NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Quai des Brumes Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) consists of a medium, silvery purple and a matte, dark taupe. The two colors go together well, as the darker matte shade adds contrast but can also be layered over the more shimmery shade to mute and darken it but still let some shimmer peek through.

Quai des Brumes (Left) is amuted, medium, silvery purple with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had great pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that wasn’t too dense or too soft, so it applied to bare skin well and stayed true-to-pan in its intensity. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. Lancome Zip Me Up (P, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dimension (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Sly Girl (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Chile (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Romp (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Silver Burn (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #3 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tide 'n' Seek (Magic in Your Eyes) (LE, $20.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Winter 2018 #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Buxom Patent Leather (P, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Clinique Lavish Lilac (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Guerlain Rose Barbare #2 (DC, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Jardin Perdu (Right) (DC, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). KVD Beauty Cathedral (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Grand Galaxy (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). NARS Flowers 1 #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Quai des Brumes (Right) is a dark, smoky taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. There were a few sparkles in the pan, but they did not translate swatched or applied to the lid. The consistency was very soft, almost velvety, with a tendency to sheer out to semi-opaque coverage on the skin, even though it was rather pigmented initially. It wore for six and a half hours before fading, so I would highly recommend using a primer with this one as my lids seemed to eat this one up! MAC First Class (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M106 Slate (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Ciate Mecha (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Smoke (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #15 (P, $6.50) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Suspend (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Natural Chestnut #5 (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Smoked Sea Salt (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Smokeshow (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Dark Chocolate (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Earth (LE, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Exhale (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Wild Horses (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Lethal Cosmetics Nocturnal (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Milani Bella Taupe (05) (P, $4.49) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Sad Girl (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sugarpill Castle on the Hill (PiP, $13.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Bear Necessities (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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NARS Quai des Brumes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes (Left) Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) Eyeshadow

NARS Quai des Brumes (Right) Eyeshadow

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Tabi Avatar

*grabby hands*

I ordered this as soon as I saw your swatches, not even caring what the score was, but I’m glad to see it performs decently well. These are my favorite colors for eyeshadows, and it arrives tomorrow!

Fran Avatar

I’m glad this duo performed well — these are the colors I really want! Since I always wear primer, I think the shade on the right will perform adequately for me as a hood/crease color. Although maybe I’d be better off getting Jardin Perdue or Grand Galaxy, since the shade on the left is the one I really love… decisions, decisions! The longer I obsess, the happier my wallet is 😉

xamyx Avatar

I definitely need this one, too! I’m beyond elated to see NARS go back to the more “traditional” eyeshadow duos, and the shade choices of both are stunning.

Lea Avatar

My Indes Galantes arrived today and it wears really nicely. My burgundy shades applied better than Christine’s swatches. Not sure if it was a batch variation or because I’m so much fairer in tone that it has a big impact. From a super fair gal – I recommend it.

thirteen Avatar

I really like this color combo and am definitely thinking of getting it. I’ve never used Nars eyeshadows before, though, the price is steep! (I like their lipsticks, but those are the Nars products I’ve used.)

Helene Avatar

Going to dupe this. I have dupes for the right one, the matte, and I love the look of MAC Grand Galaxy so I’ll just have to buy it. That said, this duo is really, really pretty. Had it been an A+ I might have bought it. I do feel I need to limit what goes on the wishlist, and even more what actually makes it through my front door as there are so many fun products coming, and ther’ll soon be spring LE’s to think about.
And I want to buy a house 🙂

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