FOTD: 04.05.11 - NARS Taiga, I Made It Work! :)

I know I JUST did a post on this duo yesterday (which you can find here), but after writing that, I was determined to make it work. And this is what I came up with:

Products Used:
- Benefit Stay Don't Stray Primer
- NARS Taiga Eyeshadow
- Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in Hazel
- Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Black
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara in Black

- ELF Studio Blush in Tickled Pink
- Rimmel Sunshimmer Bronzer in Medium Matte
- ELF Complexion Perfection Powder

- MAC Creme Cup

It seems kind of obvious now that I think about it, but I started off by putting the darker colour of the duo all over the lid, then patting the lighter colour lightly on top in the inner 2/3 of the lid - it now makes sense and works perfectly that the colours are relatively sheer!

I then applied another layer of the darker colour in the crease to darken it, and blended it out towards the socket. Then I used the lighter colour to highlight my brow bone. This helped the flatness that I experienced when I didn't mix the two colours and used the lighter colour for both the highlight and the all over lid colour.

Although the picture doesn't do justice to the colours (and it's a lot darker in real life), I still would maintain that the colours lose their warmth on my skin. There is no hint of the yellow in either colours when I apply them - it looks more of like an off-white and a dark forest green grey on me. 

Here's the 2 colours if you forgot what they look like :)

I think if I had the choice of using a colour outside of this quad, I'd use something like MAC's Mulch for the outer corner and something like a matte beige to blend out the green. I think this would bring back some warmth in the look. Will continue to experiment :)
So the duo wasn't exactly what I thought it would be, but I really like it. I can see myself wearing this a lot more in the autumn and the winter, and on nights out as well :)


  1. aahh glad you got it to work hunni it looks so pretty! Loving creme cup aswell...its on my list ;) xxx

  2. Pretty! I like that its a nice subtle look, more natural. Creme cup looks so nice on you!

  3. so fresh , now i m following you .

  4. it's a really beautiful and subtle look for everyday I love it!

  5. Pretty! I love the natural look for everyday!

  6. Very pretty! Great blog!
    You have great skin too, I'm envious!!

    I attempted a makeup post on my blog, hope you like it :)


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