NARS Night Caller Collection: Dolomites Eye Shadow Duo


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Last week I told you about the absolutely fabulous NARS  blush, Unlawful (review here) from the NARS Night Caller Collection for Fall 2014. Today we’ll be discussing the Dolomites Eye Shadow duo. I just realized I sound like a teacher don’t I? Well then, let’s continue in that vein, ahem “class.”

The Dolomites is a mountain region in Northeastern Italy that extends to the Southern Limestone Alps. It features some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes anywhere, with vertical walls, sheer cliffs and a high density of narrow, deep and long valleys. There are many National Parks and hiking trails in the Dolomites. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Author: T. Camerano
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This concludes our lesson for today, now let’s get to the good stuff–makeup!

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The Limited Edition Dolomites duo ($35) is made up of a pinky mauve shimmer on one side and a chocolate reddish brown on the other. These two shades play very nicely together which, in my opinion, isn’t  always the case with NARS duos. Forgive me, but I have misspoken by calling the pinky/mauve side “shimmery,” it’s really has more of a sheen than shimmer. On my lids and with my skin tone, it definitely pulls more toward the lavender/mauve color spectrum than pink. However, when used wet, it becomes more metallic and really stands up and shines. The chocolate side has a very strong red undertone, it can almost be called a mulberry or burgundy. It has a satin finish with very, very subtle gold flecks giving it lovely dimension.

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This duo is mostly warm toned, but I can see cool gals liking it just as well. Both sides change with the wearer–on cooler toned beauties, the mauve pulls more pink and the chocolate side is more …well, chocolaty. Both shades are actually more complex than they look in the pan.

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What I like most about this duo, other than the complex shades, is that it is very easy to work with. In true NARS fashion, the texture is finely milled, easy to blend and saturated in pigment. Both shades lasted 8 hours on me–score!

This look took me all of about 1 minute flat. Beige from the LOARC Pro 2 palette (reviewed here) on the brow bone, Dolomites Mauve shade on the lid, Dolomites Chocolate in the crease, Marc Jacobs Blaquer eyeliner and L’Oreal Butterfly mascara. Done!

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This pic is deliberately blurry to show the shimmer

This pic is deliberately blurry to show the shimmer

NARS Look:

Dolomites eye shadow duo, Unlawful blush and Piree Larger Than Life Lip Gloss.

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Now, class let’s not forget your homework assignment: you MUST get to your nearest NARS counter and investigate the Night Caller Collection. I want a full report of the entire collection and at least one piece you would choose for yourself. Go!

Bottom Line: if you’re short on time and want a polished, sophisticated look in a jiffy, NARS Dolomites is for you! Available at NARS counters, online and Sephora.

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Comments

  1. I usually don’t wear sparkly eye shadow but those shades look stunning on you. You’ve got me wanting them now! Plus I love the Dolomites & would love to go back 😉

  2. This is a gorgeous duo on you!

  3. I usually don’t wear sparkly eye shadow but those shades look stunning on you. You’ve got me wanting them now! Plus I love the Dolomites & would love to go back 😉

  4. The shadows are beautiful- especially the bronze.

  5. This is a gorgeous duo on you!

  6. Gorgeous shades and I think they look beautiful on you.

  7. The shadows are beautiful- especially the bronze.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous duo!

  9. Gorgeous shades and I think they look beautiful on you.

  10. I normally don’t go out and purchase a duo of shades, especially not in the nude family, but these were totally speaking to me and I bought them too. Totally in love!

  11. Those shadows are gorgeous. I don’t any shadows from Nars… so these are up my alley.

  12. Absolutely gorgeous duo!

  13. Yes, Miss Cindy. /raises hand. Can I be excused? I need to go shopping…

  14. Let’s play pretend, I’m your student… snoozeson Dolomites lecture..then wakes up on NARS duo demo

  15. What a gorgeous collection and duo! Very flattering shades.

  16. I normally don’t go out and purchase a duo of shades, especially not in the nude family, but these were totally speaking to me and I bought them too. Totally in love!

  17. Those shadows are gorgeous. I don’t any shadows from Nars… so these are up my alley.

  18. Yes, Miss Cindy. /raises hand. Can I be excused? I need to go shopping…

  19. Let’s play pretend, I’m your student… snoozeson Dolomites lecture..then wakes up on NARS duo demo

  20. What a gorgeous collection and duo! Very flattering shades.

  21. This is a really pretty duo.

  22. These shades are perfection on you! LOVE!

  23. This is a really pretty duo!

  24. This is a really pretty duo.

  25. These shades are perfection on you! LOVE!

  26. This is a really pretty duo!

  27. I love this duo on you. It brings out your eye color perfectly! I can always count on NARS to produce products to lust after.

  28. I love this duo on you. It brings out your eye color perfectly! I can always count on NARS to produce products to lust after.

  29. I don’t use much eye shadow because I always end messing my eyes up, but this Dolomites Limited edition Duo makes me want to try again. The colors are really to die for and I hope to try those on me when I have a time to buy one for myself this coming weekend.

  30. I don’t use much eye shadow because I always end messing my eyes up, but this Dolomites Limited edition Duo makes me want to try again. The colors are really to die for and I hope to try those on me when I have a time to buy one for myself this coming weekend.