Friday, 4 October 2013

Nars Alhambra Eyeshadow Duo

I told myself that the next time Asos were doing a pretty decent discount code that I would buy my first Nars product, seems fair right? So as soon as Asos were doing 20% off for 24 hours only, I jumped at the chance to splurge a little. 

As much as I'd love to own the ever coveted 'Orgasm' blush or 'Laguna' bronzer, I felt like I'd already seen them a million times over and went for something a little less talked about. Originally I'd wanted the eyeshadow duo in 'Kalahari' but as it was sold out I opted for 'Alhambra'.

Alhambra contains two eyeshadows, one a metallic rose mist and the other a golden champagne, as described by Nars. They are really gorgeous shimmery colours that compliment each other well when put together.

The shadows are pigmented and really easy to work with. The only downside I would say is that they blend into my skintone rather too well that I feel like these colours would look gorgeous when I have a tan as they would stand out a bit more. That said I love using this duo when I want a more subtle eye look but still want something a little shimmery and special!

These sell for £23.50 on Asos but with the discount I got it for £18.80, still expensive but definitely worth it! Don't tell my bank balance but...I think I'm gonna need some more of these babies!

Have you tried any Nars eyeshadows? What did you think?


  1. They look so nice! I'm yet to own my first Nars product (and I looove the idea of Orgasm) - the eyeshadows look amazing though aswell!

  2. Both these colours are gorgeous! I love your blog, I'm a new follower xxx

  3. Really pretty colours! I bought a Nars eyeshadow duo a while ago (Isolde).. the quality was great but unfortunately the colours just didn't suit me, a bit too warm toned I think.. x

  4. The colours are gorgeous!
    Would love to try nars eyeshadow duos :)
    alicekatex ♥

  5. I discovered your blog lately and I really like it! I nominated you for The Liebster Award, there are more details on my blog but I'd love you to take part xxx

  6. i love the nars eyeshadows! so gorgeous and easy to blend.
    lovely post doll

  7. I have the nars bellissima duo and the pleasures of paris palette - love nars shades x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  8. Love these colors! Just got my first Nars palette (Fairy's kiss) I won it and can't wait to play with it a bit!!
    Your blog is gorg!
    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

  9. I haven't tried either of these but I love bronze and nude eyeshadows, so definitely want to try these. Good that you got a discount too x

  10. I've been wanting to try these two shades! They are gorgeous. Love your blog, new follower :)