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NARS Matte Eyeshadow, Thunderball

Longwearing, crease resistant color in sheer wearable formulas. All NARS eyeshadows can be applied sheer or layered for a more dramatic effect. These richly pigmented powders blend effortlessly and can also be used wet for precisely lining the eyes.

Key features

  • Midnight gray

Honest reviews


loved this!

I would have given it 5 stars because the pigmentation is phenomenal. It is very dark brown almost black, matte and long wearing. Perfect for contouring eyebrows for those who have sparse eyebrows and have dark hair. Minus one star for the price, when I got this, I thought it would be bigger than what I received. It is tiny. I think my whole thumb is about as long as this with it’s container. I don’t know how long this will last in my make-up box but for $24, it better last a long time.

Allison Hagatna, GU

Love NARS and love this in Kamchatka

It’s a very small pack, but it holds enough. I don’t know why I thought it be bigger. Anyway, it’s a great color. It is a purple/blue/gray that is matte and it’s a great color for blue eyes. You can put it on dry and it’s not overly intense or use it wet and get a more dramatic effect. This is a great shadow and it applies nicely. Everything NARS does is great, both in terms of the unusual colors and application. I like the black cases, even if they pick up finger prints and I can’t tell my blushes apart. Nothing spills, and it all lasts forever.

Courtney Ravine, PA

Love this color

This is a great color for fall and a continual favorite of mine. I love the pigmentation and ease of application. Slight shimmer and beautiful color. Cannot go wrong with NARS eyeshadow!

Jacquelyn East Middlebury, VT

Gorgeous color

NARS products never disappoint. You get exactly what you pay for. Great product. Lots of pigment. A must for any makeup geek.

Arline Kellerman, AL

Color is unusual

I love Nars makeup and have rarely been disappointed, but this color was a tough one. NARS eyeshadows are a typical pigment type that doesn’t always blend easily. Dry, they are more subtle; wet, they can be really full-force in color intensity. This color was a tough one for me. I am very fair and my skin can go to peaches and cream/ruddiness and I think it brings out the worst in me. On a darker olive complexion or any dark complexions it might be really attractive but on me it sort of looked like my eyelids were about to bleed from the inside.

Aileen Tecumseh, OK

I like the creme version better

I am a fan of NARS creme eye shadow and am a bit disappointed with the powder version. Color is fine, nice neutral, everyday color but I need to wear eyeshadow base to make it work.

Gertrude East Winthrop, ME