Quick Eyes with NARS Delphes & Outremer

Quick Eyes with NARS Delphes & Outremer

This is just an eye look, because I had applied this was a wear test I was conducting with several of NARS’ fall products, so I actually did not have anything else on my cheeks/lips at the time!  (In fact, this was a really rushed/hurried look, and I did not intend to post it other than to show the wear of the eyeliner.)  I have included a breakdown and additional photos of the eye look in response to readers’ requests. 🙂

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof all over the lid and above the crease with the 249 to lay down your eyeshadow base.  Apply Delphes (pale green) all over the lid with the 239, and then lightly sweep and diffuse Delphes (gray)  into the crease with the 222.  Darken the crease with Outremer eyeshadow with the 239 held at a horizontal angle, and lightly blend towards the outer corner and lid.  Diffuse the crease edge with Trench eyeshadow using the 217.  Next, apply Via Veneto eyeliner on the lower water line and lower lash line. Coat lashes with Film Noir mascara to finish the look.

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Brie Avatar

Yay, more looks! This one’s beautiful. Don’t ever let someone make you think you shouldn’t do looks and tutorials, Christine! I don’t know who those fools were that told you not to, but I vote for bringing back YouTube tutorials! I would love to see your gorgeous work in action, and I’m sure I’m not the only one 🙂

Kimberly Avatar

I am so jealous you can make that beautiful NARS blue work so well!!! I still keep trying new techniques to have a more artful looking eye with bolder colors…but it never looks like anything close to what you can do. STUNNING CHRISTINE!! ;c)

Devi Avatar

This is such a gorgeous look for you! It brings out your eye color and I wish we had a photo of your entire face so that we could see how stunning you looked from far away.

Grace Avatar

Christine – thank you for this! It is so sweet of you to listen to our whining, haha! This look is so gorgeous. Can you think of any MAC dupes for the green shade? The closest I can think of is Greensmoke, but I know they’re still different.

Courtney Avatar

Though I’d probably never wear Outremer in my life, I would wear this look in a heartbeat with a different shadow where you placed Outremer. Thanks for the breakdown of the look, your tutorials are really great because they give me ideas for new looks, even if I’m too chicken to wear one of the shades. I’m glad you gave in to the pressure 🙂

Ana G. Avatar

Amazing look!! I didn’t really like Outremer but, in you, seems like a totally different eyeshadow. And thanks again for posting a tutorial 😉

Amanda Avatar

Me too Sharlie! For the longest, I was a shimmer-only girl. Lately, I’ve been all about mixing shimmers with mattes and satins. It creates stunning dimension! :] Great look, Christine!

condesa Avatar

Lovely lovely lovely! even if Outremer is “loud” (in my opinion, and not easy to wear at all) you managed to make it elegant and subdued mixing it with the other shades. Well done Christine!

Renee Avatar

You have seriously created some of the most captivating looks I have ever seen… Whenever a look like this happens, my credit card suffers!! This. Is. BEAUTIFUL!!

Ann Avatar

I bought and returned Outremer, it was too stiff and difficult to work with and the color was not the same as in the pan. After trying it out, would you say its a must have and do you have any tips on how to make it work for a novice? I might have to repurchase it.

Joey Avatar

Christine, I absolutely love what you do on this blog. I think there’s a lot more going on in the big picture than what people realize. I feel you push women and men to really step out of their comfort zones and try bold new things. And who knows, that could be the “snowball effect” (so to speak) in their lives that pushes them to try new things in fields other than makeup. All of us are absolutely blessed to have such a brave woman that can put herself out there, despite all of the hateful remarks people make, for all of us to look up to!

I love your look by the way! Very complimenting to your eye color.
Keep up the FANTASTIC work!

Hannah Avatar

Beautiful look with fun colors. I wish I could apply crease color like you did NARS Outremer. Your skills are out of this world.

Hisa Avatar

This is GORGEOUS! I feel inspired to ‘attempt’ to do something like this! Hehe. This might be one of my favorite looks on you =]

Adelita Avatar

Ah finally, I’ve been waiting for this look tutorial since its appearance on NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner Review! Love that you’re doing tutorial again 🙂

rashmi Avatar

Absolutely STUNNING Christine :d
i would never be able to wear this blue but you have made this so easy to wear ..
I will def. try this look with a dupe i could find one

your eyes made the color more adorable and must have from NARS 😀 😀

vANNiaMWD Avatar

Hi Christine, I´m wearing this look today and I´m so happy, I want to share the Dupes of this look:

Pale Green- Mary Kay Lemongrass Eyeshadow
Gray-MAC Print Eyeshadow
Indigo Blue- Atlantic Blue

Maybe This shades are not exactly as the original but it looks pretty close.

vANNiaMWD Avatar

Hi Christine, Im wearing this look today and I´m so happy with it, I share the dupes for the eye´s shades:

Pale Green- Mary Kay Lemon Grass Shade
Gray- MAC Print Eyeshadow
Indigo Blue- M AC Atlantic Blue

Maybe these shades are not exactly as the look you post it but are pretty close,


Lark Avatar

Very beautiful. But this cobalt blue (not indigo) wasn’t meant to be tamed! It’s Summer Madness.
I wore it either alone with braze or copper liquid liner (Rive Gauche but fun) or a pale gold sparky paint pot lashes up, fading it above the crease. Ever notice color doesn’t stick to sparkly paint pot? Exactly! Use a filbert synthetic , or flat, but a small brush and put your high silicone bearing primer of choice on along the lash line in chunks and scribbles and marks. Seen Johnny Weirs eyebrows in his shoot for MAC Holoday? The idea. But on the lid. Think huge liner made of marks pushed together. Random. So pack Outremer onto your sticky, you may need a pencil brush.
Want liner? Copper or pink gold. But it shouldn’t be needed. The cobalt is the star!
Oddly the Nars people were doing a version of this at Fashion Week but I discovered that tonight. I spent August and September as many forms of Cleo Modern. What a great color; ground and milled lapis lazuli was used in the ancient world like this. Plain. The sparkle paint pot is Holiday.

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