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It’s been a while since I published my first NARS haul a while ago. But with the holidays and all, I didn’t really had much time to properly use all that gorgeous makeup I got.


This week everything changed when I was going through my forever growing makeup collection and rediscovered this gorgeous eyeshadow duo in Alhambra. I was in a need for new everyday, not over the top, decent eyeshadows because the only eyeshadows that I’ve used lately were my Charlotte Tilbury palettes in The Sophisticate, and more than anything else – The Dolce Vita!

I wanted some simple to apply eyeshadows, that blend effortlessly, and which create a natural eye look in a matter of seconds… Considering that this week was “the back-to-work-week” and the only thing I wanted in the morning was to stay in, read and have some more sleep!


With its soft neutral tones and just enough pearly shine to look bright and fresh, this NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Alhambra might seem one of the most boring neutrals to many. But at a closer look the metallic rose mist paired with its golden champagne complimentary colour can definitely be modern, surprisingly unique, and why not a very unexpected colour combination.

The formula contains micro-fine powders that are highly pigmented, long-wearing and crease resistant, even without an eye primer. They glide on the lids smoothly, evenly and blend effortlessly, without any fall-out whatsoever.

I mainly like to obtain with Alhambra a subtle effect on my lids but a smoldering, more dramatic eye look can also be easily achieved. That one it’s yet to try though, but I’m looking forward to!


 This is the my go-to look !


Here you have a few more details about this eyeshadow duo:

– they’re some of the most true to colour neutral eyeshadows I have ever used; the colour you see in the pan is the colour that your brush will transfer on your lids

– they can be used wet and dry, which definitely will intensify the pigment but mainly the satiny finish they have making pushing it a bit on the metallic side

– it’s a good classic, neutral, everyday pair of colours, very easy to blend, buttery soft and smooth enough not to get crumbly or powdery.


NARS Alhambra is just what I was expecting it to be – a simple, subtle eyeshadow with a little character due to its pearly-soft shimmer finish, to keep me looking fresh and awake when I have one of those days…

Do you like the look of Alhambra? Let me know if you have any other NARS recommendations!

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie