NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

The first product I am reviewing from NARS Spring 2014 Collection is Kauai Duo Eyeshadow, a gorgeous pairing I came across backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo Spring/Summer 2014.

NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow Review
NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow

Described as a “gold lamé with iridescent smokey orchid”, NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow pairs a metallic cool-toned gold with a shimmery dark smoky purple that flashes blue. Although the color combo reminds me more of the Holidays than spring, it is a classic pairing and pretty much fool-proof on all skintones.

Like most of the NARS shadows I own, these had a buttery texture that went on smoothly and blended effortlessly. The color payoff was excellent and both colors swatched with ease. The wear too, lived up to my expectations and I was able to get a good 8 hours, even without a primer underneath.

NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo Review

NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow Closeup
NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow Closeup

NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow swatches
NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow Swatches

Wearing NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow

FOTD Wearing NARS Spring 2014
Wearing NARS Kauai Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Kauai 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.


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