NARS • Lhasa • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I am almost speechless at the beauty and versatility and ease of Nars Lhasa eye shadow. Last week, I purchased another Nars shadow product - the duo Cordura - and while I like it (well, I love the dark shade of it), I am struggling with how to wear and also how to feel "comfortable" wearing the bronze shade. Now, in contrast, Lhasa is the most amazingly wearable eye shadow. Wear it on the lid; put it in the crease; wear it all over the eye all on its own or wear it in combination with any grey, taupe, purple or cool brown you have and it works. This is such an easy and flattering shadow to wear.
I'm thinking that others reading this must know how it is....even though you have plenty of eye shadows, you can get just obsessed with a certain shade. Do you ever go through this? Even though you think you have shadows really similar in colour, you still just need to check out that coveted shade. I read up about dupes for Lhasa and when I bought it, I took all my possible "dupes" - WnW Silent Treatment, Stila Grace and Cloud, MAC Shale - with me to make sure I wasn't buying yet another eye shadow that I more or less already own. While the lid colour of Silent Treatment was the closest, it couldn't match the lovely rich lavender undertone in Lhasa. And this shadow is so beautiful with brown eyes. This will be a HG shadow for me and a fixture in my makeup routine for years to come.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Hazel
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!
This is an exact dupe for the only eyeshadow I have ever said I couldn't live without, and which of course has long since been discontinued: Clue by MAC. NOT CLUB, CLUE. C-L-U-E. A cool subtle taupe frost with a slight blue/cool sheen when the light hits it. It makes the BEST subtle crease color, but is also lovely as a lid shade. I cannot recommend this shadow highly enough for cool toned ladies who are also total taupe hoors. This one is for you!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Sorry I didn't like this and returned it , after reading great reviews and swatching it instore I had high hopes . I excitedly applied it at home but was like yes it's a pretty colour but it just didn't look great on me . I felt it made my eyes look tired and didn't enhance my eye colour .
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have to avoid breaking down this thing of beauty into its component parts. Better still to say that this creates the same appearance as a lake on a summer evening - deep but not dark with surface light that shimmers and dances. On the practical side - looks best with black or navy blue liner and supremely complemented with Gaeity blush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
A must have for taupe eyeshadow collectors. I love this eyeshadow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is absolutely lovely. A silvery-gray taupe, neutral to cool leaning in nature (at least on me). I am typically taupe challenged (in that I can make them work but it requires effort), and this one is beautiful on me.
I've been using it as a transition / layering shade on my primed eyes. Good wear for oily-combo people with primer. I haven't checked without primer, but nothing lasts on me sans primer so I don't even try.
This is a rather sheer-ish shade, but it's incredibly blendable and has a sweet sparkle; these qualities make it work well with many many other shades, essentially giving other Eotds an extra oomph.
I've tried it on it's own and it looks okay. It's amazing when paired with MAC Bamboo, Patina and/or Hocus Pocus, or when used along other Nars duos (Brousse, either of the Brumes shades on their own); I even worked it well with the Khaki dior trio. It blends and looks good with grays, browns, nudes, khakis, brassy golds of any texture.
It's incredible. I really like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is an absolutely gorgeous shimmery, silvery-grey taupe with purple undertones. It has a highly pigmented, buttery texture that is easy to blend with little fallout. I use a thin layer of Maybelline Color Tattoo e/s in Tough as Taupe as a base, then layer this in the outer corners and lower lashline to deepen the look. Add some ultra black winged liner and mascara and there's my go-to look for the Spring.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
This shadow is a beautiful purple, greyish-taupe. The quality of this eyeshadow is absolutely amazing. Pigmented in just one swatch. Texture is as smooth as butter. The eyeshadow single is my first single from nars and I'm absolutely adoring this shadow. It just looks beautiful on the lid, crease, or whatever. It is a big favorite eyeshadow of mine right now. Highly Recommend!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I agree this is a gorgeous color & consistency, plus I like Nars packaging. However I found that Sephora's Retrochic eyeshadow is a 99.99% dupe & is only half the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my first eyeshadow from Nars and i love it! I found out about Lhasa when I watched a FleurdeForce video where she was wearing it all over the lid. I loved the color on her but the price reallly kept me from buying it. Recently, on my birthday, i threw caution to the wind, splurged and got it. It really is a great color, more on the sheer side but you can build this up. I've worn it all over the lid, but my favorite combo so far has been this in the crease and outer v with Stila's Kitten all over the lid. Staying power is wonderfull and you only need a little bit of product to get a good color payoff.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
Lhasa is my first eye shadow from Nars. I would say 99% of my eyeshadows are from Mac and I own about 60 of them anyway.........I was very impressed with the formula and ahhhhhhhhhh that gorgeus grey/lavender shade which looks amazing on my fair/cool skintone and my light green/blue eyes. It's a shade that can be worn during the day or at night since the color is very buildable.
