Road Test: Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

For 2 years now, I’ve been looking for a flesh-toned eyeliner for the water line. I looked for a cheaper alternative but couldn’t find any so I took the plunge.

This is quite expensive. It’s Php 1,200+ at Rustans ($23/ Php 950+ on the website). But I won a Php 500 coupon from House of Flair, now her we are.

Here it is on the waterline of my right eye:

NARS Rue Bonaparte
NARS Rue Bonaparte on my left waterline (your right).

Here’s a swatch on my wrist:

Road Test: Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Rue Bonaparte

Impressions:

– It did a great job cancelling out the pink
– Made my eye look bigger, brighter and less tired; and,
– It wasn’t as stark as a white eyeliner would look.

It lasted around 5 to 6 hours (fading started by the 4th hour).

NARS Rue Bonaparte

I think it’s a good product. But I haven’t used it enough to tell if I like it that much to buy again considering how expensive it is without a coupon.

EDIT: Haven’t been using this, I think I’m allergic.

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10 Comments

  1. I hope you find one cheaper than this, I've been looking for one since forever.

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  2. CarmisCaprice

    Hi Rae!I definitely agree on this: Not as stark as a white eyeliner would look! Would consider using flesh-toned eyeliner, too!

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  3. Thanks! That's courtesy of Lizzie (pretty-ugly.me)Ok, either Shiseido or Estee Lauder Double Wear

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  4. herroyalbleakness

    I love Scatterbraintures' new look! :)Re: Shiseido sun protect liq foundie shades — you might want to ask for SP40 and 50. SP50 has a hint of pink in it when compared to SP40 (na medyo orange-y naman when i swatched it). Darkest shades are SP60 and 70.

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  5. @Ile, I discovered one but it's not available here, the brand is pixibeauty or pixi cosmetics… 😦

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  6. I was supposed to buy Stila, but when I consulted Pammy, I found out that it melts in our weather.

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  7. @Lawrence, good to have you back.

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  8. Lawrence

    hi Rae, just making a come back into blogging

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  9. herroyalbleakness

    I used to have Stila's Kajal liner in Topaz which is a few pesos cheaper than this and looks nice on the waterline. Rue Bonaparte is flesh-er though. Topaz has a hint of pink in it, although subtly, and looks most natural on those with super fair skin.

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  10. Hmm.. it looks like I'll be getting this in the long run too, although not anytime soon I suppose because of it's price. But I haven't found a cheaper alternative either. 😦http://ahintofsunlight.blogspot.com/

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