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Who says Summer can’t be sultry? NARS Adult Swim has plenty of vibrant color involved, but the two pieces that I gravitated towards immediately had me dying to play smoky and layer.
From this collection I received two pieces to share with you guys and, spoiler alert, they are fantastic. Especially when used together! Malacca Single Eyeshadow & Baalbek Eye Paint were made for each other. They also play well alone and with others, but they shine and pop when paired up.
Malacca Single Eyeshadow is described as an iridescent peacock. When swatched it’s got a brown base that is on the sheer side when used dry with a pop of blue/green to it, making this shade appear duochrome. Above is a photo taken with flash and below I held the shadow near a lamp with a daylight bulb so you can see more of the natural dimension.
Baalbek Eye Paint is described as bronze. It’s a blackened chocolate base with apparent gold glitter throughout giving it that bronze appearance. I love this as a base, as a liner… just live with me forever, okay?
For the EOTD using these products take a firm brush apply Baalbek all over the lid and into the crease as a base. Wait for it to dry completely and pat Malacca over top of Baalbek using the opposite side of the same brush. Next take a fluffy blending brush and blend Malacca through the crease and up towards the brow (but not the whole way). Finish up with a highlight shade at the inner corners or the eye and at the brow bone. I used MAC Grain Eye Shadow. Under the eye dash a bit of a blackened green liner (I used Chanel Le Crayon Kohl in Black Jade) and smudge Malacca underneath. Finish up with your fave mascara (I used Milani Total Lash Cover).
The NARS Adult Swim Collection for Summer 2014 will be available beginning April 15, 2014 at NARS boutiques and on narscosmetics.com. Make sure to also watch for this collection to launch at stores like Sephora, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus at a later date.