Not impressed. I bought it for the waterline. No staying power, color looked odd in my waterline :( med olive skin for ref...maybe it would work for lighter skin tones?
love the twist up/no sharpening & the fact that its a better shade than stark white, so 2 lippies for that...but returned this today. i found a much better inner rim liner in Rimmel's Scandaleyes in Nude! it lasts longer than Nars (nars had zero staying power on me) and is wayyy cheaper-i paid $3.00 at target (vs $24.50 at sephora for the nars!). its a bit more peachy than the nars and not as bright but it will do. rimmels version takes care of the job better! continued >>
For the color and effect it is worth repurchasing. The packaging is cheap and the plastic end broke from dropping it on the floor, so now it looks really cheap. But I like the goldish color which is way more natural than the white liners. It covers reddness and is a subtle highlight. Its not top of my list of must-have-always items, it wouldn't be awful to not have on hand. But its a nice extra and I would eventually repurchase if I ran out. Unless I found out there is a cheaper dupe. Its also smooth and I have no irritation and it doesn't bother me one bit to apply to my waterline.
This is a great twist-up pencil for the waterline. It's pretty much just a neutral shade (I personally think it's a tad yellow-toned, but that's okay since a lot of people will be using it to cover up/cancel out redness.) I've never really been a fan of putting white liner there because it looks unnatural. This gives a well-rested, refreshed look, even if you definitely aren't. As someone who stays up until around 2 am studying most nights, I can testify to this. I find it to be more than sufficiently pigmented, even for my puffy, pink study-eyes. Yes, it takes a little bit of tugging when applying. However, I consider this a fair trade for a long day of wear and very little fading. Additionally, it comes with a cute little plastic sharpener on the end opposite of the pencil part. This way, you can keep that nice, new-from-Sephora point without wrestling with a sharpener that's way too large or has a metal blade that could damage the plastic casing of the pencil. Goes for $24 at Sephora.
tl;dr- Highly-pigmented nude eyeliner helps reduce waterline redness all day (and students with unhealthy sleep habits are highly appreciative.)
Goes on smoothly, but it doesn't last very long! I find I have to reapply several times on my waterline. Also I think this look just makes me look weird. This is just not for me.... Packaging is nice, price is not.....
I bought this to put on my water line, but it has not been lasting very long. It disappears within an hour of putting it on. for 20+ dollars that is not worth paying in my mind. I am sticking with Rimmels Waterproof Eyeliner now as it is easier to put on, cheaper, and lasts much longer.
This WAS my holy nude waterproof eyeliner. but then I found the Rimmel Scandaleyes waterproof kohl kajal in 005 Nude. Rimmel is a shade darker and has to be sharpened. I prefer NARS packaging in that the liner is a twist up so never needs to be sharpened. I also prefer the lighter shade of NARS. Both last on my lower waterline. But NARS is $23 and Rimmel's is less than half the price on sale. While I'll use up my NARS and continue to enjoy it, I will not repurchase when the drugstore dupe is close enough for a fraction of the price.
Wanted to love, waited several weeks to give this an honest review but i will not repurchase. Glides smooth, widens and brightens the eye but for me just for a couple minutes. Idk maybe my waterline is too watery but after a couple minutes it curdles. It looks disgusting. I have to literally rub it off with a swab. the hunt continues for something that masks my reddish waterline. Also kind of pricey & i always bump the cap. A miss for me. continued >>
This is the only waterline pencil I have found that actually lasts. And, the color is the most natural I have found - much closer to skin color. I want it to look natural, just no redness and this pencil does it.
I've gone through nearly three of these- and I can't recommend them, unfortunately. The texture's great- very smooth, applies well to waterline.
Just doesn't stay there.
I need to reapply this many times throughout the day but I've also had problems with the packaging. I love twist-up pencils but two of these have broken; the end cap used to twist up the product has randomly snapped off twice. I usually really like NARS but when these break, it renders them useless unless you jimmy a bobby pin or something and twist it up. Not worth the price.
Also, in case anyone's very pale, this is still darker than my skin tone- a bit yellow/orangey. Looks good in waterline, not so awesome when it's directly on the skin.
Looking forward to trying the Rimmel.