My first encounter with NARS Cordura was when I had my bridal makeup trial in Hong Kong. The Makeup Artist opened her case and I saw rows and rows of NARS products. My eyes grew wide and I felt a pang of envy because it looked like she had the complete line of NARS Blushes.
She took out Cordura and I was horrified to see how dark the colors were. I worried that I would look like a racoon. And that inital reaction made me feel like a jerk once I saw the look she created - it was so natural! And that's why I ended up buying the product myself.
Below, I swiped it on my arm a few times without any primer. When I tried this on with primer, the colors were darker.
Cordura is perfect for those who love brown eyeshadow colors. The lighter shade is somewhere between milk chocolate and bronze. The darker one reminds me of my wengue-colored furniture. At first glance, both have gold glitters but upon closer inspection, I saw some green and red ones too. I was a bit worried that the glitters may look too extreme for daytime wear but once applied, I saw that it was subtle.
The consistency of both eyeshadows are similar - buttery, soft and there isn't a lot of fall out. The colors are buildable and very easy to blend. Wear-time is pretty good... with my Urban Decay Primer Potion as base, this stays put all day. No sign of a crease after 8 hours in a humid country. Yup, that's pretty good.
I love this product so much that I hate the feeling of wanting to own every single NARS Eyeshadow one out there.