NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner Review, Swatch

NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner Review, Swatch

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Claims :
Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner takes liner to the next level. Rich, creamy color that glides on smoothly with a completely Smudgeproof finish. Incomparable 12-hour wear with no smearing and no caking. Deeply dramatic shades named for the most iconic streets in the world.

  • Long-wearing
  • Achieves rich, intense color
  • Twist up delivery and built-in sharpener

Fransisco’s insight :
Eyeliner always makes a woman look beautiful because it accentuates the shape of the eyes. It’s very pure and graphic. I like the modernity of it.

Price : US $24 / Rs 1,465


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My Experience with NARS Via Veneto Eyeliner :

I am sucker for black eyeliner pencils and when I got to know that Via Vento is one of the Cult Favs by NARS, I had to give it a go! 🙂

I would start by saying that this is not the best eyeliner I have used considering how hyped the product is. Via Veneto is a beautiful matte black eyeliner. I was expecting it to be a deep dark black but I find MAC Smolder and Bobbi Brown Jet blacker than this. Even Maybelline Colossal Kajal is blacker than this.  For some this may be a pro but I like my blacks to be very black.

It’s a twist up pencil. It comes with a tiny sharpener, which is fixed at the end of the pencil. It definitely makes life easier.

The pencil is smooth, glides on easily and sets quickly. If you have to do smokey eye with the pencil. I suggest that you do one eye at a time. Because if you apply eyeliner on both eyes and then think of smudging them, you’d have a hard time smudging. I use it on waterline as well. It stays on for around 2 hours on my waterline and then pretty much fades with mere trace of liner here and there. However, when applied on lower lash line and upper lash line, it has an impressive stay of good 8 + hours. It does not budge. That’s the longest I have worn and I was impressed to see that the liner was still there pretty much intact. Especially, on the lower lash line the liner had not travelled all the way down to my lower eyes. The staying power on the upper lash line is definitely more intense than the lower lash line at the end of the day.

It is creamy . Glides on easily. No tugging. Does not cause any irritation. Sets beautifully on upper and lower lash lines.

I lovvved how well it stays but I personally prefer my liners to be very black. Also, I am someone who uses eyeliner on waterline a lot and this liner does not really pass my waterline test. I don’t have very watery eyes still the liner does not hold too well. Not that you cannot carry your liner with your and do touch ups but I was expecting it to stay longer than mere 2 hours.

If you like your liners to be medium black and don’t mind the waterline part, I think it’s a great eyeliner . Because the staying power on skin is just epic. It’s very fool proof.

Repurchase, probably no but I would surely enjoy using it till it lasts. Might darken it by mixing and matching it with eyeshadows and other liners. 🙂

Rating : 3.9/5

nars larger than life long wear-eyeliner via veneto review, swatch, EOTD

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Hand Swatch

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Eye Makeup using Via Veneto. I have used Via Veneto both on upper lash line and waterline and smudged gently with a clean pencil brush to get soft application. As you would notice that the liner is not super intense on waterline. This pic was taken almost half an hour of applying the eyeliner on waterline. Within 2 hours, it pretty much fades on the waterline. But it stayed AS IT IS on the upper lash line and there was some fading on the lower lash line…even though I had not used much line on the lower lash line.

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18 thoughts on “NARS Via Veneto Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner Review, Swatch

  1. The name is very interesting, twist up pencils are a boon and comes with a sharpener attached is really nice,its sad to see such an average pigmentation and lasting power from such a brand *scared* lovely EOTD and amazing cicks 🙂

  2. I always walk up to the NARS counter, look at this, look at the price, and walk back to UD 😛 Makes me happy I didn’t pick it up…I like my liners dark, dark, dark!

    Lovely pics Rati : ))

  3. I have been into make up ever since started obsession wid ur smokeyy looks.. *shy* Thanx to u for introducing one such beautiful smoky kajal liner BB.. *puchhi* cudnt ask anymore from my destiny.. totally blessed.. *puchhi*
    loved it on u… I am into smokey eyes these days courtesy ur droolworthy effortless eye tutes.. *thankyou* *puchhi*

  4. WOW Rati

    this looks superfab on your extra gorgeous eyes 🙂

    But the staying power isn’t that impressive… I am sure u wud make it work somehow…

    *clap* *clap* *clap* *clap*

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