I think I may be the last beauty blogger on earth to pick up this eye shadow single from NARS:
Lhasa, from the Spring 2012 collection (vs. Ashes to Ashes).
I think my good friend, Dovey said it best when she mentioned it's "Ashes to Ashes cool sister" - couldn't agree with her more. Judging from my swatch shot - Ashes...is a bit more plum, mushroom brown and Lhasa is definitely on the lavender grey side.I often find myself agreeing with her as we share the same taste in colors! She wrote an awesome review on this shade, as many other bloggers, so I am not going to sound like a broken record. I just wanted to share my 'Lhasa LOTD (look of the day), in case you were curious to see this on a darker, NC 42 user.
This is a cool, dove gray shade. It takes at least four generous layers to get this to show on my lids. It looks even more awesome on top of a charcoal or taupe cream shadow for an easy smoky eye. But to wear this solo and you are either the same skin tone as me, a little lighter or a little darker - be prepared to do some work to get this shade to work for you!
But I love this shade and I'm glad I followed my heart by purchasing it.
I went with a nude, pink lip but I can also see this paired with a deeper plum or wine lip.
Solo or combined with a cream shadow, it's an easy shade to pull off if you are willing to put in the time and experiment with it. After all, isn't that what makeup is all about?
This was bought by yours truly at Nordstrom, SF - $24/USD.