Today I finally got around to putting together a review for my favorite new eyeshadow of 2o12, NARS Lhasa. Lhasa eyeshadow was part of NARS’ Spring 2012 collection along with their new blush that I adore, Gaiety. What I love about Lhasa is that it’s such a pretty lavender gray that you can wear on its own or combine with other colors. I usually like to use Lhasa to deepen my eyes on top of Clinique Colour Surge Eyeshadow in 2CE Iced Mauve.
NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow $24
I went through my collection to look for some similar shades. Urban Decay Mushroom is much more pigmented, brown-gray with more frost. Laura Mercier Sable is less shimmery, a warmer gray with a softer consistency. MAC Shale is much more red tone with a frostier finish. Compared to the above, NARS Lhasa is a cool tone gray with a hint of lavender.
NARS Lhasa eyeshadow starts off pretty sheer so you really need to layer for a darker finish for example like the outer corners of my eyes. No worries though, the pigmentation blends very smoothly so it’s quite easy to work with.
While the packaging looks super tiny especially since it looks just like a NARS blush but smaller, don’t be fooled. You actually get more product (.07 oz) versus a MAC eyeshadow (.05 oz). It is pricier though at $24.
There is nothing about the NARS eyeshadow formula that stands to me so my stance is that if there is a color that I fall in love with (like Lhasa) then I’ll pick it up. But I won’t go out of my way to find more NARS eyeshadows to collect. For now I’m actually quite content with my current eyeshadow collection- pretty crazy right? We’ll see how long this goes. :]
Here’s what I have on today for the whole look:
BROWS | MAC Concrete Eyeshadow
CHEEKS | NARS Sin Blush, theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer Highlighter
LIPS | MAC Lazy Day, Buxom Claire
If you could only pick one, what was your favorite new eyeshadow of 2012? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!
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