NARS • All About Eve Duo • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
for the record, i find many of NARS items to be overpriced for the quality they offer -- the exception for me tends to be their blushes and multiple sticks. i found this eyeshadow duo on massive sale on makeup.com a few years ago, which is why i decided to give in to the hype and purchase it. i do really like all about eve (kudos for the name); the satin side (the left side) is a warmed up beige, and the more shimmery side (the right side) applies like a very, very neutral, very very light silvery taupe. the difference in color between the two shadows is minimal, and for a while i could not for the life of me figure out how they were different. the two look very nice and polished together, and is especially useful for days when i am wearing a very bright lip color or eyeliner. while that would have given this item 3 stars, i bumped it up to 4 because both shadows work well as highlights for my other eyeshadows. i will enjoy using it up, but i wouldnt rebuy this -- or any other NARS eyeshadow single or duo -- at full price.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
About me: NC30/35 in summer, med brown hair, blue/green eyes.
Let me start by saying that I can really only wear these colors in the fall/winter when my skintone is lighter. When I try them in the summer they are a bit too cool toned and show up almost silvery (and not in a good way). The matte side is practically useless for me any time. It doesn't show up on my skin and really isn't very pigmented to start with.
The shimmery side, however, is what I'm mostly reviewing. It's glowy, light, and just the right neutral champagne color to wear with just about anything. If you found MAC All That Glitters to be a bit too warm/dark/shimmery for you, this would be your shade. I got this duo in the NARS Best palette so I didn't actually buy the duo alone. I'm thinking that it's really not worth the cost of the duo for the shimmery side alone, which is all I would use, therefore I chose that I would not purchase this duo again. I may change my mind, but there are just so many other shimmery champagne shades out there to chose from that cost much less.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful day color. I do a wash of one or other all over my lid and it just adds that extra something. It also makes a great base.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
A product I wanted to love but didn't. For some reason, both shadows apply unevenly and almost.. blotchily? I have no idea why, have never encountered anything like this before!
But yeah, love the packaging, and the quality of the shadow is pretty evident. Just don't know why it's applying like this...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, I have to say, at first, I am really disappointed about this product, as I used to be crazy about smoky feelings. But after I tried this again and again, I discovered its beauty, lucky me!! It is so natural and classic.
I think, in order to make this eyeshadow show its very beauty, it is better to use a base or apply several layers.
But I won't buy it again I think. I have found one better product for a natural look, that is the too faced natural eye kit! cheaper and more creamy quality(don't need to apply several lays to let it show up).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
My HG eyeshadow. And it lasts forever, I have had 2 pans over probably 8 years.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this eyeshadow. I mix both the colors together a use them as an all over shade, perfect for someone who only likes to wear 1 color of eyeshadow. It complements my fair complextion very beautifuly. the packaging is O.K. It has a mirror which is nice, but my eyeshadow broke in the pan. It is also very expensive but it is such nice quality you pay for what you get. Not too powdery, very pigmented. I would definetly buy again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I put off buying AAE for years... I adore neutrals, but every time I walked by the NARS counter and swatched this on my hand I though, "meh...". I'm also not a fan of major shimmer, and figured it would read too disco on my thirty-something lids.
Boy, was I wrong. AAE is luminous shimmer.... a totally natural but remarkably transforming duo of color. I use the left (slightly less shimmery) side on my lid, then the right side as a highlighter from upper crease to browbone. It looks subtle but stunning on it's own, and it plays well with the Kalahari duo (also from NARS.) I regret not having this in my veritable arsenal of neutrals sooner. It is truly a gem. Believe the hype! For reference, I'm a very warm-toned NC20.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
wow! I love this duo. It's definitely my top favourite, which is saying something since I have so many nude/natural eyeshadows. This duo consists of two fair flesh colours with a slight pinky undertone. They're very subtle, glow-y and really make my blue/green eyes stand out. The texture of these is unbelievable. They're so smooth you'd think they were a cream, they seem to just melt onto the skin. It also wears all day on me.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I am a self-confessed eyeshadow addict. I have so many shades and colors it's almost ridiculous and I am a sucker for brown shades. It took me almost a year and a half after first reading the reviews to buy this and I am soooo glad I did. This might be the first eyeshadow I have to buy a second one ever. I apply the satin side as an all over wash and the shimmery shade just to my eyelids and apply a charcoal eyeliner and it makes my eyes look pretty and awake and natural. It's the perfect look for work (I'm a pharmacist working with the public so I like to look professional and sadly can't play with my fun eyeshadow colors on a daily basis anymore) and I've found myself reaching for it on weekends too when I don't have to look business-professional because it makes my eyes look so great. Totally worth the money I spent on it!