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Friday, May 30, 2014

NARS Kauai Eyeshadow duo Review and Swatches

I've been away from the blog a bit, but I'm back with this gorgeous eye shadow duo from NARS in Kauai. 
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I picked this up quite some time ago, right after it was released and I just love it! 

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The shades are this gorgeous gold/taupe color and a iridescent deep purple.

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I'm actually not the biggest fan of NARS eyeshadows. I only really tend to pick up LE shades if they speak to me. I have a few permanent (non L.E.) shadows and find them to be chalky, flakey, and hard to work with.

When I saw this in Sephora the colors caught my eye and I almost passed it up but I went back to swatch it and I was so surprised at how opaque and buttery smooth they swatched. Unfortunately they only had the tester, but I placed an order as soon as I got home! 

I can easily say in the few months I've had this, it's already my most used NARS eyeshadow. 

The texture of this is perfect. It applies smoothly, opaque, and blends very easily unlike some of my other NARS shadows.

The gold shade in this duo is definitely the stand out! NARS eyeshadows are on the pricey side but the gold shadow makes it all worth it! It is highly shimmery, but not glittery. When I use it I feel super glam! It's just so stunning! 

I love wearing the gold all over the lid, a warm brown the the crease to blend, black liner, and mascara! It's a super easy look but looks fab! 

The purple is gorgeous as well but I do love the gold shade more. I also find I don't like wearing them together. I tend to always use them separately. It can look like a shimmer overload when worn together lol. 

If you like NARS eyeshadows or shimmery gold-taupe shadows this is a must have! 

You can still find this on Sephora.com, and narscosmetics.com for $35.



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