NARS • All About Eve Duo • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I agree with SteffeJ... this is definitely not an e/s that you wear to get noticed. Or an e/s that you wear when you want your eye makeup to get noticed. I'm an NW15/NW20 and on me, this is practically invisible. It's a nude-champagne duo in two finishes: super-shimmery and almost-super-shimmery.
This is great for an almost-no-makeup look. It makes my eyes look brighter and more awake without being obvious. As I mentioned, it's quite shimmery, but not in a glittery or OTT way. I like pairing this with a bright e/l or by itself. Love the soft buttery texture too.
What I'm not crazy about is the price. I don't mind paying for good quality e/s, but for that kind of price ($32), IMO it should be a little more special.
If you're pale and looking for an almost spot-on nude shadow with lots of shimmer, AAE is probably what you're looking for. If you're looking for e/s that others will notice, pass on this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For reference, I am NW15.
This is the best duo from NARS, hands down. It is perfect for an every day, polished, 'go to work' look, or great for a classic beautiful night on the town. There are some complaints people have brought up about the duo, so I'll address them here.
1. Many say the shades don't show up; In my experience, they definitely show up, just maybe not as brightly as many would want. Thats the beauty of this duo - it's impossible to overdo it, and it creates a very natural effect. Ghost the makeup artist even says he uses this on people who are NC35-40.
2. Both of the shades look the same; The shades are similar, but NOT the same. The left side is a bit darker, and has a satin finish. The right side is a lighter, whitish peachy pink and has a shimmery finish.
This is how I love to wear this duo -
First, I apply a base like UDPP or TFSI, then some kind of paintpot that suits my skintone like painterly or barestudy.
Second, I use a stiff flat brush (MAC 239) and apply the shimmery side to my lid and slightly above the crease.
Then, I take a fluffier brush, and dust the shimmery side all the way up to my brow bone (Don't worry, it's not THAT shimmery)
Next take your favorite crease brush and apply the satin side into your crease. It won't be MUCH definition, but just a little, enough to look natural and give your crease that little shadow effect.
Then apply the shimmery side to your tearducts.
lastly I usually line with a brown liner (My favorite right now is clinique brown brush on cream liner) and smudge it slightly. Finish off with mascara, and BAM. You have a beautiful, classic, polished look.