Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Nars Duo - Alhambra

I've wanted a Nars duo for as long as I can remember. Originally I was drawn to Isolde but after swatching Alahambra in Space NK I just knew this duo had to be mine. Although Isolde would have been perfect for Autumn, I thought I would branch away from my dark warm toned coppers and move to some more champagne shimmer shades which are seriously lacking in  my collection! 

Alahambra comes in the classic Nars packaging, sleek and of course beautiful, and with as well  a large mirror (which was perfect as I wore this to an event party and needed to touch up on the go). Funnily enough, I thought I had also managed to lose the duo and took to Twitter to cry about it, and then found it under my bed. Ugrh I'm such a stress head.

Anyway back to the product, there's two shades, on the left, a Shimmering Rose Gold with more of a champagne pearl undertone. On the right is a shimmer gold champagne which is just all sorts of stunning.

These aren't chalky at all, and apply beautifully on the lid with no fall out. They are also 100% shimmer and sheen rather than a hell load of glitter (which always falls into my eyes). As I like more of a matte in my crease, I tend to either use one colour all over my lid and then use a matte from another palette, or I'll use the champagne gold across my lid and the rose gold in the inner corner which really brightens up the look!
Left to Right: Rose Gold Shimmer, Champagne Shimmer

I'm absolutely obsessed with this duo, and so glad that I didn't end up losing it! Let me know your thoughts on Alahambra, and what other Nars duos I need in my collection! 


  1. Oh wow, the rose gold shimmer looks insane, mind both of them do lol. Might just have to pop this onto my Xmas wishlist! Have a lovely weekend :)

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  2. These are stunning shades, definitely need to add it to my collection :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

  3. I love these shades! In love with your photographs!


  4. What a pretty duo! The shades are perfect for everyday wear :)

    xo, Liz

  5. Such gorgeous shades, ones that I love - I've always wanted to try a nars duo, so I'll add this to my list!

    Lucy | Forever September

  6. Such a pretty duo! I have only tried NARS Base products!

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  7. I need this! I don't actually own any NARS eyeshadows, they sound amazing though xx

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  8. Those are really some stunning shades. I need to check this out.

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  9. I remember wanting this ages ago and now I remember why! Such beautiful colors, I love NARS eyeshadows x


  10. That looks like such a beautiful neutral duo!

    Danielle xx

  11. Ooh this is pretty, definitely two shades anyone would get lots of use out of!

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  12. I love the look of these shades, I am yet to try Nars shadows but I definitely think I need to!
    Coleoftheball xx

  13. I'm all about these neutral basic shades!
    Kathy x


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