I talked about NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows formula here. Tan Lines is a new shade for summer that just came out. Tan Lines is described as a Rich Hazlenut. That’s pretty accurate. It’s a satin, lightly shimmery medium chocolate brown shade. The retail is the same as the original release, $29.
Tan Lines is limited edition, has a special box but the actual product packaging is the same as normal. This one is less shimmery than the others I have. It’s lightly shimmery, more satin. It also applies a bit sheerer than Telesto and Pasiphae. There was this hard layer on top that made me get a patchy first application, but once it was worn off it was smooth sailing. The shade is neutral to cool. It’s not warm at all. It looks that way in the sunlight photo, but it’s not warm. It’s not the coolest brown I’ve used, it fits in a cooler neutral area.
This may not be the most unique shade of the Dual-Intensity line, but it would work well adding depth to a lot of colors, or just act as a base shade if you like a nice medium brown. Alone and smudged around the eyes it gives a sophisticated soft brown look. Darker than a usual summer shade, however it could be punched up with a coral lip.
Compared with L to R: NARS Pasiphae, Tan Lines & Telesto:
Swatches Top to Bottom: NARS Telesto, Tan Lines, Pasiphae:
Compared with L to R: Addiction Marron Glace, NARS Tan Lines, Chanel Entrelacs Palette Middle Brown Shade: