NARS • Alhambra • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
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)]
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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 :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
This is my everyday eyeshadow. When I say everyday I mean it. I love how the clean the colors on my lids. The lighter color (metallic rose mist) gives a super clean look and the darker one (golden champagne) is a great lid color. I can wear it everyday and want to wear it everyday. Like all the Nars eyeshadows I have, this one has smooth texture, great pigmentation and never creases. I would buy this again definitely. *When I made the purchase, I was choosing between AAE and this one. I didn't swatch them nor search other's swatch. Days ago I went to Nars counter and tried AAE, AAE doesn't look on me. The right hand side color is a soft, light peach, which always gives me a sick look. Glad I bought Alhambra!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
These shadows are great staples for any collection. The right side is a gold champagne and the left is a pinky champagne. They both complement my green eyes very well. As with all NARS shadows, they are nicely pigmented and blend well. You also get a large amount of product which makes the price fairly reasonable.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I would describe the colours as a pink champagne and gold champagne. Both colours work amazingly as an inner corner, all over the lid or highlighter shade. Perfectly pigmented and versatile. Great for everyday or brightening up any look!
Depending on your skin undertone, you'll use the pink side more if your cooler-toned or the gold if you're warmer tones or if you're darker skinned. HOWEVER, I find that the pink-champgane is a better brightening/highlighting shade than the gold shade and could probably work on everyone. I also find it more finely milled than the goldish side.
I'm neutral-warm but the pink side really brightens my inner corner.
Love it and totally would buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This duo is perfect for a very natural eye. The colors are shimmery but not over the top and glide on like a dream and blend out beautifully. However, to me this is a more expensive version of Mac's shadows Naked lunch and Femme fi. I swatched them and The pink side is more shimmery than naked lunch but the color payoff once blended was the same. The yellow side is less shimmery than Femme fi but once again, pretty much the same once blended out. I do like this duo but I see no point in owning this and the other 2 shadows mentioned(which I do). If you prefer Nars over Mac buy this instead. So I probably would not repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A very good staple for anyone wanting a natural look. The pinker side isnt really that pigmented so I like to use it as a highlighter on the brow bone and well and the cheekbones. Try mixing it with Orgasm multiple too :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite eyeshadow ever!! I use it almost everyday. I can without foudation, powder, blush but not this eyeshadow. I love it. It is very much needed in everyones makeup collection. I love how the colors are neutral engough for day wear and can provide great highlight or base for night wear. If I am running late for school, I just use this some mascara and I am good to go. However, I prefer more of a natural look and this product is my must have to achieve that. awesome duo highly recommend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is my favorite eyeshadow that I own. I wear it everyday and it is my go to shadow! love it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
this is a romantic nude/neutral set. I would choose this over the all about eve duo (if youre deliberating). it's a versatile duo for daily office/out face - as well as evening. one is rose/pink gold nude shimmer, the other yellow gold nude shimmer. i'm ga lsf 2#, lancome effercenes 01, earthy essences matte dewy rose, light green/blue eyes. neutral dark hair. always hungry
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Nars eyeshadows are like butter they're so soft and so pigmented. This is also a beautiful colour for everyday.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown