NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede Review

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NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede caught my attention as soon as I saw this one mentioned. Not long after that moment, I ordered it and today I’ll be sharing my thoughts and swatches. 

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François Nars’ creative vision, which launched NARS Cosmetics with 12 iconic lipsticks in 1994, inspires self-expression and imaginative artistry through an unexpected, no-rules philosophy of beauty. 

I can’t believe NARS is even older than I am, I was born in 1996. But at the same time, NARS feels like Chanel to me. It’s brand I’ve known for so long and belongs to the top of the beauty world, just how Chanel belongs to the top of the fashion world. Something about the NARS logo and overall design is so intriguing to me. I just love how clean and sleek everything looks. 

However, I haven’t been able to afford NARS products for a couple of years ago. I started with their NARS Climax Mascara and followed by the NARS Orgasm blush. Even though I don’t have as many as NARS products as I would’ve wanted, I keep adding products little by little. Recently, the NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede became a part of my collection. 

“My goal is to make people look beautiful and bring out what is on the inside. I truly believe that beauty lies within our character.”


NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede Details

NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede

Quickly after I saw The Newbury Girl mention the NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette, I start browsing the NARS website. She bought the NARS Voyageur eyeshadow palette in Copper, which I initially wanted to get too. Then my eyes fell on the Suede palette. I think 90% of my eyeshadow collection contains warm toned palettes, so I thought it would be fun to add a cool-toned palette to the family + I immediately fell in love with the shades in this palette. 

The NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede retails for $38 and is Sephora exclusive, you cannot buy this from the NARS website. There are 3 different eyeshadow palettes available: Suede, Copper, and Quartz. All 3 palettes contain 6 shades of 0.02 oz/ 0.6 g each. 

The shades in the Suede palette are: 

  • Soleil (shimmering golden bronze)
  • Jumeirah (shimmering golden pink)
  • Condesa (shimmering dark brown)
  • Deep Chic (matte soft grey-brown)
  • Stilt House (shimmering rose gold)
  • Graffiti (matte deep brown)

Caution: NARS does not test on animals nor do they ask others to test on their behalf, except where required by law. Since NARS is selling its products in China and China’s law requires to test on animals, NARS cannot be seen as cruelty-free. Moreover, NARS also uses animal hairs for their brushes which could also be considered as not cruelty-free.

Also, their fake lashes are made from ‘natural hair’ which doesn’t mention animals but I think chances are that these hairs come from minks, which also leads them to be not cruelty-free. However, this is an assumption.

NARS is also not considered vegan. NARS did replace many ingredients with vegetable derived substitutes. However, certain NARS products may contain animal derivatives, such as lanolin. 

NARS uses parabens in their products and cannot confirm that their products are free from any traces of gluten. Please keep this in mind if you are allergic. 

As much as I do love NARS, this disappoints me. Especially the vague remarks such as ‘may contain animal derivatives’ and ‘ cannot confirm that our products are free from any traces of gluten’ since I think this should be explicit.

NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede Review & Swatches

NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette in Suede swatched very easily, the formula feels soft and is pigmented. Besides swatching it on my arm, it performs very well on the eyes too. 

The colors in this palette are stunning and I’m pretty sure I don’t have s similar palette in my collection. The shades are perfect for everyday use. I love a combination of the shades Jumeirah and Deep chic for a neutral makeup look. 

I didn’t notice any kickback in the pan or fallout on the face so that’s definitely a good thing. Especially considering the palette is also very pigmented. 

The NARS Voyageur Eyeshadow Palette is also perfect to travel with since it’s small and sturdy. 

Overall, I’m very satisfied with this palette. I love how it performs, the quality is amazing and it’s beautiful on the eyes. 

Did you ever try NARS products? I’d love to know! 

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  • You And Me And Cup Of Coffee
    February 27, 2020

    Great review! I’ve swatched many NARS products, but never felt especially compelled to try them. There’s just always something I already have that I like more or something from other brand that I’d rather buy. Besides, I completely agree with you that the company should always be explicit about what’s in their products – it’s very neglectful to state they can’t confirm the actual ingredients.

    • Simone | Beautymone
      March 1, 2020

      I think I understand what you’re saying, NARS isn’t a very innovative brand (even though their products are beautiful, they are pretty standard) and doesn’t really stand out between all the other brands.

      • Precisely – they always leave me expecting more in a way. Although it’s awesome how they keep high quality standards.

  • SimpleSerenity
    February 27, 2020

    I personally love these “neutral” shades even though so many girls find them boring and not inspiring. I love simple makeup so for me these are go to shades and I could have so many of these neutral palettes. Thank you for the review, you did such a good job. xx

    • Simone | Beautymone
      March 1, 2020

      Thank you so much, I really appreciate it! I totally agree with you, I think 80% of my palettes are neutral palettes. I can never have enough! 🙂

  • sundaydahlias
    February 27, 2020

    I love their lip and cheek products, but never tried their eyeshadows! These look like good everyday shades though!

  • The Newbury Girl
    February 27, 2020

    Ooo now I wish I had gotten Suede lol! The color story is so pretty!

    • Simone | Beautymone
      March 1, 2020

      This is my exact same thought but about Copper lol. Both palettes are so pretty!!

  • katelyn | embark to explore
    February 28, 2020

    oh i really dont need a new eyeshadow palette but now i need this. these colours are so ME and I love how you can mix and match the colours. oh girl i wish you didnt post this but i AM SO GLAD YOU DID so brb whilst I go buy this – haha

    • Simone | Beautymone
      March 1, 2020

      Hahahaha I’m sorry and not sorry at the same time! You’ll 100% love this eyeshadow palette!

  • Nancy
    February 29, 2020

    Oh wow! NARS is as old as I am! It is great to see how they have risen over the years, big plus that they feel like Chanel! I use Chanel makeup, hehe. I love their palette, especially with the different varieties going on. Glad you enjoyed the palette overall. I need to give them a try! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

    • Simone | Beautymone
      March 9, 2020

      I love Chanel! Sadly so far I’ve only tried their mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss. I can’t wait to try other products! Do you have some recommendations? 🙂

  • lilyandr
    March 1, 2020

    How did you do those swatches so perfectly haha!!

  • genevaannn
    March 4, 2020

    Oooh this a pretty looking palette and good quality too. I’m also tempted by the Copper color.

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