Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NARS Ramatuelle Trio Eye Shadow Summer 2012






In which I venture far out of my comfort zone (in more ways than one).

NARS Ramatuelle Trio Eye Shadow for Summer 2012 is gorgeous. It's also very different than anything else I own and from my usual go-to colors (mostly taupe and navy). But they tell me summer is approaching, orange is the new black and change is good. So I listened.

The colors in NARs Ramatuelle are a platinum/silver thing with the creamy texture, a peachy champagne with a harder, less smooth feel and a matte apricot that's soft and blendable. The silver is an interesting choice for pairing with the other two warm colors and I'm not sure I can pull it off (I have a hard time with silver in general). The champagne is an easy base/all over color with a considerable amount of shimmer, and the apricot looks more intense on my wrist but far less dramatic on my much darker lids, unless used damp. I surprised myself by really liking this color in the crease.

The end result, even with some of the silver applied to the inner corner is softer than I anticipated. Normally I'd save the silver part of Ramatuelle for evening, but since these colors were designed to go together, even occasionally, I tried to put it to good use here:




I'm pretty bad at taking photos of myself, but I gave it a try here. The light today is more than a little iffy because it's about to rain (I've been hearing thunder for a while now). The outdoor photo makes me look greener than ever, while the one indoors was too dark (I brightened it a bit, but that's the only correcting I did).

To see Ramatuelle on someone younger, blonder, with a peaches-and-cream complexion check out Cafe Makeup.

Bottomn Line: lovely.

NARS Ramatuelle limited edition Trio Eye Shadow for  Summer 2012 ($45) is available from narscosmetics.com. The product was sent to me by the company free of charge.

16 comments:

  1. Gaia, it's great that you show pictures with you wearing make-up, this is really helpful!

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  2. Bottom Line: YOU are lovely. Totally. Wicked-Gorgeous eyes 'n skin, Gaia! You should model more often fer sure :)

    Zanne

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  3. This is really nice on you! I think it suits a medium complexion. I am very fair and i think it would turn an ugly orange on me!

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  4. I just placed my order. The lighter colors scared me, but this is gorgeous. The fact that you actually posted a picture of your face is the best endorsement! Gorgeous Gaia.

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  5. I DO want your eyebrows!!
    Hmmmm...I need to take a closer look at this trio! I was thinking it was waaaaay out of my comfort zone, but it looks really lovely on you. Thanks for the 'in action' pics:)

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  6. love it on you!

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  7. Those colors look intimidating, but soften nicely on skin. I do think they might work better on olive or medium-toned skin. I will have to try these out the next time I'm in Sephora.
    ps-LOVE your groomed brows, the shape is lovely.

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  8. Hi Gaia, I love the pitures you've taken. The blue silver comes out so blue on your eyes! I like to wear it a similar way too, with the terracotta color towards the outer crease :)

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  9. I love when you show your eyes; you have perfect "eyeshadow" eyes that I love to work on. No offense to the equally beautiful Cafe Makeup daughter, but I'm glad to see a non-blonde wear these colors. I can better determine if the look will translate to my darker skinned clients.

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  10. That looks really lovely on you! I think on my fair skin the two lighter shades would silly disappear but on you it's perfection!

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  11. The trio looks beautiful on you, Gaia! Yes, you should def model your own looks more often. It helps to see what you're referring to when you write abt how you've applied something. And, you have a great eye shape!

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  12. I think it's a really pretty look on you. Thank you for showing us the pictures of it applied. I am skipping this palette, but seeing how differnt people apply eye make up gives me ideas for different looks. :)

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  13. It's a lovely treat to be able to see you- I also really like this duo and now, I shall probably purchase, thanks to your post. Many thanks for all you do, I truly appreciate your discretion and style. Beth in Pgh xo ;-)

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  14. Thanks for the great review- I have been on the fence about this trio but seeing it on you has made up my mind to purchase! The colours looked lovely at Cafe Makeup but I didn't get enough of a sense of them on her eyes so I am grateful to see more of the shades on the lid. As someone mentioned, you have perfect eyeshadow eyes!

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  15. These are so pretty on you!

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  16. I really love it on you! And I love the eye shots as well, so helpful.

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