NARS Holiday 2011: The Larger Than Life Eyeliners in St. Marks Place and Campo De’ Fiori Make Quite a Team

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Like other classic pairings — peanut butter and chocolate, Lady and the Tramp, Ryan Gosling and shirtless-ness — the purple and bronze Larger Than Life Eyeliners ($23 each) in the new NARS Holiday 2011 collection are even better together than they are apart.

If you haven’t tried any of the Larger Than Life liners yet, the cosmetics camaraderie between vibrant violet St. Marks Place (has a matte finish) and shimmery bronze Campo De’ Fiori, the only two liners in the holiday release, makes them a great place to start.

Both of these highly pigmented, super soft liners cling to lash and water lines like raindrops cling to roses. I applied both of them before lunch yesterday, and they were still hanging tough a full eight hours later.

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I haven’t had an opportunity to put their water resistance through a rigorous test like the nervous breakdown I had in the middle of heavy traffic a while back, but since the other colors managed it well, I see no reason why these wouldn’t also be up to the task.

If you’re curious about eye color and looking for ways to incorporate more of it into your looks, here’s one idea: apply purple St. Marks along your upper lashes, and bronze Campo along your lower lashes and at the inner corners of your eyes (the sides closest to your nose). I’m wearing both of them here with a smokey blue/bronze/gray eye (using the NARS Mandchourie Eyeshadow Duo from this same collection), but you could just as easily wear them with other colors or have them fly solo on bare lids.


nars st marks place campo de fiori

nars st marks place campo de fiori


I think they also play well with the rest of the blues, browns and reds in the holiday collection, which is great if you’ve found any other products in the release that you like.

Some pairings just work, ya know? Detectives Stabler and Benson were capable crime fighters by themselves…but when they teamed up, BAM! Look out evildoers of New York, New York (still missin’ ya, Christopher Meloni!). πŸ™‚

PRICE: $23 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to NARS counters and available now online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (based on the other colors I’ve tried, I’m assuming a five-hour wear time along the water line)

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  1. Lisa says:

    Wow Karen!
    I’ve never tried NARS eyeliners, but I really dig the gold.

  2. Christy says:

    I’m liking St. Mark’s Place. I can’t find myself to purchase one because I have almost every shade of the rainbow in UD 24/7 liners. NARS is really stepping up their offerings though with their Larger Than Life collections. I might just have to try πŸ˜‰
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  3. vonnie says:

    both are soooo pretty…i really have too few nars products
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  4. Jessi says:

    If I didn’t already own a million zillion eyeliners I would buy both of these!

    How has your Friday been Karen? I did exactly what I said I was going to do earlier- curl up on the couch with my dogs and watch TV!
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  5. Karo says:

    Oh they are so wondeful!
    Have a nice day πŸ™‚

  6. Chris25 says:

    Oh my gosh, I need these!

  7. mandy says:

    Oh, your skin looks lovely!

  8. Em says:

    I love the eyeliners, I’m a junkie myself and they’re causing me to swoon! As for stabler….come back come back come back!!

  9. Jen w says:

    Goodness the deep blue and old gold combo looks amazing on you ! I’m liking the sound of all day wear too

  10. Nina says:

    i love both liners and want them pretty bad! πŸ™‚

    how are you feeling the new svu? im kinda on the fence about it.

  11. sy says:

    Thanks for the close-ups! I’ve got similar eyeliners on hand (there was a deal for 4 holiday Smashbox eyeliners at Sephora last year) so I’m dying to try this look. πŸ™‚

  12. Carolyn says:

    great eyes Karen! you did a fabulous job!!!!

    i need to get to the NARS counter to play with this collection. πŸ™‚

  13. Vonvon says:

    Both make very nice combo.haven’t tried any of these….waiting for it to get here!
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  14. peach_ says:

    Beautiful! The pairing definitely works. You look so glamourous. πŸ™‚
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  15. Naj says:

    “Ryan Gosling and shirtless-ness”. HAHAHAHAHA!

    I am definitely trying purple and bronze together. Looks super awesome!

  16. Kylie says:

    I’m still watching SVU out of loyalty, but every episode without Stabler is like a dagger to the heart.

  17. Instant Karma says:

    Siiigh, we all still miss Meloni. I was hoping the show would step up the Munch/Fin factor to help fill the void, but it hasn’t happened. πŸ™

    Speaking of Munch, I’ve been going on a binge of Homicide: Life on the Street, the show where Munch’s character originated (because I clearly needed another crime procedural to follow). If you haven’t seen it, it’s good!

  18. Jenn A. says:

    I am excited for the NARS Holiday collection! Both of these liners are so pretty.
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