FOTD: NARS Mandchourie

I was late getting this eyeshadow duo. No real reason… it just kind of got away from me. So I picked it up and tried it out, and now I understand what all of the fuss is about:

Tom Ford Traceless Stick Foundation
Chanel Blush in In Love
NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Mandchourie:
Shimmer Blue/Gold on the lid
Matte Blue on the outer lid and under waterline
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Eyeshadow in Bronze above the crease
Dior Eye Pencil in Smoky Grey on the waterline
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Armani Silk Lipstick in #18
What’s so awesome about the NARS duo is that is doesn’t behave the way you think it will. The shimmer color looks blue/grey/green/gold in the pot, and because it adjusts to individual skin tone — the color will appear differently on everyone.  The matte color is smooth (not chalky at all) and not really a true blue. It oxides to a nice dark aqua color on me. Like the shimmer, the color adjusts depending on skin tone.

I really like this duo, and definitely recommend it over the Arabian Nights trio (which takes some ‘work’ to show up). This duo is much more practical, and I think more flattering on a wider range of skin tones. 
You can check out the Mandchourie Eyeshadow Duo at NARS directly.