NARS | Jardin Perdu & Dolomites, Limited Edition

NARS Dolomites & Jardin Perdu opener

 

It’s no secret that NARS puts forth some of the most uniquely coloured eyeshadow pairings; add to that a formula that almost applies itself, such as that found with both Dolomites and Jardin Perdu of the Night Caller Fall 2014 Collection, and you have clear stand-out pieces. With their ability to be worn either dry or damp, or even mixed together to form a completely new and unheard-of-before colour, both of these limited edition duos are so worth checking out.

 

NARS Dolomites & Jardin Perdu closed

NARS | Jardin Perdu & Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites & Jardin Perdu

NARS | Jardin Perdu & Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites & Jardin Perdu flash

NARS | Jardin Perdu & Dolomites, Limited Edition (with flash)

 

NARS Jardin Perdu

Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition (CAN $39.00) | A complimentary pairing of steely silver and deep amethyst in a lush shimmer format, that leans more cool than warm. The formula on both is so colour saturated and rich, that you really do need to start with a light hand and build up as you go. I experience absolutely no powdery kickback upon swirling my brushes through either shade, as well as no fallout once they’re applied. Using a damp brush will definitely intensify each colour and bring out their complex shimmer, making the shades of Jardin Perdu last even longer. Staying power is excellent (regardless of whether worn dry or damp), and I get easily 10 hours wear without any fading or creasing (when worn over primer).

 

NARS Jardin Perdu label

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition

 

NARS Jardin Perdu macro

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition

 

NARS Jardin Perdu macro 2

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition

 

NARS Jardin Perdu macro flash

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition (with flash)

 

NARS Jardin Perdu swatch dry

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition (swatched dry)

 

NARS Jardin Perdu swatch damp

NARS | Jardin Perdu, Limited Edition (swatched damp, left side of each shade only)

 

NARS Jardin Perdu & Kauai

My first thought when I saw the promo photos for this collection, was to compare Jardin Perdu to Kauai, which was originally released as part of the Spring 2014 Collection (reviewed here). To begin with, Kauai bears an tarnished gold shade (with pewter undertones) instead of silver, and even though the two purple shades may appear similar at first glance, they display their differences once applied – although the formula with either duo is the same:

  • Jardin Perdu – lighter in tone and with mauve/grey undertones
  • Kauai – deeper by several degrees, a more intense purple with violet undertones

 

NARS Jardin Perdu & Kauai flash

NARS | Jardin Perdu (LE) & Kauai

 

NARS Jardin Perdu & Kauai swatches dry

NARS | Jardin Perdu (LE) & Kauai, swatched dry

 

NARS Jardin Perdu & Kauai swatches damp

NARS | Jardin Perdu (LE) & Kauai, swatched damp

 

NARS Dolomites

Dolomites, Limited Edition (CAN $39.00) | A unique pairing that can work on both cool and warm skin tones, combining a shimmery rose quartz hue and a matte oxblood (with brown undertones in its base). Once again, a stellar formula with either shade, bearing strong colour saturation that can be worn damp or dry; applied with a fluffy brush, I get a light sweep of colour. Using a dampened brush yields more intensity, and I do not experience any fallout or powdery residue kicked up when swirling my brushes through them. An absolutely amazing duo for green and/or blue eyes, Dolomites will also compliment darker eye shades as well as suit a wide range of complexions. Wear time: seriously amazing, lasting minimum 10 hours (when applied over primer) without any fading or creasing.

 

NARS Dolomites label

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites macro

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites macro 2

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites macro flash

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition

 

NARS Dolomites swatches dry

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition (swatched dry)

 

NARS Dolomites swatches damp

NARS | Dolomites, Limited Edition (swatched damp, left side of each shade only)

 

Something about NARS Eyeshadow Duos makes them really stand out for me, and while I may not always understand the colour pairings when I first look at them, I can see the genius thinking that went into the product once I start playing around with them. What surprised me the most with both of these duos, is that even though I’ve always been attracted to purples & silver such as those found in Jardin Perdu, I’m absolutely loving the warmer & earthier nature of Dolomites – especially the matte hue, which provides just the right amount of depth with colour to help create the most unique smokey eye look.

Both eyeshadow duos are limited edition and part of the Night Caller Fall 2014 Collection. Find more information via www.narscosmetics.com

 

NARS Dolomites & Jardin Perdu closer

*Disclosure: Press samples provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

4 Responses to NARS | Jardin Perdu & Dolomites, Limited Edition

  1. MITCH says:

    both shades are so pretty! It’s hard to resist limited edition products x_x

  2. xfang says:

    Dolomites looks absolutely stunning.

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