Monday, June 27, 2011

NARS Ashes to Ashes

With flash
Hi everyone! Ashes to Ashes ($23 for 0.07 oz) is a medium purplish taupe with noticeable champagne shimmer. Also has a tiny amount of green shimmer that's only noticeable when you inspect it like Inspector Gadget. Well, I'm not saying that I put a magnifying glass up to it, but with my big ass eyes and good lighting I was able to see it. This is a beautiful shadow with the great pigmentation and wonderful texture I'd expect from NARS. This went into my shopping basket faster than I could say "I've fallen and I can't get up."

No flash

Outside in the shade

Direct sunlight. You can really see the champagne shimmer here.
If you're a taupe addict like me this is a must have. Thanks for reading!

Love,

Sonia

29 comments:

  1. For someone who doesn't usually do neutrals, I'm starting to become seriously addicted to taupes. This looks quite nice. Thanks for the review! =D

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  2. hmm, it's actually very pretty! i don't think that i have any shades like that. may have to get it :D

    vonnie
    http://www.socialitedreams.com

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  3. This is one of my absolute favourites.

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  4. That swatch is amazing, and I don't even like neutrals! ;-)

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  5. redlipsblackhairJune 27, 2011 at 5:02 PM

    Thank you! Glad you liked it!:)

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  6. redlipsblackhairJune 27, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    THE POWER OF TAUPE COMPELS YOU!

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  7. redlipsblackhairJune 27, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Oh guuurl it would look gorg on you!;) Thank you and I'm glad you liked it!:)

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  8. redlipsblackhairJune 27, 2011 at 5:05 PM

    You have great taste my dear!<3

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  9. redlipsblackhairJune 27, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Ooooooo!! Lovely comment! <33

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  10. This is really a lovely shade. I think taupes are growing on me.

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  11. This color is so pretty and I love taupe colors in general, I just have a hard time with NARS. I always get so overwhelmed at the NARS counter. I start swatching the colors and then forget which color is which. I only own 3 NARS shadows because of this reason.

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  12. That is an awesome shade, and the pigments look really good. :)


    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  13. Meredith PickeringJune 28, 2011 at 4:59 AM

    This is a beautiful shade, do you use it as a primary blush or as a highlighter?

    Meredith Jessica, new follower
    http://pigmentsandpalettes.blogspot.com/

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  14. I like this color! Hey are you saying you can see more with bigger eyes?!? Ahaha :P
    The only thing I've ever tried is blush :D

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  15. Ooooh a cool toned taupe....I want this one to wear to work!

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  16. HopelesslyDevotedToMakeupJune 29, 2011 at 12:30 AM

    That color is really pretty and reminds me of Chanel's Fauve. I think I would really like this color thanks for reviewing it. P.s. I'm following you twice because GFC was acting weird. Sorry, I'm your 100 follower - woohoo!

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  17. yes mama likes!!! I think taupe is one of few shimmery colors that one can wear to work and get away with it!! not really, but maybe?

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  18. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    You cannot resist taupe! Eventually it gets you, it's its plan.

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  19. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    LOL!! You need to take sticky notes with you next time.:P They do have a big selection.:)

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  20. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    Glad you liked it!:)

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  21. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    It's an e/s and I use it as a lid color.:) Taupes don't need much effort.:)

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  22. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    LOL!! No no!! I'm not even joking though, they're so big I have so much peripheral vision!

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  23. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:38 PM

    It is perfect for work, not too loud but beautiful.:)

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  24. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:43 PM

    I really want Fauve, can't wait for it to come out! Aww you're welcome, glad you liked it! LOL! It's OK! You were just so excited to join.;P YAY 100th! *throws confetti*! Thank you!:)

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  25. redlipsblackhairJune 29, 2011 at 9:44 PM

    lol! Woohoo! Oh its totally work appropriate! Well, as long as it's not a naughty dark taupe. ;)

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  26. This looks so different under various lights...a taupe after my own heart! I would buy a whole outfit JUST for this shadow. Is it my eyes or is there a lavender here? Maybe it's my screen.

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  27. redlipsblackhairJuly 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    LOL!!! You are too funny! And yes you're right, this is a purplish taupe.:)

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  28. Thanks for the comment on my blog:) I love this colour! Beautiful x x

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