Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Quick Eyes with NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo

In an effort to show how wearable the rosy shade was in Grand Palais, I used the duo in a quickie look before I did lip swatches for NARS’ fall lip products.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof all over the lid and above the crease with the 249 to lay down your eyeshadow base.  Apply the taupe shade all over the lid with the 239, and then lightly sweep and diffuse the muted mulberry shade into the crease with the 222.  Diffuse the crease edge with Trench eyeshadow using the 217.  Next, apply Rue Bonaparte eyeliner on the lower water line and Via Appia eyeliner on the lower lash line. Coat lashes with Film Noir mascara to finish the look.

For cheeks, apply Cassandre on the apples of the cheeks and sweep towards the temple with the 188.

For lips, apply Pago Pago lipstick for a complementing lip.

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130 thoughts on “Quick Eyes with NARS Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo

  1. Rozeta

    I wanted this duo, but not enough to go out and buy it, BUT now I feel like I need it! It’s so up my alley.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this look!

  3. Swathi

    It looks amazing Christine !!! Wish Nars was available here !!!

  4. Yasmin A.

    Perfect, i think the only thing that can be better in the look is using a darker berry color on the crease, but you look really pretty in that look Christine and I think this look can be an every day look, so gourgeous.

  5. Diana B

    Hey Christine I just had to tell you that your skin is amazing but lately your skin looks flawless in all the pictures.

  6. Very cute and neutral. You look lovely. =]

  7. Suzy

    So pretty and wearable! Thanks Cristine!

  8. I love it! I love Nars products, this one is no exception! Beautiful and colors I enjoy. Great!

  9. Josiane

    I’m temptend, I’m tempted!

  10. Suzy

    Is the blush a new product from NARS? I haven’t heard of it.

  11. Kooks fresh, natural and dewy! Thumbs up, Christine! I love you make-up skills and your red lipsticks also, but this suits you best. Red carpet – go and glow!

  12. Looks beautiful on you! I love Grand Palais, but I keep thinking it would look nicer on dark-eyed girls. You definitely make it tempting, though.

  13. Hing

    You look fab as always, Christine!!

  14. Jennifer

    OH NOOOOO, it looks so good you make me want it! Beautiful!

  15. Such a natural beauty look. I for one think it was dumb to vote off tutorials! You did a stunning job.

  16. Audrey

    I think this look is beautiful! I was afraid of this duo being too cool-toned for my NC30 skin, but now it just seems perfect! Not the “no makeup” look but still minimal in the best way!

  17. Zara

    I’ve heard that the Mac pro store in new York is more expensive than regular stores and counters even for non pro items, is that true? And what is better for contouring, Mac shape powder in “sculpt” or Mac pro blush in taupe? Are they similar hues?

  18. evo

    gorgous neutral look on u!

  19. That looks so lovely on you!

  20. Gillian (AKA Munchy)

    i know its totally off topic, but don’t mac’s glamglass come out today online?

    • They were pushed back. There is no update in information from MAC, so I have nothing to update with other than nobody has information about if or when or why.

  21. Eva Sofia

    Lovely look Christine! Simple yet elegant. You look beautiful 😀 I think I am going to get the Nars duo…I was kind of afraid that it would look like a bruise on my eyes, but I am NC25 with brown eyes, same combo as you…and I think it looks quite lovely on you! now…if I only had the same makeup skills that you have…LOL

  22. Julia

    This is a gorgeous look!

  23. chakki

    the nude color lipstick looks great on you.iam looking forward to seeing the mac glamglass collection swatches

  24. Christina

    Those are definitely very soft and wearable shades. They look great on you, too! I never would have thought to pair my warm taupes with a dusty rose. Perhaps I can copy this look using one of my blushes. Thanks for posting this up. =)

  25. Cara

    THAT is super gorgeous. I’m your color, I’m buying everything. Thanks!

  26. Debora

    Beautiful! Very neutral, but still pretty :)

  27. Lyss

    Love this! Thanks for posting a nice, work-friendly look.

  28. Lindy

    Gorgeous! That would be a good look for work. I may be buying these soon!

  29. Bernice

    Gorgeous ! & thanks for posting this quick look ! <3

  30. Mandi

    Please do a review on the Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation. I see you wearing it quite a bit. Is it meant for oily skin? It looks fab on you! :)

  31. LC

    LOVE this look Christine!!! I was wanting Grand Palais and Pago Pago before, and now there’s no turning back! Probably one of my favorite looks you’ve ever done. LOVE!!!

  32. Julia

    Lovely :))
    Looks absolutely beautiful on you. I love how this duo is wearable and unusual at the same time!

  33. Rachel

    So pretty!

  34. The eyeshadow, blush, and lips all play off each other really beautifully here. Very nice and natural.

  35. Iciar

    Love your tutorials!! Please keep doing them.

  36. Marina

    YES! I’ve been wanting a new Look for SO LONG!

