I’ll Take A Blended NARS Vent Glacé Duo Eyeshadow To Go, Thanks

Published in: Eyes, Makeup, NARS, Product Reviews

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What if Starbucks started selling makeup?

“Good morning! What can I get you?”
“Hi! Oh, uh…could I please get one of those Artisan veggie sandwiches, a lemon scone and a NARS Vent Glacé?”
“Blended with room for whip cream?”
“Does a cat snore in his sleep?!”
“Yes, please.”


Some of the nuances differentiating the cool-toned platinum and silver shades in the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Vent Glacé ($34; it’s French for “icy wind,” who knew?), are probably lost on my NC 42 skin tone, but man! — I sure do love how they look blended together on top of black eyeliner.

That’s how I’m wearing them here (also with the NARS High Society Trio, from the very same fall 2012 collection, on my lids), smudged on top of black liner along my lower lash line.

They merge to form a silvery greenish gray gradient that’s all kinds of awesome.

nars vent glace eyeshadow product shot

nars vent glace eyeshadow swatch

nars vent glace eyeshadow

Any creamy black or blackish gray base would probably work great in a look like this, like MAC Paint Pot in Blackground, Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Strut or Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Mirifique.

Additional makeup worn in this look…

Both of the colors in the duo blend together and into other shadows seamlessly, and with plenty of pigment, but very little fallout. Good and good. 🙂


PRICE: $34
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to NARS counters, and coming to narscosmetics.com July 15

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,




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  1. Nikki says:

    Lol!!! what and adorable and witty post xD and this duo seems like an interesting frost!
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  2. Aww I love this kissing picture!

    I’m almost sure this duo isn’t my thing, mostly because I don’t think it’d function too well alone on me. What I like about duos is the fact that I can create quick looks with them, but both shades in this one are a bit too light and shimmery for me. Too bad. I do love how you combine it with the new trio though!

  3. Rachel says:

    Aww. I love the last picture. So cute!
    I wasn’t digging the duo before but it looks really nice under eye!
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  4. musical says:

    Your writings brighten up my day, lady K! How fun would it be to walk into Starbucks and order a chai (extra-hot, non-fat) and a lipgloss (a coral one with fine shimmer, please).

    Squeeeee@Tabs sighting :).

  5. Julia says:

    Karen that eye look looks AMAZING on you!! Plus, the kitty pic was super cute!

  6. Marian says:

    That last pic is so nice! That’s a keeper forever pic. I love the way you made the shadows work for you. You’re so creative! I would never have thought to use them that way.

  7. Melissa says:

    Usually I strongly dislike frosty colors, but this duo has me kind in love. I think I’d always end up blending the shades together or with another color, but I think these can look nice in a lot of different looks. I love things that can be versatile.

    I’m pretty sure Tabs is one of the cutest cats ever!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Melissa,

      Me too. I love eye makeup that you can easily incorporate into lots of looks. I bet you could use this with a bunch of different smokey looks, like icy greens, grays, silvers and blues.

      Tabs is very flattered…he sends diva kitty hugs your way.

  8. Kim says:

    TGIF! It’s time for me to go home because I had a complete reading comprehension fail and it took me two times to figure out how your lids could look purple when you were using Vent Glace! HAHA!

    Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend. I don’t remember if I told you, but we saw Spidey this week and liked it. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim!

      Happy Friday! I quite enjoyed Spidey, too. Andrew Garfield did a great job. Did you guys watch it in 3D?

      • Kim says:

        We did! It always gives me kind of a headache (I think it’s the ill-fitting glasses), but it was worth it for Spidey. That final websliging-through-the-city sequence was spectacular in 3D. And I agree about AG – I thought he did a good job. I like Emma Stone in everything but I wasn’t too sure about him when I first read he was cast. He was a good choice. 🙂

        Did you see it in 3D, too? Are you going to watch the Dark Knight this weekend? I’m sure it’s going to be crazy-packed!

  9. Tekoa says:

    Cats do snore in their sleep. My siamese most commonly does so and its utterly adorable. 🙂

  10. I hoping with my light coloring I can wear this duo as long as it doesn’t turn blue on me! Love the look you did!
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  11. Nina says:

    What an adorable picture of you and the Tabster! 🙂

    And TGIF! Im thinking of leaving work soon-ish. Just because.

  12. gio says:

    Love the duo. The colors are so pretty and I really like how you used them.

    And aww what a cute photo of you and Tabs! 🙂
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  13. Kim says:

    I’m loving all these NARS posts lately. I’ve never been a big fan of the brand but you are making me love their fall collection. I think I’m buying most it when it comes to Sephora. Thanks for the reviews and swatches!

  14. Sadie says:

    Unfortunately I think these colours would look great with my colouring. I say unfortunately because I DO NOT NEED ANY MORE EYESHADOWS and I have no money on account of saving for next year’s trip to Oz. Bah.

    Happy Friday though – I worked an hour late today, how did that happen on a Friday of an otherwise slow week?! xo

  15. Aww, pet love! 🙂 I think these shadows look pretty on you, but I will probably pass. I think they’re a bit too icy and too light for me to get much use out of
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  16. Now that looks great, love it. I personally don’t own any NARS make-up (please don’t shoot me) but the more I’m seeing/reading, the more I’m tempted to order a NARS product…

    Which one would you recommend as an all-time must-have? 🙂
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