NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set Review and Swatches

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Published on June 19, 2011 with 7 Comments

Among the many awesome products that come with the limited-edition NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set is the gorgeous 6-pan NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eyeshadow Palette.

NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set



The palette comes in a matte black case the same size as NARS’ regular 6-pan eyeshadow palettes and measures roughly 2.75 inches x 3 inches.The colors are:

* Abyssinia – a satiny cool-toned ivory color that is great as a base and highlight. It is just a tinge lighter than my NC30 skin.
* Silk Road II – a rosy pink with flecks of gold.
* Strada – a cool-toned purple with gold glitter.
* Galapagos – a chocolate brown with gold glitter.
* Fuji – a shimmery army green.
* Brumes II – a shimmery smoky bluish gray.

Like other NARS eyeshadows, these apply smoothly with great pigmentation (yes even the ones with glitter!) and blend so easily. They also wear super well and last all day with NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base underneath. Plus the fact that you get eyeshadows of different textures in the same palette just makes it so versatile and great for a variety of looks.

NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set
NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eyeshadows
NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set
NARS Abyssinia Silk Road II Strada Galapogas Fuji Brumes II Eyeshadow Swatches
Swatches of NARS Brumes II, Fuji, Galapagos, Strada, Silk Road II and Abyssinia


Below is me wearing Strada for my modern ’80s look for the Makeup Your Mind: Express Challenge Look #5:

Modern 80s makeup with NARS


And Brumes II for a sultry, smoky look again for the Makeup Your Mind: Express Challenge Look #11:

Smoky eyes with NARS

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NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eyeshadow Palette is now available as part of the NARS Makeup Your Mind: Express Yourself Eye Set at Nordstrom for $85.

Disclosure: The product in this entry was purchased by me. Please see my Disclaimer for more information on my posting policy.

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  1. Love the two looks, esp. the smokiness of the last pic.

  2. They both look so gorgeous :) smokin’ hot…

  3. Thanks ladies =)

  4. Beautiful! I’ve been thinking about ordering the Brumes duo, so I’ve been researching swatchesforever! Did you use anything else for the Brumes smoky look? It looks very purple/indigo on you and I’m hoping to get that same look!

    • Thanks jit :) I can’t remember on the top of the my head what I used to create the look. I did it for the NARS Makeup Your Mind competition and I believe the breakdown is in the book. I will dig it up this week and update with more info.

  5. Gorgeous! especially the second look. Which eyeshadows did you use, please?

    • Thanks Lia. Here’s a complete breakdown of the 2nd eye look (all from NARS):

      * Zardoz Cream Eyeshadow
      * Blue Slate from Brumes Duo
      * Matte black from Pandora Duo
      * Coconut Grove Single Eyeshadow
      * Silver gray from Paris Duo
      * Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
      * Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara

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