NARS Blue Lotus is a very cool-toned, medium purple with a matte finish. It is a permanent eyeliner that retails for $24.00 and contains 0.04 oz.
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. Marc Jacobs Beauty Purple Reign (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS St. Marks Place (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Amethyst Android (DC, $15.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Grape)vine (P, $25.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Descanso (DC, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). KVD Beauty Homie (PiP, $10.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Melt Cosmetics Utterly Alone (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Velvet Eyeliners add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly, creating the perfect base for smoky lids or a fine line for a bold look.