Nars Isolde Duo Eye Shadow

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I have had my eye on the Nars Duo eye shadow ‘Isolde’ for a couple of years but never got the chance to see the colours in person before buying. When I was finally able to swatch the colours I fell in love and it is the only eye shadow I have been wearing recently! For someone who finds eye shadow application very hard and messy, this little palette makes wearing eye shadow a dream!IMG_0566


The two eye shadows are packaged in a small silicone case, which is light weight and perfect for carrying around. The inside lid also has a small mirror.



I love shimmery bronze colours as they flatter all eye colours. The two shimmery colours in the Isolde eye shadow are a dark coppery/bronze shade and a pale gold. Although these colours are simple, they are so versatile and can be used for a day or a night look.



The formula of the two colours is very pigmented, which means a little product goes a very long way! When I am applying either colour, I only need one or two swipes of the colour on my brush for the entire look. The colour is buildable so the palette is compatible for both subtle and dramatic looks. What’s more, the formula has a buttery texture that is extremely easy to use and blend.IMG_0562

How to apply

After priming the eyes, I apply the darker copper shade in my inner crease working it slightly towards the centre of my eye and along my bottom lash line. Finally, I lightly dust the gold shade across the centre of my eye blending it where it meets the darker shade. For a subtle look I will just apply mascara and I’ll be ready to go, but for the evening I like to swipe a little black eye liner for a more dramatic effect. Of course, you can also use just one colour all over the lid to create a single pop of colour!