The Many Faces of NARS Brousse

Upon first learning of the Fall 2013 Gifting Palettes from NARS, I fell head over heels for Fairy’s Kiss.  I’ve been wanting a blackened-violet smokey eye for quite some time now but used what little patience I possess to hold out for the perfect fit.  I further investigated Fairy’s Kiss and learned that I was truly wanting the shade that is in the right side of the Brousse Duo.  The other shades in Fairy’s Kiss are either already in my collection or very similar to shades I already own.  So I instead purchased the NARS Eyeshadow Duo in Brousse.


Chocolate.  Blackened-violet.  Satin.  Exactly what I wanted.


I wore Brousse exclusively for an entire week and thought I’d share three of the ways I wore it.

A cat eye with brown on the lid, violet at the outer corner and crease and a black-violet liner.



Classic with brown on the lid and violet on the outer corner with a black-violet liner.



As a casual smoky eye with brown as the base, violet over the top and fading to the crease.  A smudged black liner at the lashes to create more depth.



How would you wear this pair?  What is your favorite eyeshadow duo? 

  • Arianne

    Gorgeous!!! I really love that cat eye you did. Beautiful! :)

    • Alison M

      That means a lot coming from you, Arianne! <3

  • Liz

    You totally made a case for buying Brousse in lieu of Fairy’s Kiss. *___*

    • Alison M

      Haha! For me it all came down to what shades I’d use the most in Fairy’s Kiss and what I already own. Happy decision making :)

  • TheProcrastinator

    Love love love your hair in that second look! I haven’t lusted after a NARS duo in a while, but this might be the one to break my streak!

    • Alison M

      Thank you! I hope my hair stays curly as it gets longer :) This duo is fabulous!

  • Sarah S.

    Wow, this is gorgeous with your brown eyes. Perfect choice!

    • Alison M

      Hooray! I think it would work well with blue and green eyes too. Purples ftw!

  • Kristen / Glambunctious

    The 2nd look is my favorite! Your hair is ADORABLE curly! This duo is so pretty on you and pops your beautiful browns like nobody’s business!

    • Alison M

      Everything about this duo is just awesome. So much love for it!

  • chloe =(‘.’)=

    Love all the looks you created! I have a few NARS duos, i should really use them more :3

    à la foliee

    • Alison M

      Which NARS duo is your favorite? Btw, you can save time when you comment by not leaving a link. Simply connect your Disqus profile to your site instead :)

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