These duos have been on my shopping list for months and even though we are now onto Holiday collections, I thought I'd give you a brief look at the Nars Fall eyeshadow duos in Tzarine and Rajasthan. At first glance they can look very similar, so I thought it would useful to show them side by side to show the difference in shades. If, like me, you are torn between the two, it might help you decide which to go for.
|Left: Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Rajasthan, Right: Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Tzarine|
I swiftly opted for Tzarine and am pleased I did as otherwise I think I would have overlooked it. It is not quite as striking as Rajasthan, but it seems more delicate, reminding me of the shades you see on snowy Christmas cards (that might seem a really odd thing to say but I have been making about 300 handmade ones the last few months and champagne gold and light silver snow flakes have been a prevalent theme). Described as 'gold infused with silver inflections with a bold, steel grey', I disagree with the 'bold' grey, it is perfect to create a subtle Christmas party eye. If you want sophisticated shimmer rather than out there glitter, this would be a great choice.
|Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Tzarine - £23|
Still, I suppose three out of four colours isn't bad, but I would recommendd Tzarine over Rajasthan for quality. If you really want the antique gold shade from the latter duo, you could try Bohemian Gold (leans a little more bronze), Key Largo (leans a little more peach) or Summer Time if you prefer cream shadows.
|Nars Eyeshadow Duo in Rajasthan - £23|
Here are the swatches of both duos side by side:
|Swatches left to right: Rajasthan, Tzarine|