(pics are clickable if you want to see my face life size)
Today's big post was not intended to be a FOTD. I was really just playing around with NARS Rajasthan and decided... hey this looks ok lets post it. I actually did my eyeballs first (which I rarely do even tho I know thats bass aackwards) because I assumed I'd hate it and wipe it off. Not the case.
For this look I used:
~ L'Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
~ MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer NW25
~ MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation NW25
~ Lancome Dual Finish Powder Matte Bisque II
~ MAC Taupe Brow Pencil
~ MAC Brow Set - Clear
~ Urban Decay Eyeliner in Zero
~ Dior Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
~ MAC Plushlash Mascara in Black
~ MAC Shroom eye shadow (highlight)
~ NARS Rajasthan Eye Shadow Duo
~ NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil Goddess (inner corners of eye)
~ MAC By Candlelight MSF
~ MAC Prim & Proper Blush
~ MAC Stripdown lipliner
~ Dior Serum de Rouge in 710 Beige Serum
~ Brushes - MAC 168 (angled blush), MAC 209 (liner brush to sweep some of the forest teal shade overtop of Zero liner), MAC 272 (used for the inner area of the eye), MAC 227 (highlight), MAC 239 (outer area darker side of Raj), MAC 226 (used to blend the darker side of Raj into the crease), MAC 116 (for By Candlelight), & MAC 204 (for brow combing)
This NARS duo is really beautiful. I did it a little smokier today but I think the most common way to use this one, for me, will be to use the lighter shade as an all over wash and line with the darker shade. The shadows were nice and soft, especially the lighter side. Like buttah.
It's hard to justify the $32 price tag, but based off of the other NARS duo's I've tried, on a scale of 1 to 10 I give this one an 8. (With Kalahari being a 10 and Bellissima being a 1).