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NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Indes Galantes Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a dark, smoky duo of shades featuring a shimmery gray and matte burgundy. I wasn’t a fan of either shades, as they were both harder to apply and blend out. It is an interesting combo of shades, though, so there is that!

Indes Galantes (Left) is a dark gray with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. The consistency was looser and a bit drier, so the shimmer separated more from the base color and felt gritty to a degree. It had decent pigmentation, though not fully opaque, and it blended out fairly well but needed extra effort around the edges. The eyeshadow started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Diesel (LE, $17.00)(100% similar). Tarina Tarantino Silver Shoes (DC, ) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nighttrain (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Starry Night #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #18 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). KVD Beauty Santeria (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Obsidian (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lapisluxe #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Fleur de Pierre (106) (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Paris #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #27 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Diane (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #20 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Deep Cravings (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Indes Galantes (Right) is a muted, dark burgundy with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, somewhat buildable coverage. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but dusty and thin, which made it harder to apply on bare skin as it would sheer out and become patchy. Even over a primer, it was finicky and tended to look uneven. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. MAC Hell in Heels (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Dior Riviera #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Tarte Drama (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). KVD Beauty Velvet (LE, ) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Baie (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ride My Slay (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Type A (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Kir Royal (PiP, $22.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Spicy (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Mind Games (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Trespass (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Romantic Voyage #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Stained Glass (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Eggplant (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Shade (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Xtreme Burgundy (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Anastasia Credit (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Indes Galantes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes (Left) Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes (Left) Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes (Right) Eyeshadow

NARS Indes Galantes (Right) Eyeshadow


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Katherine T. Avatar

For $35, this needs to score an A or better. I have better dupes for both, including Velvet in KVD MetalMatte, which is very smooth and pigmented for me

Fran Avatar

I was tempted by this because I always love shimmery gray eyeshadows. But I really don’t need more of them, even though I always want them, so my wallet has in this case been rescued by sub-par quality! I was intrigued by the burgundy shade, even though I wouldn’t wear it very often… but a matte that patchy I’ll just end up never using.

xamyx Avatar

This duo reminds me of Eurydice, like a hipper, more sophisticated sister.

Like most NARS duos, this one is apparently finicky, but if previous experience holds true, it should ease up after a few uses. Both duos will be finding their way home to me.

Ginny Avatar

Too bad, these colors would make a killer smokey eye. I have my pick of charcoal shadows, but I might need to buy the dupe MAC I’m Into It because all my burgundies are much more muted.

Ae Avatar

Too bad about the quality, but the color combo is inspiring! I wish the burgundy was a little less muddy and more saturated though! I’d love to see eye looks using this duo (or similar shades.) I can see this creating a nice dramatic, moody eye look especially paired with a dramatic cat eye or smudged kajal liner.

I frequently find with NARS duos that the color combinations really inspire me, but the quality isn’t there for a lot of them (at least not for the duos I’ve bought.)

Lea Avatar

I’m still hopeful I can make it work. The color combo is beautiful; it’s unfortunate that a long-standing brand like Nars doesn’t have the formula right after all these years. Mine will be in this week sometime, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Uber fair skin helps make the pigmentation work better than trying to build it up on more pigmented skin. A girl can hope anyway!

Mariella Avatar

To me, this just seems such an odd pairing of colours, even if the quality had been better. I guess even with a duo, I like to have something lighter and “highlighter-ish” – Nars Kaui comes to mind, or some of the Bare Minerals Ready duos.

kjh Avatar

So sorry about this; love when you save me. Looks like the velvet lips, so far and not much else from ms moon collection. tg. Impudique looks great on you; on me, not so much.

Helene Avatar

I had hoped this would turn out to work well on the lids, as I like the combo so much. It’s very inspiering, though. I’m not sure I’d think of the combo myself. I don’t have a real dupd for the grey, but I have a lot of greys to play with. I have, and love Deep Damson, and that is quite high up in the dupe list.
I think I have my inspiration for the makeup of the day now.

Didi Avatar

For me the plum worked amazing. A little concealer to even out my skintone and boom! Easy to blend and opaque. I loved using this to smoke out the grey. I recommend you try out for yourselves and see if it works for you. Perhaps a different Base or technique would work for you x

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