NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo ($35.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a mix of orange and medium brown, both warm-toned shades. These actually applied with more pigmentation when pressed onto the skin with a fingertip, as brushes seemed to make them apply more sheerly with a muted quality to them, but the satiny brown goes on unevenly with that type of application, so you might opt for sponge-tipped applicators or use a slightly tacky base. The duo goes together, though there isn’t a lot of contrast, so it may be too subtle together for some.

St-Paul-de-Vence (Left) is described as a “shimmering nectarine.” It’s a brightened peachy-orange with a frosted finish and warm undertones. It applied fairly well with good color payoff, but there’s a dryness to the shade overall that seemed to make it look more muted on the lid. It was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear. Makeup Geek In the Spotlight (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. LORAC Apricot (LE) is darker. Giorgio Armani Organica (Right) (LE) is yellower. Make Up For Ever I722 Mandarin (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery. Chanel Tisse Vendome #3 (P) is more muted. Too Faced Marzipan (P, $16.00) is darker, less orange. Clarins The Essentials #3 (LE) is lighter. Makeup Geek Cinderella (P, $5.99) is darker. LORAC Light Bronze (P) is lighter. Urban Decay Moonflower (P, $18.00) is slightly darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

St-Paul-de-Vence (Right) is described as a “chestnut.” It’s a medium brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good pigmentation, but the texture was a little powdery and dry, so it tended to sheer out and fade more readily. It only lasted for seven hours on me. Make Up For Ever S706 Milk Toffee (P, $21.00) is warmer, lighter. Make Up For Ever S604 Teak (P, $21.00) is darker. Make Up For Ever S602 Cinnamon (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Plum Ember (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Femme Fatale (LE, $15.00) is warmer. Sisley Paris Toffee (7) (P, $47.00) is darker. Makeup Geek Country Girl (P, $5.99) is darker. theBalm C4 (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC One to Watch (P, $21.00) is similar. MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Valhalla (inner third of the lid), St-Paul-de-Vence (middle and outer portions of the lid)

NARS St-Paul-de-Vence Eyeshadow Duo
NARS Valhalla (inner third of the lid), St-Paul-de-Vence (middle and outer portions of the lid)

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xamyx Avatar

I swatched this last weekend, but I’m still on the fence… On its own, I find it too warm, but I can see pairing it with other shades. If it’s still around in a month or two, I’ll more than likely pick it up, LOL!

Ginny Avatar

I really like the swatch of the second color. Together they’re too warm for me, though. I wish the first color was a cool toned beige or taupe (or cool jade or something), then I would wear it with the second color in the crease.

Jules Avatar

I think these show up better if you’re quite pale (like myself – I’m NW15/Terre Neuve/Mont Blanc) – I didn’t have any problems with them at all! 🙂

Alexandria Avatar

Good timing, I just wore this for the first time today! I am really pleased with the application and overall look of it- using a 217 over Nars primer I didn’t have any patchiness. I love that I was able to almost perfectly recreate the Rodarte look (the pics from that show were the reason I wanted this duo) so in my mind my expectations aligned with my experience really nicely. I guess I’m glad I jumped the gun and got it right away bc if I had waited for your review I would probably not buy a “B-” product! 😛

SandraJT Avatar

I swatched this palette last night & really liked it, which is very odd because I’m no huge fan of NARS. In fact, I normally don’t like any of their regular eyeshadow formulas…..or foundations…..or blushes…..or……..

Anyways, they’re really lovely peachy shades & I really liked the texture, although the shimmery one was slightly less pigmented. I’m kicking myself for not buying it but I think I’m gonna go back tomorrow & compare to the MUF shades. If anything in MUF Artist shadows come close, I’ll be purchasing the MUF shades instead. They’re just far better quality than anything NARS pimps.

iralakedale Avatar

Hi there, love the review! I was just wondering if this duo was limited edition or part of the permanent line. I’m a little short on cash but I definitely want this for the summer!

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