23 May 2013

NARS Ashes to Ashes.

It's not often you see me without my glasses on! (if ever, they're pretty darn necessary). I really wanted to show you my favourite eyeshadow though & my first ever NARS purchase, Ashes to Ashes.

I deliberated for the longest time over which eyeshadow I wanted, something easy that I could wear everyday without fuss. I very almost picked up Ondine, which is a little more purple and has a glittery finish. Ashes to Ashes as described by NARS is a "Shimmery, violet based brown", pretty spot on in my opinion. In person this leans a little more grey in the pan but it is definitely more brown based than anything else when on the eyes.

If you look at my photographs compared to the NARS website and compared to ASOS, they all depict it completely differently, it is SO hard to capture on camera, with the purple tones standing out a lot more to the naked eye. I urge you to go swatch this whenever you get a chance, it's beautiful. The  most perfect, easy to wear taupe you will ever need. No glitter & not exactly shimmery, it has more of a sheen really, is that even a finish? should I say satin perhaps instead, gee I don't know, I'm a terrible eyeshadow noob. I use a fluffy brush to smear it on my eyes, blend a little and we're good to go. Surely you can tell from that embarrassing swatch, I mean really, It seems like I barely made the effort, oops. I swear that's just my lazy everyday look of a measly 4 products. ;)

Now I've wet my Nars whistle, I need MORE...


  1. Such a pretty, natural colour.

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  2. I've never heard of that shade before, but it's beautiful!

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  3. Subtle and lovely, my kind of neutral eyeshadow ^^ Very pretty xx

  4. this looks so pretty! I really want to try NARS shadows and this one looks like a great start!

  5. This shade looks lush think this is the sort of colour I have been looking for.

  6. I've just discovered your blog and let me just say, I love it!
    Love your reviews, really helps me to choose my products as I am such a noob in beauty things. :/
    Very nice eye shadow color indeed!

  7. Such a gorgeous everyday shade xx

  8. Beautiful! what a good everyday colour, you'll really get your use out of it. Nothing beats your first purchase from Nars; mine was a tad boring, it was a concealer, I still love it though. c:


    xo, Janiecy

    1. I really want to try their new concealer! :)

  9. This looks really similar to the color Cyprus! It looks great on you.


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