I immediately purchased Nymphea and D.Gorgeus along with Lhasa because all 3 shades are perrrrfffect for each other. Lhasa will look gorgeus on anyone but I think best on cooler skin tones. Love the color as well as the quality.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I am in love with this color. I've got hazel/green eyes, so I'm always looking for a purple shadow that reads as purple but doesn't look like Halloween makeup - until Lhasa, that was basically impossible. This color is really a godsend for me. It's a perfect lavender grey - enough lavender to make my eye color look amazing, but decidedly grey enough for daytime office wear.
I get about 7 hours of creaseless wear with this, over a primer. I have oily lids that crease everything super fast, so that's actually pretty great.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I haven't been truly impressed with the NARS eyeshadows but this lavender gray color is so pretty. I was initially turned off by the sheer swatch but it's been working great as daytime look, subtle but not boring. It's really easy to work with. For more smokey dramatic look, I use a dark base, I've been using either Maybelline color tatto in tough as taupe or Chanel D'ombre in Illusoire.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
This shade seems to be all the rage right now, possibly because people think it's a rare taupe or limited edition. It debuted with the spring 2012 collection, but it is permanent. When the summer collection comes in, this will be added to the permanent single shadows. Sephora inside JCP might not have it since they have limited space, but it should be in all other Sephora's and at NARS counters. This is a lavender gray taupe, pretty similar to the Wet n Wild taupe in the Silent Treatment trio palette. If you have fair/light skin with green or hazel eyes, then it stands out more because those contrast with the subtle purple tone. Darker skin tones might need a similar colored base under Lhasa to get the pigment payoff. I think if they had added more pigment then this would be outstanding and more universal. Ashes to Ashes is your warmer alternative. There are dupes, but if you love NARS or cannot find them then pick up Lhasa. It was named for the Tibetan capital.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a really lovely shade. I saw a review online, and expected it to be darker than it is, but I tried it out in a store, so I knew what I was getting. It's a perfect neutral for a daytime eye - I've been layering this on my lid and into my crease just a bit, with a naked cream shadow to smooth out the transition to skin, with just a touch of eyeliner and mascara. It gives a clean, finished look, but not a totally naked eye. The color is somewhere between grey and tan, with a really smooth shimmer finish. In general I find NARS shadows to be a little hard to reach the intensity that is in the pan, and this one is no exception. But it's still a great shade, and I'm glad I picked it up. I don't have anything quite like it in my collection of colors.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is the most gorgeous eyeshadow. It's very soft, and as the other user said, a bit sheer. I like the sheer aspect of it because it makes it buildable and easily maintains that soft aspect. It's a really pretty grey, purple, brownish shade. This as a wash with some very subtle black liner and mascara makes a fantastic daytime effortlessly polished look. I've been pretty disappointed with most NARS items I've purchased but I'm pretty happy wih this shadow. I removed a lippie because it creases on me in about 2 hours even with a primer. If you are looking for a good base to use with this to help with the sheer aspect, Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough As Taupe is absolutely perfect.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Part of the NARS Spring/Summer 2012 collection, Lhasa has been described as a lavender gray, and that's exactly what it is. I have a love/hate relationship with NARS eyeshadows, and it will continue. In theory, this should be a great color, and in the pan, it is. The problem is that it isn't very pigmented. Applied alone, it gives a sheer wash of violet gray and a tiny bit of shimmer, but that's about it. I wanted to use it as a crease color, but it isn't pigmented enough for that, It does make green eyes pop, and will probably work ok over or with a darker more pigmented matte gray, but alone it's just too weak, It's also fairly dupable, and not all that unique. There is a BE glimmer shade that is fairly close...can't remember the name, but it had something to do with fog..LOL If you are looking for something with lots of color and pigment, pass this up.
EDIT: The Bare Escentuals color I was thinking of is Pacific Heights. I didn't swatch side by side, but I believe they are similar.