Brown NARS loveliness...

By Tina A. - September 24, 2009

Hello everyone!
So, yes, this is another opportunity for me to rave about NARS!

You probably remember my relatively recent post, where I raved about NARS Mekong, right?
And I 'm sure that most of you agree with me, Mekong is a gorgeous, well pigmented, just lovely brown colour.

But it's not only Mekong that is a huge hit by NARS, I find that their brown shades are pretty amazing in general.
So far, apart from Mekong, I 've tried Fez and Galapagos, and to be honest, I cannot pick a favourite out of all three.

So, this EOTN (since it's quite a dramatic look) is filled with NARS loveliness:




What I used for this look:

  • MAC Constructivist paint pot as a base (amazing with Fez)
  • NARS Fez e/s all over the lid and on the lower lash line
  • NARS Mekong e/s as a crease colour
  • MAC Bisque e/s as a browbone highlighter (works great for this look, as it is a matte shadow)
  • a Toyoko (greek drugstore brand) brown eye liner pencil on the upper lashline
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Luxe Mascara

And some close-ups...






My trick for this look was patting on a bit of Mekong after I was done with the creasework, to add the tiny flecks that had fallen off by the previous blending.

So, please tell me what you think!
Would you wear this look? (Btw, MAC Bronze is a good alternative for Fez, even though slightly warmer).

And, do you have any other brown NARS recommendations? :)

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58 comments

  1. You did a great job, and the brown has so much depth to it! Perfect shade for fall! I think I just got galapagos (have to check--it was in a palette) ...I think your trick was a smart one as well! Xxx

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  2. @fantastic: Thanx so much hunni, well... I just keep practising...!
    Yes, galapagos is that great brown with the golden flecks, let me know what you think of it!

    Ah, NARS palettes, now that's sth to daydream about...

    xoxoxo

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  3. Must say brown doesn't usually excite me, but these are amazing! You put them together really nicely! And now I need to get them :)) xx

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  4. This is such a lovely dramatic look. x

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  5. The shadows look lovely. They bring out the colour of your eyes! I can't wear much brown eyeshadow as my eye colour is a dark brown but with your eye colour it looks great!

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  6. You've got me lemmings! I have to have to have both those Nars eyeshadows! They look gorgeous on you! I'm a sucker for dark browns -I wear them the most! :) x

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  7. OMG!! Gorgeous! You managed to get so much pigment and color in the look!! How on earth did you make it look so shiny!?
    Also your eyes are a stunning color!! SO jealous!!!!!!!

    On me mekong doesnt show any shimmer.. i dont know how to use it! :(

    xox

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  8. I love bronzes and chocolates! I'm going to have to recreate this look only using Lola Lola instead of Fez...everything else I have:) Beautiful eye design!

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  9. Love Mekong and Galapagos!!

    Now I NEED to get Fez. Good timing as I'm going to a NARS event tomorrow.


    great post!

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  10. Wow those are some gorgeous browns! I have been lemming Fez & Galapagos for ages now ♥

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  11. The Colors look amazing, lovely look for the new season, and girl, you have beautiful eyes :)
    About NARS, I don't have their products near me... not a big help, sorry:(

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  12. Good job! That's really beautiful.
    :) I am trying to not get all obsessed about Nars makeup too (as with Mac), and you are not helping, girl!!!

    xoxo Michélle

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  13. Thats looks lovely! Them colours are gorgeous :)

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  14. @Unicorn: Thank you so much!
    Yes, I 'm afraid that these two are really nice when worn together... so, I 'm sorry to have added to your wishlist! Lol! :)

    xoxo

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  15. @ButtonSoph: Many thanks girl! Yes, it's most certainly a dramatic night-look! ;)

    xxxx

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  16. @LamiatS: Thank you dear! I don't think that this look would look weird on you, since it's got that metallic sheen to it.
    Remember I used quite a dark base, Fez on it's own is much more subtle...You could also try a more golden shade all over the lid, or a rustier toned one. Hope I helped, let me know if you try it out!

    xoxo

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  17. @tackyblueeyeshadow: Thanx dear! I totally get what you mean, I 'm a sucker for browns myself! :))

    Mekong is the really dark shade, Fez is in the family of MAC Bronze! :)

    xoxo

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  18. @Tali: Aw, thank you Tali mou!!!! The deep, rich sheen is all thanks to Constructivist, which is a great base and works wonderfully with Fez. Also, about Mekong, try what I did: after you 're done with the blending (and most of the shimmery parts have probably fallen off), try patting on a bit of Mekong again on top of the already blended Mekong, I 'm pretty sure it will do the trick! ;)

    PS: Nth to be jealous about, I have so many things I wish I could change or improve...!

    xoxo

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  19. @SweetTea: Thank you girl! Ah, yes "Lola Lola", I 'm really wanting that one for quite some time now.. Great shade, I 'm pretty sure it's really wearable, isn't it?

