The moment I saw the NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo, I knew I had to have it. Though I am a self-professed NARS fanatic, it's been some time since I've been this excited over an eyeshadow duo! This duo is the newest addition (along with a bright pink velvet gloss collection) to the NARS 413 BLKR collection. It debuted during Fall 2012 Fashion's Night Out.
'NARS 413 BLKR' refers to the NARS flagship boutique that is located on 413 Bleecker St. in NYC. (You can read about my visit to the 413 Bleecker boutique here). The 413 BLKR makeup collection is composed of items that can only be bought at the flagship store or NARS online. I already have the 413 BLKR eyeshadow single, which I reviewed previously here.
The colors in NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo are described as a shimmering amethyst and a black with red pearl. The colors have a soft, smoky, and classical beauty when seen in the pan. The combination of a sheen with blackened flecked pearl bring to mind complex fall textures like velvet. This eyeshadow duo begs to be worn with my dark purple velvet blazer, don't you think?
I would describe the colors in NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo as a dusty orchid with light shimmer and a black with red plum flecks. The orchid pink/purple is absolutely gorgeous. I love its subdued and slightly hazy nature. I've compared it to the NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow single (reviewed here). You can see the single is a cooler blue toned lavender. My guess is that the closest NARS eyeshadow single color would be Ondine. The darker half of the NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo looks purple in the pan due to the red shimmer, however it's actually a pitch black. The pearl is barely evident when swatched, though it is easier to see in person. I pulled out the Urban Decay Creep, a black with silver flecks, for comparison. You can see that 413 BLKR is as black, if not blacker than Creep. I also swatched Urban Decay Hustle, a dark purple eyeshadow. You can see that the darker half of 413 BLKR looks nothing like a purple when swatched. I do wish the red pearl was more prominent; the color would have been stunning.
The NARS 413 BLKR eyeshadow duo is another beautiful addition to the 413 BLKR lineup. I can't wait to see what NARS has in store for future additions to the 413 BLKR collection. Thanks for reading! Did you get anything during Fashion's Night out this year? Have you tried anything from the 413 BLKR collection? Can you think of any colors that might look similar to these?