NARS Look: Mangrove & Daphne

NARS Look: Mangrove & Daphne

I liked this in close-ups, but I don’t like it so much with my skin tone overall.Β  I think someone paler than me could really rock this, though! πŸ™‚

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply Mangrove eyeshadow on the inner third of the lid and pull upwards along the inner crease. Lightly blend Rajasthan (taupe) eyeshadow on the middle of the lid blended to the outer lid with the 239. Next, apply DaphneΒ  eyeshadow into the crease with the 226, lightly blending onto the outer lid. Blend Trench eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying #11L eyeliner on the lower lash line. Finish by sweeping lashes with Precious Cells mascara.

For cheeks, apply Douceur blush on the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Liquid Lurex lipstick first, and then layer Hi-falutin’ dazzleglass for a complementing lip.

Check out more photos!

WHY do you look unblended? HM? Is it to spite me??? How rude!


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Leah Avatar

Christine you look gorgeous with any color combination, though I do think spiced up neutrals looks the most beautiful on you πŸ™‚

And quick question…… you ever worry about your makeup expiring??? I was wondering how long my MAC powder eyeshadows last before they go bad.

Brittany Avatar

Hey Leah I work at MAC and they taught us about the batch codes. For instance, if your mascara’s batch code says A89, that means it was produced in the first (A)batch in August (8) 2009 (9). If you have anything that’s 2007 and older… I would say toss it out. Hope this helps. =D

Li Ming Avatar

I have no idea what you are talking about, Christine! This looks gorgeous on you – close-up or no close-up! But that’s just my opinion.

Kelsey Avatar

Are you going to do a review on the NARS Sheer Matte Foundation? I would greatly appreciate it since I’m in the market for a new foundation!

Amber Avatar

Wow I really love this color combo! I think Mangrove is a truly different shade, I certainly don’t have anything like it. Very nice look on you!

aradhana Avatar


i think you mentioned in another post that you didn’t like the mangrove/daphne combo, but it looks cool! i think you also easily have winged out the purple even more….

LuvJ Avatar

Hi Christine..

I’m loving these colors — Daphne is just gorgeous! Also, any dupes for Douceur? I wanna know if I can live without it πŸ˜‰

Roxy Avatar

All the colors used in this look are so gorgeous on you! Thanks for putting pics up of the Daphne. I’m so looking forward to your reviews on it whenever you get around to them. But, so far i’m sold on the Daphne simply by the way it looks on you. Thanks for all the great work you do!

Brenda Avatar

lol…I like the “why do you look unblended”. I like the look up close as well, I usually like what you say you don’t, but somehow I’m not loving the yellow inner corners. It’s a bit bruised looking??? And that’s not to say you can’t rock yellows because i’ve seen you in yellows and it’s great!! It does remind me of MAC’s Awake facechart from ….. hmmmm, i can’t recall which collection. (the overall look i mean).
Nevertheless, great job:)

Christine Avatar

Golden yellows I can totally do! More sallow kind of yellows are definitely harder for me (IMO!) to pull off. When I wore Mangrove before, over a teal base, it totally worked, since it went rather green–which I like on me–but here, it’s definitely the yellow that looks off to me (in the full face photos).

Nessa Avatar

Douceur looks lovely..!! oohh i just bought exhibit a and torrid.. i think everything in this collection looks lovely..!! i’m guna be broke..

Yumi Avatar

I think the eyeshadow combination looks fine on you. I especially like your lipstick in this! The blush is beautiful too. It’s all perfect πŸ™‚

Megan Avatar

Umm, hello perfect Mardi Gras look? I love this. Ever since I’ve been reading your blog I’ve been playing with my makeup a lot more and I’m definitely going to be trying a cheap version of this next time I go out! Plus you and I have similar eye colors which is awesome since most makeup tutorials feature blue eyes. So thank you!

daphne Avatar

So here’s the REAL question: am I obligated to get the eyeshadow that bears my name? πŸ™‚ (Probably don’t need it since I have MUFE 92 and have only used it once…though it does look a touch bluer!) There has to be SOME other makeup product out there called Daphne though…

I really like the look! I think I would have preferred a plummy lip, but I think that Liquid Lurex color is just strange. It is funny how it looks unblended in the full face pictures, but that must just be a trick of the flash! (Do you use the self-timer for your full face shots or make Shaun take them?)

daphne Avatar

Haha one more rambling comment. Usually I look for your replies to my comments by using the find feature in my browser and typing my name. I’m really amused because I can’t do that for this post. Uh oh! πŸ˜›

CeeBee Avatar

Looks beautiful! Daphne looks divine, so many deep purple shadows are chalky and unpigmented when applied but that looks fabulous on you!

I know what you mean about the yellow though. I have distinct yellow undertones in my skin and anything really yellow (or copper/orange and particular greens for some reason) make my skin take on a strange “pink” cast and I look u’mmm, very unhealthy…
I’d swap the Mangrove for something pink or lilac (TheBalm’s Just This Once Jamie springs to mind. Or Body Shop #37!) – the taupe looks luscious too…

…happy sigh…

Heather H Avatar

Are u kidding me Christine? You will look beautiful no matter what

you put on your face. Honestly i don’t see anything wrong with this look.

Marcela Avatar

I really like this look on you, just one thing and don’t take this the wrong way, but I think you should go easy on the eyebrows, they look really harsh. =-)

Hilana Avatar

You might not like it much, Christine, but I think this is very hot indeed.
Great look, and the lips you chose with this is just perfect.
So Mooi! πŸ™‚

Lizet Luna Avatar

You look beautiful girl cute, it’s always a surprise to see your work and passion with which you do! I really admire the talent you have, and the joy that making Tempatlia reflex. =)
Excellent Friday to you.


CB Avatar

As everyone’s mentioned, the Douceur blush looks spectacular on ya! This post has definitely further convinced me to try it out. I have NARS’s blush in Madly and they look a bit similiar. I’m just trying to figure out if the two are different enough for me to justify getting Douceur! πŸ˜› This one looks pretty matte, which I like.

Bettina Avatar

probably because asians have yellow undertones in our skin, I have that issue with some form of yellows and gold colors too…I love the deep purple though, I’ve been on a mission for the perfect shade of deep purple for a the last few months or so.

Ingy Chin Avatar

I bought Mangrove today, but not Daphne. I missed sweet and punchy by MAC, so I thought I’d better be hurry to get the almost-same color, which also is a limited edition asap. How would you compare sweet and punchy AND Mangrove? I always like Sweet and Punchy, but I have never had a way to buy it (except EBAY).

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