Thoroughly enjoying this product. I bought the Jade Green and the navy blue (forgot name).
I have a difficult time with gel liners but will not give up on them either. This one applies like a dream, very soft. The colors are elegant. the packaging.. meh, they all come in some form of pot which unless closed very carefully will give you a dried up product in short order.
The coverage is excellent and they draw a very defined line. So far I have not had any problem with messy tear duct leakage. I have to remove with Bifacil not because they are entirely waterproof, but because I don't like to tug at my eyelids.
I did not purchase the black because I have quite a few from many other lines and black is the most simplistic color around.
I bought the 'Jade Black' shade because I wanted a green gel liner to wear with my favourite green eyeshadows, such as MAC Greensmoke, Humid and Sumptuous Olive. It's a gorgeous green with a black base, and applies very smoothly. Once on the lid, it stays looking vibrant and does not flake off at all. I also use it on my waterline and it stays put all day. It's worth purchasing for the unique colour combination of green and black. Bottom line: if you're looking for a gel liner that is long-wearing and stays looking fresh, get one from YSL.
Fabulous product. I have ashy black, which is a deep graphite shade. It applies like a dream, lasts all day (I set it with a dab of powder), and removes easily. What more can you ask for from a cream liner?
I ended up purchasing this eyeliner after I found out that the Givenchy cream eyeliner I'd been using prior to this had been discontinued. Although expensive, this is the best cream eyeliner I've used thus far.
I'm someone who wears a cat-eye every single day, and I'm pleased to say that this eyeliner has lasted me almost a year! In that time, it has maintained quality, consistency and pigment over this period. I apply it with an angled MAC eyeliner brush, and finish off with a pointed eyeliner brush. This product is super pigmented, and super black- which is exactly what it should be for this price. It glides on really easily, and dries quite fast, which is great if you're in a hurry. The other eyeliners I used prior to this, be it liquid or cream have irritated my eyelid; this does not do so.
The only problem I have with this product, is that it is prone to smudging. This can be corrected by touch-ups with eye makeup touch up sticks like the ones Simple makes.
I am impressed with this product, and will consider buying this product again. However, I am also going to be considering other products with longer lasting power on my next purchasing trip.
I bought this to see if it was better than MAC's Blacktrack. It's alright but it doesn't have the staying power or the colour saturation of MAC's BT, plus, too expensive in comparison. On to Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Gel Liner. Wish me luck!
This was an expensive product and thankfully, with Sephora's return policy, I decided to try it out......and i ended up returning it. I'm on the search for the best gel eyeliner to utilize the "tightlining" method which looks much better for me asian eyes than the normal eyeliner method near the lashline.
This eyeliner's colour was very pigmented and made my eyes look very luscious. However, it took time to try for it would smudge on my contacts and near my lower lashes. The wear's not good at all. I would have smudges on the bottom outer corner of my eye. For the price, this eyeliner was definitely not worth it for me at all.
I tried it out during my 10-hour shifts at work and it smudged like 1-2 hours later, giving me raccoon eyes. At first, I thought it was the heat because I was on the patio all day. But then wearing it after a day of shopping, it still did not impress me after its second chance. I ended up returning it and is still on the search for my perfect tightlining gel eyeliner!
I love this in sea black (a deep blue almost black) especially for brown eyes. I also have this in jade black and ashy black because it wears so well on me at the moment.
It is a dramatic line that isnt as harsh as black and the consistency of this liner is very nice. It comes in a small glass pot as most of these types of liners do and has the expected YSL logo on the gold lid.
I use a fine eyeliner brush with this and find this the easiest (as opposed to push liner brush or angled) but a bent brush also works well like the one by sonia kashuk.
It wore very well on me for 8 hours with mac's paint pot as a base and I have extremely oily skin/lids and live in humid Atlanta.
This worked very well for me. I have gel/cream eyeliners by bobbi brown, mac and stila as well.
So far Ive only had the stila long enough (on my 3rd pot over 4 years) to know that it will not last you longer than a year before drying out but there are tricks on youtube showing you how to lengthen the life by adding a few drops of glycerin and microwaving it carefully to mix it back to its creamy consistency. I dont know about the staying power once you do this, but I will update when I try this with mine.
This is my favourite cream eyeliner out there! Ok I've only tried two others but still :).
I love the design but I bought a pencil (from YSL) with it and the pencil is so thick and is really hard to work with which is why I use one I have from Chanel.. Anyway I always use this when I'm going out as it really last for a long time.
the color is nice and thick black whick stays "wet looking" for long!
From all of the cream liners I've tried, this is my favorite. I've tried MAC, Bobbi Brown, Stila, Wet n Wild & Physician's Formula - and although I love Bobbi Brown, and even MAC isn't too shabby, the YSL takes the cake. I have it in #1 Deep Black, and it's a very deep black. It's not very creamy though, it's actually sort of on the drier side, but once on the lids, it spreads very nicely. I find the best way to apply it to get the deepest black line is by using an angled (brow/liner) brush and dabbing it across the lashline. If you work quickly, it smudges very nicely. It holds up very well throughout the day without fading or flaking. Great liner overall and I'd definitely recommend it! continued >>
too expensive for a cream liner that doesn't last