NARS Kalahari Duo Eyeshadow: Review & Swatches

My favorite NARS Eyeshadow is the duo Kalahari. Kalahari retails for $35 and is described as a bronze pearl and milk chocolate. That’s pretty accurate. Per NARS’s website: “Modern, unique, sometimes unexpected color combinations of eyeshadow shades. Worn alone or together, all Duo Eyeshadow shades feature micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, longwearing and crease resistant. Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. The effects can be subtle or smoldering — the options are endless. True color application; Can be applied dry or with dampened brush for stronger intensity; Multi-function use for shading, lining and highlighting the eyes; Classic, neutral and fashion-forward shade pairings.”

The left shade is the pearl bronze. It’s a unique light toned bronze, it’s cool to neutral instead of all the warm ones usually out there. It has a very pearlescent quality hard to capture in photos. It’s more pearlescent than regular shimmer eyeshadows, yet not really a traditional metallic either. It has a slight bit of very very fine micro glitter/shimmer which I honestly never noticed until I scrutinized it today. The milk chocolate shade is a shimmery cooler light brown with a slightly mauve undertone. Overall, it’s a cooler to neutral feeling compact.

The shades are silky and pigmented. Some of the more matte NARS shadows I find dry and patchy, but not these. Both shades in Kalahari are smooth, apply well and blend easily. They have average powder eyeshadow lasting time.

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