Goodness, fellow dancing queens, today turned out to be a fantastic day for pigmented makeup. First the Benefit Ultra Shines and now Yves Saint Laurent’s new Eye Pencils ($28)? Fo’ serious, all of this pigment is making me want to shake my groove thing, shake me groove thing, yeah, yeah!
The 12 new pencils are reformulated versions of YSL’s Crayon Yeux Haute Intense Long-Lasting Eye Pencils. I never tried the original ones, but these new ones overflow with color. It’s almost enough to make someone forget about the $28 price.
YSL says that a wax adhesive they use in the formula makes the pigments more intense and helps them stay put for hours on skin.
They aren’t kidding. Each of the three colors I tried — Turquoise, Leather Brown and Velvet Black — won’t let go for nothing! They grab on those lash and water lines like they’re holding on for dear life, lasting the entire day with minimal fading.
- Turquoise: like the name implies
- Leather Brown a cool grayish brown with a matte finish; the color reminds me of MAC Concrete shadow
- Velvet Black: a true black without any blue or green undertones
From left: Turquoise, Leather Brown, Velvet Black
I really didn’t expect these to feel the way they do. They’re hard to the touch but still glide along the skin without any skipping, which surprised me because I’ve had trubs with other hard pencils in the past. I expected these to tug, tug, tug, and I’m glad they didn’t.
YSL just did a great job with the formula. You know how some pencils dry so fast (sometimes within a minute) that it makes them difficult to manipulate once they’ve set? These actually stay creamy and moveable for about 30 minutes, allowing ample time to smudge and layer. SO handy for smokey eyes.
But dagnabbit! I wish these were cheaper… Even though each one comes with a smudging sponge on one end and a pretty decent sharpener, they’re still a lot of dough. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like YSL’s Crayon Yeux Haute Intense Long-Lasting Eye Pencil if
- …you like the feel of hard pencils
- …you’re looking for something that’ll last all day long on your lash or water line
- …you dig pencils that don’t set immediately
- …you want a lot of pigment
- …you don’t mind spending big bucks for an eyeliner
Today I made a fruit salad for lunch and took a double take when I saw the label on this box of blueberries:
Apparently, these were the berries that needed anger management classes, ha! Says so right there — “AGRO,” ha ha ha! Okay, I’m way too easily amused.
So what’s the plan for tonight? Last night I started watching Entourage for the first time (I was late to the party). I’m almost done with the first season, and so far it gets a solid “eh.” Sex and the City, it ain’t, but it’s watchable.
Whatever you do tonight, have fun! I’ll see you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,