    Let me know what it looks like on you and how you like it! :)

    xxxx

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  20. @Lipstick Rules: Thanx dear, and what can I say about the timing, must be NARS fate...Lol! :)))

    Those browns I tell you...amazing! ;)

    xoxoxo

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  21. @Stefanie: :) Fez and Galapagos also look amazing together! Hope you manage to get them sometime soon, I know how it feels lemming something for too long...
    Makes the purchase though even more special...! ;)

    xoxo

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  22. @Gabriela: Thank you so so much for that sweet comment dear! :)
    Yes, well, brown for fall, it's definitely not original, but works each time, huh? Lol!
    No worries about Nars (but if you come across the names of shades, do tell)! :)))

    xxxx

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  23. @Michélle: Ooops, lol! Well, good luck with that.. and don't look blush swatches online (that's another bad NARS hobby)! :)))

    xoxo

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  24. @CBethGlitter: Thank you so much girl! :)

    xxxx

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  25. What a great post! I would really like to try this but I only have Fez, not Mekong. What MAC color would you compare to Mekong?

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  26. so pretty,...i have soo many browns...n now i want mekong aswell...
    m a Brown sucker...lovely work on eye...:)

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  27. all through 8th grade Killing Me Softly was my go-to/sing along song ;) THANKS!

    I always look forward to your feedback you're absolutely darling!!!

    I need to try my hand at eyeshadow agaain, it's been a while.. thanks for the 411 and excellent tips.




    x

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  28. Oh my, that's stunning!
    Right up my alley. Must get Fez. :)

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  29. It looks lovely. Very romantic too! I need to get my hands on more NARS stuff asap I think!:P

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  30. wow such beautiful eye makeup. u are super good at this. i think i will try nars next time i need something new for my makeup bag. i have never bought something from them before.
    xoxo
    mina

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  31. nice eyes
    http://nycrunfashion.blogspot.com

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  32. Wow that's super pretty. I love smoky brown eyes, they look sooo sexy and are pretty easy to do. Mekong is amazing, wish I had it too!
    xo

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  33. @macosophy: Thank you dear! I 'm afraid I 'm not gonna be that much help in your question, since my MAC e/s collection isn't that big...
    However looking at a few online swatches, I don't really think there is an exact MAC dupe for Mekong... the colour looks a bit like Smut, although Smut lacks Mekong's gold/red glitter flecks...
    Wish I could help some more!

    xxx

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  34. @resham: Thank you dear, I keep trying to make a decent eye look, lol! :)
    Browns are pretty much my favourite colour for the eyes, you can have a lot of them and none looking the same as the other... :)

    xoxo

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  35. @Fashion Chalet: Lol, well, same goes for you, your comments are always really sweet!
    Btw, I wouldn't have said anything I didn't believe! Now all I need is just half your wardrobe and the guts to wear it (I 'm a creature of habit, it's disgusting)! :)))
    Would love a sneak peek into your everyday shadow choices! :)

    xoxoxo

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  36. @su-pah: Lol, yep, you just might..haha!
    Btw, about my blusher collection... it's not that big, but selective!
    I 've got a bigger one on a piece of paper under "wishlist" lol!
    I might make a post about it sometime in the future though...

    xxxx

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  37. @Athina: Many thanks girl!
    Yes, sucks that NARS isn't half as available as MAC... :(((

    xox

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  38. @The Fabulous Girl: Aw, thank you so much dear, I 'm just trying out colours and techniques and see if I come up with sth decent to post...lol!
    NARS is definitely one of the brands that make you feel special when purchasing it! :)

    xx

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  39. @Marce: Thank you, you 're so kind! :)
    I 'll agree with you, a smokey brown eye is always pretty sexy and makes a perfect going out/nighttime look! :)

    xx

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  41. @Nicole: Thank you Nicole! :)

    xx

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  42. wow wonderful!I love the color that you choose!
    xoxo^^)

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  43. I need to get construcktavist! Ok i cant spell it.. but i need it!
    You just shhhhhhhhh your pretty perfect to me tina-mou! xoxox

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  44. I lovee this shade - I need to pick this up :)

    great post Tina!!

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  45. wow looks fab.

    www.westcoastcooler.ie

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  46. @Tiana Couture's Addict: Thank you for your sweet comment dear! :)

    xxxx

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  47. @Tali: Yes, you do, I think you 'd pretty much love it, it's gonna bring to life all those browns! ;)

    And thank you, although so-not-true! Lol! :)

    xxx

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  48. @ladyb: Ah, browns are always clasic shades imo...!
    Thank you girl, glad you liked it! :)

    xxx

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  49. @Sarah: Thanx so much Sarah!

    xx

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  50. ooh i love this! such a great alternative to a black smokey eye

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  51. @Jessie77: Thank you Jessie, you always leave so nice comments! :))

    xxx

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  52. oh I need mekong so badly! this look is just perfect, the application is spot on xo

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  53. @em: Ooh, thanx hun, that's a lovely thing to say, especially since I love ALL of your different eye makeup looks! :)
    I think you 'd really love Mekong, it's gorgeous!

    xoxoxo

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  54. Looks amazing!!

    NARS was my favourite brand until I started watching youtube videos and reading blogs where MAC took over for a few months but I am now firmly back to loving NARS.

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  55. @Sarah: Thank you my love, thankfully it worked this time (doesn't happen all the time)!

    Yes...I truly understand what you mean!
    I 've been buying a lot of MAC myself too, so I don't wanna feel like from another planet regarding the trendy beauty stuff, but ultimately only when I shop from brands like NARS and YSL and Chanel is when I enjoy it more...

    Lol, guess that's some food for thought there...!

    xxoxo

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