NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Aigle Noir Review

by Aarbee on July 30, 2012 · 16 comments

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Aigle Noir Review

Happy Monday Everyone!

How was your weekend? Mine was such a lazy one, watched the “So-Nacool Hain Hum.” It was like a collection of adult jokes without any story, but some punches were quite funny though and Riteish Deshmukh was pretty decent. To come to the review, I am going to review the NARS Soft Touch Shadow pencil in Aigle Noir today.

NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Aigle Noir Review

Price:

10 USD for 2g.  This is the mini shadow pencil that is available at some Sephora outlets. The full-sized one is 24 USD and these are available in some 8 or 9 shades.

Product Description:

No smudging, creasing or caking. This lightweight eye primer is the insider trick of the trade, creating a seamless canvas that keeps cream and powder color looking brilliant, fresh and just-applied all day long. A polymer and mineral-powder blend establishes a firm grip on color ensuring hours and hours of gorgeous wear. Fortified with a special deep-sea extract and an antioxidant rice extract, the Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base dries on contact and keeps the delicate eyelid smooth and prepared for color application.  Extends the wear of eyeshadow, eyeliner and eyebrow pencil * Maximizes color intensity * Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

Ingredients:

Soft Touch Shadow

Shade:

This shade “Aigle Noir” that I picked is a gorgeous black color infused generously with fine gold shimmer. I am very fond of dark and black eye makeup and I hardly wear pinks and neutrals. My eyeshadows are always in the plum or black family, so needless to say, when I saw this tiny pencil at Sephora, I snatched it up as this was the last one left and after I snatched it, I saw quite a few other people asking the SA for the same shade, so I was double happy!

Swatch:

Soft Touch Shadow

Texture:

It mentions on the site that these are eye color bases, but I use it as a shadow as well when I have to go out quickly for some dinner or meeting friends. This works very well on its own when used with a primer. The texture is very smooth and creamy and it applies to the eye easily without tugging and evenly. The shimmer is so gorgeous without being very chunky or obvious.

Soft Touch Shadow

My Experience with NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Aigle Noir:

Well, I only have good things to say about this! I use this in many ways, as an eye color base with the Nars Night Clubbing Shadow (which is another piece of gorgeousness), on its own with a primer, as an eye liner on the upper lash and to smudge the kohl on my lower lash. It looks so glamorous with the fine shimmer!

Soft Touch Shadow

Pros of NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Aigle Noir:

  • The shade is total gorgeousness! Makes your eyes look mysterious and glamorous. Totally suited when you are going out for a nice dinner or going clubbing with your friends.
  • The shimmer is very fine and gives a nice sheen to your eyelids.
  • When used as an eye color base with any black or dark eyeshadow, enhances the color of the shadow and stays for a decent 7-8 hours (I have not worn any eyeshadow for longer than that, so don’t know if it stays for more than that).
  • Does not crease or smudge at all, I have pretty oily lids.
  • Very creamy and soft in texture and easy to blend.
  • Applies easily and evenly when used on its own.

Cons of NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil – Aigle Noir:

  • I tried it on its own as an overall color on the lids without primer and was sorely disappointed with the staying power, it started creasing after 3-4 hours. I don’t know the reason because the website mentions that these are supposed to be eye color bases and trust me, when you use it as a base with a powder eyeshadow, it works just fine and stays for good 7-8 hours.

No cons other than that.

Overall Verdict:

Superhit hain boss!

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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Gayatri July 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Hi nice review..

i just want to know from where we can buy NARS Products in India..

or we have to buy it through online only.. Please help me cause after MAC i am dieing to but there night club eye shadow..

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 10:18 am

Hey Gayatri, NARS products are not available in India as of now…there are some small shops in Karol Bagh and Kunchal’s at GK that stock NARS at times, but no other shop that I know of. The Night Clubbind eyeshadow is to die for isnt it?

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Ila July 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm

This one is so so pretty Arabee! I dont have anything from NARs :(. please God! send Nars to India!!!!!!!1

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 10:19 am

I knowwwww, I love this one! S*phora should stock NARS once it opens in India :)

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jyo July 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

This sounds amazing Aarbee. Especially the fine shimmer in the black makes it look ohh so gorgeous! <3Nars…sigh ! I so hope sephora to open in India soon. :D

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 10:20 am

Yeah it is totally gorgeous Jyo! BTW I checked out your blog yesterday, its AWESOME!!!!!

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Ritu R July 31, 2012 at 11:54 am

i think sephora is soon coming to India, in select citywalk in delhi… i saw this on their website… yayyy!!!

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Parita July 30, 2012 at 6:06 pm

i agree the shade is simply stunning!

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

:)
I am just praying that this chubby stick doesnt get over anytime soon!

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pooja July 31, 2012 at 1:53 am

good news girls…..sephora is coming to india….they are launching with their first store in delhi at select city….i am helping a friend on their digital strategy….

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 10:21 am

I heard its opening in September :)

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Ritu R July 31, 2012 at 11:55 am

oh wow… I just wrote the same thing above… but september?? this is news!!! thanks;)

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TA July 31, 2012 at 10:51 am

It is gorgeous Aarbee :)

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I love it TA!

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Neha July 31, 2012 at 11:21 am

Loved it! Thanks :)

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Aarbee July 31, 2012 at 2:02 pm

:)
Thanks Neha!

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