Mar 16, 2020

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Hammamet

NARS Hammamet review

Ah, I almost forgot about this one. NARS pretty much lost me with Audacious and Double Intensity lines, but their original blushes and eyeshadow duos still have a special place in my heart. Personally, I think the sheer clarity of the colors is NARS' jam and they should never lose it! I have the old version but apparently, Hammamet has survived the recent reformulations and can be easily found if you want one for yourself.


NARS Hammamet review swatches

Nowadays I feel comfortable wearing warm muted eyeshadow colors and even reach for them more often than I do for cool-toned shades, but I wasn't quite smitten by Hammamet when I first bought it. I knew that there was something about this simple duo but at the same time, it looked kind of bland to my eyes. I didn't realize Hammamet was going to be the first warm eyeshadow that I can reach carefree.


NARS Hammamet swatches
Hammamet is a Matte Beige/Bronzed Rose duo, according to NARS.

In practice, this is a brilliant duo. The matte beige is silky and perfect for applying all over to even out the lids. You can use this on its own for an "I am not wearing any eyeshadow" effect (but you look polished and your mascara won't end up on your lids). The bronzed rose has such gorgeous sheen and it brings an understated glam to the eyes. The blendability is one of the best.


I still find the color scheme isn't the greatest for my natural colorings and I almost wish there was a bigger color contrast. But, we all know I have many other things for that and Hammamet is meant to do something else. I can imagine this would be an awesome daily choice if you have blue or green eyes. For me. it gives a good excuse to wear my blue/grey color contacts more often.


Here is an overall look.

NARS Hammamet review swatches


A few close-ups...

NARS Hammamet review swatches


NARS Hammamet review swatches



In short, I love NARS Hammamet. If you're in the market for warm eyeshadows for everyday use, I'd highly recommend it.

Thanks for looking. Have you tried Hammamet? What is your favorite NARS duo eyeshadow if any?


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  1. You just reminded me how much I love hamammet (used it twice lol) and that I has its close sister st Paul de Vance that I have never touched. .. Oyyy

    anyway If all matte are the same quality I would have used more.

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    1. I remember reading your reviews on Hammamet and Paul de Vance, and I think we have the same preference when it comes to eyeshadow textures. I just can't deal with those super pigmented (and chalky at the same time) eyeshadows although many seem to enjoy how they look on the arm. I mean, Hammamet is quite pigmented but in possibly the best user-friendly way. :)

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  2. I can see why you love this eyeshadow duo Lena. Simple sometimes really is the best. You should totally try a blunt straight cut with minimal layers sometime! I bet that style would look gorgeous on you <3

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    1. I really didn't expect to love it this much. Anyway, it's much better than the other way around (I mean, to buy something anticipating to love it but never reach for it in life...).

      Hope you and your loved ones are all doing well! Blunt straight cuts require patience as I would have to wait for a long time to grow out all the layers but at this rate, I might actually get there...

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  3. This is the kind of color combo that I love - warm, with a bit of glimmer. It looks wonderful with your eyes here.

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    1. Thank you! I know warm eyeshadow trends are still strong and there are so many choices nowadays. Hammamet, although it may look simple, still stands out and one of the best choices, I think. :)

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