|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.....
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
burned my eyes.............
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Holy Grail!! This is the perfect color for the waterline. It stays on for a long time, and is easy to apply. I havent found anything as good as this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Meh...I swapped mine away. I don't have anything against the product's formula. It glided on fine, it seemed to last a good while. However, while I purchased it in hopes it would brighten my eyes and make me look more awake, it just made my eyes look funny and somehow more tired, haha. Plus, it is expensive for what you get. An okay product, seems to work for a lot of people, but I was underwhelmed.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my go-to for early mornings. Putting it on my waterline instantly wakes up my eyes and makes me look rested and refreshed. It fades away slowly, after about 6 hours or so. Iíll continue to buy this eyeliner for as long as NARS makes it. Itís definitely an essential in my makeup bag!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I finally got this pencil after waiting weeks for the makeup store I go to to re-stock, and I'm glad I was patient because Rue Bonaparte is a very flattering beige skin colour which suits my NC20 neutral skin tone.
Before purchasing it, I swatched it on my hand in the shop and was initially concerned that it was too beige looking. However, I bought it anyway and tried it on at home: I'm happy I did because it looks very natural on me. It really does open up your eyes and make you look awake without giving you ridiculous looking eyes that a white pencil would.
It glides on easily and it lasts many hours.
It's very expoensive but the pencil is quite long, so I can see it lasting a while. Very happy with this purchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Fine Eyes: Green
I was looking for this product for such a long time, had to travel abroad to get it and payed nearly 30 euro for it. The pencil is such a disappointment! The color is OK., but it is very dry, hard to apply pencil, drags on the lids and leaves dry and hard to blend residue, rather then line. On waterline it disappears within an hour. I simply cannot find any use for this disaster. What a fool I am to spend this amount money, but I really need to open my very deep set eyes, so I guess I keep looking.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Black
I love this eyeliner! Its everything everyone else said it is...It brightens, concealers redness on the waterline, and I put this on before 6 AM and it stays put all day! The only downside of this is its very expensive...I don't know how long it will last but ive used it everyday since i bought it 2 weeks ago and ive only had to twist it up once i believe, So hopefully the amount of wear ill get out of this will match up with the price!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Simply a must-have product. Even my mum who isn't really a makeup person went out and purchased it after she saw it on me.
It gives me a wide-eyed look and even helps darker smoky eyes look less severe and more neatly done.
The flesh tone is so much more natural than a white liner on the waterline.
Its' staying power varies on me depending on how badly my summer allergies are affecting my eyes. On a good day I don't worry about it budging but if my eyes are especially teary then I will usually carry it with me to retouch whenever necessary.
The packaging is the forever my favourite sleek and classy black and white NARS packaging and the fact that it's a twist-up liner instead of a sharpened liner makes it worth every single penny.
It's the best waterline liner I've ever used and I'll be sticking with it for the foreseeable future.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is perhaps the most perfect inner corner, waterline liner on the planet. I loved MUFE 23L for this, but it is shimmery and I decided I wanted something matte. Enter NARS Rue Bonaparte. It is a great peachy beige matte eyeliner (I am Nw20). As all have said before me, it really does give you that bright eyed awake look without the "off" coloring that many brighteners seem to have. I have two complaints about it which is why I did not give it 5 lippies. I really expected this to be much more creamy than it is...it's not bad, but given all the "it's creamy" comments, I now think they are talking about the look and not the feel. And second, this is A LOT of money for an eyeliner. But if it works and is HG...what are you going to do? :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Wow, this is worth the hype! I was swatching all the Nars eyeliners and was really impressed by Rue Bonaparte's staying power. It REALLY does not come off and doesn't smear when I rub at it. (It comes off easily with makeup remover though, no worries!)
The color of this liner is a very matte, light beige - not quite white, but bright enough to show up well against my NC25 skin. Like everyone else, I usually use this for my waterline when I want my eyes to look 'bigger'. It sometimes works for my inner corners, too, but I usually need to layer a shimmery or white eyeshadow on top for more 'umph' there. I have the Too Faced Mineral Water Eye Brightening Pencil as a comparison, and that one doesn't have NEARLY the same lasting power as Rue Bonaparte and also pulls pink / cool.
I love that there is no sharpening needed with this pencil. It's a twist-up, which is something that saves a lot of time and stress.