This versatile, shimmering plum Soft Touch Shadow Pencil is the ideal complement for color on lids. Named for the region south of Naples, at the “toe” of the Italian Peninsula—it can be worn solo, as a base for powder shadows, or as a liner.
Part of the NARS Summer 2012 Makeup Collection, Calabria is a shimmering plum, chubby pencil that claims to be a happy marriage of a pencil and a cream shadow - the best of both worlds - packed in a portable pencil form. "Smooth, creamy, long-wearing formula," says NARS.
It is a chubby pencil, and it is soft and creamy. Beyond that NARS Calabria seems to have a mind of it's own with no intentions of sticking to any guidelines that NARS might have put forth. A beautiful plum shade, I fell in love with it the moment I swatched it. Needless to say, the love affair didn't last very long - more on that in a bit - but here's the swatch.
NARS Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil - Swatch/FOTD
All that shimmer and no staying power, that's what Calabria's main problem is. I did get a little longer wear over a primer and smothered with an eye shadow, but that wasn't anything great - better than the hardly any time that it lasts when used on its own, though. The oddest thing about it, for some strange, strange reason, it stays on near my lashline. Guess the eyelashes provide it some sort of company and an incentive to stay on :P It fares better on my lower lashline than the upper, probably because it's a lot less oily. The only good thing about it - it doesn't leave racoony shimmery messes on my face on it's way out. Not my favorite, especially for the cost.
NARS Calabria Soft Touch Shadow Pencil - Ingredients
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