Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a duo of “iridescent storm blue” and “deep matte indigo.” It’s part of NARS’ permanent range of eyeshadow duos.  NARS’ eyeshadow formula is supposed to be long-wearing, highly pigmented, and crease-resistant.  They can also be used wet or dry.  I never get quite crease-resistant, long-wear out of NARS’ eyeshadow formula–typically about six to seven hours of good wear, but slight fading and/or creasing after eight hours.  I don’t have any problems over a primer, though.

On the left, there is a muted blue-based purple with a slightly frosted finish. There is some underlying sheerness to the color, so it doesn’t have a completely smooth appearance. It’s not as blue as MAC Wintersky. MAC Illegal Cargo is similar but not as blue. Urban Decay Blue Bus is brighter, less faded. Estee Lauder Untamed Violet is a bit darker, less shimmered.

On the right, there is a dark, faded purple with a gray-ish overcast to it. It has a matte finish, and while it looks a bit sheer swatched, it actually performs very well. It applies with good color payoff and doesn’t disappear once you start blending. theBalm All the Way Annie is similar but not as dark or as faded. Urban Decay Rockstar is more eggplant-hued, not as dusty. Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard has a similar shade that’s just a touch purpler.

The Glossover

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NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
It's a cool-toned purple eyeshadow duo that will look really lovely against paler skin tones, though it should work for a variety of complexions. The quality is good overall, but it could be a bit more pigmented.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Dupes
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NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

NARS, $34.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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13 thoughts on “NARS Demon Lover Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Stacey

    my first NARS product, love! but i dont see this one at sephora/nordstrom anymore?

  2. Tori

    Interesting colours. Please review more NARS permanent eyeshadows in the future

  3. That dusty violet! :o *swoons dramatically* Be still, my beating heart!

    (No, but seriously. That’s one pretty purple!)

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Thu Thu

    I feel like this looks REALLY similar to the Jolie Poupee duo, but I’m at work, so I don’t have it handy for comparison. What do you think?

  5. Someone at Nars must be reading paranormal romances. :)

  6. Pretty colours, especially the first one, but I always get such fallout from NARS eyeshadows that I now rarely use them. :(

  7. Corinne

    ooh…hadn’t heard of this one! Love! Thanks for reviewing.

  8. Being both cool-toned and a purple fiend, this is one of my favourite Nars duos (which is saying something). Works really nicely with coral or neutral-pink lips for a super-quick look.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy amy

    This is actually on my “to buy” list, but since I haven’t seen it in stores, I would have to buy online, and I only do that a last resort. However, after seeing swatches, I don’t think I need this one, since I have Blue Bus, and the other color reminds me of Sketch, or at least it would translate similarly on the eye. Thanks so much for this; now I can use the $ for somethig else on the list.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dinitchka Dinitchka

    Nordstrom has this on their website for those that want to earn some Nordie points … http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/nars-duo-eyeshadow/2893797?origin=category&resultback=446

    This is a pretty combo and I do love my blues! Plus the name is kind of interesting.