Aspire/Acquire: NARS Daphne Eyeshadow

NARS Daphne Eyeshadow ($23, #1 in picture) is the hottest makeup color amongst the Fall 2010 lines. Inspired by socialite and fashionista, Daphne Guinness, this vivid royal purple shade is simply divoon. But... $23, plus tax, and shipping if you order it online? That's a lot for one single eyeshadow we wouldn't be able to wear with most of our wardrobes. So, we decided to try and find a couple of decent fake-outs. L.A. Minerals Bright Shimmer Mineral Eye Shadow in Purple Shock (#3), at $8.95, and Ben Nye Pressed Eye Shadow in Royal Purple (#2), on sale for $7, are close enough to Daphne that we doubt passersby will know the difference - but our wallets will definitely appreciate the extra padding!

And, as always, if you've got something you love that's out of your reach, email us and we'll find you some more budget-friendly lookalikes for a future Aspire/Acquire feature!

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Posted on 09.23.10 at 2:55 AM

I wear Nars cream eyeshadows, and they're awesome and last forever.

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