Isn't Marie-Galante such a beauty? It looks much more stunning on the pan than pictured above. NARS describes this color as an iridescent orchid and iridescent regal blue. The color on the left has a sheer lilac base with blue glitter. On the right is a sheer wash of navy blue with blue and purple glitter.
As soon as this hit the counter, the NARS folks in my area sent me a message and I made a mad dash to the mall. That's how much I wanted this when I first saw photos online.
I expected this to be more iridescent than it actually is. In fact, this is more on the glittery side. I had also expected this to be a bit more pigmented. When I swatched these, I had to use a damp brush and applied several layers of color.
Even if the color wasn't what I wished, I was still willing to give it a shot as these as the duo is unique and eye-catching. The best word to describe this set is ethereal.
My tip to those who want to make the color darker, wear a cream base because a primer can only do so much. By the way, I've been using Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
The real let-down is the ridiculous amount of fallout. This is one of the worst eyeshadows I own because of it. Whether I wear my contact lenses or not, within three to four hours I can feel my eyes get irritated because of the glitter - that's with primer. It's so bad that I have to remove it everytime. So heartbreaking to have such a pretty product and not be able to wear it for a long period of time. Since I haven't been able to use it for an entire day, I can't say if this will last or crease after an entire day's wear... the most I've gone is four hours.
My recommendation for those who still want to check this shade out: use it as an accent color. I think it would look pretty when applied to the center of the lid or on the crease.
NARS, I am disappointed with this product. Such a shame because most of the stuff I have from the brand is fantastic.