I came up with this new series wherein I will be posting any item/event/show that I am currently obsessing with. I am so original, I know. 🙂 I will be doing this every Saturday (or maybe every other Saturday).

So today, let’s focus on NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona. I never thought I will be purchasing a NARS product. I’ve always been a drugstore/high-street girl. If I can get anything cheaper but somewhat similar, then I won’t buy the higher end one. I’ve always thought NARS is too expensive and that I don’t need it. Well, I definitely don’t need it but when I tried it, it’s perfect! I didn’t purchase it the first time I saw it. I think I tried to resist getting it for a while because it’s expensive!!! (129 AED, if I remember correctly) Maybe 2-3 more visits to Sephora then I eventually gave in.


If any of you guys follow my Instagram, you would know how much I love my warm, copper shades. Among all the shades from this collection, Desdemona was the one that caught my attention. It’s a violet/brown/red mix. I can say it’s a warm burgundy in color. I love using it dry as a wash of color all over my eyelids, but it definitely looks better and darker when used wet. I have been using it non-stop, mixing it with any of my warmer eyeshadows (MAC Texture, Makeupgeek Cocoa Bear or NARS Persia). Here are the swatches:

The look below has been my go-to eye make-up for work. Some may think it’s too much but as you can see, it doesn’t really show up when my eyes are open! I used Desdemona as an overall eyeshadow wash with MAC Texture on the crease. I topped the area where I placed Desdemona with MUG pigment in Vegas Lights. I love how Vegas Lights which is very warm is toned down by Desdemona as its base. It doesn’t make my eyelids look like a shiny copper disco ball. 🙂

And can I just say, whenever I use this eyeshadow, it stays up until I go home! No creasing, no fading even without primer! Have I mentioned it’s expensive? But I think it’s worth it! Definitely putting this on my Top 10 eyeshadows.

How about you? What are you currently obsessing with?

If you wanna see more of this type of post, please let me know 🙂


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