NARS Persia Eyeshadow Review & Swatches
I feel like Emily the Strange this morning wearing NARS Persia Single Eyeshadow. It creates that sunken in goth girl eye look. I used it with a bit of brown as the shade is too intense to be worn alone. Even though, if it was up to me, I’d probably wear it all over my lid and happily go around with bright tangerine lids.
Shrug, I’ve worn weirder shades in the past I’m sure.
Love bright shades of orange?
You need this!
Is it burnt orange? Is it tangerine? Or as NARS calls it paprika.
NARS Persia Eyeshadow ($24) is described as matte paprika or as I like to call it, a matte burnt orange. This was launched with NARS Spring 2013 Collection. It’s bold, it’s vibrant, and it’s all kinds of incredible. I don’t typically like matte shades of shadow and never made any secret of that but this is a gorgeous shade with an equally easy to use formula which made me realize, “Hey, I don’t mind you being a matte! You’re still cool with me”.
I definitely get rusty burnt orange from the shade with hints of red. It can be worn alone, sheered out, all over lids if you dare. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing you just have to be careful you aren’t as heavy handed as I am as the shade is concentrated with a good deal of pigment so sheering it is key for all over lid use.
I combined it with a brown eyeshadow but black works as well as it mutes the shades and contrasts nicely. I think it flatters brown eyes quite well and will work well on those with medium, tan, or darker skin tones. It’s quite soft and silky but kicks up a fair bit of powder when a brush is applied to it. But unlike mattes I’m used to it isn’t dry nor is it chalky. It blends like an absolute dream. If all mattes were this amazing I’d be a complete convert.
It wears very well even without primer for a solid 12 hours. I wore it through a long, hard Saturday without a hiccup. Today I’m wearing it over some primer and I’m sure it’ll get me straight through the day without a problem.
Overall, Persia is definitely one to add to your stash if you enjoy unique shades of orange. If you’re feeling daring you could probably easily use it as a blush as well. The less is more philosophy definitely comes into effect with this shade but I promise the results are amazing!
Get it now at NARS counters or online at narscosmetics.com
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