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on 1/13/2011 2:40:00 PM
More reviews by evalovescake
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I'm NC30 and this duo works for me as a subtle highlighter for under my brows. Sometimes I also like wearing it on my lids with black liner and dark red lipstick as well, like NARS Shanghai Express or MAC Dubonnet. Both shades are of velvety texture and they don't crumble upon touching. One of my favorites!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/27/2010 7:05:00 PM
More reviews by emilyblossom
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I didn't originally want this eyeshadow duo. I asked the assistant for a more gold duo but they had sold out. I decieded to just go for these shimmery highlights as they looked like decent colours to have in my collection. They honestly do not have much colour to them. I was a bit disapointed with them at first. However a few weeks later i find myself reaching for them much more then i thought. Both colours appear fairly similar. Both are slightly champaign-baige colours that are very shimmery. I often use them all over my lid as base colours and blend other colours into them from my crease downwards. Which gives a lovely effect. These are also perfect colours to highlight the brow bone and inner corner. I love the packaging with nars products, They look very sleek and have a lovely mirror. However i find the matte plastic on the outer case picks up dust and makeup from everywhere and it really irritates me. I am proberly being over critical with the packaging. But at the end of the day, its very good quality. Overall i think this is a useful eyeshadow duo to own and these colours would be flattering on many skin tones.
on 10/22/2010 1:38:00 PM
More reviews by stilagrrrl
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I finally get the hype over this product. So-called neutral eye shadows either made me look tired or flat-out bored me to tears, so my "neutral" was always a pale shimmery gold or ivory. All About Eve changed that upon first application. The duo consists of pale, ever-so-slightly champagne-y beige shadows, one slightly darker than the other, and both provide an amazing glow. There is a tiny bit of shimmer but it's not really noticeable, it's more like my lids have this totally natural sheen that wakes up my whole face. Pigmentation and texture are excellent - the shadows glide right on and look even better applied wet. I love pairing this duo with a strong red or plum lip, or just going all natural with a light dusting of bronzer and pink-nude lips. Since it's so versatile and essentially the queen of neutral shadows, I think this would suit any skin tone.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
on 10/19/2010 11:22:00 PM
More reviews by fflor
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I'm a neutral girl, always going for the nude makeup look. I purchased this years ago and I'm still in love with it. It is a champagne/ flesh colour, one is slightly lighter than the other, which can be used at the corners of the eyes or on the brow bone to add some dimension. Both colours give a sheen and wakens the eyes. I will repurchase if i ever finish it!
on 10/14/2010 9:02:00 PM
More reviews by dieincries
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
AAE is not as pigmented as other Nars eye shadows, but it is versatile to be used on itself or as a base for other e/s. It gives nice nude look when used alone. Maybe you can't find the colour on your eyes, but it does make different and add points to your look. If you are looking for daily eye shadow, I'd suggest AAE.
on 10/8/2010 1:51:00 PM
More reviews by whyknot
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Fine
I am in the same boat as the reviewer below :( I am VERY fair, and despite being touted at the holy grail ES for fair girls, AAE does nothing for me. Its shimmer color is not light or shimmery enough to bring out my eyes (in fact, the colors in AAE pretty much perfectly match my skin. so well that no matter how much i apply, you cant see anything at all - not even a sheen!) Nor is the beige dark enough to bring any depth or contour to my eyes. I use it occasionally with just black liner and a red lip for a subtle Brigitte Bardot-kind of look, but its SO subtle, I usually go back a little later and add a bit of something over it to make it look like my eyes are really done. I love neutrals, but I still want to look like I'm wearing some makeup! There are tons of pics of tan/darker skinned girls rocking this and looking lovely, so I know it works wonders for some. But not for me. I won't buy this again.
9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 8/22/2010 6:51:00 PM
More reviews by ahhhttack
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I've had this duo for ages, and it is often overlooked in favor of bolder colors in my arsenal. However, every time I use it I remember what a gorgeous, my-lids-but-better look it gives. The left side is a great match for my skin (NC20), and adds a subtle luminosity. The right side adds a bit more noticeable shimmer. I usually do a wash of the left side up to my brow bone, and then add the shimmery right side to the outer third of lid and in the lower corner of my eyes. Add mascara and bam, you have a luminous, nude eye. All About Eve is part of my HG "natural look", accompanied by NARS Douceur blush and Ophelia gloss. Effortlessly gorgeous, every time. Highly recommend this!
13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.
on 8/12/2010 9:11:00 PM
More reviews by Lexx13
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
This is a must have in any make up arsenal.You might think it's boring, understated, plain ...but the simplicity of this duo makes it perfect for anyone.The left side is the exact color of my skin, so it makes an absolutely perfect base shadow, also it's ideal for blending and smoking out other darker colors.The right side is perfectly shimmery, not too much or too little. It makes the nicest glowy natural looking highlight ever.The colors are completely neutral and skin toned, so that any complexion would suit it.Now that I have this I am using it daily and I can't imagine being without it. NARS eyeshadows are of the best quality I have ever used, they are worth every penny. Will most definitely repurchase.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 7/11/2010 11:02:00 PM
More reviews by occhem
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This has been my go to shadow for the last five years, which tells you how great it is. I wear it during the day and at night, changing up what I pair it with to get a less or more dramatic look. For instance, day time I'll put the right side on the inner third of my eye and the left side on the outer two thirds, swirl MAC's Quarry in the crease, dot a brown pencil on the outer two thirds of my lash line, black mascara and it's an easy, polished look. At night I'll do the same, but add a little carbon in the outer v, blend with the quarry, and instead of brown pencil use black liquid or cake liner. Either way, this duo provides a real polished, natural, but with oomph kind of look. Love it. And would definitely recommend it. Plus, I think it would work on a variety of skin tones, except for the really really cool-toned pale skinned maybe.For reference, I am naturally quite pale, but wear bronzer and darker foundation regularly to deepen my skin color. So the end result is that I am about an NC30 in MAC, 32 in MUFE F&B, La Mer Fluid Tint Medium.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 7/3/2010 4:33:00 PM
More reviews by kayethompson
Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this duo! It's actually the only eyeshadow I really wear because I love the natural look. I use the right shadow for lining my lower lash line & take the left for my brow bone highlight. In my crease I use MAC Harmony blush; I use it to contour my cheekbones too (I just want to use the least amount of products and it works so woo). My eyes look wide awake :) The only thing I would complain about is the price, $32 for 2 eyeshadows? It reminds me of Shroom and Brule from MAC, which i guess you could substitute, but NARS is way more pigmented.
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