Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Obsession Du Jour: NARS Mekong

This is my new favorite eyeshadow. Hands down. No Contest.
The color caught my eye across from Sephora. I thought to myself, NO you do NOT need anymore brown shadows, but this one was so sparkly!!! I knew it had to be mine, and then I swatched it and it sealed the deal.

It is a gorgeous warm brown, beyond pigmented, literally a dab of this will cover your eyes. I dabbed my MAC pencil brush into this today to wear in my outer V and it was perfect for depth and drama. This is a very multipurpose product for me, you can use it to add a ton of drama ala smokey eye, or lightly just in the crease and even as a liner. This would make a beautiful brown eyeliner. This shadow is quickly climbing to HG status for me.

Anyway, the glitter is not chunky, it is micro fine and gives the sense of just shimmering sparkles and it really it within the whole product. I know sometimes NARS shadow will be matte with glitter chunks. This is not the case with Mekong. See below....






Has anyone else tried this? Planning to? You should!

33 comments:

  1. oh I want Mekong so badly! Actually the entire NARS fall collection is calling to me haha. thanks for the swatches, I hadn't seen any of Meking yet :D

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  2. This is gorgeous and I must have it now! Doesn't seem to be available in the UK yet though

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  3. Oh I'm a sucker for brown shadows. How does this compare to NARS Galapagos? I might have to check this out too.

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  4. Michele- this one is my fave, Galapagos is not as pigmented and lighter to me!

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  5. I shouldn't have read this! lol I have been lusting after mekong since the collection came out, but I decided to wait because I had other things to buy..thanks...thanks a lot lol!

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  6. Ok this looks wonderful,i have one eyeshadow from Nars and it's like that only in black..very pigmented and expensive but.. and my list is getting bigger,lol!!

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  7. Aleksis- if you are trying to save money do not go near the nars counter...back away!

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  8. Krystallia- nars is very good quality on most shadows. there is only one i hate...night fairy! Its like zero pigmentation!

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  9. Gah! That looks gorgeous. I'm going to have to check that out when I go to Sephora this week for my mufe hd. :)

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  10. i definitely wanna try this shadow! along with some duo's and the palette that they have looks tantilizing also!

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  11. Your absolutely right...I am not going near NARS until my boo-tay gets hired...it really is one of the only brands where I can't hold back!

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  12. I got this too, it's lovely :-) Although I don't think the application looks AS chocolaty as it does in the pan, but it's gorgeous nevertheless!

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