How is your week going? Mine started pretty efficient and I find myself working well without any disturbance. I hope I can keep this state a little longer since the more material I get to prepare, the less stressful the semester will be. Hoping for the best. Changing job is so stressful, gosh, I keep forgetting this and each time remember again. I am hoping to stick to this one for a little longer ;-)
So what do I have today for you... I picked up two pieces from Nars Fall Collection even before my holidays but somehow couldn't come to try them out. The gorgeous duo-chrome Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Pasiphae was a must for me. I needed to order oder 50 € to get free shipping so I was between ordering the other Dual Intensity Eyeshadow or try one of the new Velvet Sticks. I ended up getting Velvet Stick in Oaxaca just because of curiosity and it looks like, it was not the right decision after all...
|Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae & Velvet Stick in Oaxaca|
Let me start with the product which didn't work all that well for me. Velvet Stick in Oaxaca is a light to mid-toned golden taupe with satin to shimmery finish. I have seen it first at Sabrina's lovely post and thought it would be cooler. I have to remind myself though her olive undertones are so different than mine. On me Oaxaca pulls much warmer. It is almost a gold shade, a shade which I would never go for, it looks lifeless and muddy on my lids.
|Swatch: Nars Velvet Stick in Oaxaca|
But the problem is not only about the shade but also the formula is not there. It applies patchy and drags the already applied parts once you apply more. It also doesn't blend easily. You see that it doesn't give a nice smooth application although I tried fingers, natural brush, synthetic brush, toes (wait what?) you name it! One of the big fails this season for me. I wished we had a Nars counter here in Germany, I would have never taken this shade with me home.
|In-action: Nars Velvet Stick in Oaxaca|
And how did that happened, in the same package came one of my favorite pieces I got to try this season, Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae. I love Dual Intensity formula of Nars, only sometimes the shades are way too frosty for my liking but the formula is really superb. And a duo chrome, yes all the way please! This baby flashes green and bronze, I die!
|Swatch: Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae|
And the best thing about it is that it doesn't loose the duo chrome appearance on the eyes. I prefer applying it wet because I want this one full on, I have to admit I didn't try it dry but I wore it wet so many times, I can't get enough of it. Best thing is that, no fall out, none on me! It has the reflection quality of Urban Decay Moondusts (reviewed here) or MAC Dazzleshadows (reviewed here) but without the hassle. Dear Nars, we want more, moar!
|In-action: Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae|
Here is a look you have seen me wearing at MAC Vamplify post recently, on my lips I have How Chic Is This? You see I am happy because I found a duo-chrome beauty.
|FOTD: Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae|
Final thoughts: It is rare to get a miss and an absolute love from the same order but here it happened. I could totally live without Oaxaca shade and formula wise but Nars Dual Intensity in Pasiphae made it worth the order. Big love for such a unique duo chrome shade with a perfect formula.
Does your heart also beats faster when it is about duo-chromes?
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.