NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

MAC Style Warrior, L’oreal Hip Bright Shadow Duo in Flamboyant, NARS Bysance Duo Eyeshadow… pairing yellow with purple may have been done in the past but Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow from the upcoming NARS Summer 2013 Collection brings us a new take to the look.

NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow Review
NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow

On the right side of the duo, we have a vibrant rubber duckie yellow with matte finish described as “dandelion”. In the pan and as a swatch, the color looked neither cool nor warm. However, once applied onto my warm NC30 skin, it gradually turned into a warmer, mango yellow. The color also went on slightly chalky and required quite a bit of packing and layering to show up completely.

As for the left side, we have a matte African violet. Just like the yellow, this too turned into a warmer, almost pinkish purple on me after a while. It did apply with slightly better pigmentation but tended to sheer out very easily, even with a primer underneath.

Nonetheless, both colors were gorgeous and worked well against my skintone (wonder how they would show up on someone with cool undertones?) and I would definitely recommend using a primer like NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base with these to bring out the colors and prolong the wear.

Closeup of NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow swatches

Below I am wearing the yellow shade on the inner 2/3 of the eye and the purple on the outer 1/3 of the eye and blended up onto the crease. Complete breakdown of the look here.

Wearing NARS Fashion Rebel Eyeshadow Duo
Wearing NARS Fashion Rebel Eyeshadow Duo

NARS Fashion Rebel Duo Eyeshadow is available at, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.

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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.


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