Surprise Present: NARS Douceurs De Paris (Pleasures of Paris) Palette
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Anyways, I was super happy to get because I felt like all the shades were very versatile and very well coordinated. I could pick any 3 shades and create a look out of them, the possibilities are endless!
Left to right: Nepal, Violetta, Demon Lover, Fez, Abyssinia and Cordura.
Nepal is a soft pinky-peachy tan.
Violetta is matte light violet with enough grey and brown in it that it's very neutral.
Demon Lover is a dark, greyed violet matte.
Fez is a shimmery warm brown.
Abyssinia is a vanilla satin, with a bit of frost.
Cordura is a dark cool bark brown with golden micro glitter.
As you can see, a primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion was used here) really intensifies the color. Without it, the colors smolder instead of being vivid. I love how well these shadows blend, really. It's so easy to transition one shadow to another.
I think this palette might be my new "If I was stranded on a island and could only have one palette to beautify me for the rest of my life"-palette (a position previously held by one of my LORAC palettes). I mean, the color combinations you can get with this are so varied, you could use this palette for 99.9% of all occasions.
I'm in love! And I'm quite thankful that Mr. MakeupWithdrawal got this for me, what a lovely gift!
Palette is $55 at Saksfifthavenue.com. Each shadow is 1.4g.
Does anyone else have this palette? Or any of the shades in it?
Product shown was given as a personal gift.