Alhambra I was included in Sephora's And God Created the Woman Set (purchased in April 2013). According the ingredients list, NARS has started using triclosan in its shadows. Given the other options available, it's not clear why this would be necessary. I will not be repurchasing.
Alhambra (I): Talc, dimethicone, alumina, silica, zinc stearate, cetearyl isononanoate, stearoxy dimethicone, cetyl acetate, acetylated lanolin alcohol, isopropyl lanolate, bha, methylparaben, propylparaben, triclosan [+/- (may contain): mica, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 ci 77492 ci 77499 (iron oxides), ci 19140 (yellow 5 lake), ci 42090 (blue 1 lake), ci 77007 (ultramarines), ci 77288 (chromium oxide greens), ci 77289 (chromium hydroxide green), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 77742 (manganese violet), ci 77163 (bismuth oxychloride), ci 75470 (carmine), ci 77000 (aluminum powder), ci 77400 (bronze powder), ci 77400 (copper powder)]
This is my first NARS duo. The price is initially what made me hesitant but there's so much product that it's worth it. The formula is silky, buttery, and not chalky at all. I usually prefer matte over shimmery shadows but this is the exception. The shimmer is very subtle and natural. On the mornings that I didn't sleep well and need to perk up my eyes, this is the shadow I reach for to brighten up my eyes. The first shade is a rose gold, the second is a gold shade that is difficult to describe but very wearable. I highly recommend this if you have blue eyes, it really brings them out.
I recently found this duo in my drawer and realised it had been a while since I had worn it , being a makeup addict and in particular a huge nars fan I am always buying the latest colours. I put this duo on and wow oh my goodness why had this been sitting in my drawer! I had forgotten how beautiful this duo was , if your eyes are green or hazel then this makes then this is a must it really brings out the green.
Best duo ever! I had no time for eye shadows until I bought this! I use it everyday without fail, it just goes with everything! I've now bought about 20 Nars singles and duos but this is still my favourite. The sales assistant at Mecca told me their is the best selling duo from Nars and I'm not surprised at all. Love this!!
I feel like I'm constantly saying that products are my favorite. However, I have to say that Alhambra is one amazing duo. The champagne color is very beautiful and natural. The shimmer is pretty subtle. The pink color is also nice. The lasting power is amazing. This stuff does not crease. I've never had a shadow last so long before.
This is a very good duo. It brighten my eyes immediately. Its very easy to put on eye lids. Just use fingers! Its good for a base or daily wear.
I love this eyeshadow duo! This was the first NARS duo that I purchased, and I have since then purchased countless more. The quality of these shadows are top-notch. 500000000x better than other brands that I have tried. Alhambra contains two very neutral colors, both with gold tones. This is my go-to duo, and it never fails me. Love!
I love this duo- the first shade is a peachier, pinker gold and the second is more of a "true" gold. The texture is amazing and it's opaque enough to wear on it's own, although the colors lend themselves well to highlighting, etc. The only reason I'd give this 4 instead of 5 is that I can only really wear the peachier shade on it's own (because of my skintone, not the product itself) and I DO experience a little bit of fallout while applying, although that was remedied by patting it on rather than just swiping it. Overall, this is an amazing shadow!
This duo is made of two fairly "neutral" neutrals, by that I mean that even though one of them is golden and the other one is peachier, they go well with any color. I've even used it as a highlighter with blue e/s. Also, they're not too opaque so you can blend them with other eyeshadows and it will look very natural. Nars is my favourite brand of e/s, unfortunately it's very pricey. I wanted to buy neutral colors that would work well as highliters and lid colors, and at first I wanted to buy Mac Naked Lunch and Nylon to save money. I am glad I bought Alhambra instead because it looks more sophisticated.
Also, if you're having a dilemma between this one and All About Eve, I recommend getting both if you can, or only Alhambra if you're on a budget. AAE is useful for blending colors together because it is supposed to be a frostier version of your own skin color but I get more use out of Alhambra.
Alhambra is a great basic neutral duo. Both shades in the duo have that "buttery" consistency that NARS is known for (which not all of the duo shadows have imo). The shade on the left is a champagne pink/shell color that is similar to Stila "kitten" eyeshadow. I used to own kitten and this shadow is a slightly more toned down (less frosty) and grown-up version.The shade on the right is a golden beige with the same amount of shimmer as the other shadow. It's a very "natural" golden color as opposed to a bright "yellow gold".
I'm asian and white so my skin tone is in between a NC25 and NW25 depending on the season. Right now I'm pretty tan so I like to wear the golden color on my lids with a matte brown shadow in the crease for a natural look. In the winter when I'm paler and the pink is more visible in my cheeks, I like to wear the pinkish champagne color all over my lid with a lighter matte brown in my crease. You could always use the colors together and both shades work well as highlighters/inner corner shades. All about eve duo is very similar to this, but I find the shades a tad too light for my skin tone. If you're a really pale, rosy white girl I'd go for AAE if you're a little darker or of a medium complexion, go for Alhambra you won't regret it :)