The lighter shade is a shimmery taupe that has a duo chrome finish that has a subtle hint of a green tinge with no glitter. The darker shade is a very dark navy that has a matte charcoal feel to it.
See swatches below! Seriously, how beautiful?! *ahhhh*
The lighter shade from the 'Dogon' duo reminds me of a much paler/muted e/s which is 'club' by Mac. Once you layer the lighter shade on top of the darker shade it creates a beautiful charcoal/navy with hints of taupe and a subtle green shimmer through it which then looks more like 'Club' but without the brown. 'Vex' e/s by Mac is a veluxe pearl e/s which will work well together with this duo for a more toned down daytime look when combined with the lighter shade.
See comparison swatches...
I have been wearing the 'Dogon' duo for daytime and nigh time looks. I have tried it a few different ways with alternating crease and lid colours but here's my favourite way to wear it.
Cue EOTD! (Eyes of the day)
I also used a brown pencil eyeliner from Jemma Kidd, Mac Zoom fast lash mascara, and Mac 'Brule' e/s as a highlight. In my brows I have Mac clear brow gel and I slightly filled them in with Rimmel eyebrow pencil in 'Hazel'.
For a more daytime look I use less of the darker shade and if I want to intensify it for the evening I add more of the darker shade in the crease and smoke it out on the lower lash line.
VERDICT = Totally wearable, I say this is a perfect duo to throw in your makeup bag and it's far more interesting than most shades. I have also just used the taupe shade on it's own and it looks amazing blended out into the crease and looks like you put more effort into your look than you actually did. Also, technically you get 3 colours when you layer both colours from the duo together. Well worth the money!
Are you feeling 'Dogon' or anything else from the Nars Summer collection?