In these sad times of severe economic downturn, instead of buying new stuff (ok, instead of buying new stuff at my previous level of spending), I'm trying to go through my considerable stash of beauty products and revisit them - see what works now, items that I may have not given enough of a chance to win me over before, for whatever reason. I find it very difficult to throw cosmetics away - unless they smell funky or separate, obviously, those have to go. But I figure you never know - you might just need that orange nailpolish for something! Anyhoo - I recently picked out a NARS eyeliner pencil in a shade called Mambo and have been using it nearly everyday! NARS describes it as a warm chocolate brown, but to me it looks more like a shade one might refer to as "eggplant." I was surprised to see NARS categorized it as brown. As a brown-eyed girl, I find the eggplanty-brown shade makes my eyes pop, but is not quite as harsh as black (for day) or quite as ho-hum as basic brown. The only thing I don't like is that it is very soft - good for smudging, if you want a smokey eye, but bad if you don't. I have slightly oily eyelids, and this liner tends to disappear more quickly than I am happy with. So, on the whole, I'm happy with the color (NARS always has great colors in their collections), but I could do without so many touchups during the day!