It’s quite tricky to find eye shadows that really make brown eyes pop but I’m loving the bronze and gold shades in Nars Isolde Duo. Now I usually veer towards traditional brown eye shadows and wouldn’t normally consider using such an orangey gold, but dam, it looks good and contrasts nicely with dark hair and eyes. Nars actually describe the duo as “frosted ginger and shimmering copper” and its the gingery – orange tone to the gold shadow that really makes brown eyes pop. I think Isolde would also look phenomenal on blue eyes and emphasise blue hues beautifully.
The shadows are incredibly pigmented – you don’t need much on your brush and the colour applies very vividly on the lids. I can see this lasting me years. The consistency is soft and buttery and it blends like a dream with little if no fallout.
I wear both shadows – the gold all over the lid, and the bronze in the outer corners and crease as well as the lower lash line for a smokey look. It’s an easy peasey every day smokey look that isn’t over done or too dramatic.
I love love this duo and if you’re looking for an everyday effortless smokey eye, definitely check out Nars Isolde.
I searched high and low for the Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Cheek Palette. It was sold out on the Nars and Space NK websites and I was on my 4th phone call to a local Space NK shop when the sale assistant said the magical words ‘ We have one left!‘ HOORAY! I literally jumped up and down on the spot for five minutes in excitement.
Upon collection, I was NOT disappointed. It is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
Guy Bourdin’s spellbinding and cinematic narratives served as the apex of the sexually charged fashion photography of the ’70s—and François Nars’ first inspiration to become a makeup artist. Now, NARS celebrates Bourdin’s legacy with bold, uninhibited colour and high-impact finishes inspired by the audacious, high-fashion and decadent world of Guy Bourdin.This palette comes in a protective box featuring one of Bourdin’s colour striking saturated images. The palette has the traditional Nars insignia with a splash of red lipstick with Guy Bourdin embossed on the front. The packaging screams high fashion! Ooh la la!
0.14 oz x 6:
- Blush in Laguna (diffused brown powder with golden shimmer)
- Deep Throat (flirty, sheer peach)
- Orgasm (peachy pink with golden shimmer)
- Mistinguette (bright pink)
- Goulue (medium pink)
- Devotee (highlighter)
Great Value for Money
4 blushes, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter palette for £45 in the UK.
Now, I realise that this palette is somewhat bitter-sweet for those of you who already own Laguna , Deep Throat or Orgasm as you are only getting more of the same. However for those of you who haven’t yet purchased any Nars blushers, this would be a great addition to your collection.
This is a versatile compact collection of Nars’ most popular blushes and bronzers. Everything you need to sculpt, highlight and enhance your cheeks. I am WELL CHUFFED with this!
At the time of writing, still available to buy at Sephora.
Top Row – Devotee Highlighter, Mistinguette, Deep Throat
Bottom Row – Laguna, Orgasm, Goulue