NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Spring 2013: Mad Mad World

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo ($34.00 for 0.11 oz.) is described as “cyan” and “parakeet green.” It’s new for spring but will be added to the permanent shade range. Worth noting, most NARS eyeshadow duos are 0.14 oz., but this one was labeled as 0.11 oz.

The cyan shade is a brightened, light-medium blue with a matte finish. It is incredibly pigmented and a little stretches quite a ways.  The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled–not at all powdery. Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine #3 is softer, less bright, bluer. Milani Olympian Blue is a bit darker. MAC Blue Candy is slightly bluer. MAC Electric Eel is a touch darker. Inglot #371 is very similar.

The green shade is a cool-toned, medium green–there’s something about it that says, “jade green!” to me. This shade has the pigmentation, but the texture is on the powdery side, so it easily blends (and, as a consequence, sheers out) when swatched. When I applied it to the lid, I patted it on and only lightly blended it to maintain more opaque color. It had a tendency to look a little faded no matter whether I patted and/or applied over primer, though. The brightness seen in the pan didn’t seem to translate on the skin. Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine #2 is lighter, more aqua. Milani Green Safari is warmer. Wet ‘n’ Wild Earth Looks Small From Down Here #3 is shimmery. Inglot #385 is slightly greener.

When I tested out this duo, the blue shade lasted a full eight hours without fading or creasing, while the green shade showed some noticeable fading by that eighth hour.  Both shades were easy to blend, which is absolutely necessary given their intensities, but the blue shade was definitely the better performer overall.  I will say that blending orange into green and blue was an interesting experiment.  With the pop of gold from Corcovado in this collection, I think this duo could work well with a shimmery gold between the two.

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Mad Mad World Eyeshadow Duo (plus, NARS Persia, NARS Corcovado)

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As gorgeous as this is, I can’t see myself wearing this. Not that it wouldn’t work on my coloring (as I think for such bright shades, they’ll work pretty much across the spectrum), but they just don’t suit my personal style. Besides, so many other pieces in the collection are calling to me, LOL.

I actually LOVE this!! Maybe it’s just that you said it was jade green lol… still, I have had my eye on a blue shade like that for a while!! Going on my list!

Huh? Acceptable? What makes it hard to accept? You don’t have to wear both colors at the same time or at full strength. Then again I would wear these type of colors to the gym, so there’s me 🙂

Hah, I wear bold eyeshadow and lipstick to work all the time! It just depends on what your style is and what’s acceptable to your schedule (work, home, etc).

I need this duo for that blue! If it is in fact dupe-able, I will be purchasing it from another brand 🙂 Maybe MAC Electric Eel, as you mentioned Christine.

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