Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yves Saint Laurent Eyeliner Effect Faux Cils Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner- Deep Black

I was very excited to see Yves Saint Laurent come out with a liner. Though I do prefer gel I really liked the pigmentation when I swatched it in-store so added it to my Christmas wishlist. Deep Black ($25 for 0.098 oz) that is supposed to be waterproof, smudge-proof, and last up to 24 hours. Well as bold and pigmented as this is, it's not that long-wearing. It is long-wearing but definitely not for 24 hours as they claim; maybe half that. It doesn't dry as fast as Blacktrack nor does it dry to the matte finish that Blacktrack does; takes a little longer to set. This is an issue I run into with most cream liners (which is why I don't usually go for them in the first place; I'm looking at you BB). Deep Black dries with a sheen to it and once it sets after a minute it does last, so long as I don't touch my eyes. I can appreciate it's creamier consistency because it makes it easier to work with and spreads a lot easier than my HG Blackrack. Overall, it is very pigmented and I really like it a lot.

Deep Black on left BlackTrack on right.
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  1. GOOOORGEOUS! <3 It looks blacker and shinier!

  2. I think I might have to try this next. I currently use blacktrack but I like the way deep black looks.

  3. So if you had to choose which would you stick with? I can see the benefit of both finishes but I don't have anything to compare them to aside from my Essence liner.

  4. I was going to ask the same question as Eden-Avalon...if you had to pick between this and Blacktrack, which would it be?

  5. i would love to try this product out, thanks for sharing

    thanks for visiting my blog, now following ;-)

  6. Awesome! Hope you like it!

    Aww you're welcome and thank you as well. <3