NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and EOTD

So my NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow has finally arrived and just as I expected, this duo from the NARS Holiday 2008 collection is gorgeous!

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

The duo consists of a matte violet on the left and a shimmery periwinkle on the right. Both colors have blue undertones so you will not have to worry looking bruised.

Like most NARS eyeshadows, the pigmentation is great and the texture is very smooth and easy to work with. While the shimmery side wears really well and lasts all day, the matte one faded a little within a few hours and I had to do some touching up (even with a primer on). Nonetheless, this duo is one of my favorites from NARS and I will definitely be reaching for it a lot.

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow swatches
NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow swatches

Below is a EOTD that I did with the duo:

Purple smoky eye wearing NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow
Wearing NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

What I Used

* Geo Tri Color Lenses in Gray
* Stila Espresso eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
* Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a primer
* NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow (matte color on the entire eyelid, shimmery color on the crease and blended under the eye)
* MAC Pollen eyeshadow under brow bone
* Benefit Bad Gal Liquid Liner along upper lash line
* MAC Lashes in #3 on top
* L’oreal Bare Naturale Mascara in Black on lower lashes

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow is available at, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.


  1. gorgeous!
    question: i'm looking into getting a new blush. I keep hearing RAVES about NARS orgasm. is it really that awesome? i use the Skinfood BB Cream with Aloe that you did a review on a while ago & its a little too pale, so i mix in a little powdered bronzer to deepen the color. (i'm asian) would NARS orgasm work for me?

  2. wow, gorgeous colours! i just got the cordura duo and i love it too! :) i’ve also been looking for a good purple eyeshadow! i think nars are way more pigmented than mac… what do you think? :)

  3. Hi
    Sorry this question is rather random but what voltage convertor do you use for your curling iron? I need to get a good voltage convertor for my flat iron and would really appreciate it if you could give me some recommendations.
    Thanks a lot!

  4. Jolie Poupee is soooooooo gorgeous! I couldn’t resist it once I saw it in store!

    I also bought Super Orgasm which quickly becomes my favorites!

  5. Hi. This may sounds silly but sorry i’m new to make up. I’m not sure where is the crease of the eye and does the entire eyelid means the whole gap/space between our eyebrow and lashes??

  6. This look is absolutely gorgeous!
    I’ve just been reading your blog and saw your post about colored contact lenses. I am wondering if they sell colored contact lenses for astigmatism in a brown or hazel color? I don’t care what brand, but I’ve been looking around and haven’t been successful. I tried freshlook colorblends but the lenses for astigmatism only come in gray, green, honey, and blue. And i want them to look as natural on me as possible. Can you please help me? I really want colored contacts but can’t seem to find them in the right color.

  7. xphoebelinax,

    From my personal experience, both MAC and NARS have eyeshadows that have zero pigmentation. I think it all depends on the color itself.