Oh, NARS Persia…why do you make me think of goofy Jake Gyllenhaal running around the desert half-naked with greasy hair? Or remind me of the kitty who hawks boxes of grilled Fancy Feast?
(Ever notice how Persian cats get most of the best gigs for wet food ads?)
Now, I know why you remind me of MAC Brown Script, a matte, super soft and pigmented reddish, orangey brown.
Brown Script is one of my favorite eyeshadow colors, evah! I love wearing it in the crease, and Persia, a single from the new NARS spring 2013 collection, is like an orangey version.
Hella intense, like several of its siblings from the launch, Persia first struck me as a crease contouring color best for warm-toned gals (and guys), and yes, I think it’s awesome in that capacity, but it also exhibits brightening powers!
Wait — what?
Yup, like the new Bouthan Duo, even though Persia isn’t what I’d normally think of when I think of “eye-opening colors.”
When I apply it on my lids, draw a small amount up into the crease, and finish with a couple coats of mascara (followed by, perhaps, black eyeliner, if I’m feelin’ it), wow. Not bad.
I think I do look wider awake…
Being quite dark and intense, Persia may be a little easier for gals with medium and darker skin tones to wear, not that pale pretties shouldn’t also give it a try. Applying it with a fluffy, domed eyeshadow brush and a light touch should help.
OOH! — and I can’t wait to see it on blue-eyed babes (I love orangey shades on blue eyes!).
With a redonkulous amount of pigment, a texture like cotton candy, zero fallout and all-day wear time, Persia promises to be one of your next workhorse shades, babe.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at NARS counters and narscosmetics.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,