NARS Velvet Eyeliners Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner
NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a deep black with a satin finish. It had rich color payoff in one stroke, and it was easy to layer and build as desired, too–it didn’t lift or cause the color to streak. It was creamy enough to be comfortable to apply, but it didn’t migrate or move around immediately. The color wore for eight hours overall. MAC Flourish Me Deep (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). MAC Point Black (P, $25.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Stila Stingray (PiP, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). Maybelline Deep Onyx (P, $9.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is less glossy (95% similar). KVD Beauty Skully (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (PiP, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Graphblack (PiP, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Definitely Black (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Jet (LE, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Black (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is warmer (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood (Matte) (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Sephora Clubbing Stilettos (PiP, $10.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Inmortal (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, violet-purple with cool, bluish undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was buildable to a minor degree, but it was hard to get fully opaque coverage out of this shade. It could have also applied more evenly. The color started to migrate noticeably after seven and a half hours of wear. NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Purple Reign (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Champs (LE, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Descanso (DC, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine (P, $25.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android (DC, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). KVD Beauty Homie (PiP, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Curacao Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a bright, cyan blue with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in one pass, and the consistency was soft enough to be comfortable, but the edge was firm enough to get a really crisp, even line of color. The color wore well for almost nine hours on me, which made it one of the longer-wearing shades in the range. ColourPop Bee Sting (P, $5.00)(95% similar). ColourPop Bee Sting (DC, $7.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Lady Lagoon (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Satellite (P, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Stila Cobalt (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). MAC Hi-Def Cyan (P, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Vivid (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Arctic Skies (LE, $8.99) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

NARS Darklight Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a dark, muted navy blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. The color payoff was good, though not fully opaque (and it didn’t layer and build to opaque fo rme). The texture was lightly creamy but seemed to have a little more slip, so it sometimes looked streaky applied–that streakiness was more noticeable if I applied a thicker line of color, whereas a thin line made it so thin that it wasn’t noticeable except in a magnifying mirror! This shade started to migrate to the outer corners of my lash line after seven and a half hours of wear. Haus Labs Navy Matte (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Bionic Bae (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Park Avenue (P, $24.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Blackened Sapphire (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). About Face Blue is the New Black (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Midnight Blue (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Indian Ink (LE, $16.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Super Blue (Matte) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop DTLA (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Navy or Die (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop DTLA (P, $7.00) is darker (90% similar). Wayne Goss Blue Sapphire (P, $14.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Maybelline Striking Navy (P, $9.99) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Push (P, $20.00)(90% similar). Giorgio Armani #3 (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Waveline (DC, $16.00) is glossier (90% similar). MAC Waveline (P, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Stila Midnight Blue (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Sabbath (DC, $22.00) is glossier (85% similar). Sephora Navy Shimmer (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | NARS Velvet Liner ($24.00 for 0.04 oz.) is supposed to be creamy, “richly pigmented,” and “softly blendable.” It’s a new, permanent formula for fall, and it is available in eight shades. They are soft enough that they don’t tug or drag on the lash line, and they don’t feel sharp either, despite being a much firmer pencil eyeliner (not waxy like a lot of popular formulas) and tended to be more pigmented in one stroke. Some shades lasted for seven hours, while some lasted closer to nine hours.

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NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner
NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner
NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner

NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner
NARS Black Moon Velvet Liner

NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner
NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner

NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner
NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner

NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner
NARS Blue Lotus Velvet Liner

NARS Curacao Velvet Liner
NARS Curacao Velvet Liner

NARS Curacao Velvet Liner
NARS Curacao Velvet Liner

NARS Curacao Velvet Liner
NARS Curacao Velvet Liner

NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
NARS Darklight Velvet Liner

NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
NARS Darklight Velvet Liner

NARS Darklight Velvet Liner
NARS Darklight Velvet Liner

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Nika99 Avatar

Which do you like better Christine Blue Moon or Perversion?I have personally never found another black pencil that compares to the dark rich color that Perversion has.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

Very fun colors. I was confused by all the UD Perversion comparisons until I realized that they were all different formulas. I think I have plenty that are dupes or close enough that I don’t need these. I almost exclusively use UD 24/7 pencils, I bought the vault. The exception is GWP and beauty boxes so I have tried others. Colors are such fun, especially for eyes.

Hildegard Avatar

I’m really looking forward to swatch these myself. Most eyeliner formulas are either too dry and hard on the eyelids or too soft and up smudging all over my eyes. Black Moon and Darklight are very appealing, but my absolute favourite from this line is Mambo.

Erin Avatar

I love the more satiny finishes on liners as long as they wear well. Blackmoon and Darklight are quite pretty. I tend to prefer thinner liner these days and slightly smudged so I think I could make Darklight work. I will be heavily considering it for fall.

Dreamer19 Avatar

Hi Christine!

Have you tried these on your waterline? I’d be interested in how they wore.
I’m on a quest for a long lasting liner for my waterline that doesn’t transfer to my lower waterline. Bare Minerals round the clock fits the bill, but it’s getting finished and as far as I know it’s discontinued.
Thanks!

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