NARS Eyeshadow Duo in “Tokyo”

I’ve written about NARS eyeshadows in the past — my favorites being the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Cordura” and the NARS Single Eye Shadow in “Blondie.” Recently, however, I’ve been really into the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in “Tokyo.” Best of all, I love how the duos come with a sturdy mirror and modern, complementary shades.

The duos consist of a “long-wearing, crease-resistant formula [that] is uniquely paired in dazzling and creative color combinations, expertly coordinated by François Nars. Worn together or alone, these shades are richly pigmented and can be applied sheer or built up for a more dramatic effect. Used wet, these shadows also double as eyeliners.” I’ve been gravitating toward the “Tokyo” duo because it’s been great on a every day basis with its “silver shimmer/ lavender shimmer” shades.

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The best excuse for this duo is that it’s unique. While I own mainly neutral tones and eyeshadows that are “every day” and “wearable,” I found that the “Tokyo” duo is a great way to integrate something different with my usual every day looks. In the pan, I feel like it looks quite drab; but, on the skin, it’s reflective in a nice way without looking like it’s too much. Another great thing about these two shades is that it adds a little something extra to dark, smokey eyes, so in a very true sense, it’s quite multi-tasking.

Made in Canada.
Retails for $35.00 USD.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Cordura”

Finding new gems is the best part of collecting and testing out makeup. And, as you know, I’m a big fan of NARS eyeshadows in general. In the past, I’ve written posts about the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Cinematic Eye Shadow in “Mississippi Mermaid” and the NARS Single Eye Shadow in “Blondie” — and they’re still well used in my collection.

This post will focus on the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in “Cordura” because of MakeupByTiffanyD as usual. Her newest video called My Favorite Soft & Simple Smokey Eye Makeup Tutorial was my most recent obsession this week; and, I was on the hunt for the duo she featured in the video. I tracked mine down at Nordstrom since it was sold out at Sephora.

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“Cordura” is a duo that features both a warm shimmery brown shade and a dark shimmery brown shade. The complementary shades work well to bring a modern take on the smokey eye. While you can build it up to be dark and smokey, you can also layer the colors thinly to get a gradient and more natural look for the day. This “long-wearing, crease-resistant formula is uniquely paired in dazzling and creative color combinations” that have been expertly coordinated. The colors are rich in pigment, smooth and buttery, and are long-lasting even without primer.

I’d always recommend NARS eyeshadows and their range of products in general. However, this duo is special for its versatility and unique brown shades. In a world of neutrals, it’s hard to find unique brown shades when all I own are good brown shades. The browns in this duo are more golden-brown and give the perfect amount of depth and dimension to the lids.

Retails for $35.00 USD.