I need to apologize for having talked crap about your eyeshadows and their poor pigmentation. Your duos are lovely and I'll probably buy more of them.
I guess I didn't have any luck with the Nars eyeshadows I tried in the past. I got Ashes to Ashes over a year ago and sold it because I thought it didn't show up much on me. I got the Pleasure of Paris palette last Fall and I am still usure about how to make this work for me (I actually almost sold it, then it didn't happen, which I guess is a sign I must keep it and try harder). I was about to decide that Nars was great for foundation and blushes and that I shouldn't look any further.
But I kept on reading makeup forum posts in praise of the fantastic Nars shadow, and I wanted to understand, so I decided to keep trying and I ordered a few Nars eyeshadow duos.
So far, I have tried 3 of them, and I like them all.
Here's me wearing Habanera:
Excuse the telephone pose, I was actually taking pics in a hurry before leaving the house, and the phone rang.
The picture of the product doesn't do it justice, it's a very pretty silvery cold blue and a dark purple (think Mac Signed & Sealed). It is super pigmented and the texture is very smooth, loading your brush is really easy and you don't get messy fall out everywhere.
On the other hand it's easy to over-blend, like I did with the dark purple. You might need to reapply and layer, but that's ok because the color is gorgeous in real life!
(The mascara I am wearing is one I ordered from Japan, I'll be telling you more about it in the coming days!)
I also got and tried the Kuala Lumpur duo; the picture is quite accurate on this one: it's a gorgeous golden peach and a plum infused with gold specks.
The only picture I have of me wearing it is everything but great, the natural light totally bleached me out BUT you get to see the gorgeous Nars Niagara lipstick from this Spring's collection, which is a pinky coral.