I've always been quite the color enthusiast, whether in relation to beauty, the arts, or fashion. I like to think I've developed a decent sense for color trends, and its been a hobby of mine to guess Pantone's seasonal color trend predictions. Last winter, I was in the mood for something fresh, so I put J.Crew's biennial hobo bag in Chrome Green on my Christmas wishlist. You can imagine my delight at finding out a few days later that Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year was Emerald! (I was especially tickled when that particular purse showed up on Pantone's Pinterest board). Since then, I've also added a green croc watchstrap to my ensemble. To round it all off, I've been looking for an emerald eyeshadow--- and where better to look than NARS? Today I'll share my review of the new green gem in my collection, the NARS Misfit eyeshadow duo.
NARS Misfit eyeshadow duo is packaged in the typical NARS black rubberized packaging. I love the aesthetic and feel, though the casing does have a tendency to attract powder. This can be reduced if you keep the plastic protective insert. Misfit eyeshadow seems to be pigmented and has a texture representative of the typical NARS eyeshadow duo formulation.
The two colors in NARS Misfit eyeshadow duo pair together well. The light beige is a great base color on top of which to blend the emerald green. The left side color in NARS Misfit is a light yellow beige that has a subtle, almost imperceptible sheen. It's a bit darker than a typical yellow-based base color. Urban Decay Foxy eyeshadow (reviewed here) is lighter and less beige than Misfit. Bobbi Brown Bone eyeshadow is significantly lighter than Misfit. The right side color of NARS Misfit is a beautiful medium emerald green with a considerable amount of shimmer (more than can be appreciated below); the shimmer is not metallic or frosty. It has more blue tones than your typical grass green, however it's not nearly as blue as a teal like Urban Decay Deep End (reviewed here). It's darker and more muted than the apple green of MAKE UP FOR EVER #91 (reviewed here).
Now that I've acquired NARS Misfit eyeshadow duo, my 'color of the year' ensemble is just about complete! The light beige and brilliant emerald green create a gorgeous look that I look forward to incorporating into my makeup repertoire! Thanks for reading! Have you tried NARS Misfit? What are your favorite NARS eyeshadow duos? What emerald green eyeshadows and accessories have you been using so far this year?