Plied With Ponderosa

The word "ponderosa" is derived from the Latin for ponderous or heavy. Quite an irony for this is a shadow not best applied with a heavy touch as things can get messy.

NARS single shadows are so cute! I just wish that the rubbery finish of the packaging wasn't such a magnet for all things grubby. Moaning over, on with the review.

Ponderosa is a deeply delicious looking chocolate brown. It is more milk chocolate than dark chocolate and it does have some deep red and bronze shimmer that certainly makes it more interesting. The shadow is very light on the eye and easily manipulated so that I found it simple to apply with my little finger.

NARS cream shadows don't seem to work for everyone. There are raves out there. There are also some less than happy wearers that report much creasing. Thankfully, these work well on me. I apply the cream shadow on top of the NARS Smudge Proof Base (reviewed here) and then follow with a quick sweep of a suitable shadow and this seems to set everything in a budge proof manner for at least 9 hours.

This is a quick more office friendly approach to Ponderosa. I applied it very lightly and swept a little Voyage (also by NARS) over it for some seasonal gleam.

I am glad that I got this as it is a Limited Edition and just the kind of thing that I would kick myself over missing.


  1. Oooh i want this e/s! Its nice that its a deep color but it has that red sparkles that's subtle and not overpowering the brown. That's what i love about nars' e/s, it's so unique!

  2. Pretty sparkle <3

  3. Nars is one of my favourite brands for eyeshadow!
    Love your blog..you take such gorgeous photos

  4. The shimmers in this shadow are so pretty. ^^ I like how it gives you a brown-olive color to the lidd when lightly applied. But yes agree....the rubber packaging is so prone to finger prints. =/ 

  5. That is a gorgeeeeous shade! The flecks of redand bronze shimmers are beautiful against the brown!

    Yes I agree about the packaging. My NARS danmari is looking much older than it actually is!

  6. I love your closeup swatch of the eyeshadow. The color is suitable for so much people! I have to give Nars eyeshadows a try someday, because they seem to be everyone's staples :)


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