I am not an eye shadow person neither do i experiment with different colors. I go for 'Safe' choices. Versions of Brown, light gold, taupe is what I've ventured into till date. Last month when invited to the Nars Dubai launch event, a product that caught my attention was the Dual Intensity Eye shadows.
The makeup artist generously gave me a full fledged Demo and since then I've been waiting for the official launch. After spending a decent amount of time, i settled for Himalia (lighter shade) and Subra (dark shade)
Can we start with the packaging? How ADORABLE do these mini Nars boxes look! The boxes are magnetic and you can stack them up too. Cool!
The texture is smooth and creamy. The dark shade looks intense in the pan but when applied is much sheer and build-able. The lighter shade is more shimmery/ but well pigmented at the same time. Moving on to the best part, using them wet. Holy Moly, am impressed. Simply wet your eye liner brush and take a generous amount of the product. No it doesn't transform into a gel liner consistency. Think of a gel cream eye shadow texture but 3x better.
I prefer using them wet and then blending them out. When used wet, the color resembles more to what they appear in pan, the application is more even and creates a subtle metallic look.
The product is yet to launch in Dubai. But available online at Nordstrom for AED114/USD29. Look out for the color Giove. This shade looks amazing too.