NARS Paramaribo and Lhasa Eyeshadow Reviews, Swatches and Photos

Besides the gorgeous Douce France Trio Eyeshadow I reviewed, we also have Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow and Lhasa Single Eyeshadow from the NARS Spring 2012 Collection.

NARS Paramaribo and Lhasa Eyeshadows

Paramaribo is a metallic, brassy, cool-toned yellow-gold with a metallic cool-toned bronze. Both shades are beautiful and apply with heavy pigmentation. Just like my other NARS duos, it wears really well and over my favorite NARS Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, the colors can stay intact for 10 hours. I would definitely recommend grabbing this as it is limited edition.

NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow
NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow Review

Described as a “lavender gray”, Lhasa is a cool-toned taupish gray with a hint of purple and fine shimmer. The color is perfect for every day and will make a great smoky eye when paired with a darker color. It also goes on smoothly with a satin finish and again, stays on very well without creasing and fading.

NARS Lhasa Single Eyeshadow
NARS Lhasa Single Eyeshadow review

Swatch time!

NARS Paramaribo and Lhasa swatches
Wearing NARS Paramaribo and Lhasa eyeshadows

Wearing the left shade of Paramaribo on eyelid, Lhasa on crease and the right shade of Paramaribo on lower eye. See the complete breakdown of the look here.

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NARS Paramaribo Duo Eyeshadow and Lhasa Single Eyeshadow are available at for $33 and $23.

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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. Love your blog! This post was super helpful in explaining the new Nars Spring collection :)

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  2. I am in love with Paramaribo! It’s a really unique color and pairing selection to me! I just did a review and swatches on my beauty blog I’m starting.

    P.S.- you’re absolutely gorgeous

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