:-) I think that one was Alhambra (top row, middle), which I have and find beautiful too. It's a duo, and both shades in the duo are pretty neutrals.
Also, I expect that some of these NARS shadows work best using a patting motion with the brush, versus sweeping which can cause the pigment and shimmer to deposit where you don't want it to.
Thanks - I'll check out that duo. :)
I do generally apply shadows by patting them on (other than in the crease). I didn't mean that I'd experienced fallout with the shades; the glitter had spread all over the display palette itself.