Persia

Nars had introduced a sweet autumn color as part of their spring collection.  Persia is an intensely pigmented, matte medium dark orange.   It is a great shadow, but it doesn’t scream spring.  The shade is similar to Mac’s Red Brick.  You need the tiniest amount of product on your brush to get full color.  Matte oranges are tricky to use, but my favorite and easiest is in the crease.  I also love using orange to lightly blend out a brown shade that I put into my crease.  Persia is available now at Narscosmetics.com and counters in February and is part of their permanent line.

 Persia 3 Persia 2 Persia 1 Nars Persia swatch

Products Used:
Eyebrows: Mac Fluidline Brow – Deep Dark BrunetteAnastasia Brow Gel – Espresso
Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Base: Maybelline Color Tattoo – Barely Branded
Highlighter: Mac Sweet Joy
Inner Corner: Mac Eyeliner – I Get No Kick
Lid: Nars Cyprus
Outer Corner: Nars Mekong
Crease: Nars Persia
Upper Lash Line: Mac Gel Liner – Local Wares
Lower Lash Line: Mac Gel Liner – Local Wares
Lower Waterline: Mac Eyeliner – I Get No Kick
Mascara: Lancome Cils Booster XL Lash PrimerEstee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme – Extreme Black
Foundation: Everyday Minerals – Toffee
   
   
Get This Look:

I started out this look by applying primer with my finger.  (For blog posts and arm swatches, I use Too Faced Shadow Insurance.  For daily use, I’m a huge fan of Nars Smudgeproof.)  I put Barely Branded on my lid with a Mac 242 synthetic brush.  I took a skin tone shade (Mac Moleskin) and blended out the edges and up to my brow.  I initially intended to let Barely Branded be my lid shade, but it was too bright for the look I wanted.  I decided to tone it down a bit by using Nars Cyprus, which added more of a golden finish.  I blended the edges again with the same brush.

Using a tapered blending brush (Louise Young LY38), I place Persia into my crease, concentrating the color at the outer corner.  Persia blends out quite nicely, but you need a small amount.  I had to diffuse the color on my hand when I wanted to add more color and not overdo it.  I cleaned off my brush using a towel to blend out the edges.  Using a crease brush (Louse Young LY14), I placed a blackened brown shade into the outer corner, concentrating the color near the lash line.  I also ran this shade along my lower lash line.

I chose a blackened brown gel liner that has the same copper flecks as Mekong to line my upper and lower lash line. 

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