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Monday, November 17, 2014

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona Review

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows launched a good few months ago but being fickle I couldn't decide on one shade, so it has taken me up until now to purchase one. Whoops. Man have I missed out as the formula is nothing short of wonderful and the shade range although not extensive is rather beautiful too! Here is why I recommend adding one to your wish list...

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona

When I first saw the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows in person I was a little a taken back by just how dinky they are. Don't get me wrong there is more than enough product and the compact is perfect for travel but I did expect it to be bulkier given it is a NARS product. The NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows come in small compacts which don't have the typical NARS rubberised finish, they do however have a good quality albeit small mirror inside. There's not much more to say here really: small, functional and practical - can you ask for more?

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona

The NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow collection contains 12 shades all of which have been designed to be used both wet and dry but more on that later. Typically I am attracted to neutral toned eyeshadows but this time around I decided to be a little adventurous and purchased the shade Desdemona. NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona is a complex shade and fairly difficult to describe - a mid toned burgundy that reflects blue in certain lights. It is a little 80's in some aspects but if you are fed up of owning 100 eyeshadows all the same tone it is one to seek out especially if you have blue or green eyes. I guess NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona can be compared a little to MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow but it lacks the duo-chrome effect.

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona

As mentioned the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows have been designed to be worn both wet and dry, when dry the effect is more subtle and sheer and when dampened the colour pay off is more intense. My advice is to dedicate one area of the eyeshadow for wet use as once wet the eyeshadow does change a little in formula - it becomes a little drier and forms a film of sorts making it difficult to use dry. The overall formula of the NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadows is soft, creamy and a dream to apply and blend (both damp and dry), the pigmentation of Desdemona is probably one of the few shades in the range that is well pigmented both damp and dry. In my opinion if you don't typically suffer from oily lids you can go ahead and skip primer as this eyeshadow formulation is not prone to colour fade nor creasing - in fact it is pretty flawless in my experience and I can not think of any application woes. I'm sure the lighter shades may be a little more tricky due to pigmentation woes but Desdemona gets a huge thumbs up from me!

NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona £21 via Space,NK - link.


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35 comments:

  1. I've read so many good reviews on these eyeshadows, but I hadn't seen this shade before! I love the rustiness of the colour - beautiful shade :)

    Jill | alittlesoapbox.com

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  2. What a beautiful shade - perfect for autumn. I'm not sure what I'd pair it with though!

    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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  3. Such a beautiful shade! Perfect for the winter season and Christmas parties!

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  4. I picked up a couple of these a while back but just know that I need this shade now too - what a beauty!

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  5. I like wearing shades like this one in the Autumn!
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  6. Such a beautiful shade! I think I'd really struggle to pull it off but it sounds like a beautiful formulation so I might hunt out a slightly safer shade and see how I get on x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  7. Ooh I love this shade - so deep & intense for Autumn! Great pick!

    Josie XOXO
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  8. Sorry for the weird question, but do you think it could double as a blush?

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    1. It would really depend on your skin tone and preference but formula wise I see no reason why not :)

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    2. Good to know! It's a bit expensive, so that makes me consider buying it :)

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  9. What a beautiful shade, and it's so perfect for this season! It's got me all hearts eyes, I may have to think about trying it out myself!

    Katy / littlelaughterlines

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  10. That is a stunning shade! I am not the best with eyeshadows but I would probably purchase it just for collection! xx

    Reflection of Sanity

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  11. I absolutely love this range and Desdemona is pure perfection. NARS is coming up with one amazing release after another! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  12. This is not a colour I would wear but these sound lovely!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
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    xxxx

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  13. Omg this color is literally amazing :D I need to pick this one up. It looks like such a perfect shade for the fall!

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  14. This shade is amazing! I would honestly wear this color everyday!

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    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & ­­Bloglovin'

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  15. This is such a beautiful shade!!! I love the colour - perfect for this time of year! :)

    Layla xx

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  16. What a beautiful shade, I need to add it to my wishlist xx

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  17. It's taken me this long too, but I'm waiting for Desdemona and Himalaya to arrive!!! Looking at your swatches I made at least one correct choice!

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  18. Beautiful shadow - I really want to try out some of these x

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  19. I love these eyeshadows! The pigmentation is amazing & this colour is stunning!
    Great post! :)
    Ellie,xx
    Elephant stories and more

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  20. What a shade, looks beautiful. Love the rustic colour.

    E, x
    http://ellenrenniemakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. This is stunning I love the shade its perfect for winter!!

    Kirsty | KirstyLovesx

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  22. Wow this is totally gorgeous! I swatched one of these shades a while back and was amazed at how buttery and silky they felt!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  23. Really rich color! wow so beautiful, perfect for fall

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  24. This is such a beautiful shade and looks ultra pigmented!

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  25. This shade is gorgeous!

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  26. Lovely shade! Looking forward to receive my Nars Dual Intensity Eyeshadow after 3 days, yay!
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ Nars Philippines

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