REVIEW: NARS Rated R Eyeshadow Duo ($38.00)

I decided to finally review my collection of NARS Eyeshadow Duos as they have been sitting all prim and proper and even alphabetized in a box..On the duos are described the in the following manner:
“Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, all Duo Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, long wearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. The effects can be subtle or smoldering — the options are endless.
* “Best Overall Eyeshadow” 2011 InStyle “Best Beauty Buys”

  • True color application.
  • Can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.
  • Multi-function use for shading, lining and highlighting the eyes.
  • Classic, neutral, and fashion-forward shade pairings.”


Now based on my own research,  I found that although these perform well wet with a damp brush, I wouldn’t recommend it as the surface tends to harden from wet use.

Rated R always caught my eye with its vivid powder in the pans.  NARS describes the colors as a shimmering chartreuse & and electric cobalt blue. It either reminds you of the tropics or going to a rave. Although vivid they are, this shocking effect they possess does wear off as you wear it, even under a primer.  They are buttery soft in texture with micro flecks of glitter and apply smoothly. Maybe using the ‘pat it on’ technique may work better when applying these vibrant colors for more staying power.  I rate this one 3.5 out of 5 stars.


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