NARS Mambo, Via Veneto, Gran Via High-Pigment Eyeliners Reviews & Swatches

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

Mambo

NARS Mambo High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep, red-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, which built up easily to full coverage with a second pass. The texture was smooth and glided across my lash line with ease, though it didn’t feel overly wet/creamy. I was able to smudge the edge slightly, but I’d recommend working one eye at a time if smudging was desired. The color stayed on well for eight hours on my lower lash line before migrating noticeably to the outer corner of my eye, while it lasted for six hours on my water line.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.03 oz. - $800.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear' that is "humidity-proof," "sweat-proof, "water-resistant, and "transfer-resistant" paired with "high pigment." 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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Ingredients

DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC WAX · TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · C20-24 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE · PHENYLPROPYLDIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · POLYETHYLENE · CALCIUM SILICATE · DISILOXANE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID · DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE · PROPYLENE CARBONATE · CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · SILICA · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · TIN OXIDE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · CARMINE (CI 75470) · FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)] ·

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NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner

Via Veneto

NARS Via Veneto High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered evenly and smoothly to my lash line without tugging or dragging. The texture was creamy without being too slippery, and it was easy to smudge for the first five to ten seconds after application. It wore well for seven and a half hours on my lower waterline and lower lash line before I there was noticeable product that had migrated to the outer corner.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.03 oz. - $800.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear' that is "humidity-proof," "sweat-proof, "water-resistant, and "transfer-resistant" paired with "high pigment." 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.

Browse all of our NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC WAX · TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · C20-24 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · PHENYLPROPYLDIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE · POLYETHYLENE · CALCIUM SILICATE · DISILOXANE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID · DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE · PROPYLENE CARBONATE · SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE · CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE · SILICA · TIN OXIDE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)] ·

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NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner
NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner

Gran Via

NARS Gran Via High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner ($24.00 for 0.03 oz.) is an intense, inky black with cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeliner was richly pigmented with a smooth, gel-like texture that glided easily across my skin but didn’t feel too wet or creamy. It applied comfortably to my lower water line and lower lash line, though it definitely started to migrate to the outer corner within eight and a half hours of wear with six-hour wear on my lower water line.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.03 oz. - $800.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour wear' that is "humidity-proof," "sweat-proof, "water-resistant, and "transfer-resistant" paired with "high pigment." 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.

Browse all of our NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE · SYNTHETIC WAX · TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · C20-24 ALKYL DIMETHICONE · PHENYLPROPYLDIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE · POLYETHYLENE · CALCIUM SILICATE · DISILOXANE · PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE · RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT · CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE · POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID · DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE · PROPYLENE CARBONATE · [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): MICA · TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · BLACK 2 (CI 77266) (NANO) · FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77499)] ·

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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That rich, warm brown of Mambo sure seems like something I would enjoy using in with my warmer neutral eye looks!

If Gran Via had lasted as well as MJ Blacquer, I might have given it a shot as an upper lashline tightliner.

The Mambo shade is one I like, but not the matte finish. When looking at the Dupe list, I spotted the Stila Spice Smudge liner and that shade was more to my taste.

Unlike the Mulholland Drive pencil, these all look pretty ordinary and dupe-able at a much lower price point so easy passes for me.

Liner has traditionally not been a strong suit for Nars. Have these improved? Yes, a bit. But there are far better choices on the market, even in-stash. Not even any unique colors, this far. Workhorses that don’t quite pull their weight.

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