August 7, 2019

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners

For Fall 2019, NARS has launched a new eyeliner range! Available in 16 shades, the High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners offer intense color payoff in just one swipe and 12 hours of wear. In addition, the gel-like formula is said to be water-resistant and transfer-resistant!

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NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Fall 2019 Review Photos Swatches

These pencils are very creamy, they glide on the skin without tugging! But I suggest to only do one eye at a time, as the formula dries fast and doesn't budge once it sets.

I haven't noticed any transfer on my upper lid, and I have this problem with most eye pencils. I have to say that I always use an eyeshadow primer and add a bit of powder on my lids though, which helps a little!

And yes, they are water-resistant too!

But the thing that surprised me the most is how well they last on the waterline! The High-Pigment Eyeliners are awesome for waterline application, they last all day on me (more than 8 hours)!

They wear off a little bit on the outer corner of my eyes (on the waterline), but the product doesn't budge anywhere else. In fact, I need to use makeup remover to remove the pencil on my waterline at the end of the day, and it's not something I have to do very often.

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Fall 2019 Photos

Out of the 14 shades I've tried out, only two of them were more difficult to work with: Santa Monica Boulevard and Rue Bonaparte. They are very patchy and if I try to apply a second layer, they flake off. With that being said, they are perfectly fine for the waterline.

The following shades are perfect in every way: The Strip, Grafton Street, Haight-Ashbury, Mambo, Last Frontier and Gran Via. They are creamy and highly pigmented in just one pass, and they don't look streaky!

The other 6 shades (Sunset Boulevard, Broadway, Ocean Drive, Park Avenue, Mulholland Drive, Night Porter) are slightly less pigmented and a bit streaky, but it's not a dealbreaker for me. I simply wait a few seconds and apply a second layer to achieve maximum color payoff.

My favorite shades? Haight-Ashbury, Mambo, Last Frontier, Grafton Street and Gran Via!

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Fall 2019 Review Haight Park Mullholland Mambo Last Night Gran
Left to right: Haight-Ashbury, Park Avenue, Mulholland Drive, Mambo, Last Frontier, Night Porter and Gran Via.

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Swatches Ashbury Avenue Drive Frontier Porter Via

Haight-Ashbury is a medium grey with a matte finish.

Park Avenue is a deep navy blue with a matte finish.

Mulholland Drive is a bronze brown with a sparkly shimmery finish.

Mambo is a warm chocolate brown with a matte finish.

Last Frontier is a deep espresso brown with a matte finish.

Night Porter is a deep teal with a sparkly finish.

Gran Via is a black with a matte finish.

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Fall 2019 Review Ocean Broadway Grafton Rue Santa Sunset
Left to right: Sunset Boulevard, The Strip, Santa Monica Boulevard, Rue Bonaparte, Grafton Street, Broadway and Ocean Drive.

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Swatches Boulevard Strip Monica Bonaparte Street Drive

Sunset Boulevard is a golden yellow with a sparkly finish.

The Strip is a light silver with a metallic finish.

Santa Monica Boulevard is a white with a matte finish.

Rue Bonaparte is a peachy beige with a matte finish.

Grafton Street is a deep green with a matte finish.

Broadway is a warm plum with a shimmery finish.

Ocean Drive is a cobalt blue with a matte finish.

NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners Pencils Fall 2019 Review Photos

The NARS High-Pigment Longwear Eyeliners retail for $33 CAD for 1.1g and are available at Sephora and Nordstrom.

(I received these products in order to evaluate them and give my opinion, but rest assured that my comments are always honest and impartial. This post contains affiliate links.)


  1. These are really pretty. I've surprisingly never tried any nars liners. I like the large colour selection.

    1. NARS eye pencils have been hit and miss for me, but I love this new formula!


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