Nouveau Monde is a yet another example of why I love NARS. Released with their Spring 2011 collection, it combines a pale lilac colour with a deep olive, that simply takes my breath away. I would have never thought to combine these two colours, but alas, they work perfectly together. Bravo Mr. François Nars and thank you for your make up genious!
|Swatches in natural light|
Left side - Lilac shadow
A very pretty pale lilac colour. It's jam packed with micro glitter so it's a little more on the frosty side than your usual NARS shadow, but there is hardly any fall out whatsoever. It's a bit sheer at first swipe but easily buildable, and I think it compliments the depth and darkness of the olive green quite well. Can be used all over the lid or in the crease, as I did in my FOTD below.
Right side - Olive Green shadow
A shimmery, rich olive green colour. In one word... GORGEOUS!! It is so pigmented and smooth, which makes it very easy to work with. I think this shadow would look amazing on anyone especially those with brown and hazel eyes. Wear it on it's own on the lid, use it as a crease colour, or combine it with purples and blues for a sexy night time eye look. I don't have anything else like it in my collection and I adore it!
Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions Foundation
NARS Copacabana Illuminator mixed in with the foundation
Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder to set
Face of Australia Pressed Powder in Bronze to Contour
NARS Madly Blush
NARS Albatross to highlight
NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Right/Green side of Nouveau Monde applied all over the lid, not going above the crease
Left/Lilac side applied in the crease
MAC Blanc Type under the bow
MAC Soft Brown as a transition colour to blend
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Australis Lash TLC Mascara
NARS Ophelia Lipgloss
The NARS Eyeshadow Duos are available in Australia from Mecca Cosmetica stores or online, RRP $78 AUD.