Yves Saint Laurent • Effet Faux Cils Cream Eyeliner • Eyeliner
|Would buy this product again.||63%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Blue
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?
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
too expensive for a cream liner that doesn't last
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have recently tried the new mascara from YSL, Faux Cils Shocking (see my review for that!), and I really liked it. Whilst I was at the counter waiting for my mascara, I looked at the most gorgeous looking cream eyer liners Ė there are 6 of these in the set. I bought Sea Black Ė a dark midnight blue with shimmer and a Cherry Black Ė a dark cherry red with shimmer. Both look very pretty and seductive in the potsÖ.
Application: I applied my normal Too Faced Shadow Primer, as I do with all of my eye make-up. First, I tried the Black Sea one. Whilst it did go on quite smoothly, the shade of the liner was no where near intense as I hoped it would be, and how it appears in the pot. It went on quite sheer and I had to keep going over it to get the colour I wanted (I wanted it to be like in the pot, lovely and opaque). I did achieve this eventually but it took time and patience, and if you have a wonky hand like me its hard to keep the patience to do this (esp when getting ready for work in the morning). Once it was nice and opaque I was still disappointed to see that the beautiful shimmer that you see in the pot doesnít quite transfer to the eyes as much as I wanted. Donít get me wrong, the liner doesnít show up matte or flat, but the intense gorgeousness that you see in the pot just doesnít translate to the eye, and thatís a big issue for me! Thumbs down in that respect, and not to mention I had to keep building it up!
Good points are that it didnít tug on my eye lid or anything thing like that. I have tried this liner with my Sonia Kaskuk bent eyeliner brush, the ELF bent eyeliner brush and my MAC angled eyeliner brush (canít remember the name of it at the moment!). I think a bent eyeliner brush is easier to use for this type of liner but you may disagree.
Once the liner was applied, it took time to dry and set. This can be a good and a bad thing Ė itís a good thing because if you make a mistake you can try and wipe it off or fix it quickly, but if you want to just crack on with the rest of your eye make up itís a pain to wait. I didnít wait long enough when I first applied and when I used my eye lash curlers it made a terrible mess and I had to start again!! Arghhh. If you have used the MAC Fluidlines, Bobbi Brown gel liners, Sephora, ELF or Wet n Wild NONE of them take as long as this one to dry!! This is the hardest one to work with for that reason.
Wear and Quality: Now, onto the wearÖ.I had really high hopes for this and I was let down once again! Donít forget this claims to be smudge proof, but is it? After one hour or so of wear I did what I always do with new liners and do the ďsmudge testĒ. By this, I mean that I take my finger and run it across my lash line and try and smudge the liner. For me a good liner is one that doesnít budge in this test. Well, I cant really say that YSL liner passed this test, it didnít Ė it did smudge Ė not very very badly but I donít think it should have smudged at all. To compare, my MAC, Bobbi Brown and Sephora liners donít smudge at all when I have done the best on them! And to think they cost less, some significantly less than this! Arghhh!
I also applied the liner to my waterline (bottom lash line) and the wear was not good at all. Within 2 hours it had completely disappeared. Now I have to admit, I never find that gel or cream liners last that long on me on the waterline, but I have had much better wear than a measly 2 hours from some of them! MAC and Sephora in particular can stay on the waterline for around 4-6 hours before they begin fade away, although I find some shades of MAC fluidlines are different from each other regarding wear on the bottom lashes but never the top lashes. Wear is ALWAYS good on the top lashes. This liner claims to be waterproof, and although I didnít do any specific tests on this claim, the fact that it was gone from my waterline in under 2 hours doesnít make me confident that it is in fact waterproof!!
Is it 24 hours, as it claims to be? One night I went to bed with my liner still on (and my other make-up, naughty naughty) in an attempt to see what it would be like by the morning, and test the claim that its 24 hour wear. Again, comparing to the other brands I had tried I was hopeful of good results. Well, not so Ė I woke up to find eye shadow and mascara in place (eye shadow was MAC and mascara was YSL Faux Cils Shocking) but the liner had pretty much completely disappeared!! There was about 10% left of it and this came as a shock, so in my opinion it isnít 24 hour wear, but then when would we really want to wear make up for 24 hours???!! Lol!
Even on a normal day, when I took it off in the evening, I found it had faded a little bit, but I have to admit it didnít flake or crease (I donít know how much of this was due to my primer being excellent), I didnít have enough confidence in it to see how it would hold up without my primer, I was imagining it to be a messÖ..
The packaging is quite nice, its in a small glass pot (helpful in preventing it go dry) and it has a sleek and classy gold lid with your typical YSL branding on it.
Conclusion: So, overall, yes its lovely and creamy and smooth to apply but the problems with it taking time to dry, smudging and not being vibrant and lovely for all that long are all issues for me and it means I will not be buying this again. If you see shades that you love at the counter, get the Sales Assistant to apply it on you so you can see the colour on your eyes and see how it wears, as you may find its not worth your £20. For the record my experience with both shades were pretty much the same. I will be sticking to my MAC, Bobbi Brown and Sephora liners and giving these a wide berth, despite how pretty they in the pot.