Well, as a Professional Makeup Artist & Beauty Blogger, quite a lot actually!.

For a start, NARS has added two delicious new Limited Edition “Duo Shadow” palettes to their range for Spring 2017

With 43 gorgeous colour pairings now available, Thessalonique (Iridescent Seashell Pink & Iridescent Violet Smoke) and Chiang Mai (Shimmering Sea Blue & Copper) really do help to put those dark winter months behind us.

Retailing at £25 from the Nars website, http://narscosmetics.co.uk free shipping starts from £50, with a choice of complimentary sample products depending on spend. Shipping is quite expensive at £7 for Standard and £9 for Express for orders under £50, so definitely worth trying to source in store if you’re spending less or can’t double up with a friend. As a guide, I ordered online on a Sunday evening and my eagerly anticipated package was delivered in to my hands on Wednesday.

As I’m currently packing to go travelling in Thailand (tomorrow ?) I couldn’t overlook the coincidence of Chiang Mai being it’s 2nd largest city. As good a reason as any to make this my review choice and get me in the holiday mood.

As with the other Duos in this range, Chiang Mai doesn’t disappoint. Marketed as being long wearing and crease resistant, the powders are very highly pigmented and true to word, don’t budge or crease all day.

Don’t be put off by the unusual colour combinations. Obviously, you can wear the shades individually, but what’s the fun in that?

The teal blue is shimmering and sheer, almost opaque on a light application and much more wearable that you might think. Sweep this shade subtly across the lid and smudge under the eye and use the copper in the crease for a daytime look that’s both modern and different. The texture feels gorgeous and they’re super blendable.

For a more dramatic result, vamp it up by applying in layers with a slightly damp brush for a much stronger intensity and to give a really intense burst of colour to compliment a dark, smoky eye.

Christiane Dowling is a Professional Freelance Makeup Artist for Weddings, Bridal, Proms, Photo Shoots, Makeup Lessons & all Special Occasions.

Based in Sandhurst , Christiane covers all of Berkshire, Hampshire & Surrey including Sandhurst, Crowthorne, Yateley, Finchampstead, Eversley, Shinfield, Reading, Burghfield, Wokingham, Binfield, Bracknell, Maiden’s Green, Warfield, Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Virginia Water, Egham, Wentworth, Chertsey, Eton, Windsor, Datchet, Chobham, Woking, Guildford, Godalming, Frensham, Hindhead, Farnham, Churt, Bentley, Bordon, Aldershot, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Hook, Basingstoke, Farnborough, Fleet & across London.

Christiane also works nationally & internationally.