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Spring 2013 brings Nars Dressed to Kill Lipstick ($ 26 and the Nars Mad Mad World Duo eyeshadow. 

Nars Dressed to Kill is a richly pigmented complicated shade described as a “fuchsia rose with gold shimmer.” This gives a glowy look when applied that combines the gold with the deeper rose berry. This is now available at Nordstrom.comSephora.com and Nars Cosmetics.com, as well as store counters and Nars boutiques (coming soon to San Francisco!).

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I find complex colors that include Dressed to Kill rather universal–there seems to be something complimentary that connects with a wide variety of undertones. For example, the red picks up nicely with my warm skintone with mauve undertones, as well as on Megan as well.

Nars Dressed to Kill 2 I found Nars Dressed to Kill warmer than the comparatively blue Chanel Rouge Coco Rivoli, and far more red than Nars Fall 2012 Autumn Leaves or Chanel Patchouli.

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Here, Megan is wearing Nars Dressed to Kill with Nars Seduction Blush (applied more strongly than Liz wore it here), which compliment each other well.

Megan is also wearing Nars Mad, Mad World Duo eyeshadow ($34), which contains one of the most modern (and pigmented) matte blues I’ve come across together with a grassy green with subtle shimmer. As with Nars Dressed to Kill, Nars Mad Mad World is available at Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com and Nars Cosmetics.com

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This  matte blue is a really strong show-stopping shade. I almost never say this, but it is hard to capture its brightness is a photograph. Your eye really does capture more than your camera or computer screen, and Mad, Mad World appears to designed to exploit that difference. It looks dramatic and almost surreal. 

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Swatches of Nars Mad Mad World. The blue applies very smoothly. Although the green was a little patchy to arm-swatch, we found it applies much better on the lid:

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As you can see here, Liz did her own take on Nars Mad Mad World, using the blue as an under-eye liner and pairing it with Guerlain Les Fauves eyeshadow quad (reviewed here):

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I personally love Nars Dressed to Kill, it coordinates beautifully with Seduction blush. Nars Mad Mad World is an awesome duo for those that are looking for something edgy and new.

These products are available on Nordstrom.com, Sephora.com and Nars Cosmetics.com.


Nars Cosmetics sent Mad Mad World and Dressed to Kill to Cafe Makeup without charge for consideration for review. This post contains affiliate links (for more information, see About Cafe Makeup).

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  One Response to “NARS Spring 2013: Dressed to Kill Lipstick and Mad, Mad World Eyeshadow Duo”

  1. Not gonna lie, I gasped at Megan’s look. Straight out of the 80s!

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