I like to use blues or greens to create a splash of color in my eye makeup. Turquoise and teal are among my favorite shades to create such effects. I always find these shades very soothing and refreshing.
Ad Campaign of Nars Summer 2009 Collection
In summer 2009, Nars released Single Eyeshadow in Tropic, which is a matte teal with silver glitter. This eyeshadow is inspired by the tropical ocean’s reflective, rolling waves, a memory that reminds François Nars, the founder and creative director of Nars, of his home in Tahiti and the life in Polynesia.
Tropic is a dark greenish blue with silver glitter. The shade is very pigmented. The sparkly particles are rather chunky and large.
Other than the glitter part, the eyeshadow powder is soft and smooth to the touch. Blending is easy.
The glitter does not stay on the eyelids well. This is a good thing for me as I am not really a big fan of glitter. On the other hand, the annoying thing is the sparkly particles fall off around my eyes easily when I apply it.
Tropic imparts a well-balanced matte finish between its green and blue undertones, neither overly cool-toned nor overly warm-toned.
This single eyeshadow is quite versatile and wearable. It is deep enough to be applied wet as an eyeliner, and can be built up to a high-pigment finish for a soft, smoky effect. Although it is richly-pigmented, it can be toned down for a sheerer finish.
The lasting power is fine. This eyeshadow slightly creases in the fold of my eyelids. It wears off slightly within a few hours of application. When the color wears off, the finish turns more greenish.
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