Friday, July 29th, 2011

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering blue turquoise” and “dark aquamarine.”

On the left, there is a twinkling sky blue with a hint of teal and white frost finish. Inglot #415 is similar but it leans a touch greener and has a subtle golden sheen. The color payoff of this shade was excellent–so densely packed with color with a rich, smooth texture that made it easy to blend and apply.

On the right, there is a muted, silvered blue with a silver-white shimmer-sheen. It’s paler and bluer compared to MAC Moon’s Reflection, while Urban Decay Mary Jane is much darker. It has good color payoff, but it is a touch sheerer compared to the left shade. It’s very soft, though, and it applies well onto the skin.

Per NARS, their eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. In my experience, they still need to be worn over an eyeshadow base for all-day wear, but alone, they wear seven to eight hours with subtle creasing. They don’t fall apart immediately after application, but an eyeshadow base is recommended for best results.

The Glossover


NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

Both shades are distinctly blue but not over-the-top blue. I liked how one shade is a brighter blue, while the other is subtler, more muted.











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NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase South Pacific? How much is it?

NARS, $33

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

See shade descriptions!

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16 thoughts on “NARS South Pacific Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rebecca

    In the second paragraph, second line, did you mean greener? I assume so, just wanted to let you know :)
    But ahhh, I love blue shadows and these are gorgeous! I just never figure out a way to wear them for daily looks.

  2. This is beautiful! I’m usually skeptical of light blues, but I want it now. =P

  3. Oh boy, I just love this duo but my mom is like ‘how often are you gonna wear it?’ But they’re so pretty!

  4. Sandhya

    Lovely colors, but not for me.

  5. Nikita

    I want to pair that muted blue with MAC Deep Truth – so lovely!

  6. L

    So pretty! I’m such a sucker for blue colors.
    Christine, which one do you think is better, this or the Cap Ferrat trio?

  7. Courtney

    I don’t really care for the first color in the duo or these colors together at all for that matter.
    I would maybe wear the second shade with Parisian Skies, which is absolutely beautiful.

  8. Tiffani

    These are such pretty blues! I’d probably hardly ever wear them, though :-/

  9. Ashley

    Very pretty (especially the periwinkle-ish one), but probably not something I’d spend $33 on.

  10. DJ

    hi! lovely review, as always.

    I have had this duo for a long time and like it. I don’t wear a lot of blue, but this duo is really wearable and fun without too much effort.

    (I would have never bought it on my own; I had a session with a NARS artist and he used that, along with the goldfinger single e/s and kalliste liner and it looked so good I bought all of it and to date he did the most original and fun makeover I have had.)

  11. I love this duo! I use it allll the time. They are really pretty, wearable blues, that look GREAT with brown eyes!

  12. Madeleine

    I love these colors and I bought them a while ago, but I’ve been having a difficult time wearing them without looking over the top. I have brown eyes, and I was just wondering how you would wear them!

  13. Andrea

    Christine, how would you wear these color together? Thanks for the review and swatches!

  14. This is so beautiful. It is a must have for me, despite the dupes I do have. GORGEOUS.

  15. Color is prettier on the swatch than on the pan….but the two blues are very similar and not enough contract for a duo. Did you know that when Nars started the line that the color cosmetics were named after famous old movies, ie. South Pacific? My grade school friend used to talk me buying the newest brand of lipstick…and Nars was one of them when it first started.

  16. Jamesy

    Just looking at the color payoff of this duo is making me have to go purchase this. Love Nars!