Sunday, February 16, 2014

Auxiliary Ambivalence: NARS Kauai

I’ve been waffling for weeks over whether to buy NARS Kauai, a new eyeshadow duo for Spring 2014. Because of my devotion to intense lip colors, I’m very much a neutral-eye person, but the pale gold and deep purple of Kauai are beckoning me out of my comfort zone. The formula is smooth and buttery and perfect, and the finish transforms from a subtle sheen under natural light (above) to sparklemania in artificial light. But it’s $35! I don’t know! I also don’t know for sure whether it’s limited edition: Temptalia says it’s not, which is reassuring, but other bloggers say it is. Ugh, decisions.
I really need to stop swatching over that cluster of freckles on my right hand.

I’ve been waffling for weeks over whether to buy NARS Kauai, a new eyeshadow duo for Spring 2014. Because of my devotion to intense lip colors, I’m very much a neutral-eye person, but the pale gold and deep purple of Kauai are beckoning me out of my comfort zone. The formula is smooth and buttery and perfect, and the finish transforms from a subtle sheen under natural light (above) to sparklemania in artificial light. But it’s $35! I don’t know! I also don’t know for sure whether it’s limited edition: Temptalia says it’s not, which is reassuring, but other bloggers say it is. Ugh, decisions.

Stray notes: 1) I really need to stop swatching over that cluster of freckles on my right hand; 2) the apparent unevenness of the purple is due to said hasty swatching, not to a fault in the formula.

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