The Goldmine: NARS Silent Night

Welcome to the first installment of The Goldmine! Gold eyeshadows are a favorite of darker skinned beauties, so in this category I will be swatching and discussing gold, bronze, and copper shades of eyeshadow. Today we’ll be looking at NARS Silent Night.

NARS Silent Night

NARS’s website describes it as a “metallic with gold particles”. It is a very sheer eyeshadow that leaves noticeable gold particles on the skin, and not much eyeshadow.

NARS Silent Night. The swatch is in the middle. You can barely see the sparkles.

I took one with the flash, in the hopes that it would render a more visible swatch.

NARS Silent Night with flash.

I think Silent Night would be best used as a wash over a more pigmented color. If you want an eye look that is sheer and a little sparkly, you could use it on its own over an eyelid primer.

NARS Silent Night retails for $23 and is sold at Sephora stores,, and


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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