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Crossed Out Shopping List: NARS Duo in Charade & Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned

NARS - Damned, Charade

You know sometimes how you keep on putting off buying certain things, but then can’t get them out of your head that you eventually cave? Yep, that’s the situation right here. These are two NARS makeup items that I finally got around to “crossing off” my imaginary shopping list—the Eyeshadow Duo in Charade and the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned.

The eyeshadow duo is, I admit, very much an influence of Ingrid/Missglamorazzi on YouTube. When she started her channel, she was pretty much a NARS loyalist, so I knew I could count on her opinion when it comes to eyeshadow duos. I actually went into NARS to buy this, but was unimpressed and left with both Grand Palais and Dogon instead.

Well, I couldn’t forget about Charade.

NARS Swatches - Charade

This time around, I was very enamored with Charade, and looking at the shades—a Matte smoky plum and a Muted mauve—I wonder what made me pass on them. You can wear the shimmery shade all over the lid, lightly defined by the matte shade, or layered over each other, it becomes the perfect light, one-shadow wash to perk up your eyes.

NARS Final Cut Blush - Face 1

Here, I just wore it like I always wear my eyeshadows—light shade all over the lid with the darker one in the crease and outer corner for depth and definition. I also used the purpley shade, smudged on my lower lash line. I defined it further with the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Crave and some smudgey mascara.

NARS Duo - Charade - Eyes

NARS Final Cut Blush - Face 2

I’m quite happy with this duo, so I’m glad I finally picked it up. In the matte lip pencil department, I have Damned, a deep burgundy/wine color. ‘Tis quite vampy, which I love.

NARS Lip Pencil - Damned

NARS Damned Swatch

NARS Damned Face 3

NARS Damned Face 2

I am pretty happy with my purchases! I’ve been binging on NARS, which has a reputation for being inconsistent with product quality, so I’m happy my picks aren’t duds.

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47 Comments

  1. Oh nooo now I want Charade, too! The two shades mixed together become the peeeeerrrfect lid shade! Damned looks great on you as well 🙂

    • It’s so pretty! I’ve been playing around with it a lot and guuuh. ❤ So happy I got it. Thank you so much!

    • It’s fun, though, to wait it out, cos sometimes I cross out the products by not wanting to buy them anymore. HAHA

  2. How I wish my imaginary makeup up list is proportional to my real money hahaha anyway, that lip pencil really suits you! Do you still apply lipstick on top?

  3. =O THAT LIP COLOUR. THAT LIP COLOUR.

    I need to buy stuff from NARS now but they’re so expensive in Singapore! A blush is SGD50 here and I can’t justify buying that.

  4. That is a Damned good shade! (haha sorry I couldn’t resist) I really like your eyeshadow style, very wearable for day looks and doesn’t really look overdone.

    • Thank you! I try to get from Norstrom kung kaya, pero minsan di ko mapigilan sarili ko, napapabili! Lol.

    • You made me want Sex Machine T^T I heard it was being discontinued so I’m in a weird place of indecision and panic buying :(((

  5. Damned reminds me of Revlon’s Cherries in the Snow. Gorgeous. And I love how subtle and flattering those shadows are!

  6. Damned looks excellent on you, perfect choice! And is it just me or are you changing up your portrait-taking? I feel like they’re improving, if that’s even possible! Charade is too subdued for me, I wouldn’t exactly get hung up on anything about it. I guess I understand why you had the courage to pass on it before, hahaha!

    • Hehe thank you. 😀 I’ve been taking them in RAW which is easier to color correct. Thank you so much, though! That means a lot. 😀 I thought it was a bit boring too, but when I wore it again in a different way, I was blown away~

  7. They look great on you, I hadn’t ever considered getting Charade before but you have made me really want it now 🙂

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