Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, all Duo Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigminted, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. The effects can be subtle or smoldering — the options are endless.
NARS’ Duo Eyeshadow in Vent Glacé is part of NARS’ Fall 2012 collection. The duo comes with a platinum and silver smoke color.
The NARS Duo Eyeshadow packaging is made of NARS’ classic rubberized black plastic and has a lid with a mirror inside that snaps shut. The outside of the packaging is a magnet for powder products, which makes it difficult to keep clean.
On the left, Vent Glacé is a pale silver. On the right is a pale khaki color. Both shades leave a slightly shimmery finish.
The formula for both shades is good: the powder is soft without being overly dusty or crumbly. I don’t have any problems with fall-out when applying the colors and they transfer onto the skin in an even layer.
Both colors lack pigmentation and bring merely a wash of color to the lids. Even with layering, you don’t get strong color out of these shades. As a result, it’s sort of hard to tell the difference between the shades. The right color is only slightly more green.
I personally don’t mind too much that the colors aren’t intense. And, actually, the color you get on the skin is not too much lighter than what you see in the pan. So I’m not going to deduct as much in points as a I normally would for the light pigmentation.
I still think many people will be disappointed by the lack of strong color. But the effect on the lids is still quite flattering, if not bold.
The formula lasted 5 hours on my lids without primer and over 7 hours over primer before creasing.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
Applying these shadows is very easy. The formula glides onto the skin, blends out nicely, and doesn’t produce fall-out. The light pigmentation also makes these colors easy to work with.
For $34.00 you get 0.14 ounces (4 grams) of shadow. NARS’ single shadows cost $24.00 and contain half the amount of product, so you are getting a good deal for your money by investing in the Duos.