NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow Review, Photos and Swatches

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.

More pictures!

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?

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NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow is available at, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.
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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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.

  2. 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 :)

    • 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.

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