I have a crazy affection for smoky eye looks. I also have a mad love for taupe shadows. Hullo, how did I think I'd escape the lure of NARS Dogon, a taupe and charcoal eye shadow duo that came out for this Summer.
Smoky eyes for Summer? Ah, who cares? I love this palette. I will use the hell out of it!
On the left, a taupe. But what a taupe! It's a little tan-leaning (rather than grey), with an incredible duotone. The greenish nuance really adds bounce, light, and appeal! Similar to MAC Club? Nope, not really. But I will say if you like Club, you'll probably like this color.
The "charcoal" is a slightly blue-green black. Smooth. Pigmented. So very incredibly easy to build-up.
I've worn this duo a zillion ways. Above is one easy one: the dark shade on the lid, the taupe above and through the crease. The charcoal makes an excellent liner, smudgy accent, and crease color, too. The taupe works with myriad other shadows (well, the charcoal does, too!). I've used the taupe alone; as a liner for lighter, matte neutrals; and as an accent in the inner corner. It builds dimension and interest easily - try tapping it over browns, greys, black, greens... anything!
Definitely an A+ shadow duo. Have you tried it?