NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow-model

NARS Cosmetics has introduced new Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow. NARS always pushes the envelope and this launch represents a new innovation for the line. Especially rich in pigments, when applied with a damp/wet brush, Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow gives an opaque finish, while dry gives a luminous finish.

Color payoff varies, depending on how you use it. The finishes on Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow are beautiful; some are metallic, some more matte. When you look at the tablet, you notice the embossed finish, which gives an almost prismatic shape. I think the versatility of a wet or dry eyeshadow is something women really appreciate.


Dual Intensity Eyeshadow was in heavy rotation at the recent Met Ball. One of the prettiest looks was on Jessica Paré. Celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh used the Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow to give a metallic wash of color. Of course, they were also used during Fall Fashion Week. At the Rachel Comey show, Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow was used for more of an edgy, street-style look.

There are 12 shades of NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow including:

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Shade Chart

NARS dual-intensity eyeshadow

I had the opportunity to preview Dual Intensity Eyeshadow shades, Subra (black orchid) and Dione (metallic champagne beige). Both shades are beautiful. I wanted to see the metallic finish of Dione up-close and it’s very pretty. I could see also tapping this in as a subtle highlighter for cheeks. I found Dione a little trickier to work with than Subra, although that’s my experience with metallic finishes in general. I used the NARS Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base and then used a stiff eyeshadow brush to apply. My favorite of the two is Subra. A deep black-orchid shade, I loved this either as a shadow or liner. I used it wet and dry–loved the pigmentation and beautiful smoky effect. Subra works particularly well when applied with a damp brush as a liner.

The NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Collection is available at NARS boutiques and on Are you planning to try it? Let me know in the comments!

Disclosure:  Press samples have been provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post; see Disclosure Policy for additional information.
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