Nars Lhasa Shimmer Eye Shadow took the taupe-loving blogging world by the storm, and though the consensus is that it isn't actually a taupe, it's still a fine eye shadow to add to anyone's collection.
What color is it? There's some gray, some mauve, some shimmer, a lot of people describe it as "lavender gray," and whatever it is, I'm not complaining. It's a shade I'll lump together with Lancome Erika F in terms of ease of use. Just this one color and you're good to go.
NARS Gaiety Blush (review forthcoming) on cheeks, Mexican Rose on Lips
Now, NARS eye shadow singles have a notorious reputation for unreliability, where quality can drastically vary from shade to shade. My personal heartbreak was seeing the beauty of Outremer in the pan but not being able to transfer it onto the eye. To my relief, Lhasa is not a problem child. In fact it might be one who excels in everything it does.
For other views, Best Things in Beauty has a fantastic natural lighting swatch of Lhasa, while Cafe Makeup and The Non Blonde has comparison swatches for it. Now, I own Chanel Fauve and Safari, but I still consider it entirely worth it for the mauve-y goodness.
NARS Lhasa Shimmer Eye Shadow retails for $24 and should hit your local Sephora and major department stores soon, if not already. I purchased mine at narscosmetics.com.