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nars kauai dupe dud

June 14, 2015

I had a couple of people ask me about the eyeshadow I was wearing in an Instagram post from last week, so I thought I’d just put up a quick post with some close ups.

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I was aiming for a greenish-gold and purple look to compliment the jade and amethyst Choo Yilin jewellery I had on, and immediately thought of NARS eyeshadow duo in Kauai. A little backstory: Kauai is something I’ve wanted for a long time, but somehow keep convincing myself I don’t need. As beautiful as the colours are, I’ve just always been convinced I could dupe them with shades in my Urban Decay Vice 2 and 3 palettes.

I finally took up my own challenge for these photos and realised how very, very wrong I was. It took me mixing about 6 shades of eyeshadow just to give me close-but-no-cigar colours, and by the time I’d blended it all in properly I’d muddied the finish. I’m sure someone more skilled could have pulled this off, but I think I’m finally willing to admit that this dupe is just beyond me!


Face: Cle de Peau Creamy Foundation, Cle de Peau Concealer, Ben Nye Banana Powder // Cheeks: Bare Mineras Blush in Strawberry Fields, NYX Powder Blush in Taupe // Eyes: Urban Decay eyeshadow in Habit, Strike and Stash from Vice 2 and Vanity, Alien and Downfall from Vice 3, Stila Magnificent Metals eyeshadow in Kitten, MAC fluidline in Blacktrack, Lancôme Hypnose Mascara // Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown // Lips: NYX Jumbo Lip Pencil in Pecan

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