actually not my type of colour, as I prefer bright neon shades over dull, natural ones, but I might consider getting this one myself.. given I still find it anywhere on the internet!

  2. I'm loving Nars at the moment! Especially their eye shadows! x

  3. Shale and probably this one too seem to look great on lots of people! (purple toned shades are so unflattering on myself though.)

    Just stopping by to leave some kind greetings :)

  4. Wunderschöne Farbe, aber die Singles von Nars find ich einfach zu teuer.. Ich würd ihn sowieso nie auch nur ansatzweise aufbrauchen können, da sprechen mich die Duos mehr an :) Aber die Farbe ist wirklich toll, vllt hole ich mir Shale!

  5. Beautiful colors!

    kind regards, laska

  6. Very pretty - I love the eye makeup you've got going on. The Barbuda really sets it apart from any other neutral eye :)

    <3 Sidd


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