NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

New from NARS Spring 2013 Color Collection, Mad Mad World is a vibrant duo that is perfect for spring.

NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow Review
NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow

Described as a cyan, the color on the left is a very bright neon blue with matte finish. MAC Electric Eel is darker. The right shade, on the other hand, is a vibrant Kelly green with micro-shimmer.

Compared to Bouthan Duo Eyeshadow, also from the Spring 2013 collection, Mad Mad World is much more use-friendly. The shadows felt smoother and glided on like butter. Pigmentation and wear was also better. The blue shade applied with such great color payoff even the swatch stained my skin while the green shade went on sheerer but still semi-pigmented. Without a primer underneath, both colors managed to stay on a good 6-8 hours without creasing or fading.

Closeup of NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow
Closeup of NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow swatches
NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow Swatches

Here I am wearing a wash of the green on the lid with the blue as an eyeliner. Also featured is Flirt! Have A Ball Mascara in Black, NARS Seduction Blush with NARS Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil.

Wearing NARS Mad MAd World Duo Eyeshadow
Wearing NARS Mad Mad World Duo

NARS Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow is available at, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.

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Review overview
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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. The way you have created this look makes these colors much less intimidating to a color-fearing person like me.. I’m quite loving it! Also loving that lip penicil.. Gorgeous!

  2. Love this shadow. I own in and I think of beautiful peacocks when i see these colours. Amazing with the illamasqua liquid metal palettes.

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