Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nars Jolie Poupee eyeshadow duo

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Closeup of the product:

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Pigmentation is decent, similar to MAC eyeshadows. They are also soft and blendable, even the matte shade blends easily. The shade on the left is a matte bluish purple, while the shade on the right is a shimmery purpley plum.

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I tried comparing Jolie Poupee to the some of the purples in my collection:

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The matte colour on the left is a lot more unique than I thought. The closest match for it when swatched was ELF's Periwinkle eyeshadow (but ELF has a bluer tone, while Nars has a purplish tone). The shimmery purple was easier. In the pan it looks like MAC Nocturnelle, but when swatched it is more similar to Milani Shock, but still not an exact match.

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Quick EOTD with Jolie Poupee duo:

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Sorry about the weird concealer job, haha. I was experimenting with a new concealer palette at the same time and didn't realise it was going to show up so much when taking the pics on Foliage mode.

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Matte shade on the inner 2/3 of the lid, then the shimmery purple over the outer half of the lid. I added some Maybelline eyeshadow in Make a Move Mauve to highlight the inner corners but its not very obvious.

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I think its worth buying if you don't already have similar colours. Also I tried to pack on more colour to show up on camera. but you can definitely use a lighter hand if you prefer a sheerer look.

16 comments:

Askmewhats said...

base on your swatches, the colors are definitely unique :) Nice blending!

Nic Nic said...

very pretty! im the only one whose never bought a NARS duo e/s haha

rasilla said...

I like that you found other things that you have to compare them to.
The colour is very gorgeous~ You pull it off well

ParisB said...

The colour looks gorgeous on you. I can't imagine why any purple shade immediately makes me look like I've been bashed about

The Faux Fashionista said...

Pretty! I love purple shadow, they're my fave after browns and golds! ^_^ NARS seems to have such gorrgeous colors!

Gee said...

That's really pretty!!!

I totally would get it except...I don't really need eyeshadows b/c I don't use em that often :P

mayaari said...

that's a gorgeous duo - if I didn't have so many purple shadows that I'm already ignoring, I'd want to get that :) I know you usually wear a sheerer, more subtle look with eye makeup, but the colors really compliment your skintone!

fuzkittie said...

The purple plum is so gorgeous! I saw this and sooo wanted to get it, but I controlled! :D

Phyrra said...

Very pretty!

jamie said...

they all look similar..you have lots of purple!!:D its real pretty on you!:)

EbeautyBlog.com said...

I love purple. It's so pretty.

Thanks for the comparison. It looks so much similar to ELF Periwinkle and Mac Violet pigment though.

Fei said...

Did you REALLY need more purple eyeshadow? lol.

Get on it! I'm always forgetting passwords to things too. Which is why I used to use the same password for everything... BAD idea.

angie519 said...

Wow that's super pretty! You're right! The matte purple color has blue in it, making it unique!

cheryl said...

what a great palette duo! those 2 colours look very good. i have 1 purple colour by NOUBA that's really good when used with a wet brush, but i really find the matte colour in your NARS duo very unique.

jie jie said...

it's great how you're also included drugstore brands in your swatch. that's a lot of purples, but i guess you can never have too many. you look great in purples, as always, but I think I like you in blues best.

btw, shu applies to canadian orders. ^_^

jie jie said...

it's great how you're also included drugstore brands in your swatch. that's a lot of purples, but i guess you can never have too many. you look great in purples, as always, but I think I like you in blues best.

btw, shu applies to canadian orders. ^_^

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