NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) is described as a “seafoam green.” It’s a cool-toned, seafoam green with a matte finish. I don’t have too many mint/aqua eyeliners, but NARS Parrot Cay (which I always loved the look of but the wear left a lot to be desired) and Korres #12 are both similar–slightly lighter I would say.

The Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner is supposed to last for twelve hours without smudging or budging, and the formula is supposed to yield “rich, intense color.” It’s also a twist-up pencil with a built-in sharpener. In the past, I’ve found that many shades wear well for eight hours on the lash line, but twelve hours is pushing it–there is usually noticeable fading at that point (where the line of color looks thinner).

Barrow Street had good color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to more opaque color on the lash line. It actually wore incredibly well and may be one of the better-wearing shades I’ve tried; after eight hours, there was still the majority of the color on my water line, and my lash line remained the same. I’ll be testing it again for a full twelve-hours (I only had eight yesterday, and I forgot these are marketed as twelve-hour pencils!), so the longevity rating is tentative (it’s based on prior experience and yesterday’s wear compared to other shades). It can be a bit chalky, though, because of its light but bright base, and it tends to be the nature of the beast (err, this kind of color). I think from afar, it’s rather brightening and eye-opening, and it doesn’t read chalky. Β It is lightly creamy, enough that it didn’t feel like it tugged or pulled when I applied it, but it could stand to be slightly softer/creamier.

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NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner
NARS Barrow Street Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner

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All the way through this review I thought “no… no… no…” and then I got to the real life shots of it on your eyes and now it’s in my Sephora cart. Ha!

I love mint, and this is such a great unexpected color for a liner! I really like both of the looks you’ve paired it with — I’m guessing the colors are the shadows from NARS Summer 2013? Can’t wait to see the rest of your reviews πŸ™‚

I didn’t think I’d want anything from this collection, but when I saw the Sneak Peek for Euphrate last night, I began to reconsider. Now that I’ve seen this paired with the shadow, I want them both. The really interesting thing is, I absolutely do not do pale, soft shades like these, but I can see the two being a quick look on days I can’t be bothered, to really brighten up my face. Well, at least with NARS there’s time to play around with the idea…

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. And I love the pairing with Euphrate- such a gorgeous look! I really want to pick up both shades! And I want the lipstick! Oh boy!

Finally tried it in person after liking how it looked on you in this post – I hated it on myself! So sad, since it’s an eyeliner in my favourite colour πŸ™

You say this is not limited edition. I noticed they don’t have this on the Nars web site anymore (doesn’t show up at all, not just sold out). Is it possible this IS limited Edition after all?

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