I did it. I popped my Nars cherry (oo-er). I've had a Nars wishlist as long as my arm since I first started reading beauty blogs but the price has always put me off as I'd don't exactly have the budget for £25 eyeshadow duos. That said, I was at Anna and Lily's Beauty Chat Live in Brighton the other week (it was amazing and Anna and Lily were so lovely, btw) and my £15 ticket was redeemable for anything in the store so I thought 'why not?' and bought the bea-u-tiful Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Kalahari. What can I say? I live life on the edge.

Obviously the classic, matte-black, rubberised packaging is very pretty and classy but mine is already covered in makeup-y fingerprints which is slightly annoying. The eyeshadows themselves, though, are gorgeous and Nars describes them as a 'gold confection and sugared cocoa'. I'm pretty crap at describing colours but I'd say they are a medium, shimmery gold and a slightly less shimmery brown/taupe, both with purple/mauve undertones (my swatch photo makes them look more warm/coppery, SOZ). The consistency is buttery soft and pigmented and very, very easy to blend. I don't know if I'd pay £25 for it if I didn't get a meet and greet with my two favourite bloggers included but nevertheless this little palette has quickly become a new favourite and has made me want to try more from Nars.

Have you tried any Nars? What do you recommend?

Thanks for reading, Lucy x 


jasmine turner said...

Kalahari is such a gorgeous duo, i love it! NARS have some amazing products, their blushes are amazing!
xprincessjas | ♥


It's beautiful isn't it? I don't actually wear blush but I have a feeling their ones could convert me - might have to give them a go. Thanks for reading x

Hannah Delacour said...

Oh my goodness that looks far too pretty to even use! hahaha
how weird - I've never bought anything from NARs either and this was the eye duo I was thinking of picking up myself! They just look absolutely perfect for everyday wear! :)

Great post - loved the up close swatches! I don't think my bank will thank you much for it though... hehe!

Hannah x


I spent longer than I care to admit just looking at it before actually sticking a brush in it and trust me - it's even more beautiul when you use it! I would definitely recommend it (sorry bank account) ;)

Thank you for reading, Lucy x

Antonia said...

This is a gorgeous duo! I always find they're such high quality too. NARS do some gorgeous products, especially their blushes and bronzers. I definitely agree with you on the packaging though, although i'm super clumsy so the rubberised texture has definitely saved me from cracking more than a few.

Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds


Yeah even though it is expensive it's such high quality, feels very luxe to use. I've heard such good things about their blushes and bronzers - may have to expand my collection. Thanks for reading, Antonia x

Lauren Williamson said...

I've never tried Nars powder eyeshadows (I do however own a cream shadow) but I love their blushes and the Laguna bronzer. It has become one of my favourite beauty products.

Lauren |


Loads of people have been recommending their blushes/bronzers to me! Lagnuna is on the wishlist now. Thanks for reading, Lauren x