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.