Nars Dogon Duo Eyeshadow Review and FOTD

June 19, 2011

In the past 3 days I felt I lost my mojo for makeup!! Thank god Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Dogon (along with some other makeup which I will show you tomorrow) arrived at my  door on time and immediately resuscitated my lost mojo *phew relieved..*


Dogon fits my usual preference of neutral shades and it’s versatile enough to create a look from natural everyday to the more dramatic. The attraction of this eyeshadow duo has to be the shade on the left – it’s a really complex taupe shade which is unlike anything else I have seen. The Nars website refers to it as a metallic taupe with an icy green sheen, but it appears more complex than its description on me. The shade on the right is true to its description – it looks navy blue with fine green shimmer in the pan but shows up as a matte charcoal black on me.


When swatched on my arm without any base: the taupe shade has a warm undertone to it, looking less grayish and metallic.


On my eyes with an eyeshadow base underneath the taupe shade shows up as a cool toned stone taupe with a grayish sheen.

nars-duo-eyeshadow-dogon-swatch-eotd-1Here is the overall look of using Dogon for soft smokey eyes.



{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Lina June 19, 2011 at 12:57 pm

You look lovely!


Sternchenslove June 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Beautiful. The combination is perfect.


Reika June 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Thank you girls!


onlyfr33b33 June 20, 2011 at 3:43 am

gorgeous!!! Lately I’ve lost my love for the purple side of Nouveau Monde. Isn’t that sad?? I like the green one so much more! I’m a bit in an eyeshadow slump. I love looking at your blog.


Reika June 20, 2011 at 2:06 pm

Thanks 🙂 Me too..I go through phases all the time, sometimes I’m into e/s, sometimes I get addicted to lipsticks..
Shame on me..I haven’t worn Nouveau Monde for ages..thanks for reminding me! I totally forgot how much I loved it..the green shade is definitely more timeless than purple.


Orie June 23, 2011 at 12:36 pm

I’m a big fan of lipsticks. I saw your YSL rouge pur couture no. 6 swatch . I love it. I put on my wish list. Above pics what lipstick color did u wear? It looks lovely.


Reika June 23, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Thanks Orie:-) I didn’t wear a lipstick in the picture, instead I wore the lipgloss by Chanel, it’s called Levres Scintillantes glossimer in 25 volage.


nomake June 24, 2011 at 2:07 am

I’m super happy you made this post, the combo looks amazing on you!
I been hesitating whether or not i should get Dogon because i was afraid it might not look good on my skin tone, but seeing this post has changed my mind!


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