I'm a NARS virgin. Sorry, I was a NARS virgin. There I said it. Excluding the Orgasm illumunator I received in the May GlossyBox I have never purchased a NARS item... until now. So when I saw the 2011 Summer limited edition Dogon shadow duo feature on other blogs, I looked on with interest.
Jane from Modesty Brown gave a thorough review, comparing and contrasting Dogon to the NARS Rajasthan duo which you can read about here And obviously, anyone with an ounce of sense has already seen Helen from Just Nice Things amazing and informative post The Story so NARS - but if you haven't - YOU SHOULD!!
Needless to say, I had to get my mitts on Dogon and not having a NARS counter near me, I was a little unsure about purchasing online. I like to see things in person.
So as we were on our way to the Take That concert, I performed a little detour and ran into Selfridges in Manchester. The Tom Ford counter nearly had me distracted but I mooched through the endless lines of SA's to NARS.
So after initially thinking "what is all the fuss about?" when I saw the duo in person, I nearly collapsed with shock at how gorgeous these shadows where when I began to swatch. I don't think that in the pan, they appear to be anything out of the ordinary. However, let me just stand corrected.
These are two of the most beautiful and unique shades I've seen in ages. They are quite simply gorgeous in their own right, but when mixed together they create an amazing hybrid that is stunning. I don't even believe that these pictures do it justice. So beautiful.
I haven't actually used Dogon yet. There hasn't really been an appropriate occasion and work has been a bit fraught this week. I actually think I may début it tomorrow when I visit Parental Unit number 2 for Fathers Day. Not that my Dad will notice! I get the feeling this wont be my last purchase from NARS...