Review & Swatches: NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Collection

We are in the middle of a heatwave, and I’ve been trying to wear as minimal makeup as possible because I’ve just been sweating it off. Our office gets hardly any air circulation, and the A/C isn’t exactly doing the best job! It’s so funny to me to look in the mirror at the end of the day, only to see the two things that haven’t budged are my eyeliner and mascara. The trick this week has been wearing a shade from the NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Collection each day. The hardest part about wearing them has been asking myself—what color shall I wear? There are nine pigment-packed shades to choose from:

Via Veneto — rich black
Via Appia — metallic copper
Rue Saint-Honoré — dark royal blue metallic
Santa Monica Boulevard — bright crisp white
Abbey Road — iridescent turquoise
Bourbon Street — vibrant amethyst metallic
Madison Avenue — medium slate grey
Rue Bonaparte — light almond
Rue De Rivoli — dark hunter green metallic

These glide across the lash line like buttah and feel creamy—all without feeling too soft. While these are long wearing, I don’t have to use a chisel to get them off either since my wipes do a great job of removing them without too much work. I think these are pretty water-resistant, and they also pass a friction test and only start to streak and disappear with a substantial amount of friction.

I’m super fond of applying a thin line of the almond-hued Rue Bonaparte along my bottom lash line for a bright, doe-eyed look. As a personal preference, I hardly ever line my waterline—but I did try these on my waterline, and they lasted a majority of the day. It didn’t make it all day on my waterline, but I was surprised it stayed put for as long as it did!

These are mechanical pencils with a sharpener hidden at the end of the component. If I had one gripe, it’s that these can be difficult to sharpen—I definitely recommend popping them in the freezer for a few minutes before even trying so that you don’t smoosh the entire tip. Other than that, these are a GO. Can’t miss shades for fall: Rue De Rivoli, Rue Saint-Honoré, Bourbon Street, and Madison Avenue.

Price & Availability: $23 each, and Sephora

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  • laheelahee

    ooh these look interesting :) from the pictures, the 1st thing i thought was to try Rue Bonaparte on my waterline and as i read the article.. great minds think alike~ lol. the freezer idea is awesome, i will try that in the future!