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NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

November 9, 2008

So my NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow has finally arrived and just as I expected, this duo from the Holiday 2008 collection is GORGEOUS!

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow Review

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

The duo consists of a matte violet on the left and a shimmery periwinkle on the right. Both colors have blue undertones so you will not have to worry looking bruised.

Like most NARS eyeshadows, the pigmentation was great and the texture, very smooth and easy to work with. While the shimmery side wore really well and lasted all day, the matte one faded a bit within a few hours and I had to do some touching up, even with a primer underneath.

Nonetheless, Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow is one of my favorites from NARS and I will definitely be reaching for it a lot.

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow swatches

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

Purple smoky eye wearing NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

Wearing NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow

Products Used

• Geo Tri Color Lenses in Gray
• Stila Espresso eyeshadow to fill in eyebrows
• Lumene Eye Makeup Base as a primer
• Matte color of NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid
• Shimmery color of NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow on the crease and blended under the eye
• MAC Pollen eyeshadow under brow bone
• Benefit Bad Gal Liquid Liner along upper lash line
• MAC Lashes in #3 on top
• L’oreal Bare Naturale Mascara in Black on lower lashes

NARS Jolie Poupee Duo Eyeshadow is available at and Sephora for $35.

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  • Reply Anonymous November 9, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    question: i'm looking into getting a new blush. I keep hearing RAVES about NARS orgasm. is it really that awesome? i use the Skinfood BB Cream with Aloe that you did a review on a while ago & its a little too pale, so i mix in a little powdered bronzer to deepen the color. (i'm asian) would NARS orgasm work for me?

  • Reply xphoebelinax November 9, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    wow, gorgeous colours! i just got the cordura duo and i love it too! 🙂 i’ve also been looking for a good purple eyeshadow! i think nars are way more pigmented than mac… what do you think? 🙂

  • Reply Hameepy November 10, 2008 at 12:19 am

    the colors look just ok to me swatched, but they look gorgeous on ur eyes!

  • Reply Sasha November 10, 2008 at 4:09 am

    Sorry this question is rather random but what voltage convertor do you use for your curling iron? I need to get a good voltage convertor for my flat iron and would really appreciate it if you could give me some recommendations.
    Thanks a lot!

  • Reply Marsadie November 10, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Looking so lovely hunnie! I want that duo, stat! 🙂

  • Reply Karen November 10, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Jolie Poupee is soooooooo gorgeous! I couldn’t resist it once I saw it in store!

    I also bought Super Orgasm which quickly becomes my favorites!

  • Reply jane November 11, 2008 at 11:22 am

    Hi. This may sounds silly but sorry i’m new to make up. I’m not sure where is the crease of the eye and does the entire eyelid means the whole gap/space between our eyebrow and lashes??

  • Reply Karen November 12, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, forgot to mention to my previous comments…

    Can we see your whole face with Geo Tri-color lense on?

  • Reply alyssa November 13, 2008 at 4:17 am

    girl, u made me wanna get this! it’s one of the prettiest EOTD i’ve seen

  • Reply Breanna November 15, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    This look is absolutely gorgeous!
    I’ve just been reading your blog and saw your post about colored contact lenses. I am wondering if they sell colored contact lenses for astigmatism in a brown or hazel color? I don’t care what brand, but I’ve been looking around and haven’t been successful. I tried freshlook colorblends but the lenses for astigmatism only come in gray, green, honey, and blue. And i want them to look as natural on me as possible. Can you please help me? I really want colored contacts but can’t seem to find them in the right color.

  • Reply Phyllis February 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

    NARS Orgasm blush would work on pretty much anyone and I <3 <3 <3 it!

  • Reply Phyllis February 2, 2009 at 11:23 am


    From my personal experience, both MAC and NARS have eyeshadows that have zero pigmentation. I think it all depends on the color itself.

  • Reply Phyllis February 2, 2009 at 11:24 am


    The crease is that fold on your eyelid right under your brow bone.

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