Here’s the thing about NARS Duos—you think you know better, but the colors really do go together. I found that to be true especially with Paramaribo and Grand Palais. I have four NARS duos, but I have my eye on a few more. Here’s a collective post of mine so you can see how awesome they are and maybe try one or two out for yourself.
All of them swatched together! Oooooh~
Habanera is very pretty and soft with a “mint frost” and a “sparkling charcoal plum,” but it does not get that much love from me, because I bought it at a time when I was scared of über shimmer and just bought stuff because I was impressionable. I am not scared of glitter anymore, so let’s remedy this lack of Habanera love.
Paramaribo is another duo I got when I got Habanera. Who knows what I was thinking! There was this strong pull inside of me that really wanted me to buy moar things, and this is what happened. The good news is that it’s a pretty great duo.
Paramaribo has a “metallic brass” and a “metallic bronze,” and it doesn’t really look like there is much contrast between the two, but they. Just. Work. So. Well. SO WELL. For a great warm, green-y look, this is yo man.
Dogon is a recent purchase. Ish. It was one of the things I hoarded when I went to NARS, right before I went on my makeup ban. HEH. It is bayootiful.
Dogon‘s two shades are a ” metallic taupe with icy green sheen” and a “charcoal black.” Seriously beautiful combination, but the black applies a bit patchily, with a texture sort of like charcoal. Still, I love it overall.
Grand Palais is another hoarded item. D: Does that count as cheating? I am inclined to say ‘no,’ but it’s kind of funny, no? Like going on a booze binge before signing up for A.A. Nonetheless, it’s quite beautiful, with a “silver taupe” and a “dusty rose.”
The combination seems a little unconventional, because PINKY RED. But it’s actually quite neutral and nice.
So, there you have it! NARS Eyeshadow Duos are great but they suffer the unfortunate fate of the Hit or Miss. There are a lot of disappointing NARS Duos, and I’m just lucky that I love all of the ones I got. I really want to get Charade, though I don’t know if the color would show up against my skin tone, and I have my eye on a number of others as NARS has an extensive (and pretty!) range.
They’re a perfect example of why I like palettes and such. Sometimes, you need someone to show you possibilities when it comes to color combinations.
NARS is also one of my favorite brands to come up with color stories and names for their products. You can clearly see the inspiration behind the naming, and if you’re anything like me, that’s something that will attract me to something. But that’s another story.
I hope you enjoyed this post! What are your favorite NARS Duos? 🙂