  37. Brie

    This may have to be my first NARS duo…Lovely for every day and also a great option (when blended with and lined with a deep chocolate brown, for example) for a non-traditional smoky eye. That mulberry shade is unlike anything else I have in my collection and is surprisingly flattering!

  38. ellyp

    Yesterday, I wrote a comment to you asking you to still include some of these tutorials. You are so awesome to do one today! :) Anyway, I wrote off that eyeshadow duo as being completely unworkable for me (I am fair with a lot of red in my complexion). Seeing how lovely this looks on you, I think I might go to sephora and swatch it (if they have it). Such a lovely, light look. Everything you used on this look just screams you are so beautiful!

  39. Jana

    Ah I think that is the perfect first date look :)

  40. Adriana

    Lindo!!! Very beautuful!!!

  41. meme

    your eyes look AMAZING! Also the over all face is so cohesive – it all flows together so well. I am used to seeing you with more splotches of color and I like this look for you a whole lot with it being more cohesive but not too soft since you have darker tones. GREAT look on you.

  42. Beautiful look! You’ve got so beautiful eyes :-)

    I by the way LOVE this lipstick (at least on you), and are completely torn between this one, Pago Pago, and Montego Bay.

    My skin is something around a NW15, with blue eyes and quite dark brown hair. Which one should I go for first? :-)

  43. Leticia Centeno

    Really pretty Christine! Loved this look on you! Gotta say I love your smile!!

  44. Nicole

    What a cute and wearable look. I hope to see more face of the day posts in the future, because they are always inspire me.

  45. DeeDee

    Sort of reminds of of MAC’s Haux. I wonder how it compares.

    • Love11Ca

      Hmm I thought the same thing about it being similar to MAC’s Haux. What do you think Christine? Such a gorgeous combo though and I’m sure I’ll pick it up regardless! hehe

  46. AmyD

    christine, i’ve been hemming and hawing because i think grand palais and pago pago are such pretty colors – i’m so getting these because of this look. beautiful colors, and you look totally amazing!

  47. Mer

    Really beautiful! You look great with this makeup! Thanks for sharing it :)

  48. mumtaza

    This is my favorite look I’ve ever seen you do! And I’ve seen you do like, hundreds. Dammit NARS, must you be so expensive!!

  49. Erica

    Yay! Tutorials back! Looking forward to seeing more of them coming :)

  50. Leslie

    Such a gorgeous look Christine!!!! Looks beautiful on you. I really want to try this look but Im the type of girl who always wears liquid eyeliner with every look I try. Do you have any tips of how I can try this look out without looking like the walking dead since im not going to be wearing my liquid eyeliner?

  51. Kathy

    You look incrediblely nice. I love it!

  52. Sarah

    I wasn’t at all interested in the Grand Palais duo because of the rosy shade but this makes me want it! I love that it’s a work-friendly look too. As a recent grad who just got hired for my first job, I suppose my default shimmery gold smokey eye that I use for just about everything won’t work lol. Thanks for posting this!

  53. Thats a beautiful and fresh look!! :) You look lovely!! 😀

  54. mylinda

    Are you testing the Lingerie de Peau foundation here? How are you liking it so far? I thought Parure Gold was your favorite. Will we expect to see a Lingerie de Peau review sometime soon?

  55. That lipstick looks lovely on you! Just like your lips but better (:

  56. Sonia

    I have ordered this duo because I heard the taupe shade was close to Chanel Rose Platine waterproof eyeliner (which is my fav and I love that color). I can’t wait to receive it ! thanks for the great tutorial, it looks absolutely gorgeous on you !

  57. Constanze

    Looks awesome, I like this look :)!

  58. Ana G.

    I liked it before and know I love it!!One of my next purchases, for sure. And thanks a lot for the tutorial Christine – some of us really miss them 😉

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  60. KP

    This is SUCH a beautiful look.

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  63. I ♥ the lipstick!

  64. Dinah

    My God, Christine, this is such a great look for you! it’s so natural, but makes you really glow!
    This is the definition of sexy.

  65. Malen

    Such a lovely and fresh look, Christine! And I am so glad “looks” is back. Looking forward to more! Thanks. :)

  66. so pretty and easy to wear this look is and as always you did full justice to the eyeshadows and lips
    everything looking wonderful and your smile is sure shot winner honey 😀 😀

  67. Amanda Dubs

    Love this look, I want to get this duo, this lipstick, and that eyeliner. At some point…I will get all of this haha

  68. Anita

    It’s weird but I have just bought this duo and the result is completely different in my eyes! I find it mauve/purplish than reddish! The look I have done is: UDPP as a primer — Paint pot Painterly as a base — The mauve side all over the lid — the pinkish side in the crease — Mac Mistery on the outer corner and lower lash line — Mac Nylon over the browbone — Brown eyeliner pencil on the upper lashes — Black mascara

    Another combination more reddish is putting a golden shadow all over the lid and then the pinkish side in the crease and outer corner. Then you get a beautiful autumm look :)

  69. Liz

    I really love this. I’m bookmarking this look.

  70. Judith

    Any dupes for the colors used in this look?