Friday, October 12, 2012

Review - Nars Cordura Duo

I know that Nars products are on the pricey side but the quality of their products are hands down worth every penny.  Not only are their products very pigmented (thus you don't need to use a lot and therefore it will last you a very long time) but the products don't fade or disappear throughout the day.  I really feel that you get great quality products for the price you pay for with Nars products.  

One of the products I recently decided to splurge on was this Cordura Eyeshadow duo.  I have found myself reaching for this duo for a quick and easy eye look.  I place the lighter shade (on the left) on my lid and blend it out with a matte light brown (like Mac Soft Brown or Urban Decay Buff or Tease).  I then place the darker shade (on the right) on the outer corner and down onto my lash line and blend/smudge it out.  Add a highlight eyeshadow (like Mac Vanilla or Urban Decay Virgin), line your upper lash line with a liner or shadow, and a couple of coats of your favorite mascara and you're done.  It's a very easy and quick look for any day.  

I purchased this duo from Sephora for $34.00.  Sephora describes the shadow on the left as a "shimmering, warm rich brown" and the shadow on the right as a "shimmering dark brown".   The shimmer isn't crazy and chunky, it's actually quite subtle and gives the right amount of shimmery glow on the lids.  There are so many looks you can achieve with this duo.  You can also use a wet brush and apply the darker shade as a liner.  This Cordura duo is one of the more versatile duo's that Nars offers.  This eyeshadow applies like butter - so pigmented and easy to blend out.  I didn't find too much fall out with this duo but I do use a primer and a cream shadow base so that might help prevent fall out.  I also found that these eyeshadows didn't crease (although I always use a primer before I apply my eyeshadow) and they lasted all day.  The colors are just as rich and vibrant at the end of the day as it was when I applied it in the morning.  Like I said before, worth every penny!  I can't wait to try out some of the other duos.  This is one eyeshadow duo that all busy mom's need to have in their collection.