I have wanted to try this eyeshadow duo for quite some time (I believe the yearning started when I first heard JuicyStar07 talking about it many moons ago - so yes, way back in the day). A few weeks ago, while in Sephora, I decided that there was no time like the present and picked it up.
This duo contains two colours (duh!) - a golden-toned champagne (slightly more yellow than Stila Kitten, but fairly similar in theory) and a smoky grey-toned dark blue with a hint of shimmer.
Having never tried NARS eyeshadows, I was a little surprised when I swatched it. After using Urban Decay, Stila and NYX, I expected it to be a soft, buttery formulation, but I actually found it to be somewhat dry. That being said, it still swatches quite beautifully.
On the eyes, I am fairly impressed. While the pigmentation is decent, it's not something to write home about. Honestly, looking at my eyeshadows, I'd have to say that the formulation of this particular duo greatly resembles that of Covergirl trios and certain MAC eyeshadows. This isn't necessarily a bad thing - but it's not really a great thing either.
Overall, I think this duo is gorgeous in colour and fairly unique (particularly the blue colour). If you strongly favour softer eyeshadows, this might not be the best product for you. I, however, don't mind it.
These duos retail for $39 CAD and can be picked up from Sephora or any NARS counter.