NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS, Larger than Life, eyelinerI’ve met someone, readers. It’s all very new and I don’t want to jinx our relationship, but I think this could be love.

I’m talking, of course, about NARS’ new Larger Than Life Eyeliner, the smudge-proof 12-hour-wear pencil in a fabulous selection of colors. The formula isn’t melt-into-liquid creamy, but they mark smoothly and easily without dragging, and — even though I need a proper 105° day to put these through their paces, so far their performance seems excellent.

These totally look like regular pencils, but don’t stick them in a sharpener. They’re actually twist-up (retractable!) mechanical pencils, and the bottom “cap” pulls off to reveal a little sharpener to restore the point.

Larger than Life eyeliners are $23 each, and for the moment, has the exclusive. (Good news: NARS is currently offering free shipping at any price, no code required!)
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Via Veneto is matte black. Santa Monica Blvd is matte bright white (I don’t know why, but it makes me think of white wall tires on a Pinto). Via Appia is deep shimmery warm cocoa brown. Abbey Road is brilliant shimmery peacock turquoise blue. Rue Bonaparte is matte “flesh-tone” pink-beige-bisque — a perfect waterline color. Rue Saint-Honore is gorgeous shimmery sapphire. Madison Avenue is matte factory grey and shockingly, this might be my favorite color.

I really love grey on the lower waterline (hence my longstanding affair with Guerlain’s Oriental Metal kohl). But the lower lashline and lower waterline can be really tricky in summer — everything seems to run. Madison Avenue is defining but not harsh, and I think I’ll be reaching for this one a lot.

Missing from this picture are purple Bourbon Street and shimmery green Rue de Rivoli. I’ll get those swatched as soon as I can.

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5 Responses to “NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner”

  • Lexi says:

    Ooh, how would you compare this to Urban Decay’s 24/7 glide on pencils? I need to purchase this – my two favorite loves in one – NARS and Eyeliner!

  • Sondra says:

    Oooooooh these look gorgeous! Do they seem better than the Yves Saint Laurent ones to you?
    Thanks as always for the lovely & helpful swatches!

  • Jackie says:

    I LOVE Madison Avenue! Do you know of any dupes of this color in eyeshadow form?

  • joolz says:

    I also love grey on the lower lashline! Currently, I use UD Gunmetal pencil and sometimes I don’t need the shimmer. Madison Avenue looks like a good alternative!

  • edankb says:

    i loved them! i must get rue saint-honore!

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