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Eyeliner - NARS - Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner - Via Veneto

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rated 3.5(53 reviews)

  • Average Rating: 3.5
  • 52% would buy again
  • Package Quality: 3.8
  • Price: $$$

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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 2/21/2015 8:11:00 PM More reviews by xpgr1

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Black

When I got this, I was so excited after hearing all the rave reviews it had on youtube. However, with the experience I had I am left totally confused. I honestly think something was wrong with mine because it just seems so off from what others are saying. This is not only the worst eyeliner I've ever tried, but one of the worst products. When I opened it, it was fine. I would say it performed like a mediocre eyeliner. It lasted all day, but the pigment was not great. I was determined to make this work, though. I started to notice, though, that it was drying out rather quickly. Weird for a pencil eyeliner, right? Anyways, I put it away for a little while and when I revisited it again a short while later I was confronted not with an eyeliner, but what can only described as rock shaped like an eyeliner. When it hurt my eyes and no pigment came off because it was so hard and dry, I thought that perhaps warming it up on the back of my hand would help. You know how you get that faint white line when you scratch your fingernail against your skin? That's what happened when I tried this. I'm trying to think of positives for this and the best I can come up with is that it at least was a mediocre eyeliner for about two months before drying out. But I'm not sure if something was wrong with mine because mine seems to be quite a unique experience. I'm not going to buy it again, though, just in case this is how the eyeliner really is. Based on my experience, I am going to say to stay far away from this eyeliner but I have a suspicion that mine could have bad. Also, a lot of people have had success with it so I say if you really want to you should try it.

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rated 3 of 5 on 2/20/2015 10:50:00 PM More reviews by gluk1

Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Eyeliner didn't work for me for a variety of reasons. The color itself is a soft black, definitely nowhere near as pigmented as Urban Decay's Perversion, or Milani's Liquifeye in black. It also irritated my eyes, and I wear contacts. Overall, wouldn't repurchase.

Pros: twist up eyeliner, no sharpening needed!
Cons: flaked everywhere, I could see it on my under eye with tiny specks of black, not a good look. It's on the drier side of eyeliners, difficult to smudge.

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rated 5 of 5 on 2/4/2015 9:12:00 PM More reviews by makeupstuffs

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Green

This is the longest lasting pencil eyeliner ive found. For reference urban decay is a smudgy mess on me. I have oil pretty much everywhere. I love it for drawing the top line too, stays put and i NEVER use pencil for the top due to my oilyness but this is the only one i can. BUT if you want something to smudge or smoke out this is too hard for that. Its not that type of pencil you need to be firm with this. If you want softer but good lasting power perhaps mac prolongwear in definedly black. Thats softer. This is more like loreal infalliable if you want a drugstore option. Really smudgey one is the urban decay, much softer pencil for me a mess, for many a pleasure to use. Toodles

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/20/2015 8:49:00 AM More reviews by garstrieper

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Red, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

These are the only pencil liners that stay put on my waterline and don't transfer to my upper eyelids. Love these! I only wish, and I know that's why they stay, that they were a little creamier.

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rated 4 of 5 on 1/11/2015 11:07:00 PM More reviews by OrangeMintPop

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other

Via Veneto is a pitch black matte eye liner from NARS. It is a twist up (mechanical) pencil and the claim is that it last for 12 hours. This does not glide on smoothly, the texture is harder than the make up forever eyeliner and the Urban Decay 24/7. I tested this out for over 24 hours and this does last with minimum smudging on the upper lash line. However for the waterline it smudged within 3 hours. Check out my video for the before and after pictures.

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rated 5 of 5 top reviewer on 1/8/2015 9:40:00 PM More reviews by Vittoriak

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown

I use this eyeliner for lining my upper water line every day. No smudges, ever. I put this one early in the morning and usually remove my makeup at 9/10 p.m.. Never once find any black smudges under my eyes. This stuff is fantastic.

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rated 3 of 5 on 8/19/2014 8:40:00 PM More reviews by wrocamora

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

This eyeliner was not worth the price I paid for it. Despite it's long-wearing claims, I find that it smudges easily on my oily eyelids and waterline. I have tried far more pigmented liners that stay put from Urban Decay, Stila, MUFE, and even the drugstore. I do like that it is quite creamy and that it is a twist up pencil.

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rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 7/14/2014 4:53:00 AM More reviews by aznmnkygrl808

Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown

- Creamy but sets quick.
- twist up do you don't have to sharpen
- dark, black color
- stays put on water line
- does not smudge

- pricey
- if you're looking for something as dark as urban decay's perversion, this isn't as dark as the UD eye liner
- many dupes out there (prestige total intensity eyeliner in "black" is an awesome and affordable eyeliner)

Overall, I would repurchase!!

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rated 3 of 5 on 6/26/2014 6:15:00 AM More reviews by Claire2612

Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I wanted to LOVE this product...and the SA said that she sold this eyeliner to a lot of Asian girls and swore it wouldn't smudge. It doesn't smudge. BUT this eyeliner unfortunately irritated my eyes terribly :( I tight lined my upper waterline and my eyes started watering and the next day I woke up with red puffy eyes and some conjunctivitis. Yuck. I thought maybe I was sick but after searching online it was obvious I had had an reaction to the eyeliner.

So...if you are after a smudge proof eyeliner - and trust me I have tried a lot of eyeliners and this is the first one that doesn't smudge...! Buy this. It just didn't work for me - but not because it smudged but because of a stupid allergic reaction :(

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rated 5 of 5 on 6/4/2014 1:27:00 AM More reviews by Andtaylorr

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Best black eye liner hands down I've ever tried. I've tried countless eyeliners in my lower and upper waterline and everything seems to smudge/smear off. And I have Asian eyes so it's hard to find a good black eyeliner to put on my waterline. and nothing compares to this eyeliner. When I put this eyeliner on it says in my water line all day, this thing won't budge! It's not a smudge able eyeliner! The liner comes with a twist bottom so you don't have to sharpen every time! Will repurchase!

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