New from NARS Spring 2011, their new single eyeshadow in Lhasa
When I first saw photos of this shadow I thought " This must be mine" I thought it looked romantically smokey. I envisioned it as a sheer wash all over the lids and under the eyes with the edges all buffed out to soft nothings.
The color itself is quite neutral, but I do think it leans slightly cool on my skin tone (warm)
It looks like a soft mix of both heather and dove grey with a slight lavender undertone and loosely added soft silver shimmer. The shadow looks to have a very soft feel in terms of the shade.
The shade, is actually one of those interesting colors where depending on how you wear it, brings out a different hue.
As a sheer wash over the lids with a semi fluffy brush it looks more grey. The shimmer is understated and very barely visible when on the skin. When applied with more pressure such as the outer corner or under the eyes, the lavender, deeper purple side of the shade seems to reflect.
I tend to wear sheer all over washes on my lids, and I don't think a sheer wash of this is very flattering on my warm skin. I am going to keep experimenting with it and maybe try to make use of it's more purple traits.
I don't think I have another shade in my collection like this! I did try to pull out dupes and I had nothing. I think for that, it's quite a unique shade!
Right: Heavy swatch, Left: Sheered out
Like most NARS eye shadows the shadow is firmly packed and pressed, I experienced no fall out, and blending was a dream.
With a primer the shadow did last most of the day. ( Please keep in the mind the primer I am currently using does not let any shadows last all day. This is not the fault of the shadow, it is the primer)
The jury is still out on how much I enjoy this shade, I don't really pull off grey very well, but I am going to experiment with this further, because I do believe it's worth the effort and quite honestly this is one of the best unique neutral eye shadows I have seen in quite a while. I do like the fact that it can become almost a varying color upon application. I think that adds to the value of it's versatility
Have you tried NARS Lhasa? Your thoughts?