NARS • All About Eve Duo • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Phew! I feel compelled to defend this fabulous duo after the smashing it's received in other reviews. I own a ton of eyeshadow, way too much for a sane person. But this, alone, I took to my recent trip to NL. This did the trick, I was very happy with the way it went on, I wet my MAC brush and the more slightly-frosted side simpley GLEAMED on my lids. Nothing's ever come close to how beautiful and brightening that gleam is, wet. I wouldn't use either color dry, you wouldn't see them. Worth the price? You betcha they're beautiful. Simple and flattering.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have what some people would call ďchampagne tastesĒ on a college studentís budget. I also grew up doing my own budgeting and being regaled with terrible stories of debt from my immigrant parents. So I guess you would say that Iím not adverse to paying good money for good product but I wonít buy a bad product simply because itís unusual or in high demand or has pretty packaging. (Chanel, Iím looking at you and your genius marketing brain-child, Black SatinÖ)
Probably the high point of the duo, other than the prestigious NARS brand name, are the colors, a nude peach and a shimmery champagne highlighter. The highlighter is one of those dime-a-dozen colors (Milani Classic Beige is a good approximation). The satin side is lovely, and if I was a rich girl, I might spend $30 just for the polished color it brings to my eye.
That being said, NARS AAE is a bit of a let down. The texture is very hard, the amount you pay for is pitiful, the packaging is liable to become filthy in a matter of days, and did I mention the price is exorbitant?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I am really disappointed that this doesn't look so hot on me. I am a huge fan of neutrals, so I thought this would be a perfect choice, especially for wearing to work. The concept is great, and the finish of both shadows is very nice. I just think the shades are a little off for me (MAC NC 30, neutral toned). The satin side turned peachy on me, and it somehow made me look tired (I thought this duo was supposed to make one look fresh and awake!). The shimmery side is a very frosty whitish color that didn't look at all natural on my browbone. I adore my shimmery eyeshadows, but this was just frost. I did like it in the inner corners though. These shadows also didn't hold up as well on my oily lids (with UDPP) as other brands like MAC and Stila.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Lately I've pared down my makeup routine to just the bare minimum: foundation, blush and AAE. I can put my face on in 15 minutes and instantly look awake and polished, and I really believe that AAE is what pulls my very simple look together.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have a love-hate relationship with Nars eyeshadows...they look so gorgeous in the pans and when applied you never know what you're gonna get. Nars AAE is different. What you see is what you get. One side is a peachy beige neutral matte/satin and the other side is the same color but with shimmer and they compliment eachother perfectly for a clean, natural, easy look. I will get a lot of use out of this and would definitely rebuy. I think it's great for medium skintones (I'm MAC NC40).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I bought this 2 years ago and it's been sitting in my drawer for at least one of those. It didn't really do much or me at first and I thought it was really boring. Well, one day I just started using it and I haven't stopped since. I use it almost everyday now. I can't believe I didn't use it when I first got it!! It's beautiful. I'll definitely re-purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had been looking at this eyeshadow for awhile now but just couldn't get myself to buy it. It just looked so incredibly boring and at $33 I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend that kind of money on boring eyeshadow. The NARS website describes them as flesh toned neutrals. One is a more satin finish and the other has more shimmer. I was actually afraid that they wouldn't even show up real well on my skin. Well, I am SO glad I broke down and bought this. I can't believe how much I absolutely love this eyeshadow. It may look boring in the pan but it's gorgeous on the eyes. I have very dark brown eyes and this coupled with the tiniest smidge of eyeliner and a double coat of mascara really makes them stand out...in that whole "look at my pretty eyes, not at my eyeshadow" kind of way. It gives a beautiful "natural" look, a perfect day/work look. In fact I've been wearing it everyday since purchasing it last week. Plus, this can be paired with anything. The shimmer side lasts all day on me and the more satin side does fade some, but my lids are a little more on the oily side. I will definitely be repuchasing, and at the rate I'm using this it'll probably be soon.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is the most neutral eyeshadow in the world! I dont think it works on people with darker complexions really it looks a little ashy, but, I can see why this is a great basic.
The MA also showed me how the matte colour could be used to apply in the crease to add light definition (shown in the NARS make up book). Good for paring with dark lips but I can't say that its all that extraordianry.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this duo. it is now is something I always have in my purse because I can pair it with anything. I wear it by itself, or combine it with other shadows I have. and its great for those days where I want to wear makeup but I don't want to LOOK like I'm wearing makeup! My favorite look though is this with a little brown or black eyeliner and red lips.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I lusted for this duo forever, more so even because it wasn't available in my area. Eventually, I went on vacation one year and found it at a department store while shopping on the strip in Las Vegas. Bought it right then and there, without even sampling the tester. I was so excited! Finally, my first NARS eyeshadow! Hurried back to the hotel to wash my face, so I could try it on. First, I applied the lighter color all over as a wash. So far, meh...but I was sure it would look beautiful when I was done. With great anticipation, I applied the darker shade on my lid, and built it up a bit in the crease. Holding my breath, I pulled away from the mirror to inspect the result. Oh, horrors! These shadows appeared to be beautiful shimmery nudes in the compact, but on me, they looked flaky, chalky, and greyish. And I don't mean a nice shade of grey either. Hell, I looked like a corpse! This was my first and last NARS eyeshadow purchase. Way overpriced and overhyped! I'll stick with my beloved MAC, thank you very much.