NARS Kalahari Eyeshadow Duo

Hi Ladies! If you read my blog regularly you will know that I am a huge fan of NARS and would go as far as saying its my favourite brand, alongside MAC of course. Their Laguna bronzer is a Holy Grail item in my makeup bag and since trying their eyeshadow duos, I can see these becoming quite addictive too. Not only are they in handy travel sized compacts with a decent sized mirror but the quality of the eyeshadows themselves are second to none. The first duo I got my hands on was 'Isolde', a gorgeous orange/copper toned duo which I absolutely adore and reviewed here if you fancy a read.


Since then I have acquired another duo and this time its in the shade 'Kalahari'. My lovely boyfriend picked this up for me when he was on a holiday in Las Vegas as I had been lusting after it for quite some time. As you can see from the photos above, it comes with two neutral shades - a taupe and a bronze. As I'm sure you're all aware by now, I'm very much a 'neutrals' girl when it comes to my eyeshadow so these two colours are perfect for creating a subtle everyday eye look.


Now I know some of you might think 'how many neutral eyeshadows does one girl need?' and yes its true, I do have far too many. However, the difference with NARS eyeshadows to your standard drugstore competitors is the highly pigmented, creamy formula. As you can see from my swatches above (which are the wrong way around by the way - apologies for that!) these shadows need the slightest touch to achieve intense colour. I also love that they have a metallic finish as this is my favourite kind of eyeshadow to wear. However, what I would say is that the bronze shade (right swatch) in this duo is much more pigmented and metallic than the taupe shade (left swatch). Although it looks fairly pigmented and metallic in the above photo, I find it takes more effort to get the desired colour pay off with this shadow than it does with the bronze shade. It also has a more matte finish than the bronze shade but I'm not too bothered about this as it does make for a great crease colour and work well with the bronze shade. Also, does anyone else think the bronze shade looks pretty much identical to 'Woodwinked' by MAC? Woodwinked is my favourite eyeshadow ever so this shade definitely gets a thumbs up from me.


Overall I'd say this is a great little duo and the two shades together make for perfect everyday wear. I also like that I can wear them individually too with other shadows from my collection. The only slight annoyance is the taupe shade not being quite as pigmented as the bronze but other than that, it's great! I don't think I like it quite as much as 'Isolde' but as the colours are more vivid in that duo, its obviously going to be more pigmented.


If you're looking for a good pair of everyday neutral eyeshadows that are handy to carry around in your bag or travel with, I would recommend giving this duo a try!


Do you like NARS eyesahdows? What do you think of Kalahari?


Lots of Love,


54 comments

  1. That bronze shade is gorgeous! bet it looks lovely on. I still have yet to try any NARS eyeshadow's, need to sort this out asap haha. I think I'm going to get Isolde, that looked amazing in your post xx

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  2. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I havent picked up any NARS products yet, this looks amazing :) xxx

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  3. Love this post miss! Definitely need to get this one - although i must admit i think ill have to get Isolde next.. i love the Nars eyeshadows - I have the singular one in 'Mekong' and for me theyre unbeatable for pigmentation and 'creamyness' :) my new duo arrived today - very exciting! xx

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  4. I absolutely love the look of this! The colours are amazing. I'm yet to buy my first NARS products, tempted to try their eyeshadows!
    xxxx

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  5. I love this eye shadow duo but I have so many shades that are closely related I can't justify buying it :/ No matter how many neutrals you have you'll always want more! xx

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  6. This is such a pretty duo! I have a couple of the 6 shadow palettes from Nars and I love the pigmentation and texture of them! They have to be my fave eyeshadows.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  7. They are really beautiful! I've yet to try their eyeshadows but I love everything else from the brand. They're next on my list x

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  8. Ahhhh Isolde and Kalahari have been on my lusting after list for sooo long. I've never tried NARS eyeshadows before but they always sound great quality. Lovely review :) God this spending ban is getting tedious!

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    xx

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  9. Such gorgeous colours!x

    Rebekah @ silver-electrons.blogspot.com

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  10. You can never have too many neutral shimmery eyeshadows! This duo looks lovely and I think the bronze colour is gorgeous :)
    Rosalie x

    rosaliejayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. What a nice bf you have, Perfect colours for blue eyes. I have been wanting to get some Nars eyeshadows for ages but they are so pricey but from the reviews i read they seem worth it? xx

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  12. I've never tried NARS eyeshadows but these look amazing! The other duo you reviewed was gorgeous too! I need to get some of these eye duos in my life! Hurry up payday!! ;) xxx

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  13. This has been on my wish list for a while! Gorgeous colours

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  14. this looks soooooo pretty! I'm sure it looks amazing on your beautiful blue eyes!

