Saturday, April 7, 2012

YSL Cream Liner in Bronze Black, something for Brown Eyed Girls

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?


20 comments:

  1. OMG, this liner seems awesome! I went through a phase where I really liked green eye makeup. hahaha I will definitely try this one out, since Im still obsessed with greens. I was just wondering what kind of brush do you use to apply gel liners? I still haven't found the perfect brush for application yet. My favorite gel ones are Kate.

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  2. Pretty! This is something to seriously consider (sorry, wallet!), thus far I've tried a few that have worked pretty well: Estee Lauder Double Wear Liner and Physicians Formula is pretty good too =)

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  3. I never thought about khaki liner! I've always went the simplest - black, and deep black! XD I want to try this now :P

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  4. Bobbi Brown has been one of my top fave gel liners but that's on the basis that I haven't tried YSL yet - and reading your comment that it wins hands down, I am interested to try it. That shade is really nice, I wonder if you could also use it as a cream shadow?

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  5. I love the way the liner looks on you! I <3 army green shades.. it is totally on my list of things to buy now..

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  6. I like cheapos, like Maybelline's and Physicians Formula. This shade is really great - it gives you that definition but looks much softer than black and much more interesting than brown

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  7. I actually use a watercolor painting brush from Windsor Newton! haha

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  8. oh thanks for the recc! i love the P Formula pen liners im sure their gel ones are good too! i want to also try the mabelline! i didnt know Estee Lauder even made one! must look!

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  9. Ahh the bobbi brown is nice, I personally think it's ok, it does last long but i found the YSL lasted just as long and I liked this shade more than BB green shade which were obviously green or too black mixed with green. I never tried it as a cream shadow as it is so opasque but i think if you apply it as a liner and smudge it out bf it dries, it would look very pretty!

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  10. Ah the Maybelline is on my list to try one day!! :)

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  11. This is so pretty! I can imagine how the micro-gold would have a subtle enhancing effect on the eyes. Microglitter in eyeliner is not something I'd considered, so it was nice reading about it! I know what you mean about purple or green enhancing the eyes. For brown eyes, they always suggest those colors, but I don't like purple... and green+brown reminds me of trees. Bobbi Brown's gel liners are my staples. Right now I have it in black ink, but it seems to run a little more than Expresso ink. I tried a sample of smashbox once and it wasn't as good. I just ordered an Urban Decay liquid liner, and I'll try my hand at that, but YSL is def. on my radar now after this review! Maybe at the next sephora F&F? (Sigh, so far away)

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  12. I love, love, LOVE the ysl cream liners. I use this shade and Ashy Black (which is a beautiful taupe!) all the time. I want to try the black shade when my Blacktrack fluidline dries out!

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  13. Yes, please! putting this in my wish list!

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  14. this sounds promising! love the colour... I don't know if I'd splurge on an expensive liner like YSL though since I know anything non-Japanese is likely to smudge on me haha

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  15. That's such an interesting color for a liner! Bet it would look so lovely with fall colors, too! Here's one of my posts comparing black gel liners: http://obsess-with-jess.blogspot.com/2012/04/final-testing-of-gel-liners.html

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  16. Try avon supershock gel eyeliner pencil in khaki for your waterline :)

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