Mad Mad World is a new Nars eye shadow duo released with their spring collection. I imagine you’ll have two reactions upon first glance of this duo: “Oh my goodness, that’s too bright”, or “Ooooo!” The blue is matte and the green has the slightest amount of sparkle. (The green shade from Nars Misfit has more sparkle.) When doing arm swatches, these went on bit splotchy, but using it on the eye was a breeze and blended nicely. The texture of these shades is drier and more compact than the Persia eye shadow that was released with the spring collection. The spring collection is available now online and in stores next month.
I decided to play this eye look up, but you can wear these shades even if you’re afraid of bright colors. Consider using a deep brown or taupe shade in the outer corner and lightly blend the bright blue or green from this duo into a lighter neutral lid shade.
|Eyebrows:||Mac Fluidline Brow – Deep Dark BrunetteAnastasia Brow Gel – Espresso|
|Primer:||Too Faced Shadow Insurance|
|Base:||Mac Paint Pot – Painterly|
|Highlighter:||Nars Misfit Duo (Cream Shade)|
|Lid:||Nars Misfit Duo (Cream Shade)|
|Outer Corner:||Maybelline Color Tattoo – Electric BlueNars Mad Mad World Duo|
|Crease:||Mac – Cork|
|Upper Lash Line:||Mac Fluidline – Midnight Blues|
|Lower Lash Line:||Nars Mad Mad World Duo|
|Lower Waterline:||Urban Decay – Covet|
|Mascara:||Lancome Cils Booster XL Lash PrimerEstee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme – Extreme Black|
|Foundation:||Everyday Minerals – Toffee|
|Get This Look:|
I started out by applying a primer with my finger and a cream colored base with a synthetic lid brush. I used the light shade from the Nars Misfit duo all over my lid and up to my crease. I took a skin tone shade to blend out the edges and ran the brush along my brow bone. Using a synthetic brush, I took a navy blue cream shadow (Maybelline Color Tattoo) and placed it onto my outer corner, lightly into my crease and also ran it along the outer third of my lower lash line. I didn’t take this blue over too far.
I took the blue shade from the duo and placed it on top of the navy blue, but I let a little bit of the dark blue peek out at the outer edge. I used a pencil brush to place the bright blue along my lower lash line. Using a separate lid brush, I took the green shade to blend out the bright blue. I also ran this green along my upper lash line and placed it into the inner corner. These shades are nicely pigmented, so it’s easy to put too much product on the brush. I used a small amount of product and went back and forth between the shades in the duo to slowly build up to the intensity I wanted.
Arm swatches are here.