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Eyeshadow battle: help me choose!

Hi all,

 

I'm having the biggest dilemma of haul time. (Anyone? I thought it was funny Smiley Very Happy)

 

I am trying to decide between the Nars Kauai duo (after which I've been lusting since its release) and the KVD Esperanza palette (see parenthetical statement above). Pretty palette for $36 or dynamic duo for $35? I really don't want to shell out for both, since I don't NEED either.

 

Thoughts, my beloved BBFFs?

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Thank you for your input, G Smiley Happy

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Which would you be more sad if you missed out on? I find my best buys are the ones that I feel like I HAVE to have and are often the ones that are my fastest purchases. If it stays in my cart for more than a few days... I'm not that into it.

 

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I feel like I must have the Kauai--but the frugal part of me thinks $35 is quite steep for a duo. I don't know!

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True, but it will be a $36 waste if you don't reach for the Esperanza palette as much as you will reach for the kauai duo. You said you must have it... I say go for it Smiley Happy

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You're right. Gosh, this whole thing is your fault! I never would have thought to CHECK for Kauai on Sephora, bc I was convinced it was a Nordstrom exclusive! You rock, and I hate you. Smiley Very Happy

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I love NARS, but the KVD Esperanza palette gets my vote. More bang for your buck. 

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Thank you, Nikki!

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"Of haul time"... LOL you're killin' me, girl!

 

Unfortunately, I have no valuable input regarding your dilemma. I do know that I must own Kauai. Not sure about Esperanza yet. I agree that you should think about which one makes you feel the most excitement. It's not always easy being a makeup junkie... sigh.

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i know there are more colors in Esperanza, but I just gravitate towards Kauai. I don't own it (yet) but love the way the gold shadow looks in swatches and the purple looks nice too (love my purples).  

 

Maybe seeing the swatches & packaging side by side will help?

 

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vs.

 

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That's the perfect way to describe it, roxystar! I gravitate toward Kauai too... It's not that I don't like Esperanza, but there's just something about Kauai that makes it so desirable!

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Exactly--so basically, this is me trying to say those two shadows are worth 8 (well, effectively 6) KVD shadows.

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The heart wants what the heart wants...

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Well now I want the Nars duo.

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See, the colors are so gorgeous, but as much as I want it, I keep thinking that it will gather dust because I wouldn't wear those shades as often as the gold and purple in Kauai. Thank you so much for putting them side-by-side for me! I know I wouldn't wear Dog Roses or Placebo, so that already eliminates a quarter of the palette. I am leaning towards Kauai, even though I know that the KVD is a much better deal!

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If you think you would use Kauai more, I would say go for that one! Smiley Happy

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Thank you, Roxy!! I think I will! Smiley Happy It's what my gut is telling me I'd be happier with.

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Amberangeline, THANK YOU for understanding my struggle. First world problem to end all first world problems Smiley Very Happy

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Haha... no problem. I face some sort of similar dilemma almost daily, so I can relate!

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I like the Nars duo, especially for you because that purple will be stunning with your dark hair.  Also, are you sure you even like all the colors in the KVD palette?  There are a couple that I am not too crazy about and that I wouldn't wear.  At least you can be sure that the Nars colors will work for you.  I really would like to get that duo myself but have way too much shadow to use up, so I will add it to my loves list!  If you get it, share the love!! <3

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You got it, leo!! I think you're right--I would get more use out of the Nars. Plus, I know I'll like the colors, whereas the KVD is a bit of a shot in the dark even though I'd PAINT with or WEAR those colors--perhaps not on my eyelids, though. I'm not brave enough, yet Smiley Tongue

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I vote NARS Kauai! Super pretty! Smiley Happy

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