Dual-Intensity

I’ve been a fan of Nars Dual-Intensity for some time now, but let me tell you why I love it so much.

Sometimes I want to take a look from soft to dramatic, and get creative with my colors and application. This can all be possible with Nars Dual-Intensity eyeshadows and blushes. The way to use this makeup is simple: wet a brush or beauty blender, swipe the applicator in the product, and apply! Seriously so simple.

I first became addicted when I tried their Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Sycorax (black). It saved the day when it came to creating a smudgy liner look, or a defined cat eye. Literally anything was now possible with one simple product and my outlook on cosmetics changed with a swipe of my eyeliner brush.

After trying the first shade, I had to have more. I then tried the eyeshadow in “Desmondona” aka a beautiful pinky-purple burgundy. The change from wet to dry was crazy… literally. When worn dry, it was a beautiful soft shade of burgundy, but worn wet, it was an intense deep shade that was perfect for a night out on the town. Not to mention … when worn wet, this product will seriously stay on forever.

This past Christmas, Nars released a limited edition dual intensity eye and cheek palette called “Give In Take.” This palette changed the game. Seriously. This cosmetic masterpiece came with a series of shimmery and matte shadows, 2 blushes, and a highlighter. Now at first I was a little intimidated about the blushes. But my solution was simple once I decided to wet my beauty blender, swipe it in the blush, and dab on the apples of my cheeks. It seriously gave me the most gorgeous flush of baby pink that could be blended in to look totally natural.

Now as for the highlighter … I went all in. After applying the highlighter dry, I wet an eyeshadow brush, coat the bristles with the highlighter and apply layers of highlight on to the high points of my cheek and brow bone to create a seriously blinding strobe effect. The highlight looked so shiny and sparkly after using the water, and by using an eyeshadow brush I was able to create a more precise highlight look. Ever since trying this technique, I have not tried another highlight look since (obsessed much?).

The highlighter in the “Give In Take” palette. I wasn’t lying when I said it was blinding…

Nars has tons of other dual intensity eyeshadows and blushes in an array of colors and shades. I seriously suggest trying one out next time you take a trip to Sephora. I am serious when I say that everyone who I show this product to is blown away and instantly puts it on their “things to buy” list. My dual intensity collection is far from complete, and I am soooo excited to see what innovations Nars will come out with in the future.

 

Alex