This trio is totally ruined! But wait — in this case, that’s a good thing.
The ruins at Delphi, where the ancient Greeks worshipped the god Apollo, inspired Delphes ($45; part of the Fall 2011 collection), the latest trio to emerge from the House of NARS.
Can you see the resemblance? — how the ruins, and the plants taking them over, influenced this cool-toned trio of sparkling, sheer peach, matte dove gray and frosty sage?
The ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi in Greece
“Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil is perfect for a deep aubergine lip to complement the softer colors of the Trio Eyeshadow.”
A few notes about the shades…
- Sparkling Peach — This shade really shines thanks to large pieces of silver glitter, but I have to proceed with caution; otherwise, it ends up in my brows and on my cheeks. With Sparkling Peach, I get better results when I use firm, flat eyeshadow brushes than I get from brushes with softer bristles, and I keep my eye makeup remover close at hand to clean up any fallout.
- Dove Gray — This matte shadow works wonderfully as a liner when I’m in the mood for a softer alternative to black or brown. It should apply fairly smoothly on lighter and medium skin tones, but it might look chalky on ladies much darker than I am.
- Frosted Sage — Despite being intensely pigmented, a super smooth texture makes Frosted Sage a cinch to apply and blend. It’s my favorite of the trio’s three shades, for sure.
Swatches atop NARS Smudge-proof Eye Primer
Additional NARS Fall 2011 makeup worn in the look: rose side of Grand Palais Eyeshadow Duo ($33) on cheeks and Train Bleu Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($24) on lips
A quick switch of lipstick gives the look a totally different feel; that’s NARS Montego Bay Pure Patte Lipstick ($25), also from Fall 2011
Even though I feel like the colors in Delphes are a touch too cool for my warm tan, I love the colors and the inspiration behind them. If you like the way you look in cool-toned gray, peach and green, and you can work around some minor fallout, this trio just might be worth the $45 investment.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to NARS counters and online July 15
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Best part of my afternoon…
…was creating a new Pandora station for the singer, Adele, and Pandora has so far suggested a bunch of great songs from other artists, too, like Sara Bareilles, Norah Jones, Colbie Caillat, Corinne Bailey Rae and Feist. It’s my new “light rock by lady artists” channel.
Don’t you love it when a new Pandora station really works out?
What have you been listening to lately? My ears are hungry for new music!
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,