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NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow Review, Swatches and Photos

January 16, 2012

The latest NARS Spring 2012 Collection brings us Douce France, a new, limited-edition eyeshadow trio in complementary shades of pink.

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow Review

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow

On the left of the trio is a “shimmery icy pink”, an ivory with a tinge of pink and very fine shimmer. It has a slightly chalky texture and I had a hard time getting it to show up on my NC30 skin. The wearability also seemed to be lacking, with the color disappearing almost completely after a few hours.

In the middle is a “shimmery rose petal pink”. The color shows up as a gorgeous medium rosy pink with fine shimmer and reminds me of a cooler version of Jane Bombshell. The pigmentation is much better but thanks to its super soft texture, it has the tendency to blend out easily. It does, however, stay on a good five to six hours without creasing or fading.

Finally, on the right is a matte dark raspberry red that is true to its description of a “matte deep rose”. At first, I was a little intimidated by how it looked in the pan but once I swatched it, I fell in love. The muted undertones makes it wearable not only as an eyeshadow, but also a blush. In addition, it goes on very smoothly with excellent color payoff and stays on well, even without a primer underneath.

Bottom line, Douce France is a gorgeous trio of wearable pinks that go very well with one another. However, at this price, the formula could be more pigmented and long-wearing.

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow review

NARS Douce France Swatches

NARS Douce France

Below I’m using the lightest shade of Douce France under the brow bone and the middle shade on the eyelid and as a blush. Tutorial of this look here!

NARS Douce France Trio Eyeshadow is available for a limited time at for $45.

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  • Reply Janette January 17, 2012 at 10:13 am

    what are you wearing on your lips?

    • Reply Phyllis January 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

      Thanks Janette! I’m wearing NARS Bilbao which is also from the spring 2012 collection.

  • Reply Nellie January 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

    The darkest shade is a little too scary for me!

  • Reply Jacqui MacNeill (Escents Aromatherapy Essential Oils) January 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    I like those eye shadow shades. Too bad it’s not longer lasting. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Reply Phyllis January 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    It’s not though. I will do a look with it shortly so you can see =)

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