Christian Dior • Crayon Eyeliner in Elegant Taupe (Spring 2009) • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
ABOUT ME: Light, yellow-olive undertones, dark eyes and hair. Dry skin around my eyes so I rarely need to use primer.
COLOR: A neutral light taupe with a golden sheen. It is about as light as Urban Decay's 24/7 pencil in "Underground" (which looks a little rosier next to the CD) and lighter than Laura Mercier's "Black Gold" kohl and MAC's "Orpheus". MAC's "Powersurge" is probably the most similar in terms of finish and tone, though it is more bronzey than Elegant Taupe.
Elegant Taupe doesn't really show up on me, except as a subtle, pretty gleam and a hint of darkness. This makes it perfect for the lower lash line. It just looks odd on my upper lash line given how dark my hair and eyes are. Though a fair woman might like this smudged all around for a softer way to emphasize light eyes.
PERFORMANCE: Smooth texture, but takes a few tries to get enough color.
PACKAGING: Elegant striped pencil with a capped smudger at the other end.
PRICE/AVAILABILITY: About 28 USD, which is nuts. Swap or troll eBay or makeup discount sites instead.
REPURCHASE?: Probably not. This is nice, but there are many similar colors out there at lower prices that can be used the way I use this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I was looking for a subtle eyeliner to add to my daily make up. Amazing how difficult it is to find a taupe eyeliner. I love this one--it just add a bit of definition and polish.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This product is barely visible on my NW20 skin and that's why I like it. It adds subtle definition to my eyes without looking like I'm wearing a ton of makeup. I especially like it on my lower lashes--it intensifies my lash line, but I don't have to worry about it smudging or looking messy like darker liners. The pencil is fairly soft and has good staying lasting power. I haven't found another shade quite like it, so I would happily repurchase if I lost it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've been looking everywhere for a taupe eyeliner that lasts a long time. This one did not work for me. It is too metallic and disappeared (color-wise) once I put it on. It also didn't last as long as I had hoped. It was easy to apply and came with a nice sharpener, but it's too expensive to keep it if doesn't work for me. I don't return much, but this is going back.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I absolutely love this eyeliner. It is a beautiful taupe color with a metalic look, almost a bronze taupe. It goes on very smooth and doesn't tug or pull. I have no staying problems or migrating smudges with this eyeliner and though it is expensive the pencil is very long so I think it will last quite a while. It comes with a sharpener so that is a bonus too. It shows up very well on my fair skin and I think it will be great for Spring and Summer looks.