It’s the first makeup item I own from Nars: the eyeshadow duo in Tzarine. All the makeup lovers will know that Nars’s blushes are gorgeous, but does this eyeshadow duo has the same good quality?
I bought Tzarine last summer when I was in Cannes for €34,00.
What does Nars say about their eyeshadow duos?
“All Duo Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly”.
I think that both eyeshadows are pigmented and are really easy to blend. I would describe the eyeshadows as buttery, but you do get a little bit fallout from the grey color, so apply your under eye concealer afterwards if possible. I do feel that the eyeshadows are not that longwearing as for example a MAC Paint Pot. They do fade a bit during the day. However, the overall quality of both eyeshadows is good.
Let’s talk about the packaging. I tried to clean the packaging a bit for the photo’s, but it’s impossible. When you first buy a Nars item, whether it’s a eyeshadow, blush or bronzer, the packaging is all clean. Unfortunately that changes overtime. I tried to avoid it, but it just gets messy and you can’t clean it! The same goes for the inside, as you can see on the picture below.
The Tzarine duo has a light champagne color that has a gorgeous shiny finish, perfect for the inner corner of your eyes, on the center of the eyelid and on the browbone. I often use it on the high point of my cheeks as wel, the color makes a beautiful highlighter. And a product that works for multiple things is always a plus. The right eyeshadow is a grey shade with light reflective silver and golden shimmers.
Can you see how ‘creamy’ the eyeshadows are? I absolutely love the champagne color. The grey eyeshadow doesn’t really show the golden shimmers I was talking about, but when you apply the color, you do notice the shimmers under your eye as there is a little fallout.
I applied the champagne color on the inner corner of the eye, on the inner part of the eyelid and under the eyebrow. I did not use a base underneath the eyeshadows.
I think the Nars Tzarine eyeshadow duo is perfect for an everyday look as it doesn’t stand out too much. I find the combination of colors very suitable for an office makeup look. If you like the eyeshadow colors to appear more vibrant, than use a beige eyeshadow base.
I really enjoy using the Nars eyeshadow duo in the color Tzarine! I’m considering buying another color combination when I’m in California this september.
What is your opinion on Nars makeup products?