Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

5 Rich Copper Eyeshadows

Not orange, not brown, but some kind of magical mix of the two with a little bronze thrown in. ¬†Copper is typically accompanied by a more frosted and/or metallic finish. ¬†It’s nearly always very, very warm in undertone, but if you need to cool down, try pairing it with a violet or blue.

  1. Make Up For Ever #12 — creamy, rich copper with a metallic finish
  2. NARS Isolde — two shades of coppery browns
  3. MAC Amber Lights — rich, metallic copper with a strong golden-copper shimmer
  4. Giorgio Armani #5 — darkened coppery brown with a metallic finish
  5. Inglot #405 — metallic copper

What’s your favorite copper eyeshadow?

Monday, November 28th, 2011

NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as “frosted ginger” and “shimmering copper.” This is one of the best NARS duos I’ve tried when it comes to quality, but I will readily admit that as far as the shades themselves go, they’re not unique, so you may already own similar shades. It’s a great basic duo for someone who hasn’t already added a few coppers to their stash, though! This is part of the brand’s permanent range, so I think it’s a nice core product to have.

The left side of Isolde is a medium copper with a frosted gold sheen. It has an incredibly soft, smooth texture that’s buttery and dense without being powdery. It delivers excellent color payoff, too! This shade is similar to: Bare Escentuals Louder, MAC Amber Lights, and theBalm Meep Meep.

On the right side, there is a deeper copper with burnished brown undertones and a frosted golden sheen. Like the left side, the texture is amazing–soft, smooth, rich–with intense pigmentation. It’s has more copper compared to Make Up For Ever #12, while MAC Bronze is too brown. Giorgio Armani #5 comes closest but is a touch browner.

Isolde adhered really well to the lid without base, and it wore longer than most of NARS’ eyeshadows do for me–I was able to get eight hours without creasing and to ten with very faint creasing, which is really good. Of course, with a base, there wasn’t any issues at the twelve-hour mark.

The Glossover


NARS Isolde Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

One of NARS' best duos in regards to quality--excellent color payoff, good wear with or without a base, and a divine texture that's soft and silky smooth.











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