Friday, March 23, 2012
Nars Does Neutrals: Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo
I'm not sure how they do it but Nars makes me wants to collect all of the little rubberized compacts that they offer. The first eyeshadow duo that I purchased to start off my (eventual) Nars eyeshadow obsession is Kalahari, a neutral duo of brown shadows.
For $34 you receive 2 grams of each color which is not too bad. Mac shadows in pot form cost $300 per ounce whereas Nars duo shadows cost about $243 per ounce. So you see these duos are actually not as expensive per ounce compared to other high end brands.
To tell you the truth, upon initial swatching, I was not blown away by the pigmentation. I was slightly disappointed that I had thrown down $34 for two average eyeshadows. But after using the shadows a couple of times and swatching again, the shadows picked up excellently. I think it may have been that the shadows had some sort of layer over them (perhaps I picked up an older product?) but after a few uses I can see it's true beauty. The left shade is a super shimmery taupe brown shadow with golden undertones. It truly is amazing and I do not have anything quite like it in my collection yet. The shade on the right looks pretty shimmery in the swatch but it has more of a shimmer/satin finish in real life. It's a tad darker than the other shade and has more of a purple undertone. This color is perfect for the crease.
Kalahari is a nice eyeshadow duo to have, especially if you can't get enough of neutral, office appropriate eyeshadows. I am happy with my purchase and hope to try some other Nars eyeshadows in the near future!