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 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 www.narscosmetics.ca. Available now in the US.
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