NARS Kauai Duo2

NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo for Spring 2014 | Photos, Swatches, and Review



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The NARS Spring 2014 Color Collection brings us two new eyeshadow Duos. The China Seas Duo and the Kauai Eyeshadow Duo ($39 CAD/$34 US).

NARS Kauai Duo2

NARS describes the Kauai Eyeshadow Duo as Gold Lame and Iridescent Smokey Orchid. The gold shade is a very cool metallic gold with no yellow tones. Almost a pewter. Iridescent Smokey Orchid is the perfect smokey purple with soft iridescence. The gold shade is incredibly smooth and pigmented. I do experience a bit of fallout with it. More with wear than on application. The Iridescent Smokey Orchid shade is just as smooth as the gold and only a touch less pigmented meaning it still has excellent pigmentation. Both shades apply and blend beautifully. Without a primer I experience a small amount of fading about 5 hours in. With a primer the duo last much better through the day with only the purple showing some fading around 6-7 hours in.


I have been wearing this duo almost daily since receiving it since it is such a quick and easy two step look that happens to co-ordinate perfectly with my hair!


Available February 1 at Canadian NARS retailers (Hudson’s Bay, Holt Renfrew, Sephora and MURALE) and Available now in the US.

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  • Sunny @Mostly Sunny
    January 20, 2014 at 2:03 PM

    Oh yeah GIMME THAT! Both shades are so darn beautiful!

    • Christa Potter
      January 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      They are. I have always loved the combo of gold and purple!

  • marciaf
    January 20, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    This is the first Nars item in a while that I’m absolutely going to buy. I wanted the Christmas items but passed, I want the Narsassist but I have almost every shade already. But this looks fabulous.

    • Christa Potter
      January 21, 2014 at 11:24 AM

      It is a great combo and great for a no brainer look in only 2 steps which I love!

  • Kate MacDonald
    January 21, 2014 at 10:54 AM

    SOLD! Absolutely love the look of this (and I agree, it’s a perfect match for your fabulous new hair).

  • Lauren @ iSeeMakeup
    January 21, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    I saw one swatch of these and knew it had to be mine, its on backorder at Nordstrom, dying for it to ship so I can play!


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Christa Potter is a professional makeup artist with a passion for introducing women to the newest and best in beauty with a touch of fashion and lifestyle.

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