I'm so impressed with Jordana's powder products that I own just about every single blush and now I'm working on their eyeshadow. This duo has a dead on dupe for mac's Patina. The only difference between that the color in this duo is more pigmented. The color and texture are identical. I never thought I would find a dupe for patina, If you don't own Patina but want it I would absolutely buy this smokey jade duo for 3 bucks over MAC because on the lid you can't tell the difference. I've compared to two side by side and I can honestly say that I like the pigmentation of smokey jade better.
NARS "Rajasthan" dupe?!
So I've been resisting these duos ever since they first appeared at my Walgreens...and that's taken alot of self-restraint because they're all so pretty! But one day I glanced at the display as I passed it and there I saw an odd one; a shade duo that is not part of the regular display. How it got there I've no idea (we don't have K-Mart here and it was still sealed), but "Smoky Jade" is one of the shade combos sold on www.jordanacosmetics.com. Talk about FATE, of course I had to buy it! "Smoky Jade" is a gorgeous neutral, midtone taupey-bronze with a slight pink tone, matched with a deep dark teal. This combination was MADE for brown eyes! Worn as a smoky eye with the teal on the lid and the taupey-bronze from the crease blended up to the brow, or traditionally with the taupey-bronze on the lid and the teal at the outer V, these shades perform and have a lovely soft sheen. This is lovely, too, with an apricot/peach shade on the lid, teal at outer V and bronzey shade in the crease. Though I haven't tried, I bet that deep teal would be gorgeous used wet as a liner. I use my BB Ivy Shimmer Ink. On my skin, the teal blends out to a fabulous charcoal teal; not at all obviously teal or blue, and that makes me love it even more - a deep smoky shade with a little subtle something extra, esp. great for brown eyes. Blogger Silverlipsbeauty.com compares this to Nars "Rajasthan" - and it's like, identical! And Jordana's is less than $4! THIS is why I love good drugstore makeup :) The compact is much thicker than it has to be, with a clear top and shiny silver that make this just under 1" high! But I don't mind.....I'll probably depot it anyway, and I do think the packaging is attractive. I encourage you to buy this, either at your K-Mart or Walgreens or online! This eyeshadow alone is worth the shipping price, but you'll find a few other fabulous things to order while you're browsing. Here are all the Color Effects Duos offered: http://www.jordanacosmetics.com/p-115-color-effects-powder-eyeshadow-duo.aspx