Nov 12, 2012

Swatch, FOTD - NARS Lhasa Single Eyeshadow

"Taupe eyeshadow" would be one of the most fascinating beauty objects of all.
For one thing, I never get tired of looking at different taupe eyeshadow swatches.
And I always find it faschinating how this muddy blah color can add such sophistication to our eye makeup looks.
Well, I love all shades of taupe and own quite a few,  but I was convinced that I needed this mysterious one with purple undertone called Lhasa. (I love purple, too.)
Lhasa is a "lavender-gray" according to NARS, but it is definitely more than the simple description.
It even feels unjust for this beautiful shade with complexity.

NARS Single Eyeshadow Compact  Lhasa

In Lhasa, I see gray and brown (so it is a taupe!) with cool purple undertone.

It looks a little boring from the pan as most taupe colors do.

Lhasa is not a matte shade but I don't know if I can say this is shimmery, either.
I think it has a luminous satin finish that leaves sophisticated sheen once applied.
The texture is on the harder side but the color goes on effortlessly and blends in very well.

I did some comparison swatches here.

(Compared to the third and fourth taupe shades from Revlon Sandstrom quad )

What is most wonderful about Lhasa is its versatility.
I can wear it as a simple all over color on lids like this look I put together today.

Lhasa works well with soft pink lips and cheeks.

Makeup products used for this look
Revlon ColorStay Whipped Creme Makeup Buff (150)
NARS single eyeshadow compact Lhasa
L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner Black
Revlon Lip Butter Sweet Tart
Jane Blushing Cheeks Blushing Petal
Ebony drawing pencil
Revlon ColorStay Overtime mascara Blackest Black

Lhasa can be used in sultry smoky eyes as well since it is very easy to control the color intensity.
I have worn it in this look paired with Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli.

Do you own Lhasa?
What is your favorite taupe eyeshadow color?

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