NARS Bengali is one of the best matte dark browns I've found after searching for ages and ages across many different brands. Before you go out and buy it, be forewarned that this is not a pretty brown, it is not a brown that can easily stand alone, it is not a showy brown neither is it a sparkly nor a flashy brown. Now that Ive thoroughly talked you out of it, let me reel you back in. For those with darker skin tones, Bengali is a wonderful everyday crease color, complementing pretty much anything that you put on the lid. Another option, put an over-the-top color on the inner and middle lid and follow up with Bengali on the outer 3rd of the lid it tones down the first color while still allowing for a little fun on your eye. For those with lighter skin tones, this is a wonderful alternative to using black for a smokey eye, which can be a little harsh for the day time.
For most anyone with dark hair, Bengali also doubles as a great brow filler. In regards to the quality, Bengali, like most of the NARS line is crease resistant and long wearing. Bengali is very highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Youll want to lightly dip your brush into this or even use your fingers (horrors!) for a light application. NARS single eyeshadows retail for $22 at Sephora. If you have a Beauty and Main near you, be sure to check there first they are discontinuing the line and currently have all NARS products at buy 1 get 1 free pricing!