They can both be paired together to create a beautiful, dramatic smokey eye without using black. I personally love creating a smokey eye using brown, especially using dark espresso colors like Mekong in the outer V to really make it pop followed by lining my lash line with Urban Decay's Glide-On Eye Pencil in Bourbon! I love many other NARS products, and I can officially say I can add these two to that long list as well.
|From Left to Right: NARS Galapagos, NARS Mekong (No Base)|
|From Left To Right: NARS Galapagos, NARS Mekong (Over Urban Decay's Primer Potion)|
|From Top to Bottom: NARS Mekong, NARS Galapagos (No Base)|
|From Top to Bottom: NARS Mekong, NARS Galapagos (Over Urban Decay's Primer Potion)|
|Left Group (Urban Decay's Primer Potion) Right Group (No Base)|
I hope this helped any one teetering on whether or not to purchase these! They are beautiful eyeshadows and can be used to create a gorgeous neutral eye, or be vamped up to create a seductive smokey eye! Stay gorgeous.