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NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Reviews, Swatches and Photos

June 24th, 2014

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This summer, NARS Cosmetics turns up the heat with its very first wet/dry shadow, Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow. Designed to be used both wet and dry without damaging the texture, the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows can be applied dry for a sheer, airbrush-like finish with a luminous sheen or with a dampened brush for high-impact and intense, opaque color.

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Reviews

The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows come in a square-shaped magnetic compact about 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and contains 0.05 oz/1.5 g of product. For reference, a NARS regular Single Eyeshadow ($25) contains 0.07 oz of product.

There are 12 colors available that range from the lightest pinks and beiges to the darkest blacks:

* Andromeda is a shimmery white gold color.

* Europa is a shimmery light warm peachy pink.

* Dione is a metallic taupe.

* Cassiopeia is a shimmery white with bluish pink sparkles.

* Callisto is a frosty silvery pink.

* Desdemona is a shimmery burgundy.

* Himalia is a shimmery topaz. It is darker and warmer than Dione.

* Lysithea is a metallic grey.

* Sycorax is a black and the least shimmery color out of them all.

* Phoebe is a plummy color with blue sparkles.

* Giove is a shimmery dark navy.

* Subra is a shimmery dark brown with just a hint of plum.

While the colors were all pretty and very wearable, I wish the variety could be a bit better. Some of the colors were pretty similar and it would be nice to see some greens and bronzes instead.

Texture-wise though, there was nothing I could pick on. The shadows felt super creamy and soft and blended like a dream. When used dry, they applied with good pigmentation and left behind a shiny finish; while using them damp instantly intensified that effect and made the color pop even more.

Lastly, the wear was phenomenal too! Even when worn dry with no primer underneath, the shadows stayed on 8 hours without creasing or fading the slightest bit. More colors in this formula please!

Quick Tip on using the shadows wet from NARS Cosmetics artist Justin Heslop:- To get your brush perfectly damp and not soaking wet, wet a makeup sponge then push the brush into it before dipping into the shadow.

NARS Giove Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Giove Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Sycorax Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Sycorax Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Lysithea Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Lysithea Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Himalia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Cassiopeia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Cassiopeia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Callisto Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Callisto Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Andromeda, Callisto, Europa and Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Cassiopeia, Phoebe, Desdemona and Subra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Dione, Lysithea, Giove and Sycorax Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

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NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Applied Dry vs Damp

Below I used Desdemona all over the lid and lower eye, Himalia lightly on the crease and Europa on the center of the lid and on the lips. I was also wearing Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ in #21 Natural Beige, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black and Jealousness U.S.A. False Lashes in JS-507.

Wearing NARS Desdemona, Himalia and Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow is available at narscosmetics.com for $29.

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NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection Haul and Photos

August 23rd, 2011

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My NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection order finally came today!

NARS Fall 2011 Night Series Collection Haul
The Night Series Palette is a gorgeous palette of six Night eyeshadows, including Night Star (shimmery peach with gold glitter), Night Clubbing (black with gold shimmer), Night Porter (black with green shimmer), Night Rider (plum with silver glitter), Night Flight (black with blue shimmery) and Night Breed (black with silver glitter).

NARS Fall 2001 Night Series Palette
NARS Night Series Palette

The Night Rider Nail Polish looks exactly like the Night Rider eyeshadow and is a beautiful shimmery soft plum color.

NARS Night Rider Nail Polish
NARS Night Rider Nail Lacquer

Did you pick anything up from the Night Series Collection?

The NARS Night Series Collection is now available at http://www.narscosmetics.com/ and Nordstrom for a limited time.

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Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Fall 2011 Collection Reviews and Photos

July 30th, 2011

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Inspired by the creative reflections found in modern architecture, Estee Lauder‘s Tom Pecheux brings us Modern Mercury, a gorgeous fall color collection with metallic shades of gray and black for the eyes and matte lips on a soft, shimmering canvas.

Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Fall 2011 Collection
The first to catch my eye was the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée ($40). It comes in Estee Lauder’s signature gold compact with a round sponge applicator and is made from a combo of liquid, powder and gel. The color is a beautiful rosy tan that will work on all skin tones and you can use it all over, as an eyeshadow or a highlighter to make your cheekbones pop. It also creates a soft glow on the skin when applied dry and an intense flush of color when applied wet.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée
Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée

The new Pure Color Eye Shadow Duos ($30) are available in accentuating and contouring shades of gray and black. Modern Mercury pairs a shimmery silvery white with shimmery light gray while Black Chrome is a duo of satin black and shimmery pewter.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow Duo in Modern Mercury
Estee Lauder Pure Color Eye Shadow Duo in Black Chrome

The limited-edition Pure Color Liquid Eyeliners ($21) come with a felt-tip applicator just like the Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner and Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner that came out this summer. There are three highly pearlized shades to choose from and Graphite is a beautiful gray with fine shimmer. I love that it applies smoothly and easily with great color pay-off while managing to stay on the whole day without smudging or moving the slightest, even in this 90F weather.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Graphite Liquid Eyeliner

Finally, there are the new Pure Color Velvet Lipsticks ($24). Unlike the Pure Color Long Lasting Lipsticks and Pure Color Gloss Sticks I love, they come in a new, soft matte formula. Yet the texture is super creamy and apply semi-opaque and non-drying on my lips. Nude Velvet, my favorite, is a gorgeous pink beige and Fuchsia Velvet is a beautiful magenta. Both colors go perfectly with the duos and I will definitely see myself reaching for them a lot.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Velvet Lipsticks
Nude Velvet and Fuchsia Velvet

Check back for a FOTD using these products!

The Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Fall 2011 Collection is now available at www.esteelauder.com and Estee Lauder counters nationwide.

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Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss Review, Swatches, Photos and Giveaway

July 21st, 2011

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To embrace the iconic style of the early 1960’s where everything was big and sexy, Flirt! Cosmetics created Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss, the flirtiest, shiniest and boldest lipgloss yet.

Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipglosses
Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss
The first thing that caught my eye was the humongous yet cute packaging. With its black cap and mega-tip applicator, the Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss looks like a jumbo, polka-dot version of MAC Tinted Lipglass.

Flirt! Big Flirt Lipgloss in Big Pink Kisses
Flirt! Big Flirt Lipgloss and MAC Lipglass Comparison
Flirt! Big Flirt Gloss vs MAC Tinted Lipglass

The lipgloss is formulated with jojoba oil to help soften and condition lips and applies smoothly with a sweet, vanilla scent. I personally don’t find it to be that moisturizing on my super dry lips but I do like that it is creamy and does not feel too tacky.

There are 8 wearable colors in both cream and shimmer finishes, including:

Berry Bombshell – a sheer dark purple
Bigger Than Rose – a plum with golden shimmer
Big Pink Sunshine – a golden pink
Coral-Me Fabulous – a creamy coral
Big Pink Kisses – a creamy bubblegum pink
Big Blush – a shimmery medium pink
Big On Nude – a shimmery pinky peach
Big On Beige – a shimmery golden beige


The colors all show up semi-sheer with lots of shine just as the name suggests, so you will need to layer a bit to get the color you see in the tube. The gloss also stays on pretty well, even after a drink. Below are swatches of Big Pink Kisses and Bigger Than Rose:

Flirt! Big Pink Kisses Lip Gloss swatch
Wearing Big Pink Kisses

Flirt! Bigger Than Rose Lip Gloss swatch
Wearing Bigger Than Rose

Overall, Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss is a fun, cute product that is easy to use and perfect for just a tinge of color and shine.

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Flirt! Cosmetics Big Flirt Sheer and Shiny Lipgloss will be available at Kohl’s department stores nationwide and kohls.com in August for $15.50.

To try this product before anyone else, just leave a comment with your name and e-mail address by July 23rd. I will be giving away Berry Bombshell, Big Pink Sunshine, Coral-Me Fabulous, Big Blush, Big On Nude and Big On Beige to three lucky readers.

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