NARS is one of my favourite make up brands, and when the Okinawa eyeshadow trio was released in their Holiday 2010 collection, it was definitely calling my name! The trio combines a light silver with a shimmery finish, a gorgeous blue with a slight shimmer, and an inky black with a satin sheen. Ok so honestly, the colours aren’t terribly unique but what sets Okinawa apart, is the rich pigmentation and the super smooth, buttery texture of the shadows. Seriously, is it an understatement for me to say that applying these shadows is like heaven. They are so soft, making them easy to blend and the pigmentation is just WOW. A little goes a long, long way! Also, the convenience of having them in one compact palette is a huge plus.
Anyway, enough from me. I think these pics may just speak for themselves 🙂
This trio is a real winner! It’s is so quick and easy to use, and I think blue/silver eyeshadows would definitely suit most skin tones.
Eyes using the NARS Okinawa Trio.
First I applied the silver colour all over the lid using a MAC 239 brush. Then using a MAC 217 brush, I applied the blue shade into the outer corner and crease, blending into the silver. I also applied the blue onto the lower lash line with a Sigma E20 brush bringing it 2/3 of the way in. Then taking the same 239 brush I applied the silver onto the lower lash line over the blue shadow. Lastly I smudged the black shadow onto the upper lash line with a MAC 219.
As the eyes are on the dark-ish side, I left the rest of my face quite neutral. I think light pinks work very well with blue shadow, so on my cheeks I used Smashbox’s Blush Rush in Flush. For the lips, I used NARS Cruising lipstick topped with NARS Ophelia lipgloss.