Sunday, September 11

Battle Of The Duo Eyeshadows!

A few months ago I was going through my single and duo shadows and came across these. Honestly I forgot I even had them so decided to swatch them on snapchat. A lot of you asked me to do a post swatching and comparing them so here goes!

First lets talk about the elephant in the room- the product that I know you all want me to talk about first. The NARS duo in Bellissima. The packaging of this is stunning; its sleek, black and compact which looks great in any makeup collection. The shades in this duo are unlike anything I'd ever really go for: the first being a creamy vanilla shade with tiny micro pieces of silver glitter running throughout it. The second shade is a very cool toned matte grey brown shade. This retails for £25 which is pretty steep for only 2 shadows as you can get a palette for not much more than that, however you are paying for that NARS name. You also get 4g worth of product in this duo.

The other 2 duo shadows are from the brand Smooch which could potentially be owned by W7 but I'm not 100% on that! Both of these come in very similar packaging to the NARS duo. The only difference is that the compact is a little bigger and bulkier. As for the shades in these duos all 4 pans are shimmery shades so that is something to bare in mind. Both of the lighter shades are more of an icy pale gold shade however the duo with the coppery shade (Gold Rush) the lighter colour in this has more of a goldness about it. As for the darker shade in the pans (Dare To Bare) one is more of a taupe shade whereas the other (Gold Rush) is more of a copper shade. These retail for roughly £4.90 on eBay however only contain 2.5g of product. 

Dare To Bare


Gold Rush

In terms of pigmentation the Smooch duos beat NARS out of the park. These are incredibly smooth and buttery and just glide onto the skin. The NARS one is a lot less pigmented however is very finely milled. 

Overall I would definitely pick the Smooch shades up without a doubt, don't bother wasting your money on the NARS duo.

Paige, x

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