September 08, 2012

Nars Modern Love Palette

Nars Modern Love Palette

Nars is a brand I’ve always wanted to experiment in but unfortunately I’m a poor student!  When I do let myself make a purchase from Nars, I make sure its something that I don’t already own and something that I will get a lot of use out of.

Nars Modern Love Palette

Nars Modern Love Palette

I’ve always been interested in their eye shadow duos, particularly the Bellissima palette but when I came across the Modern Love palette I had to make a purchase.  This palette contains 6 very wearable shades including pink tones, browns and a semi-matte black shade which I don’t actually have!  I think it’s the perfect palette for those who are a little afraid to steer away from neutral eye shadows but want to experiment in new shades.

Alhambra is a lovely peach toned metallic pink eye shadow.  I believe you can get this separately in the Alhambra duo which is one of Nars’ most popular duos.  Personally I’d wear it with another eye shadow, possibly use this in the inner corners or brow bone but it is possible to wear it on it’s own as you can see!

Tokyo is probably my least favourite out of the set.  I’m not sure why but light colours don’t work very well with my skin tone so maybe someone who is darker or more tanned would suit this better.  I found that when I applied it all over the lid that the powder sort of disappears when you blend it in.  I would use this in the inner corners of my eye or on top of a darker eye shadow but not on the lids alone.

When I saw Jezebel included in the palette I expected it to turn out more like MAC Cranberry but when I swatched it I was pleasantly surprised to see a more brown coppery tone to it, almost sort of rose gold esque.  I think this shade is one of the more versatile eye shadows in the palette because I think it would work really well in the crease teamed with Alhambra or used with India Song.

As someone who likes to stick to their neutral shades, the thought of purple eye shadow scares me a bit.  Much like Jezebel I found that Habanera also has more of a brown undertone to it so it’s a lot more wearable than I thought.  I think it would work really well with Alhambra all over the lid and Habanera in the crease.

This is my favourite shade out of the palette and the one I'll use the most.  India Song is a gorgeous warm brown shade which will suit most skin tones.  The colour is extremely pigmented and looks amazing just on its own.  I might even say that this is one of my all time favourite eye shadows!

The problem with being so pale is that black eye shadows usually show up grey on my skin.  Perhaps I was using a really rubbish eye shadow but every black I had tried looked horrible on me.  Pandora is matte with a hint of silver sparkle in it which reminds me of the Nars Night Breed nail polish.  I used this on my upper lash line where you would apply normal eye liner and it worked out really well, the powder didn't transfer and stayed put all day, a really lovely versatile black!

I hope you enjoyed this post, I really love this palette so I wanted to share it with everyone! Let me know your favourite eye shadow palette/brand at the moment.


  1. such a beautiful set of colours! New follower :) x

  2. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:38

    It's gorgeous isn't it! Wish I could wear it all the time. Thanks for commenting lovely! - Sami x

  3. beautyaesthetic14 March 2014 at 12:38

    Thanks for commenting and following lovely! - Sami x

  4. Looks gorgeous - love the look of Indian Song :)

    Rachel from x


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