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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Review | Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Charade



The more I play with makeup, the better I become at choosing shades that really work for me. I have recently started looking into purchasing more single eyeshadows and investing my money into shades that I know I'll use all the time. Don't get me wrong, I love a good eyeshadow palette and am drawn to the big selection of colours that come in palette form but to be honest, sometimes I get overwhelmed with the big bulk of a palette. When Sephora's VIB Sale rolled around last month, I let myself splurge and ordered an eyeshadow duo with shades I knew would work for me. 

The Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Charade comes with two shades that are described as a 'matte smokey plum' and 'muted mauve'. Plum tones really complement my green eyes so I knew right away that I would be reaching for these colours on a regular basis. The muted mauve shade is a gorgeous rosey pink tone that really highlights the lid and is great for blending. I'm always worried when buying mauve pinky tones because often my olive complexion overpowers the color payoff and just blends away. This shadow however, left me pleasantly surprised. It leaves a beautiful rosey hue without having to pack on too much color and looks natural enough to wear day to day. As for the smokey plum tone, I'm really impressed with the distinct colour of this shade. Unlike an obvious purple, this shade is more neutral and natural leaving tons of room for play. I've been packing it on for smokey eyes or lightly brushing it out to accentuate a natural eye. 

The formula is creamy smooth and blends easily which really makes them worth a try. Nars shadows are pretty pricey and I'm not exactly sold on the idea of paying so much money for just two shadows. However, they're an investment piece. If you know colours work for you and you're looking to play with different brands I would definitely give them a try. 
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39 comments:

  1. I love both shades! :) Nars eye shadows are such great quality x
    Ana Céline Labod

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    1. I totally agree, their shadows are wonderful quality

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  2. This looks so pretty. I love the Nars eyeshadow duos, they have some fantastic colours x

    Under Blue Lights

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    1. They're gorgeous shadows, thank you for the comments Kate x

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  3. NARS are really good quality and these shades are so pretty! x

    Beauty Soup

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    1. This duo has definitely convinced me to try out more Nars products, thanks for the comment Charlotte x

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  4. NARS are my favourite brand, yet I haven't tried any of their eyeshadows! I haven't seen this duo before, but they look like two gorgeous, really wearable shades! x

    Pillarbox-Post

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    1. You should definitely try out their shadows xx

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  5. These looks gorgeous, I actually don't have any Nars shadows, would definitely start with a duo to ease myself in!

    Drea xo
    Drea's Junkyard

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    1. I heard their palettes were lovely as well, but super pricey eek x

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  6. I love these kind of gorgeous plum shades. I'm yet to try out NARS eyeshadows but this seems like a good option x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Plum has definitely been my favourite eyeshadow shade lately. Thanks for the comment Alina!

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  7. This has been on my wish list for a looooong time - so pretty!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. It was on mine for quite some time as well, hopefully you'll get a duo for xmas !

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  9. I'm a huge fan of Nars Eyeshadows, They are incredibly creamy and great value! What a great post and lovely pictures babe :) xx

    Lucie xx
    Fatbeautyx | Plus Size Fashion & Beauty Blogger & Vlogger

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    1. Love getting comments on the pictures, thanks for reading Lucie xx

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  10. I've been wanting a Nars palette for ages, this one looks gorgeous!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. I'm definitely considering one of their bigger palettes now. x

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  11. these colors remind me of the NARS Fairy Kiss palette, so pretty.

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    1. Oh, I haven't heard of that palette before. I'm going to have to look it up! Thanks Kallie

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  12. These colors are so beautiful! Your photography skills are great too! <3

    Meggan
    www.cardiganjezebel.com
    xx

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    1. What a lovely comment, thank you so much x

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  13. These colors are so beautiful! Your photography skills are great too! <3

    Meggan
    www.cardiganjezebel.com
    xx

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  14. Looks amazing! xxx


    http://thoughtsofruby.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. It really is! Thanks for commenting Ruby x

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    1. Always so star struck when you comment on blog posts, one of my favourite blogs Gemma x

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  16. Love these shades, they're so pretty and really wearable too! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  17. gorgeous shades and very wearable, I need a quality eye shadow!!

    kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I would definitely recommend trying out Nars then x

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  18. What a lovely duo! I have to agree though, Nars is soooo expensive, but like you say, if they're going to be THE shades for you then you know you're going to get a lot of use and your moneys worth out of them!

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