Have you seen the four new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows in the NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection yet? They are incredible! I REALLY love the finish, because the shimmer is so soft, and they’re so crazy pigmented, that the fact that they’re also versatile and can be worn wet or dry is icing on the cake. You can use a fluffy brush to get just a wash of color, or you can dampen your brush and layer the colors to get more intensity.
Starting with Topless, a light seashell pink — I’m glad NARS included it, because it balances nicely with the bolder colors in the collection.
As for rich neutral brown Tan Lines, it’s neither too warm nor bronzey, but it doesn’t turn gray either, so I think it’s a great eyeshadow color, especially if you’re looking for a rich brown. The shimmer keeps it from being too plain.
And then there’s shimmering teal green Deep End — gorgeous! It reminds me of the waters off a tropical island! I mean, it’s not a color that I tend to wear…but it’s so beautiful.
Lastly, Pool Shark. It’s an iridescent blue with lots of purple shimmer, and it looks mostly blue in the pan, but as you can see in the pictures below, there’s also a lot of purple in it. It’s a really unique color, and I think you can get it to look more blue or purple, depending on how you wear it. I love colors like this because they always look a little different when you wear them!
Here’s a closer look at these stunning eyeshadows:
These swatches are using a flash so that you can see how pretty the shimmer is in these eyeshadows! I love how there are two bold shades and then two more neutral shades, so the collection is really balanced. There’s definitely something for everyone.
For the look I’m wearing here, I dampened my brush before applying Topless all over my lid. This helped build up the color so that I could get a nice pinky shade. Then I used a fluffy crease brush to lightly blend Tan Lines into my crease before dampening a pencil brush to apply Pool Shark along my lower lash line.
In the picture above, can see the purple tones in Pool Shark? It’s such a unique color!
Here I’m wearing NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint in Malaga (I’ll have a full review on my blog soon, but I really like this) // NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Caramel // NARS Sexual Content blush (left side, applied with a damp brush). When I first reviewed this blush, I thought the left side would be too light for me, but I really like the soft glow that I got when I applied it with a damp brush. // NARS Get Dirty Lip Cover (LOVE this) // ColourPop Brow Pencil in Black N’ Brown // Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara.
After seeing everything in the NARS Under Cover Summer 2016 Collection, what are your favorite things? I definitely pick the Lip Covers, but I think it’s all amazing!
Don’t forget, the collection is limited edition. The eyeshadows are available now for $29.