NARS • Indian Summer • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I love using this duo for a natural, work-friendly day look or paired with a red lip for a night out. It suits my blue eyes beautifully. The shadows are easy to blend and have good pigmentation. I have used the champagne shade in the inner corner and on the lower lash line with other shadows and it looks fantastic. This is one of my favorite duos.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I would be tempted to buy this again. Both shades are interesting and I've not found dupes for them. The cold grey/champagne shimmer is a lovely color but somehow makes my lids appear dry and almost feels scratchy. If it were the same buttery formulation as LMdB I would LOVE it. The other, mustard shade is better quality, reminding me of the texture of Portobello. Again, gorgeous, sophisticated color. I like to wear it was Mac's ornamental lipglass for a rich, wintry look.
In summary, this could be a great duo, but it's just good due to slightly iffy quality. LMdB has spoiled me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like the matte mustard seed color much better on my skin. It looks very pretty in photos when you shade the crease.
The color itself is rather light (have to pile it on to get good color) and I was wondering if anyone knew of another mustard-shade eyeshadow that is more pigmented?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
NARS Indian Summer, I really like this shadows it is shimmer and matte both are in the sand tone family so it is great for many skin tone. Especially perfect for light skin, but I have just this on darker skin tone, such as if one’s skin tone is NC40-NC45, it looks great, but a little too light; I will use a darker tone such as coconut grove. It would’ve been nicer if the color is combining. But getting back, just on the shadows itself, it is great to have, I like the color payoff and the shades are easy to work with, great for work, or school girls because it is not too busy on the eyes, or tacky.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I would never be interested in this duo if i didn't saw it featured in a Japanese magazine.
This duo has interesting effect on my skintone. I'm NC20-ish , Asian with olive undertone and the mustard shade surprisingly looks very natural on my eyes and make them look more deep-set in a really subtle way.. It's very good for natural look. The shimmery champagne side is simply lovely.. it is shimmery but not glittery and gives a very eye brightening effect and makes me look glowy and awake. so pretty. This duo is great for brown eyes.
The way I wear it - mustard shade all over the lid concentrate on outer corner, shimmery champagne shade from the 2/3rd of my lid up to my inner corner, and high light the inner corner up to the 1/2 of my lower eye lid.. I wear it with a brown eyeliner pencil and voila a natural beautiful glowy look for summer, but I think it'd work all year around too. Also, just mixing the two color alone and layer it on your lid gives a simple shimmery golden eye look... love it !!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a fantastic duo for my coloring. I am NC15 with freckles, dark red hair and brown eye. The golden mustardy hues in this palette bring out the gold flecks in my eyes and really compliment my overall coloring. I know some reviewers have stated that it doesn't seem to be a good palette for medium skin tones but on me it is fantastic. I will definitely be keeping this in my eyeshadow wardrobe.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For my tan skin this was nothing special. At sephora the colors looked more unique, the champagne color looked more like a khaki grey color (that is why I bought it). However when I got home it was like the million other champagne type colors I own. The mustard color is pretty but it does really do anything for me. This one will be going back. I did not even find the textures that special, they were sheer and chalky (I tried it over my Laura Mercier base). Standard neutrals, if you are lighter/fair skinned, this is a very nice duo. But I don't rec this for medium tan skin tones at all.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Perfect yellow/mustard color for the eyes - especially my dark brown ones! This is a duo with one light shimmery color for highlight ( although I use it on my lids, too.) Nars has great color combos and this one is no exception. Had been looking for a great yellow and this is well worth it. I use a soft brown in the crease and sometimes line my eyes with blue with this. Really makes them pop Highly recommend this!
After several months I STILL love this eyeshadow and have been using the lighter color on the inner lid, the mustard color over the rest of the lid and Vex in the crease. Looks great with black eyeliner!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Wow. What a pretty duo. I have green eyes with lots of gold in them and this really brings the gold out. I don't use it all by itself, but combine it with NARS blondie (medium warm brown) in the outer v. Lovely warm neutral eye. Also goes well with Bobbi Brown camel - a hard color for me to wear as it is SO pigmented and orangey-yellow-brown - but it really makes this duo pop. Love.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this because I thought the mustard seed brown color was unique. The other shade in the duo looked silver to me, and I thought it would clash with the warm toned mustard seed. I applied the "silver" anyway and was very pleasantly surprised to see that it is actually a warm toned silver. You know how true silver spoons tarnish slightly and get a slightly warm toned hue? That's what this color looks like. It is very sheer and very subtle. I have medium brown eyes and pale skin. This silver color looks better on my eyes than Stila Wheat, Puppy, or any shimmery champagne eyeshadow. This is a sheer sophisticated shimmer. It's more adult and better for daytime. I hope NARS starts selling this silver color on it's own so I can get it cheaper than a duo. This is really a staple color. Oh, the mustard seed is nice too. It's unique because it doesn't turn reddish the way many brown eyeshadows do. But seriously, the warm toned silver makes the duo.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Black
Interesting looking colour duo in the pan but kind of boring on. Nothing that exciting but gives a neutral eye that complements brighter blush or lip colours. Nars is heinously expensive in Australia (I recall this duo was $79) so I don't feel it was a worthwhile purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I fell in love with this duo ever since I set eyes on the promo pics online. It consists of a silvery pale gold shimmer (almost like MAC Vex but without the green/purple duochome) and a matte velevety-looking medium shade of mustard. I'm attracted to all things mustard-colored and I'm excited to have come across a mustard eyeshadow. I'm currently an NC 35 (I fluctuate greatly depending on time of year from NC 30-NC42) with dark brown/black eyes and Indian Summer, unfortunately, doesn't have as much impact on my eyes as I'd like. Using only these two shades, it's a barely-there neutral on me. Imo this is a gorgeous duo for NC20-NC25 girls. Great for a neutral eye that has a slight kick to it for those in that skin range, imo. Looks particularly awesome with black liquid liner (but any dark liner works). Like most Nars eyeshadows I've had, the quality leaves quite a few things to be desired. These two, in particular, are on the chalky side (especially the matte), don't blend as easily as I'd like and the mustard isn't very pigmented. In the case of the mustard shade, however, the just-passable level of pigmentation works in its favor. I think a heavily pigmented mustard eyeshadow would be difficult to work with for most people. I find Nars eyeshadows tend to fade easily but I have not had this problem with this duo, primer or not.
