Guerlain Aced Black Jack Eye Pencil

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Guerlain Black Jack Eye Pencil

The new Guerlain Black Jack Eye Pencil ($30)

You know I’ll always be your wing-woman, right? When you need a second opinion on that pair of bedazzled purple pumps (THE ANSWER IS YES!), or if you’re just in the mood to shoot the sh*t online from a Starbucks?

There’s just one thing: gambling. If you’re looking for a partner to play anything involving cards or dice, I’mma have to peace-the-eff-out, because I’m absolutely, positively the worst gambling buddy ever.


I was at a Blackjack table in Vegas a few years ago with my friend Jen when I noticed Jen’s cards, which she was holding secretly, and blurted out, “OOooh! That’s a really good hand, right?! YAY!!!”

I don’t even know if that was a faux pas or not, but everyone at the table suddenly stopped and glared at me. 🙂

Now, whenever we go to a casino together and Jen wants to play a card game, she parks me in front of Kitty Glitter and says me she’ll be back in half an hour…

So, cards aren’t my thing, but I’m glad I still took a chance on Guerlain’s Black Jack retractable Eye Pencil.

Guerlain Black Jack Eye Pencil


Because it’s all that and a bag of (Trader Joe’s Baked Potato) chips! Granted, it’s $30…but man! — it’s a contender for Best Eye Pencil of the Year. Like, you might unintentionally let out a pervy, “Oooooh!” when you see the deep, dark black swatch on the back of your hand.

Guerlain Black Jack Swatch

Black Jack is one of five new retractable Eye Pencils in the new 21-piece Guerlain Voilette de Madame fall collection, which introduces new eyeshadow duos and eyeliners to the permanent line, along with new limited edition lip, cheek and nail products.

The formula is water-resistant and lasts for hours (from 8-10), even on my water lines, and it glides across my skin as if its sole purpose in life is to refrain from skipping.

I can’t handle liners that tug, and Black Jack doesn’t. It’s just so, so smooth…

Guerlain Black Jack Eye Pencil

Wearing Black Jack on my water lines


I think Bobbi Brown Jet lasts longer (about 12 hours), but it sets quicker, within 3-4 minutes, which doesn’t give a lot of time to play with blended eye looks.

Black Jack, on the other hand, takes about 10 minutes to dry, giving me much more time to smudge, pat, layer and play. 🙂 It’s absolutely fantastic for layering and smokey eyes.

I’m so excited about it that I can’t wait to try some of the other four shades in 02 Jackie Brown, 03 Deep Purple, 04 Katy Navy and 05 Amber Silver.

PRICE: $30 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now in the permanent line at Saks Fifth Avenue stores, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Sounds like a little winner, nice! Weeeeerk! I just found myself two new super duper liners too, from Smashbox. I did a review on them today.
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  2. Trisha says:

    This is exactly the kind of eyeliner I love. Soft, retractable, sticky enough to stay on the waterline. This looks awesome. 😀
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  3. Agata says:

    I swear you’re looking more and more beautiful every day! I see those eyeshadow duos there, cannot wait to see those in action cause they look super pretty!

  4. Sunny says:

    Hey Karen, I love how it looks in the swatch! Need to try this or the BB pencil liner soon. I still haven’t found anything that lasts on my waterline for more than half an hour, and most of them irritate my eyes anyways.
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  5. Pam says:

    You look amazing in the photo. I will have to try this pencil out. For me, a good water line pencil is difficult to come across.

  6. Christina says:

    8-10 hours on waterline? Sold. And loving this whole look. Any chance you can share what foundation/blush/lippie you are wearing? G-L-O-W!

  7. diana says:

    This one is definitely a splurge, but after reading your review, it might be worth it. Soft, Water resistant, long-lasting, and retractable? Sounds like a winner!
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  8. gio says:

    You look gorgeous Karen! And this eyeliner sounds wonderful! I will have to check it out.
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  9. Charisma says:

    I purchased and just received my first ever Guerlain Lipstick in Madame batifole. I love this collection. So much!
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  10. Ellen says:

    The Amber Silver pencil is stunning – so much more than just amber or silver. It’s like a pewter + gray + little bit of purple rolled into one shiny, gorgeous package!

  11. Chelsea says:

    You pull off the waterline liner so well! It doesn’t work on my pale self, with pale lashes.

  12. hanna says:

    I love this whole look. And that the eyeliner lasts so long, perfect.
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  13. Hi Karen, if you ever get a chance to try products from the Indian brand Lakme, you must try the Absolute Ultimate Kohl. Its jet black and stays on so so well on the waterline!
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  14. Icaria says:

    Oooh I think I’ll have to look at these a little closer, both Guerlain and BB.

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