Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nars Eyeliner Stylo

Stylo pen eyeliners are among my favorite makeup items in the world. They are easy to use and deliver great results with minimum work or skill. That's why I had high hopes and expectations from the new Nars Eyeliner Stylo.

The best thing about this pen is the super-fine tip. It really is the slimmest I've tried so far. The Nars Stylo lets you go right into the lash line and draw the thinnest possible line, which is great for a subtle, elegant look.

However-(You knew there was a "however" coming)- The pen doesn't flow, the pigment is thin and I'm finding myself having to apply a lot more pressure than I like when applying, just to be able to draw a consistent line. The result is far less precise than it should have been and not very impressive.

You can see the comparison between three stylo pen black eyeliners: the new Nars, Le Metier de Beaute and Lancome Artliner. If I didn't know better I'd think the Nars was simply old and dry, but it's a just-released product and the newest one among the three in the picture (the Lancome Artliner is actually the oldest one).

Bottom line: I try this stuff so you don't have to do it.

Nars Eyeliner Stylo ($27) is available from Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and I bought it from the latter.

All photos are mine.


  1. I love the look of these. The only ones I've been able to check out are MACs and Lancomes, but I didn't buy any. I like my pencil liners =)

  2. I'm looking for a good stylo, because for me it's faster and easier than an eye-liner. However, I'm a bit scared now, after Chantecaille's stylo (and their other eye products) gave me heavily irritated, red bunny eyes.

  3. Wow you would honestly think that they Lancome one was the newest! The few that I have tried always smell like marker pens, does the NARS one?

  4. I was at Nars yesterday and although they were sold out of the stylo so I couldn't take one home I loved it! I put it on without a problem. Perhaps yours was a lemon? Just a thought!


I love comments and appreciate the time you take to connect with me, but please do not insert links to your blog or store. Those will be deleted. The comment feature is not intended to provide an advertising venue for your blog or your commercial site.

Related Posts Widget