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.|