NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow Review, Photos and Swatches

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Published on May 25, 2011 with 10 Comments

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 http://www.narscosmetics.com/, Nordstrom and Sephora for $33.

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  1. Is it same color as nars rajasthan?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Hi, Phyllis.

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

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

      • Pencil…

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

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

          http://makeupforlife.net/eyeliner-reviews

          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!

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

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

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