NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

Tropical Princess is the other eyeshadow duo that debuted in the NARS Summer 2014 Collection.

NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow Review
NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow

Despite the cute name, the colors were nothing like the bold, vibrant hues one would associate with the word “tropical”. The shade on the left, described as a “neon lemon lime”, is a light green with very fine shimmer. It showed up almost a chartreuse color against my NC30 skin with more yellow than green.

The color on the right, an “icy lavender”, is a super pale, cool-toned, almost silvery lavender that is even lighter than NARS Lost Coast Duo Eyeshadow. It swatched super shimmery with just the slightest hint of purple, and felt ethereal like fairy dust, making it perfect as both a lid and highlighting color.

The shadows applied smoothly with excellent color payoff and blended easily. The wear also lived up to what I would expect from NARS – minimal creasing and fading after 10 hours without the use of a primer.

Close up of NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow
Close up of NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow Swatches
Swatches of NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow

Wearing NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow

NARS Tropical Princess Duo Eyeshadow is available at, Nordstrom and Sephora for $35.

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Review overview
Color selection
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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