NARS Etrusque Eyeshadow Swatches & Review

Are you a sucker for antique gold? Do you love colors that just shimmer and glow? Do you love when a product looks as good on the skin as it does in the packaging? Ladies & gentlemen I give you NARS Etrusque.

This is a new single eyeshadow from NARS for holiday 2010, and the color is beyond what I had hoped for. In fact I have worn this color more times in a 2 week period than perhaps any other eyeshadow in years!




This eyeshadow is a beautiful antique gold with a gorgeous metallic sheen. The gold is definitely warm, but not too yellow or orange so it works very nicely with my fair skin (with yellow undertones).

It’s incredibly soft and applies like a dream. The color payoff is totally amazing also, just a dip in the pan and you get massive color with not much fallout.

I have been pairing this on it’s own with MAC Vanilla and also with a deep brown from a yet to be reviewed eyeshadow palette.  It would also work amazing with the Urban Decay Naked palette.

Impromptu iPhone 4 pic of me wearing Etrusque on inner 3/4 of lid. :)


This is one of the best eyeshadows I have seen in a very long time. The consistency and pigmentation is amazing, and the color is perfect. The only caveat is the price, which is on the high side. I don’t buy NARS single shadows often (in fact this is my first) because of the price, but this for me was worth every penny.

How are we feeling about this color? Are you into antique gold eyeshadows?


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  • November 16, 2010

    Gold rules! It looks smooth. You wear it very well.
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  • November 16, 2010

    So pretty! And I’m not just talking about the eyeshadow :)
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  • November 16, 2010

    This looks gorgeous! Would be the perfect holiday eyeshadow for me; I’ll have to check it out.
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  • November 16, 2010

    I almost got this shade yesterday after you tweeted Sam about it. But it’s similar to UD’s Half Baked so I decided to skip it.

    Looks good on you!

  • November 16, 2010
    Kris Cameron

    Ooof. That’s a great eyeshadow!

  • November 16, 2010

    gorgeous! Not a huge fan of gold, but I am slowly learning to love it! Putting it on my list.
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  • November 16, 2010

    Wasn’t sure I was going to like this when I saw the shot of the product. I figured it would be too brassy. But then seeing it on your skin, wow! It looks fantastic on! Love!

  • November 16, 2010

    wow Kelly one I love the look u did on yourself and 2 I need to get this color!
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  • November 16, 2010

    Very pretty! You know I’ve been really into golds lately :) How would you say it compares to Sugarpill Goldilux (I think you have that)?
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  • November 16, 2010

    the color is gorgeous!!! but im pretty positive that NARS tests on animals doesn’t it? I thought you planned on going cruelty-free?

    • November 16, 2010

      hahaha nevermind i just re-googled it and they are cruelty free :)

  • November 16, 2010

    Kelly, that color looks incredible on you! :)
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  • November 16, 2010

    This eyeshadow & your look are gorgeous. The consistency of the shadow seems amazing…you can just tell from your swatch photo. I like how the compact has a mirror. Nice touch.

  • November 17, 2010

    I hate it in the pan, but I love it on you! Maybe it’s worth another look =]

  • November 17, 2010

    Very pretty, I think gold and/or silver can look good on almost anyone. It definitely looks good on you.

  • November 17, 2010

    gosh that is so pretty. i’ve been going back and forth with whether i want to buy and after seeing it on you, i just may have to purchase!

  • November 17, 2010

    This is a gold I think I could wear. You wear it beautifully!

  • November 18, 2010

    so lovely!! I love golds they are so easy to combine!
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  • November 19, 2010

    Wow, that’s so pretty!! I wish you would do a series of posts showing how to really choose great colors for your skin/hair/eye color. I thought I’d never be able to wear gold (hazel eyes/brown hair/fair skin), but this is a gold I think I could do.
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