NARS Duo Eyeshadow Isolde Review Swatches

The NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde Will Put You Under a Spell

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Isolde Review SwatchesDo you remember the story of Tristan and Isolde who fell hopelessly in love after drinking a love potion? Well, I feel like I was put under a spell too after I got the NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Isolde! I’ve fallen so madly in love with it that I’ve barely been able to put it down since it landed on my doorstep a couple of weeks ago.

The key thing that stands out for me with this little duo is that the shadows are so buttery and smooth that they almost feel like cream. Because of this incredible texture, they tick all the right boxes: they have zero fallout, blend effortlessly and have amazing pigmentation.

NARS Duo Eyeshadow Isolde Review SwatchesThe shades are the type you could easily wear all year round. Pair them with a deep lipstick for a rich fall-appropriate look, switch to a red pout for a glamorous Christmas party or wear them on your summer complexion to achieve a gorgeous bronze goddess charm. Longevity is great, so they won’t fail you no matter the occasion.

I really can’t find a single fault to this mesmerizing formula, the only con is in the price: at €34 it definitely falls into the high-end category, but if you’re in for a treat, NARS Isolde will hardly disappoint.

Have you ever tried any Nars Duos? I’ve heard the quality is not consistent within the range, what was your experience? And what’s the last makeup item that put you under a spell?

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    November 14, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Well….time to add this to my loves list on Sephora! I’m really loving gold/bronze eyeshadows right now because they make the eyes stand out so much! You look gorgeous!!

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    November 14, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Das Make Up gefällt mir gut. ich habe ja eine Vorliebe für Brauntöne. Deine Frisur gefällt mir auch sehr gut :-*

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    November 14, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I love bronze gold eyeshadows. This duo looks gorgeous.

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    November 14, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m in love with the colours and they are so versatile!!!!

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    weird thoughts
    November 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Gorgeous shades. This eyeshadow is looking amazng on you.

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    November 14, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    I hope the two of you have a luckier end of story than Tristan and Isolde did.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    November 14, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Oh wow, these shades are so gorgeous! 🙂 A little on the expensive side but they definitely seem worth it, you could create so many gorgeous autumn looks with these! x


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    November 14, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    I’ve wanted to try a Nars Shadow Duo for a while and you may have now made my mind up for me! This is stunning. Great review,

    Megan X

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    November 14, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    very pretty eye shadow mini palette ! I really like it 🙂

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    Wendee Isaacs
    November 14, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Tgese shades are beautiful. Perfect for a nude look

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    November 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    What a pretty duo! I am a big fan of brown/bronze eye shadows, this one looks good on you! I like how you paired it with a red lipstick (btw which is stunning)!

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    November 15, 2015 at 11:40 am

    This duo is beautiful! And I can see how versatile the shades are! You look beautiful, btw!

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    November 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Love the shades, so pretty!

    Lina /

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    November 15, 2015 at 3:54 pm


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    Shireen L. Platt
    November 15, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    That has to be one of the prettiest duo that I’ve ever seen and both are my skin of shades too! Love the dark vampy lips on you, gorgeous!

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    November 15, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Funny enough, this week I’ve translated Tristan and Isolde’s story from Latin to Spanish hahaha
    You look gorgeous, Carol, those shades really compliment your skin tone, and the lipstick looks stunning on you as well! Nice pick!
    Have an amazing day, lovely xx

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      Carol in a
      November 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

      Haha, what a coincidence! xx

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    November 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Omg it’s so beautiful!!!

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    Valentina Chirico
    November 15, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    OMG Carolina, this is such an intense eyeshadow duo!
    I love the colours and I agree with you on the versatility of bronze and shimmery browns.
    I have a lot of brown, bronze and gold eyeshadows and pigments here and there, something is similar but not buttery and fall out free. Thanks for the recommendation 😉
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    Hanna Marie
    November 15, 2015 at 11:34 pm

    I always love Nars. Too bad they’re so expensive –Hanna Lei

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    Chaste & Beautiful
    November 16, 2015 at 4:08 am

    This is uber gorgeous and you look so good with a red lippie! Lovely post:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

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    November 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    My God that is a beautiful eyeshadow shade, especially with the red matte lips! Love your eyes too! I haven’t tried NARS eyeshadows, but I have some of their Audacious Lipsticks (Jane, Michiyo and Audrey), the velvet lip pencils as a birthday gift from Sephora, and I ordered a blush in the shade “Seduction” for the VIB sale. I’m so excited! I love NARS, it is one of my favorite higher end brands…sleek packaging and great products.


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    Tiffany May
    November 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    What a stunning duo! Putting this on my list for my next Sephora trip! You look great!

    xo Tiffany |

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    November 16, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Powerful little duo. I looks stunning on you. I just added to my haul list, :))). Have a fab day.

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    November 16, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I have not tried any Nars Duo but have similar eyeshadows from Lancome. These colors look perfect on you. Have a great week, Carol!


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    November 16, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    This NARS duo looks stunning on you Carol! I haven’t tried any of these, but I would definitely like to. I am currently under the sleep of Too Faced Chocolate palette.:) – My Autumn Matte Make-up Look

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    A la folie.
    November 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    great colors 😀

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    kelsey bang
    November 17, 2015 at 6:42 am

    what a fun pallet! you look lovely!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    November 17, 2015 at 6:59 am

    That really is a pretty duo and it looks super glamorous with the red lip. I have a few of the NARS duos and love them.

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    November 17, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Pretty Shades. Would love to try these. 🙂

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    November 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    This is such a beautiful duo! Perfect for Fall and Winter!!

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    November 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Gorgeous mini palette but what I love the most about your pic is a huge smile 🙂 and that red lip !!!! <3

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      Carol in a
      November 19, 2015 at 6:49 pm

      Awww, you’re so sweet, thank you!!! xx

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    Adaleta Avdic
    November 22, 2015 at 4:59 am

    This duo is so incredibly beautiful I can’t stop staring at your first picture. The shadow is SO up my alley and I need it. Thanks for being an enabler 😉 xx,

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      Carol in a
      November 23, 2015 at 11:36 am

      Haha, anytime! 😉
      It’s rather hypnotizing, isn’t it?

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    November 23, 2015 at 1:12 am

    That’s a really beautiful duo, really wearable and flattering! I know Nars eyeshadows can be hits or misses and unfortunately the first one I tried was a total miss for me (Strada), so I haven’t bought too many others.

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      Carol in a
      November 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

      These are the only eyeshadows I have from them and I’m sooo impressed! But I don’t think I’ll get more in the near future, I don’t want to push my luck!

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    November 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I love Nars products but I haven’t tried their eyeshadows. I do love a browny-goldy coloured eyes shadow, so I’ll definitely have to try this one! Xx

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    Renata Burden (@SpeakinBeautyUK)
    December 8, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Beautiful duo! It’s been on my wishlist for a while but I just never got around to buying it. You look lovely! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    January 6, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    This is SUCH a gorgeous NARS palette I have ordered it 😉

    I’ll let you know what I think of it soon!

    Laura xx

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      Carol in a
      January 7, 2016 at 12:24 pm

      Yes, do let me know! I hope you like it as much as I do!

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