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NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

January 16, 2013

Also new from the NARS Spring 2013 Collection is Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow, a gorgeous duo of pinks.

NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow review

NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow


Described as a “soft pink tulle”, the left shade is a cool-based milky pink with matte finish. It showed up slightly warmer on my NC30 skin but might look ashy on darker skintones. The shadow applied a bit chalky but with decent pigmentation.

The right shade is a matte hot pink with gold shimmer. Although the color is gorgeous, the texture was not the easiest to work with. It felt dry, stiff and applied semi-sheer. I also had a problem with the glitter, which seemed to move EVERYWHERE and even onto the other pan.

The wear could have been better as well. Without a primer underneath, both colors faded easily in just a couple hours.

All in all, NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow is a beautiful duo that will work on fair to medium skintones. However, I can’t say the quality is NARS’ best and a primer is a must to make it work.

Closeup of NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow

Closeup of NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow


NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow swatches

NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow swatches



NARS Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow is available at narscosmetics.com, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.

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