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I got a set of YSL products for Christmas from my lovely husband and this eye liner was included. The eye liner I had been using was quite a dry wind up pencil from Bare Minerals which I quite liked as it had a smudger and sharpener built in to the other end. I was keen to try the YSL pencil though and thank goodness it was a black one that was included as I really don't use much coloured eye liner these days.
Make up habits
I have been wearing eye make up a lot lately as it cheers me up and makes me look ten times better even when my hair's a mess it's nice to have a bit of make up on. I have also been trying out the YSL eye make up remover which is a good excuse to use the eye liner to make the remover work a little harder at the end of the day!
My pencil is quite basic. It is black in body with a gold cap. No fancy twist up mechanism, smudgers or pencil sharpeners here! The only posh bit I think is the fact that the wood is black so it all looks quite seamless and the pencil 'lead' bit looks nice and chunky.
I used the pencil under my eye and immediately noticed how soft it was to use, so much that you only needed a little smudge to get the light effect I wanted. Over the eye it went on a bit thicker than I intended but it was easy to blend in a bit to make it look a little less harsh. Combined with the great No7 mascara I have discovered, the eye liner looked really nice.
I am not used to a soft eye liner so it took a bit of getting used to but it's just a lighter hand required and a lot less product. I think I prefer this to a hard eye pencil which can tug at the delicate skin around the eyes. I am really careful with this eye pencil though as it is easy to get too much on then you have to remove and start again!
As mine came in a set, I think it is a bit shorter than the ones you buy individually but they cost a consistent £19 in department stores selling the YSL brand. I think if you wear eye liner on a daily basis then this is worth the money as it will last a long time.
I like this eye liner but think I will save it for special occasions or when I fancy doing a smokey eye effect which is not the normal day time look for me. It has been nice to try something which is new and very different to the other eye liners I have tried. I think it is worth the money if you want to make a big feature of your eye area. I can only speak for the black in this range but it went on lovely, stayed in place all day and came off with eye make up remover quite easily.
I wear black eyeliner everyday. I feel it really defines my eyes and brings out the colour. I'd ran out of my previous liner, and thought I would pick up a YSL one as i've fallen in love with the YSL 'Shocking' mascara.
I went into Selfridges and enquired about a long lasting eyeliner with a deep black colour. The assistant got me this one out and drew it on my hand. This is a black pencil eyeliner with a gold lid, it also comes with a black YSL pencil sharpener in the box, which I thought was a nice touch. I liked the feel of it going on my skin and found the colour very deep. I always like to do the 'smudge' test and the 'removability' test on my hand. I wasn't able to fully wipe it off so knew it would last on my eyes, and I found that it smudged well so would be perfect for when I was wearing a smoky eye look.
I bought the eyeliner for £19. Some people begrudge paying that much for make - up but after trying many make up brands over the years it really is worth paying the price.
I use eyeliner every day, so if it needs retouching I tend to get through them quickly. I only had to reapply throughout the day once to my lower lash line, and not at all if I was using it on my upper lash line. It lasted me around 2 and a half months, which is good going for me!
The colour is very black and really stays on your skin. It also has a nice creamy texture when applying. I have repurchased again and would definitely recommend this to anyone who is a pencil eyeliner wearer.
This versatile waterproof eye pencil is your make-up bag essential! The supple yet firm texture enables Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Penci to be used as an eyeliner, kohl or eye shadow / An eye pencil that creates a sophisticated, long-lasting look in the blink of an eye, its highly pigmented formula delivers lasting colour in a velvety texture that glides on smoothly and precisely / The built-in blending tip allows you to achieve multiple effectsefrom a precise eyeliner to a smoky eye shadow to a dramatic kohl look / Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil also comes with a handy YSL cosmetic sharpener to keep your liner pencils precisely sharp / Ophthalmologically tested / Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers / Directions for use: Because of its amazing glide-on texture, the application of Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil is quick and easy / For a long lasting colourful result, draw Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil along the lash line after applying eye shadow / Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil can be easily removed with eye make-up remover / Tip: For a smoky result, rub your Yves Saint Laurent Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil line immediately after drawing it /