NARS spring 2017 Wildfire Collection Eyeshadow Duos in Thessalonique as well as Chiang Mai

Hello, spring (makeup)! right here I’m using the Chiang Mai as well as Thessalonique Eyeshadow Duos ($35 each) from the new NARS spring 2017 Wildfire Collection, which is reminding me that we have a looong method to go before spring
I understand that this maxes out the Cheese-O-Meter, so my apologies for that, however you understand what I’ve always wished to do?

It’s this thing I’ve seen on authorities shows where there will be a couple of authorities officers sitting in their cars and truck on a stakeout, as well as they’ll be viewing a perp (yes, I stated “perp”) across the street, however then the perp will do something unlawful as well as make a run for it, so one of the officers will say, “Light ’em up!” as well as they’ll turn on the lights as well as sirens as well as chase that trick down!


I’ve always wished to state “Light ’em up!” like that. LOL!

Yes, I know, I’m weird.

Anyhow, whenever I play with these new NARS Eyeshadow Duos, I state “Light ’em up!” now just like that, except that I’m referring to exactly how luminous they are.


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They are SO glowy as well as shimmery, however not frosty at all. It’s a extremely particular level of luminosity, as well as the only other location I can keep in mind seeing something like it before is over at Chanel with their Les 4 Ombres baked eyeshadows.

I’m thrilled to likewise see it at NARS now because… keep in mind when I was going with that phase when I was all about mattes? Well, now I’m all about luminosity.

You understand exactly how it is… These things are cyclical.


There are two of them in the NARS spring 2017 (I practically typed “2016”) Wildfire Collection, which is offered now, as well as they’re $35 each. Chiang Mai, the sky blue as well as reddish copper one, is restricted edition, as well as the smoky violet as well as opalescent pink one, Thessalonique, is permanent.

I’ve looked around, as well as I haven’t found any type of precise NARS duo dupes, which is exciting.

The NARS spring 2017 Wildfire Collection
The Wildfire color story references the earth, however not in a common eco-friendlies as well as browns way. The colors are much more like a red rock cliff overlooking a bright blue sky as well as a valley speckled with spring wildflowers.

I’m feelin’ it.

Swatches of the Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo (top) as well as the Thessalonique Eyeshadow Duo (bottom)

Pigment as well as fallout

All of the shadows are extremely pigmented, as well as when I utilize a fluffy tapered blush to location them on my lids as well as buff them out, I only requirement one or two (two, tops) layers, as well as that produces a lovely, luminous glow.

Typical of NARS, they blend like a dream…

As for fallout, though, there is a little. It’s not metropolitan Decay-caliber, however it’s sufficient for me to notice… just as an FYI, particularly if you like to do your foundation first.

The standout shades for me

The opalescent pink in — I truly requirement to discover exactly how to pronounce this — Thessalonique made me say, “Oooh!” the very first time I used it. It’s extremely soft, creamy as well as fine (foine), as well as the color flashes from pink to gold like the inside of a seashell. There’s something otherworldy as well as angelic about it when you wear it as an inner corner highlight, as well as it truly opens up the eyes. If you look tired, pop a few of this into that inner corner, mama.

I’m using the Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo on my eyelids as well as the pink shade from the Thessalonique Duo in the inner corners. That’s Bumpy trip blush (from NARS spring 2017) on my cheeks as well as Kiss Me dumb (also from the NARS spring 2017) on my lips with Victoria Beckham Lipgloss on top
The other shadow in the duo, the smoky purple, isn’t rather as soft as well as creamy as the pink shade, however it’s still quite simple to work with.

It’s a tad chunkier as well as grittier, too…but certainly not like affordable drugstore gritty. It has silver flecks of shine in it that you can area at a glance, as well as they most likely make the powder fluffier. It wishes to go around the location when you blend it.

I don’t mind the glitter, though, because, you know…extra sparkle, as well as it amplifies the beautiful luminosity. great things.

The NARS Chiang Mai Eyeshadow Duo ($35)
In the Chiang Mai duo, the copper is the one that took my breath away. It’s pigmented as well as appears like a shiny copper penny. It bet it’ll complement numerous different eye colors, particularly brown, eco-friendly as well as blue.

The NARS Thessalonique Eyeshadow Duo ($35)
I’m not precisely sure why they paired it with a blue, though. I mean, the blue is beautiful, as well as NARS likes unusual color combos in their duos, however I tried a number of combos, as well as I still don’t rather get exactly how the two shadows go together… I tried utilizing the copper as a base, then popped the blue in the middle. then I did the blue on the top as a single shade around my lid as well as smudged the copper on the bottom…

If you have any type of ideas, please let me know.

The verdict

These lightweight, long-wearing, luminous lovelies ought to fabulously flatter lids (particularly those belonging to gals as well as men in their 30s, 40s as well as up). Be cautious about the fallout, though, since there is a little.


I am SO emotionally invested in this show! It’s a series called Mars on Nat Geo (the national geographic channel), as well as it’s like half-documentary, half-drama. It jumps back as well as forth between a documentary in 2016 about the job to get humans to Mars as well as the things happening right here as well as now with area travel, like with the rockets being developed by SpaceX as well as NASA’s plans to develop a long-lasting colony, as well as a dramatization of a future expedition to Mars that starts in the year 2033.

It’s so engrossing! You get to discover about the science, as well as then you likewise get to experience what might truly occur someday not as well far off as well as comply with the characters in the dramatization parts. It’s interesting to believe about what the very first explorers to Mars will see as well as experience.

And I get very emo viewing it, partly since Aunt Flo is going to best now, however likewise since El Hub always jokes that Connor will be one of the very first astronauts to go to Mars, as well as I keep thinking, “What if my infant really does go to Mars someday?? I’ll miss her so much. She won’t be able to have a feline with her on her ship, however she’ll be doing all of these remarkable things for the area program as well as humanity in general!”

LOL! I’m a sap.


Anyway, if you haven’t caught the series yet, you requirement to get on that. It’s FANTASTIC.

Your friendly community charm addict,


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