NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

The latest NARS Spring 2012 Collection brings us Douce France, a new, limited-edition eyeshadow trio in complementary shades of pink.

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow Review

On the left of the trio is a “shimmery icy pink”, an ivory with a tinge of pink and very fine shimmer. It has a slightly chalky texture and I had a hard time getting it to show up on my NC30 skin. The wearability also seemed to be lacking, with the color disappearing almost completely after a few hours.

In the middle is a “shimmery rose petal pink”. The color shows up as a gorgeous medium rosy pink with fine shimmer and reminds me of a cooler version of Jane Bombshell. The pigmentation is much better but thanks to its super soft texture, it has the tendency to blend out easily. It does, however, stay on a good five to six hours without creasing or fading.

Finally, on the right is a matte dark raspberry red that is true to its description of a “matte deep rose”. At first, I was a little intimidated by how it looked in the pan but once I swatched it, I fell in love. The muted undertones makes it wearable not only as an eyeshadow, but also a blush. In addition, it goes on very smoothly with excellent color payoff and stays on well, even without a primer underneath.

Bottom line, Douce France is a gorgeous trio of wearable pinks that go very well with one another. However, at this price, the formula could be more pigmented and long-wearing.

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow review
NARS Douce France Swatches

Below I’m using the lightest shade of Douce France under the brow bone and the middle shade on the eyelid and as a blush. Tutorial of this look here!

Wearing NARS Douce France Trio

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NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow is available for a limited time at for $45.

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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 like those eye shadow shades. Too bad it’s not longer lasting. Thanks for sharing! :)

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