Saturday, August 6th, 2011

NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as “purple.” It’s a subtly red-based, medium purple with a very fine misting of reddened purple shimmer. It has a rather faded look to it, overall, because the pigmentation is not as dense as it looks in the pencil. The shade is more of an eggplant purple than a violet or blue-based purple, so it will complement hazel and brown eyes quite well. It’s less plum than many of my other comparable eyeliners, so I wasn’t able to find any that I felt were that similar.

It’s creamy enough that it glides easily across the lash line without tugging or pulling, and the color (even though it’s not as rich as it looks) deposits fairly evenly. In testing NARS’ new eyeliner, I don’t quite get the stellar 12-hour wear as touted, but they wear well for a solid eight to ten hours. It’s still on at the 12-hour mark, but it has worn away noticeably. Make sure to check out my original review, which goes much more in-depth about the formula.

The Glossover

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Bourbon Street

B-
The eyeliner performs well, and while it doesn't last a full 12-hours, it does last for awhile, so it will depend on what your needs are. The color itself is not as pigmented or as opaque as I'd like to see.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

7/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner
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NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner

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Where can I purchase Bourbon Street? How much is it?

NARS, $23.

Is it limited edition?

No.

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8 thoughts on “NARS Bourbon Street Larger Than Life Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. With my darker skin, I don’t think this eyeliner is pigmented enough for me… a lot of purples tend to blend into my skin and look brownish, and I think this one would experience the same fate. Bummer!

  2. If these weren’t so expensive, I’d be on them in a hot second.

  3. Crystal

    I recently purchased the shade ‘Rue Bonaparte’ for my waterline and it disappeared within an hour and a half. Such a shame because it was the perfect color for me too.

  4. Giselle E

    Although the wear time worries me, the color is absolutely perfect for me. Exactly what i’m looking for in a purple. Too bad its so expensive :(

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of stephanie stephanie

    this look like a perfect neutral purple to me-not too blue toned, not too red toned. i wanttttt.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Julie Jules

    It’s so hard to find a decent purple liner that doesn’t pull blue or black. I don’t think this is the one :(

  7. Eleanor

    I think I’m going to get this color just because I live near New Orleans.. So I’m glad the color is nice enough for me to actually want to use aha (: