NARS Mekong Smoky Eyes (NARSissist palette)

Who doesn’t love a good smoky eyes? I sure do! I’m sure my friend, Finency, loves it too! She showed me this picture on Instagram, and it showed a smoky eyes using NARS Mekong eyeshadow. I love how simple, easy, and definitely I’ll wear this for a night out.

I skipped the whole false lashes so this look is more grungy, and more me. I don’t usually wear falsies, so this really stay true to how I’d wear my smoky eyes. I also filled my brows without shaping it using any concealer. Again, just want to stay true to how I usually do my makeup. As I said, it’s very simple and quick. No fuss, sexy, and sultry. I like my makeup to be as simple as possible. This is just how I prefer to do my makeup, but if you like more of a glam look you can take a look at my other tutorials under smoky eyes.

For this tutorial, I used NARS eyeshadows from the NARSississt palette. I’ve done tutorials, and review of this palette. Please feel free to check them out.

NARS Mekong tutorial


1. I prepped my eyelids by applying a cream-base eyeshadow. I used Smashbox limitless 15-hour cream shadow in Stone.

2. Using a flat eyeshadow brush, I applied NARS Mekong eyeshadow all over my eyelid. The camera didn’t pick it up, but there’s lots of gorgeous golden flecks on my lids.

3. Using a fluffy blending brush, I applied NARS Madrague I on the crease to diffuse the color out.

4. I applied NARS Mekong on the lower lash line using a small shader brush.

5. I lined my waterline, tightline, and upper lash line using L’oreal Voluminous Smoldering eyeliner.

6. Using an angled eyebrow brush, I applied NARS Pandora II along the upper lash line. I kind of winged mine a little, but you don’t have to.

7. I filled my brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash.

8. I curled my lashes and applied MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara on both upper and bottom lashes.

NARS Mekong smoky eyes

9. On my face, I applied Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation using CoverFX cream foundation brush.

10. I highlighted (under my eyes, bridge of my nose, cupid’s bow, chin, & forehead) my face using YSL Touche Eclat.

11. I set my face using Cover FX translucent powder.

12. I lightly contoured my face using Smashbox contour palette.

13. On my cheeks, I applied Chanel Blush de Horizon.

14. I filled my lips using MAC Spice lip liner, and Clinique Heaping Hazelnut Chubby Stick lip balm.


Products used

Eyes – Smashbox limitless 15-hour cream shadow in Stone; NARSissist eyeshadow palette (Lid: Mekong, crease: Madrague I, liner: Pandora II); Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Ash; MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash mascara

Face – Smashbox Liquid Halo foundation; YSL Touche Eclat; Cover FX Translucent Powder; Smashbox contour powder; Chanel Blush de Horizon

Lips – MAC Spice lip pencil; Clinique Heaping Hazelnut chubby stick