Best & Worst of NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a new, permanent range of eyeliners available in 16 shades, which are ranked from best to worst. The formula is supposed to have “12-hour wear” that is “humidity” and “sweat-proof” while also being “water-resistant” and “transfer-resistant.”

The texture definitely felt a bit gel-like, as intended, as the product glided across my skin without tugging or dragging, and the pigmentation seemed a bit inkier and richer. They’re creamier–but not too creamy–than previous iterations of the formula, and they wore significantly better than most of NARS’ pencils have for me.

Some shades lasted longer than others, but most shades were semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation, comfortable to apply, went on evenly, and were easy to use. Most lasted for eight to ten hours on my lower lash line with wear on my water line being six to eight hours in most instances. They didn’t fade/thin on me cleanly; they did migrate to the outer corner (occasionally the inner corner), though.


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Mariella Avatar

These cost considerably more than my beloved Sephora pencils but I loved the look of Mulholland Drive so much (folk are probably tired of me talking about this) so I splurged and bought it; I couldn’t be happier and plan to pick up another one in the VIB Rouge sale. Sephora’s Cappuccino is listed as a dupe for it and while it’s a holy grail product for me, I find it quite a bit different from MD. I’ve not bothered with any of the others in this line as they’re either shades I don’t like or they’re just not unique but I’m so loving Mulholland Drive.

Christie Avatar

Do you know if the black liner is good for tightlining the upper and lower waterlines?
Also, any and all recommendations for the best eyeliners for tightlining the waterlines is greatly appreciated.

Genevieve Avatar

The only shade I was really impressed with was Mulholland Drive and I think it is the kind of shade that would turn out to be used a lot as it works well with most other eye shadows you would be wearing. As per NARS the results are up and down, but at least there weren’t any offensive names for the products, just the streets of Hollywood, I gather.

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