(I am talking about you, Pauline! ;p)
NARS Eyeshadow Duo Marie Galante
I know this particular duo was not received very well when it was introduced in last summer because of the sheerness of the colors.
It is true both eyeshadows are on the hard side in texture and they are extremely sheer compared to other NARS eyeshadows I have experienced.
Iridescent Orchid / Iridescent Regal Blue
Swatches on my arm (without primer)
Luckily, I knew what I was getting thanks to other fellow beauty bloggers' reviews & swatches which I am very thankfull for, but I must say this is just what I was looking for!
It is hard to explain why but I will try. :)
I wanted nuance colors that I can layer on top of the dark eyeshadow base that I often use, something that is sheer but with prominent color presence with unique shimmer.
Marie Galante just fit the bill, and you know I love my purples and blues! :)
This is a close-up picture of me wearing this duo layered with kajal eyeliner.
You can see the beautiful shimmer that is very "there" but never childish.
NARS Marie Galante may be very sheer but once applied, it lasts true and long.
I love that it doesn't turn ashy grey after a while unlike so many other pastel blues and purples.
The iridescent (almost duochrome) shimmer is swoon-worthy for me.
I think I am in love with this duo and I have worn it already three times this week. ;)
Have you tried NARS Marie Galante or other duos?
What do you think of the idea of nuance colors?
Thanks for reading! :)