NARS Khao San Road & Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliners Reviews, Photos, Swatches

NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner

The NARS Larger Than Life Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.02 oz.) range has two new shades releasing for spring. Khao San Road is permanent, while Puerta del Sol is limited edition.  They’re both really fun, bright pops of color that are perfect for adding oomph to any look, but I wish they were a little creamier and more pigmented.  They are buildable to varying degrees (Puerta del Sol more so than Khao San Road), and they were both long-wearing and didn’t smudge at any point (but gradually faded/thinned after eight hours).

Khao San Road is described as a “metallic aquamarine.” It’s a brightened, light-medium blue with silver sparkle. It had so-so color payoff in a single stroke and was buildable to mostly opaque color coverage. The formula is just lightly creamy, so it doesn’t smudge easily and dries and sets very quickly. It lasted for eight hours without fading or smudging on me. Sephora Collection Summer Cruise (23) (P, $9.00) is lighter. Chanel True Blue (57) (LE, $30.00) is similar. bareMinerals 4AM (LE, $15.00) is less sparkly. Tarina Tarantino Kanzashi is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Puerta del Sol is described as a “parrot green with shimmer.” It’s a grassy green with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted sheen. It is an eyeliner that really has to be layered and built-up in order to achieve more opaque color payoff. It wore well for eight hours before starting to thin. Ardency Inn Grass (P, $19.00) is warmer with no shimmer. Sephora Collection Indulge Yourself (22) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery. NARS Rue de Rivoli (P, $24.00) is much darker (included here more because it’s in the permanent range). See comparison swatches.

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Khao San Road Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner
NARS Puerta del Sol Larger Than Life Eyeliner

NARS Kauai Eyeshadow Duo
NARS: Kauai #1 (inner lid), China Seas #1 (middle of lid), China Seas #2 (outer lid),
Kauai #2 (crease), Khao San Road, Puerta del Sol on lower lash line

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

30 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

I’m so disappointed these didn’t rate better! I really love the shades and was going to get both but am now unsure! Is it the effort required to build up color that was the problem? Reading your review that seemed to be the issue (or the biggest one).
And, it looks like you put them both on the lower water line and slightly under the lashes. I’ve never done that? To build better color?
Thanks for the million reviews in the past few days. No idea how you do it!

I usually wear my eyeliner underneath my lashes – that’s just how I prefer to wear mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Not really to build better color or anything! The texture and color payoff could be better – NARS’ eyeliners aren’t my favorites, personally!

Thanks! That helps. I’ve bought a lot of Nars products over the years but only one eye linerโ€ฆa basic navy that is hard to mess up. I liked these colorsโ€ฆbut your review helped a lot!!!

How does Khao San Road compare to UD Radium liner (from holiday set 2/3 years ago, not sure if it’s permanent)? I’m guessing Khao San Road is lighter?

Puerta del Sol swatch looks disappointing. Khao San Road on the other hand? I’m all over it! I wear Abbey Road like all the time and this reminds me of a happier summertime version lol. I love the color!

Like I said in a previous post, that blue one looks similar to Kanzashi from Tarina Tarantino, which is nice! Not a bad grade either.

Omg, I just HAVE to get Khao San Road not just because it’s the name of one of the most famous roads in Bangkok, Thailand (where I’m from) but it’s also one of the most beautiful bright blues I’ve seen! Too bad it only gets a B but I’m buying it anyway, haha!

Thank you so much for reviewing this, Christine! <3

I’ve been to Khao San Road so that makes me want the eyeliner! It looks like a lovely colour too. I don’t have a blue shade like that anymore.

Pretty shades! I can only pull off if the shades are a bit more deeper. Not pull off exactly but prefer. I am more of browns,blacks,greys,deep bues and greens type I guess! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lovely shades nevertheless ๐Ÿ™‚

Although I love most things Nars, I never have any luck with their eye liners. I find they skip and are too dry, not a fan!

I went to sephora and played with the new colors and I loved khao San road. I’ve never used nars eyeliners before but the color is so lovely I might have to go make a purchase. I’m usually not the one to wear popping colors so the fact that it’s lightly pigmented could be a plus for me!
Thanks for the review!! And your make up looks sooo pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!