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  15. Those are such gorgeous colours! I had a NARS makeover in Selfridges last month and I was so impressed with the eyeshadows! x

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  16. Great duo! Love the shades, great for everyday use :) x

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  17. I really love the look of this! I have All About Eve and Portobello duos but this would be a great addition to my collection. I have just ended up buying MAC Woodwinked based on your recommendation to complete my pro palette quad though so I'm not sure if I really need this!
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  18. Such pretty colours - love NARS stuff so much

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  19. what beautiful colours! not more products added to the ever growing wish list!

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  20. Such gorgeous shades! I'm yet to try anything from NARS!

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    xo

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  21. I have the Kalahari duo too & I love it! I am addicted to purchasing neutral eyeshadows because I wear them everyday ~ a girl can never have enough! I'd also love to try Isolde too. I think both look great with blue eyes xx

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  22. This is beautiful. I love Nars shadows, they're so pigmented! x

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  23. I've tried a few Nars products, but never the eyeshadows for some reason. I'm loving the look of this duo; I think there's always room for another neutral eyeshadow in a collection when it's as beautiful as this! x

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  24. Nars is by far one of my favourite brands, their eye primer is the only one I use. The body oil is delicious too. I have lots of their eyeshadows, the duos are really handy. I do not have this one though, you have just sold me into buying it. Great post girl xxxx

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  25. This looks gorgeous! I love Nars products but am yet to try their eyeshadows. I love the photos too! X

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  26. This looks amazing! The taupe shade looks gorgeous and they are my favourite shades! I love bronze shades but they don't always work well on my skin tone. I definitely want to swatch this though as it has been on my wishlist for a while! :) xx

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  27. I really want to try some NARS eye shadows and blushes! they are on my wish list! :)

    great post hun

    xxx

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  28. Wow those colours are gorgeous!! I wish payday would come sooner!! xxx

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  29. wow these colors look beautiful!

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    xx

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  30. Beautiful wearable colours, I really fancy a Nars eyeshadow duo. Bless your boyfriend for picking them up for you!

    Hannah www.cagneyandlace.com

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  31. I loooove makeup, and I love reading posts about it and imagining myself to be some kind of glamourous, always polished, always perfectly made-up superwoman. But in reality, I don't have a clue, and my makeup collection so far consists of some basic Clinique stuff (old lady alert) and some Lily LoLo mineral powders. Where do you start with a proper "grown up" make up collection without making yourself bankrupt in the process?! I think I'm just going to be one of those girls that goes through life sometimes forgetting to brush her hair and on occasion, looking almost haggard because she slept in and didn't have time to put her face on!

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  32. The colours of this are gorgeous, I definitely would wear these and they're affordable!

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  33. These look super pretty! I'm a huge fan if Nars products, especially there eyeshadows!! Xx

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  34. NARS is SO addictive, it's ridiculous! I love Laguna too. This looks really nice! x
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  35. I've not tried a NARS eye shadow yet but I got my sister one for Christmas. I think Ill need to add one to my wishlist, I really like Isolde! xxx

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  36. been looking for the perfect NARS duo and this is definitely it! x

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  37. Those colors are absolutely gorgeous!

    xx Christal xx
    LipstickAndPonytails.com

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  38. NARS is my love! :0

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  39. I've been getting really into Nars lately. This looks like something right up my alley as I wear mostly neutrals too! Thanks for the shopping idea.

    Carly
    purple-shampoo.blogspot.com

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  40. I love the NARS Duos - these are beautiful shades! :)

    I had Alhambra in the Duos which I ran out of early last year, been meaning to repurchase but I'm pretty keen to try other duos as well xx

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  41. I really want to try this out, looks so nice. Have had my eye on this for a while, it is lovely! I love a bronze smokey eye!

    Kassie xo

    http://kassiebarkerjones.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. This looks so beautiful! I have far too many Nars eyeshadow duos but I'm going to have to add this to my collection!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  43. I also love a good metallic eyeshadow! Like the sound of how pigmented they are, sounds like they will last ages!
    Rosy x
    http://rostinted.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. You can never have enough neutral eye shadows. This is a stunning duo. x

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  45. I love the look of the second shade:)

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  46. Love the colours with the hint of shimmer!!

    Lauren
    Lauren's.blogspot.com

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  47. What a beautiful duo! I'm not lucky enough to own one of Nars' eyeshadow duos but I think the two that you own are just gorgeous! xxx

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  48. Gorgeous colours and so complimentary to one another. I'd never heard of this duo before but I'll certainly be looking for it now! x

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  49. Oh these are my kinda colours! I'm in the process of using up the products that I already have but I'd definitely purchase this when I eventually do! xxx

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  50. This looks beautiful xx Its on my wishlist right now xx

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  51. I cannot wait to start working again so I can treat myself to this beauty come payday! X

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