This NARS Duo called Paramaribo is one that I really wanted to love. It’s one of the first NARS Duos I got, the other one being Habanera (review) and I was so impressed by how velvety-soft the eyeshadows were, and how beautiful the pigmentation of both colors were.
Paramaribo came out with NARS’ Spring 2012 collection, and it pairs two colors—a metallic brass & metallic bronze—together. To me, it just looks like two different greens, but as we’ve already established, I am sometimes unrefined. 🙂 Anyway, I busted it out for a proper review as it seems to be a very beautiful, very sunny duo.
“Paramaribo” is the capital in Suriname, South America. It is located near the Suriname river, and viewed from the top, you can see where they may have culled inspiration from, when creating this duo. Suriname has a very rich history of European colonization, as well as very a diverse populace with a variety of religions, cultures, and beliefs.
I guess, much like a lot of other places. 🙂
Though the swatches on my hand show a lot of contrast, on my eyes it’s a different story. I think it may be my skin tone, too, because I used a primer. I applied the lighter, brass shade on the middle of my lid, with the darker bronze shade on the other corners, both on the inner and outer parts. I’ve also lined my lower lash line with the darker shade.
Sorry for the lighting on these, I was trying to get as much sunlight as I could. 🙂
Still, at a distance, it looks quite beautiful. The subtle gradient adds a natural-looking depth to the eye, I think, and looking at this makes me warm up to a green eye. I always felt like it was something I couldn’t pull off, but I actually quite like how it looks with a crisp black liner and a plummy lip.
Supposedly, this is limited edition, but I see it around a lot, still. Try your luck!
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