NARS Duo Eyeshadow – Sex, Sea and Sun Review, EOTD, Swatches

SEA, SEX AND SUN – NARS Duo Eyeshadow
SEA, SEX AND SUN – NARS Duo Eyeshadow

We love our cousins. We love our cousins more if they gift us darling duos like NARS Eyeshadows. Especially if the pack contains colours like SHIMMERING MOSS and GOLDEN MUSTARD.
It was an unexpected surprise to open the package to find a box like this :

SEA, SEX AND SUN – NARS Duo Eyeshadow

But what can I say, it is not every day that surprises turn out to be so pleasant ones.
So I tried out the swatches – in the picture, the upper one is the SHIMMERING MOSS and the one below is the GOLDEN MUSTARD.

SEA, SEX AND SUN – NARS Duo Eyeshadow
SEA, SEX AND SUN – NARS Duo Eyeshadow

I am not very sure how a combination of ‘moss’ and ‘mustard’ can be categorised as ‘Sea, Sex and Sun’, but of course, it has been done by people who actually know about these things and about naming them…
In the look that I tried out, I have put blue eyeliner for further emphasis on my upper lash line and simple kajal on the lower one. Further, I have tried to (though the result is below standard) smudge the corners.
This is how the final result looks –


Now let us have a profile check for the eye shadow duo from NARS :
Manufactured by : NARS
Marketed by : NARS
Availability : You have to order it yourself, or anyone has to gift you the shipping order.
Quantity : 0.14 oz, which is equal to 4 gms.
Price : 32.0 US Dollar, which is equal to 1444.16 Indian Rupee (as of 14th December 2010)

Great things about the Sea, Sex and Sun Eyeshadow Duo from Nars are:

  • All the colours, including this duo, are simply great.
  • It is crease resistant. So it does not matter if you are a little lazy about the background work before applying the make up.
  • The colours can be worn together, or individually, depending on the need of the occasion. For example, the Shimmering Moss (the green colour) looks fabulous on its own with day casuals. The party look comes in combination with the Golden Mustard.
  • The colour binds firmly and therefore is long-lasting. After application, I left it on for about four hours before removing it, and till then, there was no deterioration in the condition of the eye make up from how it was at fresh application.
  • The pigment of the colours is rich. So even a light dusting gives a gorgeous look.

However, we cannot ignore a few heart breaking facts :

  • The price – The primary factor. Just too high compared to any other good / standard quality eyeshadow.
  • It cannot be obtained readily in the market. It has to be ordered and the delivery waited for.

VERDICT : ,Simply, Love It. And I will scavenge out and use even the last bit of dust left, but next time I have to pay for my eyeshadow . I will control my urge to buy NARS Duo Eyeshadow because of economic practicality.

Finally, here is a shade card comprising the combos available –

NARS Eyeshadow Duo

Have you tried NARS Duo Eyeshadow? Please rate in the box below.


28 thoughts on “NARS Duo Eyeshadow – Sex, Sea and Sun Review, EOTD, Swatches

  1. Heee Heeeee I love the colors and your EOTD totally screams Sea, Sex and Sun :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

  2. 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  3. Hey Scarlett……….the blue liner looks so…my fav colour….btw…..the colours cae out really well na…… :waytogo:

  4. You know you have made these shadows looks so superbly gorgeous. I loved the gold eyeshadow more :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

  5. Gorgeous eye shadow duo Scarlettt :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :rose: :rose: :rose: …… And so are your eyes :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* …soo pretttyyy eye makeup….I can not afford NOT to feel jealous!! :green: :green: :green: :green: !!!….Lovelyyyyyyyy post dear!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  6. These eye-shadows are sooooooooooooooo pigmented!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: ..nd what a hawwwwwwwt name “Sex, Sea and Sun” :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    Me want the NARS Rajasthan now!! :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

  7. hee hee hee..BTW the pic in which you are showing the swatches…the cloth in that is reminding of MAC tartan tale collection!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Me wants that …..My Scottish Fling box now!! 😐 😐 😐 😐

    Soooooooooooooooooo many things……in this chhhoti si life…..God bless us all!! O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

  8. Hey Scarlett……the eyeshadow looked so pigmented in the swatch but….on your eyes :shout: :shout: :shout: :shout: …..superrrrrrrrrbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb
    I loved the look…..awesome it looks….the smudging is done wonderfully…….. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:
    great job….and the blue liner really making a difference :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  9. Wow.. You have beautiful eyes Scarlett… And the colours are awesome.. :yahoo: :yahoo: We actually can’t crib abt the pricing as its NARS.. I love your cousin.
    :-* :-* :-* And the gold is so meeee!!!!!

  10. Oooh pretty Scarlett! I prefer the lighter Shimmering Moss shade, I don’t think the Golden Mustard would work on me!

    Love the eotd for the gold eyeshadow with blue eyeliner…very very pretty!

    P.S. A while ago Sephora had two of these shadow combos for $10 each. I’m kicking myself right now for not getting them :headbang:

        1. Me crushed on Rhett tooo – esp his movie version – i think i was the only geeky 10 yr old who ran around putting Clark Gable in the “Favourtie Actor” bit of all those Slam books we used to have when we were kids 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

      1. AhhhI guess right (well partially :P)

        Debaleena is such a pretty name, and I’m not saying that cause it sounds like mine 😛
        Are you Bengali? Your name sounds like it. Also get well soon to your granma, read it in the other post 🙂

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