NARS • Paris Duo • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
I have not had a good experience with NARS shadows. The singles I've tried are chalky and blah, but this duo is pretty nice. The colors are pretty basic: silver and a matte charcoal. I didn't use this duo by itself, but I applied it over ELF primer and the NYX Milk shadow pencil. Combined with those, this duo was very bold and nice. It might be crappy but itself. Not sure. For the way I tried it, I really liked it. It is totally dupable but it is not bad if you just look at it on it's own. I have some NYX shadows that are as good as this, but if you want this duo, you should get it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Paris is a good staple grey duo for cool smokey eye looks: dramatic if used heavy-handed and natural if used light-handedly. Mine I bought in high school...just recently took it out from storage to work with it and it's still kickin'. The colors are pigmented and if you play around with them, blend to a fairly good range of colors. The color payout really differs depending on different skintones, so I'd recommend swatching it at the store.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
Paris is a duo of light grey (with some shimmer) and a charcoal grey (almost matte). They look gorgeous in the duo. I like the packaging (especially the mirror). The duo is nicely pigmented and I find them easy to blend, is buildable and they last well. My only complaint with the duo is that on me, it goes quite blue. I was hoping for a straight grey/black duo and that is how it applies but soon after it seems to change to blue.
Its better if I apply over a grey/silver base like MAC paint in pixel, but it brings my satisfaction with this duo down from a 4.5 to a 3 and I'd not repurchase (but this will last me so long I wont be looking for a replacement for a while).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
The light grey shade is too pigmented as a highlighter but too light to be used on the creases. The dark grey is a safe color as a liner or a shadow, but I find it very boring. It is as good as any grey or black color out there.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
The matte grey is gorgeous, not too dark to wear during the day but buildable for a nice smoky look. The pale silver is nice but nothing special. I'd have given this a 5 if the light color were more gold/beige for contrast with the cool grey. But it's an easy, fast polished look with a little more drama than browns.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Eh...it just didn't work for me. The matte grey was too difficult to work with and the silver shade wasn't worth keeping the whole thing around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I had this and swapped it away. Really not worth the price for the quality you get. Not very pigmented and a littly flaky. I love silvers and greys, yet was still dissapointed in this duo. It looks pretty in the package but falls flat once applied.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
decent blendaility, colors are ok as well...but somehow i just find this duo...boring
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
The quality of these is kind of meh. Not really dry but not really smooth either. They don't have a ton of pigment, but aren't totally sheer. One side is a shimmering silver and the other is a matte dark gray. I agree something is "off" about these shades.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
if you like smokey looks, or can work well with blacks and silvery/grays you might like this. but i didnt
it would have been nice for a soft smokey type of look, but i just couldnt make it work
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I wanted to like this, but just didn't--the soft gray and dark charcoal colors just didn't do much for my neutral-to-cool PPP, dark eyes, dark hair look. It just looked a little off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Since I've finished and recently rebought Paris it's time I wrote a review on my favorite duo. First off, I'm a fan of silvers and greys so I may be a little biased. Paris consists of a light soft grey and a soft black. Sure, basic colors that can be found in a lot of places. But packaged together in a duo with a sizable mirror is a rarity. I've never been a big fan of NARS e/s duos because I'll fall for 1 color but hate the other. Not so with Paris. Maybe because it is so simple yet classy. Both colors are decently pigmented so the overall effect is soft smokey greys, what I wear to work anyways! Because IMO greys are a neutral, any color lip/cheek coordinates well with this duo. I have a preference for cooler colors so I'll usually stay with soft pale pinks and berries. Yes, I'll rebuy again :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
One side of Paris is a light, slightly shimmery gray (looks silvery gray in pan but doesn't come out metallic looking) and the other side is a matte, blackened gray. This is a nice duo and is definitely good for a buildable smokey look--the blackened gray comes out much lighter on than you would think from looking at the pan. The light gray is very nice, although not totally smooth in application and no Mac shade comes to mind when I try to think of a similar one. My problem with Paris I suppose is with the dark gray. I didn't find it to be the easiest to blend. While I'm not thrilled with the somewhat flaky application of the light gray, the color makes up for it but as far as the dark gray there's plenty of other dark grays I'd rather use. That's what I hate about the duos...it seems like there's always one color that I'm interested in but the other either a)looks terrible on me or b)doesn't appeal to me. And I hate shelling out the money for a duo where I only really want one of the colors. I love grays and while this is a very versatile, useful duo, I probably would not repurchase. I'm NC20-30 depending on tan, brown eyes, brown hair.
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this duo... for day, for night, anytime. Sadly, I feel it doesn't get the attention it deserves because it's grey and grey, but for my brown eyes (nc20 skin) it's perfect for creating a quiet (read: conservative) smokey eye. The colors are a silverish (no real metallic to it) pale grey and a charcoal matte. I pair this with the tiniest hint of Exhibit A blush and MAC See Sheerly l/s.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
More great products from NARS. Paris contains a light shimmery silver shadow and a matte black one (goes on as a light, rather than very deep/dark black). The staying power has much to be desired, but these wear MUCH better over a good base. The colors are absolutely perfect for a smoky eye.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Another great duo from Nars - muted pale grey with very subtle shimmer and soft matte black. This is perfect for either a polished professional look or a subtle smokey eye, and the black shade can be used wet for more intensity or as a liner. If you're new to smokey eyes and fear piling on too much e/s, this duo is excellent to start. My only complaint is that it's not as pigmented as some other Nars duos (I had to use several layers of the grey side to get it to show up) but it's a very wearable and versatile duo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wow! I'm glad I swapped for this duo! The silvery gray shade works well all over the lid and I use the dark gray matte on the outer corners and in the crease to create a smokey eye look. I do prefer to use this over a base such as my MAC paints. I also use the dark gray matte wet as a liner. I do feel it is a bit expensive at $28 for a duo but it seems a little goes a long way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this is a nice duo if you dont have anything like this in your collection. Paris is a light shimmery grey and a dark matte grey. Great for a smoky eye. Very pigmented colors but nothing unique here. They are just greys! retails for $28 and comes in the nars black rubber case.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I am in love of this beautiful gray combination, a shimmery light grey (not silvery kind) and a matte dark grey. I think they both have very slight, almost undetactable blue tone in them. They are very pigmented, textures are great. With a good brush, you can go for a smoky look or any other kind you like. This is one of my collection of NARS duos and maybe top 3 of my favourite. (I love cleo & ireland, too).
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
not too pigmented so perfect for me (ppp) to do a smaokey eye which isn't too overpowering.