NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Summer 2011: Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo ($33.00 for 0.14 oz.) was named for Mali-based culture and features a metallic taupe with icy green sheen and charcoal black. It is a limited edition duo. I found the lighter shade to apply really smoothly and evenly, while the darker shade was smooth but slightly dusty and pigmentation was good–though it seemed to fade too easily when blended.

In the pan, the darker shade looks rather blue–almost like a really sooty, deep dark blue, but when swatched, it does have a tendency to look much blacker. It still reads a smidgen blue, though, and part of that is owed to the flecks of midnight blue shimmer running through the matte color base.

The lighter shade is a rosy taupe with a subtle green sheen. It’s like a softer, subtler version of MAC Club or Blue Brown pigment. I can see the duochrome nature of the lighter shade really catching peoples’ eyes, though, and of all the products for summer, this is likely to be one of the more coveted pieces.

As far as NARS eyeshadows go, their duos are your best bang for your buck. Most individual eyeshadows from high-end brands are 0.05 oz. on average, while these almost equal out to three of those for $33. NARS’ eyeshadows are supposed to be long-wearing and crease-resistant. When I wear them alone, I tend to get around seven to eight hours of wear before there is a faint amount of creasing, so it isn’t a huge mess, but I’d recommend a primer for all-day wear (especially for those with oilier lids).

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
88%
Total
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NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo

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That’s funny because the first thing I thought when I saw the lighter color, I was thinking “Um, that looks just like Club!” Since I already have Club (and since it’s close enough that I don’t feel I need this version of it) AND I’m not loving the blue e/s in this palette, I think I will skip it.

I was thinking of skipping it since I have club too..i bet i could mix a black and navy blue and then add club to make it similar.

I admit it feels/looks similar to the Rajasthan duo that came in Fall 2010. That taupe is what makes it different from that duo. 🙂
I still want it. XD

I love the duochrom taupe shade, but I probably wouldn’t use the black/blue color very much so I don’t think the price would be worth it for me!

I have this and I love it! IMO its quite different from club which is a deeper brown and the green duochrome is a little brighter. With dogon I think the green sheen is quite subtle in normal (not direct sunlight) light. I feel very Kim K when I wear this!

Ooooh, I have been drooling over this ever since I heard about the new collection. I was *hoping* you wouldn’t do a review on it so I wouldn’t see how it swatched. Now I’m gonna have to get it! Arg!!! 😛

I’ve tested the duo in person and love the shimmering taupe. Not visible from the swatch is how the shadow has a kind of translucent sheen that makes me think of oyster shells. This makes it perfect for layering, even over cream products like blushes, glosses and lipstick.

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