Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday With NARS

NARS used to have liquid eyeliners in nail polish-type bottles.  I believe they were introduced around 2001.  The three that I own probably date from 2005.  I'm not sure when they discontinued this type of packaging.


The shades I have are Neverland, Showgirl, and Silkwood.



There weren't any brushes included with these, so you had to supply your own.

Here are some swatches I did using q-tips.

from left: Neverland, Showgirl, Silkwood

The colors are pretty awesome, aren't they?  I think I used these once or twice and I kind of remember not being very good at applying them.  I'm now afraid to use them because they are so old.  I think they are destined for the trash.

I received these as gratis when I was working at Sephora years and years ago.

10 comments:

  1. I love your posts about old makeup products! They always make me chuckle. These seem pretty pigmented! I think I wouldn't be pretty lousy at applying them, too.

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  2. The most annoying/difficult thing about this packaging was how impossible it was to see how far in the bottle the brush was going. Sometimes, nothing would get on it, and other times a TON would be on the brush.

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  3. Interesting. The colors are very pretty, but I feel like the bottles would drive me insane. Like if you dip a regular eyeliner brush in there you'll probably get some product on the handle and make a big mess? Blah!

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  4. Chelsea - Tiger Love BeautyAugust 21, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    This is so weird! I wasn't wearing makeup in 2005 so I never would've known about these. The bottle concept is interesting, I was actually expecting a tiny brush. The shades are really pretty though!

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  5. That was exactly the problem. Easy to see the color outside the bottle, impossible to see how much product on the brush.

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  6. A little brush in the cap would have made these much easier to use. They look pretty in the bottle, though, don't they?

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  7. Def pretty colors but annoying that they dont come with a brush!

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  8. Oh some PRETTY colors! The packaging doesn't look very practical but I'm sure back then it was probably really cool. I wouldn't risk my eyes with it now, though, considering that it's been opened for almost 10 years! :)

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  9. Definitely too old to use. I'd be afraid of blinding myself. lol

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  10. A brush that worked specifically with that nail polish bottle type of packaging really would have helped.

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