NARS “Demon Lover” Duo Swatches and Review


I’d never tried NARS shadow duos before but had been eyeing a few of them. Sephora had the Demon Love duo (one of the duos that I’d been eyeing) on sale for $15 a few weeks ago so I snagged it.

NARS "Demon Lover" Eyeshadow Duo

NARS “Demon Lover” Eyeshadow Duo

These shades are incredibly beautiful in the pan, however I found them to be incredibly dry and a little hard. The blue shadow is harder to pick up with a brush than the purple but both are a little lacking in pigmentation but are able to be built up with enough work (as seen below).

NARS "Demon Lover" Eyeshadow Duo Swatches

NARS “Demon Lover” Eyeshadow Duo Swatches

The outer swatches are 3-4 swipes with my finger. The inner swatches took a lot of work to build up. These are over Urban Decay’s primer. I did have better pigmentation over a base of Nyx Milk pencil but not enough to make this product a real win as the blue lost its iridescence and looked muted and grayish and the purple looked so dark you’d think I’d applied it over a black base.

This duo is no longer for sale on Sephora’s website. I’m guessing the $15 sale price was to sell off the last of their stock. While I’m generally disappointed in this product I consider myself pretty darn lucky I got it on sale. If I’d gotten it full price I’d have taken it back for sure. As it stands I haven’t decided yet.

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