Loooong time, no see or read….me! I have been under the weather. Such a bad case of viral that I had to ask my hubby to manage putting kids to school, etc – I was too zonked! Feeling a little better today, so thought I’d pick up a product which has seen a fair amount of use from – again from the house of YSL. I had reviewed the beautiful blue cream liner – YSL – Sea Black earlier. Today I bring to you, the green one from this collection – Jade Black.
Product Information (from the website):
Intensify the eye with a spectacular, long-lasting line. The soft and silky texture draws on smoothly without skipping, and upholds on the eyelid all day without flaking or creasing! Smudgeproof. Waterproof. 24-hour wear.
What it is:
A waterproof cream eyeliner that holds for up to 24 hours.
What it does:
Effet Faux Cils Long-Wear Cream Eyeliner creates a spectacularly intense line without creasing or flaking. Its soft, silky formula formulated with quick-drying oils creates a lightweight base for smooth application without skipping. Beautiful and mess-proof, it stays put for smudge-proof, all-day wear. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan.
Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceresin, Caprylyl Methicone, Talc, Silica Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Tin Oxide. [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77491, CI 77499/Iron Oxides, Mica, CI77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77007/Ultramarines, CI77510/Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 75470/Carmine] (F.I.L. B47681/1).
$28 for 2.8 gm of product / INR 1600.
For perspective, the Bobbi Brown gel liner is $23.00 / INR 1540 for 3 gm of product.
It comes in a glass pot with a golden screw cap, quite similar to other gel liner pots. There is no moirror or brush with it. The pot comes packaged in a trademark gold YSL packaging.
My Experience with YSL Effet Faux Cils Long Wear Cream Eyeliner – Jade Black:
Colour: The colour “Jade Black” is a beautiful, intense, deep forest green. It doesn’t have shimmer or sparkle but there is shine when it catches the light, which makes for the understated elegance rather than loud in your face colour and sparkle. Unlike the Bobbi Brown Ivy Shimmer (reviewed by me earlier), which looks more subtle, this one is vividly visible but still not loud.
Texture: As the name suggests, it’s got a creamy texture, glides on smoothly and evenly. In one swipe of the brush, you get full opaque colour. I have been using this one since the last 7 months or more. I feel the texture to have gone a little drier. It hasn’t dried up, but feels less creamy than when I first started using it.
Pigmentation: The colour is fully opaque in one swipe, you don’t need to go over and over to get colour or to make it deep. The colour in the pot is the colour on the lids.
Staying Power: I have super oily lids; however, this liner stays put. I have tested it for 8 hours. There was a little fading of the colour; however, no smudging. No panda eyes. I have used it on my waterline, the staying power is lesser than on the lids.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of YSL Effet Faux Cils Long Wear Cream Eyeliner – Jade Black:
- Lovely color, intense dark which catches the light at certain angles.
- Insanely pigmented, you don’t need to go over and over with the brush to apply it. One swipe is enough.
- Creamy texture which glides on smoothly, easy to apply.
- Smudge proof and waterproof, stays put till you decide to take it off!
- Can be used to create thin lines or smudged smokey eye effect. You can also use it as a base for green smokey eyes, but I would advise a primer under this when used as an over all lid colour.
- There is no fragrance.
- Did not cause any irritation to my sensitive eyes (even when applied on the lower waterline).
- Lives up to its claim of being long wearing.
Cons of YSL Effet Faux Cils Long Wear Cream Eyeliner – Jade Black:
- Availability of YSL product, restricted to certain Shopper’s Stop outlets in India. It was not available even in Thailand, except their on premise (at airport) duty free segment.
- In 7-8 months – I do feel the first signs of the product drying up, which is not the case with my Bobbi Brown gel liner, which is older than this.
This is a great way to add colour to your eyes without learning to do an elaborate eye look with blending, shading and contouring, etc. I feel a coloured eyeliner adds just the right pop of colour to the eyes without being too obvious but can still be fun. I wouldn’t mind sporting this one to work or party, it’s such a terrific green!
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