Friday, July 19, 2013

REVIEW! | NARS Lhasa Eyeshadow

Surely Lana meant to croon, "Be young, be taupe, be proud" in her song American.  Because taupe is dope!  Taupe, a grey-tinged brown, is one of those universally flattering shades that belongs in everyone's makeup bag.

NARS describes Lhasa, $24.00 USD for 0.07 oz, as a "lavender grey" and that is spot-on.  It has a lightly shimmering finish that brings light to your eyes without going too far into the disco range.  MAC Shale is a bit darker and has a satin finish.  The legendary MAC Satin Taupe is more brown and metallic.
NARS Lhasa Wet/Dry/Blended - Indoor Lighting 
NARS Lhasa Wet/Dry/Blended - Flash 
Lhasa is so flattering!  It can be used as a shadow or a liner, and it lasted all day over NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (my daily go-to) on my oily lids on an extremely humid day.

For the look below, I started out by applying NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base to my lids.  I then swept Lhasa all over the lid, blending it out with a fluffy crease brush, and I lined my lower lashline with it.  I used Urban Decay Virgin to highlight the tear duct area. I lined my upper lashline with MAC Technakohl Liner in Graphblack and I finished with two coats of L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black.
NARS Lhasa at the end of a long, humid day
(sorry for the shine!)
NARS single shadows contain 0.07 oz.  For comparison, the pans in Urban Decay's Naked palette contain 0.05 oz of shadow each, so you're getting a bit more product with the NARS single.  It looks seriously tiny though, in the most adorable way.  It's like the baby carrot of eyeshadow singles!
NARS Lhasa Single / US Quarter
Lhasa will be one of the offerings contained in the NARS Voulez-Vous Cheek and Eye Palette that will be on sale at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starting on July 19th.  If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you can shop the sale now!  You can pick up the whole palette for $59.00 USD which is a REALLY good deal for four eyeshadows and two blushes.  If you'd like to see swatches and a nice review of the palette, check out Lisa T.'s post from Swatches and Whatnot here.
NARS Voulez-Vous Cheek and Eye Palette
If you're in the market for a great taupe, you should definitely consider Lhasa.  It's in my top two, or should I say my "taupe two", along with it's slightly more spangly sister, MAC Satin Taupe.  :)

My Rating: A+
Cost: $24.00 USD
Where to Buy: NARS, Sephora


  1. That is one of my favorite NARS eyeshadows!

  2. I skipped Lhasa because I wasn't sure if I can pull off something with so much gray in it, but you wear it well!

  3. What a great shade for your eye color!!! Love this on you, and thanks for the heads up on Nordstrom. I'm a sucker for NARS palettes!

  4. Thank you, girl! :) I'm a palette lover as well!

  5. Thanks, Sunny! What you're favorite taupe to wear?

  6. For the moment, Rouge Bunny Rouge Bohemian Waxwing!

  7. Oh yeah, I bet this shade really brings out your pretty eyes!

  8. This shade looks amazing with your eye color! I wonder how it would look on brown eyes...

  9. Hmm...I'm thinking it would look AMAZING on a set of pretty brown eyes! Wonder who has some that could really show this shadow off? ;)


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