Wednesday, 1 June 2011
NARS Dogon Eyeshadow Duo
I finally got my hands on NARS Dogon, you may remember that I'd mentioned once (or twice) how much I wanted this duo. I'd been promised taupe with a twist, so I knew I would be unable to resist. Dogon was released with the NARS Summer collection, the other eyeshadow duo, Exotic Dance hasn't appealed to me as much.
I hope you'll forgive me for not being as thorough with this post as I'd like to be. I have yet to capture good swatches of Dogon but I hope the pictures in the pan and applied will be useful.
The lighter of the two colours is a pale taupe shade twisted with pearlised green that makes it very unusual. It's almost a lighter sister to MAC's Club and the eyeshadow equivalent of Illamasqua Bacterium. The finish is slightly frosty with a fine speckling of microshimmer. When I swatch it on my arm, it is quite pigmented but it seems more sheer when applied to the eye. I definitely get a sense of my skin colour peeking through with this. The dark reads as a very dark blackened teal to me with small flecks of what looks like green shimmer. I've seen it described as blue but I don't see that. When swatched the colour appears almost black. Like Melusine, the darker shade seems a little chalky when swatched but I experience no problems when applying it.
I've included a comparison in the pan to NARS Rajasthan. NARS Rajasthan is a pairing of a taupe and a blackened teal but as you can see the from the pictures these are not dupes. The taupe of Rajasthan is much warmer and the darker shade shows up more green when compared to Dogon. I will try and get swatches of both side by side. Whilst they are not dupes, whether or not you need both will depend on how much you use these sorts of colours. For some people, I suspect there could be a little redundancy.
My apologies for the fairly sloppy application. I quickly put this on when the children had gone to bed in a bid to catch the remaining light of the day! Hopefully it gives you an idea of how the colours work together. As had been reported by others, where the colours meet, they make a really stunning and quite unusual shade.
This eyeshadow is currently available and costs £23.50, I bought mine from ASOS.com. After swatching it in Selfridges yesterday, I'm also considering Mayflower lipstick from this collection.