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.
The average rating based on all reviewed shade(s) in this formula is shown below.
High pigment. High precision. High style. There’s no holding back. New High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliner delivers unprecedented intensity in just one swipe. Blendable, gel-like formula glides on with comfortable ease, instantly depositing rich color that sets in exactly where you want it and wears for up to 12 hours. Sharpenable tip defines waterlines and smokes out lash lines. Available in 16 shades, from matte to metallic. Persistent. Resistant. Irresistible. Stop at nothing.
1 Written Reviews
By Mariella 1 month ago.
While I don't like the price tag of this pencil compared with my beloved Sephora pencil liners, Mulholland Drive is such a lovely and flattering shade that I'm glad I bought it. It applies smoothly and evenly and deposits a perfect amount of colour. The rich bronze-y brown shade is just perfect for me. The only reason I rated it as "too little product" is because of the price (the pencil itself is pretty much the standard amount for a pencil liner).