#2011MUC FOTD: NARS ES Duo in Star Sailor + Doucer Blush

since i’m usually such a liner person, i figured i’d try a “softer” look to go with my taupey top, and (gasp) NO eyeliner.

Product Line-Up:

 ←NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Star Sailor


i am really loving the NARS Duo Eyeshadows. sometimes you look at the shade combinations and wonder if they’ll go together, but invariably they ALWAYS do in a very unexpected, genius way.  Star Sailor is described as a “heather gold/antique bronze” combo on the website. pretty accurate – when applied, the gold was “golder” than expected, the bronze was a luxurious rich brown shade with a subtle metallic — nothing gaudy or housewife-y.

 ←NARS Blush in Douceur





i’m usually a peach-tone blush kinda gal, so i’m trying to step out of my comfort zone.  Douceur Blush is described as a pink brown.  it provides a really lovely “contoured” cheek look, with the slightest hint of color, so you don’t look completely nuded.

 ←NARS Lipstick in Joyous Red

even though the site describes this as an “amber red”, i would say it reads almost Terracotta on the lips (or at least my lips). i think the best way to describe this shade: an incredibly easy, wearable red.  it’s red/orange/pink all mixed in one — definitely a shade you could probably wear every day without looking over-done.  it gives just that little extra flushed pigment to your lips in a natural way.