While the quality isn't the best, I recommend this duo mostly for those who are lighter than NC 30 (but not sure how it would work for PPPs) because of the unique neutral eye it gives you. If I were to use this up or lose it I would buy it again just because it is unique and for my deep love of all things mustard.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow, what a great alternative to the usual neutrals... this blend of gold/yellows looks great with brown eyes but isn't boring or OTT glittery. I wish it wasn't so expensive, but would buy it again anyway.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Well, I think that the mustard yellow in this duo might not be a fave for PPP types, but for murky girls like me with NC 25ish complexions, the mustardy color looks so nice. No joke. I really love this on me and I've been complimented on it as well. I like both sides of the duo and find the payoff to be better than some other Nars duos. All About Eve doesn't show up on me. Indian Summer does. It lasts better than Rated R and really gives me a nice glowy look.
Thank you, Mr. Nars, your colors really push the envelope!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The only reason I'm taking away one lipstick star thingy is because I'm really not in love with the matte mustard yellow side. I love love love love the shimmery champagne golden color which I use as an all over eye color.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Good rating!!! I agree with you all. I'm happy to add my review on this nice eyeshadow. Few months ago I was so much into eyeshadows and looking for a yellow or orange brown matte eyeshadow. For some reason, it was not easy to find a nice browns that I like. Even MAC's browns did not fully satisfied me. I like Rule, Saddle, Texture, Soba and Cork by MAC but they are not yellowish brown. I went to YouTube and watched some people's haul and tutorials. I found this perfect eye shadows!!! I especially like one on the right, matte yellow brown!!! Actually, it's not too yellowish as I thought it would be. Very much natural and wearable to school and work. I'm using it daily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is my first review in AGES. And that's because this eyeshadow has done what no boyfriend could: it's made me take my SMALL makeupbag on a weekend away.
Seriously. Normally I take two to three MAC palettes and a couple of NARS ones so that I can change my look according to my mood / hangover.
But Indian Summer is the perfect PERFECT duo. One side is a soft, shimmery khaki gold - no fallout, no glittery chunks, incredible staying power (over MAC Painterly or Soft Ochre Paint Pots, I just grab whichever is nearest). The other is a yellowy, goldly, slightly grassy soft soft matte color - it's like no other colour I've ever seen. They blend together perfectly, make my (greenish greyish) eyes look clear and bright, etc. I've worn them non stop for two weeks.
I started off just using the matte colour but now I'm far more in love with the shimmer side and together they're amazing. It's like a Diane Kruger natural eyemakeup look, if that makes sense.
Anyway. Get it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
great colour on my olive skin and brown eyes....who would have thought!!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Indian Summer looks blah in the pan but it is actually a nice neutral duo that looks great on my pale/neutral-warm skin (brown eyes, auburn hair).
The shimmer side is a neutral frost and the matte side is (according to Nars) a mustard seed shade. On the website it looks more yellow, in the pan and on skin it looks more brownish, more of a brown with a lot of yellow tones. I wouldn't say the matte side is extremely pigmented, but it isn't not pigmented, either...( I was actually hoping for it to match the website image...I think I need to check out Balthazar for that.)
The closest dupes I can think of are Mac's Retrospeck (if you don't like the glitter of Retrospeck, this might be a good way of getting that shade in a frost) and Mac's Ochre Style. Ochre Style (LE), for me, was the standout of the N collection...so, this Nars duo combines 2 of my favourite shades.
I would purchase again because it is a good dupe for my Ochre Style and is a nice alternative to taupes/standard browns.
It looks great with brick red lips ;)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I wasn't impressed by any of the fall collections, including Nars, but Indian Summer is a duo that took me by surprise. It's the only one I could justify purchasing. One side is a dark, silvery champagne shimmer, and the other is a matte yellow-brown. Looks great on my light-medium, golden olive skin tone. Makes for a great neutral look, classic yet edgy. I like to use the colors separately on the eye--the darker side as a wash from outer corner to middle of lid, extended beyond crease, and the lighter side from the middle to inner corner. Alternatively, I use the darker yellow as a wash with the lighter side on top. The duo would not work by itself on all skin tones, but I love it. Glad that there are no sparkles, and that the darker side is matte.