NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment Review & Swatches
By Ree

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment Review & Swatches

12 Mar 2020

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If you’re a bit of a magpie like me, you will want to see the new NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments I have them here to show you with photos and swatches. Here’s what they look like and how to use them.

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment
NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment

Don’t these look beautiful? I literally gasped when I saw them because I love anything that twinkles!!

What is NARS Powerchrome?

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment
NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment
  • Loose, densely packed metallic eye pigment
  • Intense payoff in a foil-like effect
  • Cream-like formula
  • Promises to build and blend smoothly
  • Multi-dimensional pearls reflect light from any angle
  • Adjustable levels of shimmer
  • Available in six shades

NARS Powerchrome Swatches

The shades:

  • Shock’em – shimmering pale rose
  • Slam – shimmering rose gold
  • Stricken – shimmering brown bronze
  • Riding High – shimmering antique green
  • Naked City – shimmering bright cobalt blue
  • Hammered – shimmering blackened red

I have three of the six shades to show you below. Shock’em, Slam and Hammered:

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment Swatches - Shock'em, Slam, Hammered
NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment Swatches – Shock’em, Slam, Hammered

My Review

So as you can potentially see from the swatches and also the individual pots themselves, the texture does vary between shades.

NARS Shock'em
NARS Shock’em

NARS Powerchrome in Shock’em is actually pretty chunky straight out of the pot and is the one that requires the most work for application. I have to say though, this doesn’t mean it isn’t pretty.


Once the texture of the Shock’em shade is smoothed out, you get the most amazing glass-like shine with bigger particles of glitter. If you don’t like glitter, you won’t like this though.


Slam and Hammered are easier to work with and much more of a metallic, shimmer shadow texture and less loose in the pot.

NARS Hammered
NARS Hammered

They are super pigmented and glide on to the lid easily straight from the fingertip. I absolutely love Slam for a shiny day look and Hammered for more drama.

Hammered & Slam
Hammered & Slam
Slam & Hammered

I wore Slam on completely unprimed lids. I find it flattering and it lasted really well.

How to Apply NARS Powerchrome

NARS are encouraging a Push, Press, Play approach which means you pick it up with your fingertip, work the texture into the back of your hand, and then apply it to the eyes. As I said above, Slam and Hammered can pretty much go straight to the lid from the fingertip if you prefer.

NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment
NARS Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigment

The collection is online and exclusive to NARS right now for £22 each.

Make sure you check out the gorgeous new Blush collection in the NARS Spring 2020 Edit.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.



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