The great thing that I like about NARS eyeshadows is that there are plenty of options of colors, ranging from the very dramatic to incredibly neutral (and more wearable). Some of my most favorite neutral colors are Ashes to Ashes, Biarritz, Ondine, Galapagos, and Blondie. I've also heard that Bali and Abyssinia are great as well, but I've just never personally tried them. I would also say that if you want a shadow that can go from somewhat neutral to dramatic-looking very easily, try Mekong - it's a really beautiful deep golden brown that can be applied to look either work environment-friendly or can be used to create a beautiful chocolate smoky eye.
I would also agree with the person who commented first that if you really want more bang for your buck, try the duos - you get two colors that compliment each other really well for only a little more money. Some good neutral duos would be All About Eve, Bellissima, Silk Road, Portobello, Tokyo and Paris. I would also recommend trying the newest duo, Kuala Lumpur, because it's a really beautiful pairing that is not outlandish but still stands out. However, only try it if you know your eyes can handle wearing colors with a reddish tone to them - the boysenberry side of the duo can look a little red on some people, so if you can definitely go into a Sephora and try it out, I know I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it on.
In general, I would say if you live near a Sephora, go in and try the shadows on to determine if you like them or not - if you don't live near a Sephora (like me), Sephora does have a great return policy, so you can definitely return something if you don't like it. :) Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Women's Wear Daily has stated that lilac/amethyst/purple/violet colors will be the most popular this year. NARS has a brand new shade, D. Gorgeous which is a matte dusty lilac. It can be dressed up or down. That might be an option you'd want to consider. The other thing I would suggest, if you're interested in more than one shade, is to check out the NARS Duo Eye Shadow combos, because for $10 more you can get two different shades. I've been really impressed with the duos. There's a huge variety of shades and textures in those duos. Also, you can get some matte shades for daytime, and then layer them over one of the shimmery whites/ivories/creams (color) shadows for a whole new look. I do that a lot. I like how well the NARS shadows combine, especially the ones that are milled really finely. It's a little more difficult to do this with coarser shadows from other companies.
There are also a few NARS palettes available that have some really nice eyeshadows, along with other products. You might want to consider those, depending on how much money you want to spend. The Day and Night Palette has six great shades for $50, and there are a couple of anniversary palettes available for $75 each which have all sorts of good things like eye shadows, lip products, Orgasm blush, and The Multiple, making them really good buys considering all that you get. They're a whole wardrobe of product in one palette.
Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
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