If you read a lot of beauty blogs you know that there are usually “products du jour”. We bloggers seem to be entranced by similar items. The newest one that got to me is Nars Dogon eyeshadow duo. I really planned on putting off my purchase of this but there I was standing in Sephora and it jumped into my hand. It was amazing. Even the S.A. that worked there couldn’t believe the magnetic draw Dogon had towards my hand, or maybe it was my credit card. Either way, it came home with me and it’s been gracing my eyelids ever since. Dogon doesn’t look like a typical summer eyeshadow but that doesn’t make any difference to me. I like what I like year round.
Dogon (I keep wanting to say doggone) consists of a light taupe with green undertones and a very dark blue/black with green undertones. In my top picture you can see the green come through well in the darkest shade.
While I like this as a duo, I wouldn’t want either of these eyeshadows as singles which might sound a little strange. They are pretty shadows individually but I don’t think either is that special. It’s the combination that makes this worth buying. They work together perfectly. Wearing the light shade on the lid and the dark in the crease makes a beautiful combination. BUT…. the true beauty is layering the two shadows to create the most beautiful duochrome shade. I read about shades like MAC Club all the time but no matter what I try with Club I just look dirty. I never saw the duochrome and I never liked the shade on me. But Nars Dogon’s two eyeshadows together is IT! That’s what all the fuss is about.
What I do to get the right shade is to tap lightly once into the blackish shade and then to pat about 4 times into the taupe. Tap and pat may look alike but they aren’t the same. Since the dark shade is so intense it would overwhelm the taupe if you aren’t careful. You need to pat into the taupe to make it intense enough to work. What you get is a slightly shimmery cool toned taupe/green shade. (No glitter, but there is shimmer.)
Above picture shows the typical light lid, with some of the dark in the crease.
This picture is that same night but I intensified the dark shade.
Last (below) is the duochrome shade – I started with the taupe all over, then used the two shades together for the lid.
I have had one problem with this duo that I don’t normally have with Nars. It seems to fade on me. I’ve tried three different eyeshadow primers and it’s been that way with all of them. I guess all that means is that if I’m going out in the evening I get the pleasure of touching up with these lovely shades. — Marcia