Cle de Peau • Creme Eyeliner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought this over a year ago and wanted to give it adequate time before I reviewed it. As others have stated, it's considerably thicker than most BB gels, but it lasts longer and IMO is easier to apply. Being so thick and dense, you have to apply almost in pats and then gently blend back to line. No bald patches though, like can happen with MAC or BB. I bought this in the black, good shelf life--one year since and not dried out (unlike some of my BB gels; I've given up on my MAC gels). The brush is one of the best I've ever had the pleasure of using and could easily justify the high price tag. I do prefer my Almay liquid for the day, simply because it's such a snap to apply, I can carry it with me should I ever need to touch up and heaven forbid I lose it, I'm only out $6, unlike this lovely cream where I'd be out a whopping $60+. Not sure the quality, quantity or product and lovely brush justify the price tag, that said if you're looking for the one and only and love creams, then spring for this. I don't get as much use out of this as I'd like, simply because I either wear my d/s Almay for daytime or Chanel la ligne or Chantecaille pen for nighttime, and the finish on the CdP is definitely matte and I don't like that for nighttime.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Bobbi Brown gel liners smudged on me, so I gave this one a try after reading the rave reviews. I bought the 102 which is a sort of raisin brownish color with a barely perceptible shimmer. It lasts very, very well. It is a little dry, will try as someone suggested using a drop of eye makeup remover. It is incredibly expensive, but it will last a long time, and I don't spend on lots of different eyeliners, I am just looking for an HG to wear every day. Plus it comes with a retractable brush, so I don't think it's too bad. The best thing about it is that it doesn't smudge! Update: I bought the black, too, it is a decently pigmented black without being harsh.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I have used most gel/cream eyeliners on the market and I absolutely love this one. There is a fun blue glitter design set into the black pigment. I don't use it everyday but might start- it got burried in my make up bag. It comes with an eyeliner brush- which is nice, and the bristles on the brush are pretty good quality. It doesn't smear or transfer- it makes my eyes really pop! It's expensive, but a great product!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
A great eyeliner that stays on far longer than typical gels or liquids.
It dries out easily and gets too thick and difficult to use...however, my Cle de Peau consultant told me to add a couple of drops of their eye makeup remover and it will be good as new. It works!! Too bad they don't add that tip in their brochure.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Ditto everything reviewer Silverfox7 said! I bought purely on impulse, over the phone no less! I had called NM to order CdP concealer during their 20% off sale and the SA mentioned this liner. I was apparently feeling spendy (or overly smug given the 20% off sale), and as soon as she said that this wouldn't transfer onto my crease I told her to ship it out! I've tried Bobbi, MAC, Clinique, etc. All the gel liners, and this is by far the best of the bunch; the one the other aspire to be. My lids are oily and I always had to watch for liner transfer in my crease and the dreaded "raccoon eyes". I first chose #103 (charcoal gray with very slight shimmer), then ordered the black #101 as soon as I had used the gray a time or two. Well worth the $$, and the brush is perfect for allowing you to tightline, apply a narrow line above the lashes or a wider line. It dries quickly, but you do have a few seconds to smudge a bit if you choose. Nice, nice brush, transfer and no raccoon eyes.
*I wish it came with a "flip top" rather than a separate lid
*I wish you could attach the brush somehow as part of the packaging. I'm afraid of losing it.
It is a pretty pricey item, but the brush is awesome and you only use a tiny amount of product; this should last me a lifetime as long as it doesn't dry out *glares at dried out MAC and BB gel liners*. Next I will purchasing #102 Brown. Would love for them to come out with Navy or Teal.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a very high quality cream eyeliner. The shade I purchased was black, and it was the perfect black. I hate the super jet black eyeliners that look too bold and gothic, and this one gives just the right amount of pigment. The texture of the cream is just right for my usage, not too runny or dry. I use this on top of my Laura Mercier eye basics (a water-resistant primer for eyelids that I highly recommend), and the eyeliner lasts all day long. Yes, it is US$60, but it also comes with a very nice retractable brush. Therefore, I think the high quality of the product itself and the brush included justifies for its high price.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Sorry to be a buzzkill here but this liner is not all that for $60. There is alot to like about this eyeliner, the color for one thing and the packaging is great. You also get alot of product. But I've been using it for a few months and have been frustrated with its thick dry texture, which makes it difficult to manipulate. This isn't really that creamy and that means it goes on the lid inconsistently. I end up dragging the brush across it multiple times just to get a complete line. This was my first foray into using a creme liner so I thought this was typical, but after trying Kevyn Aucoin's liner which is a third of the price, I realized what a cream liner is supposed to be; smooth and easy to spread so you can get a thin or thick line depending on the look you are going for. The brush with CDP is high quality, but it's big and not good for drawing a thin line close to the lashes, which might be part of the problem. I like many CDP products but this one is not user-friendly IMO and not worth the ridiculous price.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I have to say that this is the best eyeliner I have ever used. Ever. I bought it in the 101 - black shade and it is a nice sooty black. It is fabulous for tightlining and it stays put all day long. I live in a humid area and this does not budge. In addition, I have oily lids and everything seems to crease, slide, and move if I am not careful. This is unbelievable. I really thought that I was throwing my money away, but this was, for me, money well spent. (I assure you I am TIGHT with my money, but wow...this was SO worth it!!) I have used Bobbi Brown, Stila, Smashbox, MAC, Julie Hewett gel liners, but this leaves them in the dust. It isn't "goopy" like Bobbi Brown and the others. It is a little "drier" but blends better and easier than the others. The other gel liners smear so easily during application and do not blend as well. I have had issues with other gel liners drying so quickly that if you do not get it exactly where and how you want it the first time, you end up using a q-tip and trying to get it right. This liner is so eay to work with and get exactly how you want it. In addition, it is buildable so that you can intensify the color. I will be getting the other colors as well. My new HG liner. FINALLY!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
amazing liner, read about it in several spring beauty magazine issues and was so hesitant to spend so much on something I could get for so much less but all in all I think it is totally worth the investment
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have used Bobbi Brown gel eyeliners for years. I have their black, shimmery dark brown and graphite shimmer colours. They are good eyeliners but this new Cle de Peau gel eyeliners are even better! At first I thought the consistency was too soft and worried it would smudge like crazy. I was wrong! After a full day of work there was no smudging and the color stayed true until I removed it. I use Lancome Bifacil which is usually effective but this eyeliner took some work to take it all off. Which I don't mind too much as long as the product stays put where they're supposed to during the day. The Bobbi Brown eyeliners do smudge a bit and they dry up if you are not careful with the lid (try keeping the product upside down. it dries a bit slower that way). I have asian eyes and oily skin so I have very limited choices when it comes to eyeliners, shadows and mascaras. It has to be smudge proof, otherwise I have more products under my eyes creating artificial dark circle (like I already don't have enought of that!) rather than where they're supposed to be. The price of this product bothers me but looks like it will last forever. Little bit goes a long way since the color is very intense. If I ever run out, I would definitely re-purchase.