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NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow Review, Photos and Swatches

May 25, 2011

Besides the New Order Highlighting Blush Powder, another product that caught my eye from the NARS Summer 2011 collection was Dogon Duo Eyeshadow.

NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow

Described as a “metallic taupe with icy green sheen and a charcoal black”, this limited-edition duo is easily one of the best out there for the summer.

The warm taupe on the left side comes with a greenish/grayish sheen that reminds me of of MAC Vex Eyeshadow and MAC Sunpepper Pigment. When applied on its own, the color shows up just a little darker and warmer than my NC30 skin but the duochrome nature creates a beautiful highlighting effect that is totally to die for. If you put a darker base or the charcoal black color underneath, the color immediately turns to a shimmery hunter green that is equally gorgeous. The shadow also applied evenly with good pigmentation.

As for the charcoal black on the right side, it looks more like a deep blue with very fine green shimmer in the pan but shows up a matte black on me. Pigmentation is excellent and once blended, it fades to a beautiful smoky gray.

Closeup of NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow Swatch

NARS Dogon, MAC Vex and MAC Sunpepper Pigment swatch comparison

Are you liking Dogon? Will you be getting it?

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

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  • Reply noniek May 26, 2011 at 2:34 am

    Is it same color as nars rajasthan?

  • Reply Andréa May 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I was also worried that they would be too similar but the taupe shade in Dogon is much cooler, and the other side is darker and greyer than Rajasthan’s.

  • Reply Andréa May 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I was also worried that Dogon and Rajasthan would be too similar, but the taupe shade in Dogon is much cooler and the other side is darker 🙂

    • Reply Phyllis May 28, 2011 at 12:28 am

      2nd! The taupe shade in Dogon has green undertones and is much cooler than Rajasthan whereas the darker shade in Rajasthan is not as dark and shows up with a bit of blue undertones.

  • Reply Amy May 27, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Hi, Phyllis.

    What do you recommend for an eyeliner to line the waterline?

    • Reply Phyllis May 28, 2011 at 12:29 am

      Are you looking for a pencil/gel/liquid liner?

      • Reply amy May 31, 2011 at 3:52 pm


        Maybe you can do a “eyeliners review” post? Thanks, Phyllis!!!

        • Reply Phyllis May 31, 2011 at 11:12 pm

          No prob! I have done many reviews on eyeliners. You can find them under the eyeliner reviews category:

          Oh and my favorite pencil liners for the waterline are:

          Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner
          MAC Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner
          Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
          CoverGirl LiquiLineBlast Eye Liner

          Hope that helps!

  • Reply Yvette May 28, 2011 at 10:29 am

    PRETTY! I’m seriously thinking about getting this duo. I love the colors of Nars eyeshadows.

    • Reply Phyllis May 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm

      Get it get it! It will look gorge on you =)

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