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 :
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.
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 –