YSL’s Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Long-Wearing Cream Liner Review
I had thought using gel eyeliner was a thing of the past for me after I lost interest in them years ago when all my pots of Fluidline and BB Long-Wear Gel dried up and became hard to use.
As soon as this happened I swiftly moved on to liquid liner and never really looked back, that is, up until recently when a few shiny pots popped through the postbox as if to remind me just what I’d been missing out on.
And remind me they did. I’d long forgotten just how good gel liners were. Easier to apply than a liquid and more precise than a pencil. The perfect solution if you like a fuss free defined look that lasts!
I do, although I don’t look like I do in this picture! Cue, slightly stern expression.
Anyway, back to the shiny pot that’s helped change my mind, said pot is one of YSL’s new EyelinerEffet Faux Cils Long-wearing Cream Liners (what a mouthful) and I just love it!
Like all things YSL the quality is of course impeccable, it’s by far the best gel liner or cream liner as they like to call it that I’ve ever used.
Want to know why?
Not only is the formula quite possibly the silkiest thing that’s ever glided across my lids (no dragging here), it also offers intense pigmentation that lasts and I mean really lasts.
I have watery eyes and usually everything rubs off on me eventually, but it seems YSL’s liner really is waterproof as this stuff just doesn’t budge, not even on the bottom waterline.
p.s on this note it is smudgeable if you like your look a little softer but you have to do it immediately after application because this sets in seconds!
So we’ve established that the formula rocks, how about the application?
Well, the only downside to using gel/cream liner is that you need a brush to apply it. If you have one great, if not you’ll need to buy one.
I’ve had a few over time and tried all shapes from slanted to flat and pointed but personally I find using a thin pointed brush the easiest and most versatile. Whether you want subtle or bold, straight or flicked a pointed brush allows you to create the look you like easily.
I used to love my Mac 210 until I lost it and since then my Louise Young LY24 has been the perfect replacement.
There are six shades available all in variations of black which I love because I never wear black, black as I find it too intense against my pale skin and blonde hair.
The almost black shade I’ve been wearing daily for the past few months is #2, Ashy Black, a deep graphite grey with subtle silver shimmer.
Although there are definite flecks of glitter in the pot, when applied they aren’t obvious but help to create a slight metallic finish on the lids.
Yet again YSL have created another makeup bag must have for me in this dream cream and it’s one Idefinitely recommend you checking out if you love gel eyeliners or are looking to try one, you won’t regret it.