I purchased this cream liner about two months ago, and thought it was time to let you guys in on something I have been obsessed with perfecting but have yet to find all the right products to achieve it. The perfect khaki everyday eye.
I used to wear brown shadow all the time with brown liner, it's nice but I got bored. Then I wore any shadow with black liner which also got boring. Now I'm off to the world of army green to make my brown eyes stand out a bit more without looking too overboard.
YSL Cream liner in bronze black was love at first swipe
The name is a bit strange. Bronze black? I thought it would be a mix of brown and black but no, it's definitely khaki or army green. I have purchased green eyeliners in my life, mostly pencil, mostly smudgy, and mostly not the right tone. Too light, too many gold flecks, no lasting power, the list goes on.
YSL, got it right. (Thank you!)
The color does not look too incredibly dark in the pot but it gives your eyes all the definition it needs when lined on the upper lash line. I wing this out and you really can't tell it's green. It's dark and muted enough to give your eyes a beautiful defined line, without making your eyes bulge out from your face. Sometimes when I am very fair and I wear black liner, wow, I need something to bring my eyes back to my face, they just stand out way too much.
This shade offers the subtlety of keeping my eyes right in place, defining them, and complimenting the brown.
People often state purple and green bring out brown eyes, but I have found, unless you find that right tone of green or purple, it just looks obviously or lousy...
This shade also has a bit of micro fine gold shimmer in, which also helps with the shade of my eyes.
Lasting power on this puppy is superb. I don't use amazing eyelid primers, I have been using a paint pot for months ( trying to finish it up) and while the Paint Pot creases, the liner stays in tact! Whew!
The texture is creamy as can be, and super smooth. Thought it has micro shimmers in them, they are just as small as the ones Bobbi Brown uses in her shimmer liners so they are not obvious, they are actually quite hard to see, but help bring some light to your eyes.
I have used this on my top water line and had no issues with contacts on, but that is everyone own choice to make. Not everyone likes to use gel liners on the waterline if it's not indicated as safe from the brand. I don't know if YSL ever commented on that feature.
I have only tried Bobbi Brown, Stila, and YSL cream liners so far, but I can tell you, YSL wins me hands down, and if I needed another cream liner, I would choose YSL over the other two brands.
Now off to find the perfect khaki liner to define my lower waterline with. Any suggestions would be highly welcomed!!
What are your favorite gel liners?