Lids Strike It Rich With Yves Saint Laurent Creme D’Eyeliner in No. 7 Gold Star

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The new Yves Saint Laurent Creme D'Eyeliner in No 7 Gold Star,

Ever been cruising a beauty department and suddenly start daydreaming about leopard-print carpeting and YSL?


Really?! Me, too! 🙂

It happened the other day while I was playing with the new Yves Saint Laurent Northern Lights holiday collection.

The quads? Mmm-kay. The blushes? I thought they also were pretty cute, but the new $25 Creme D’Eyeliner in No. 07 Gold Star?

Love it!

Note to self: if I ever inherit a mansion from a mysterious billionaire benefactor (BTW, WHERE ARE YOU?!), I’m painting one of the rooms from floor to ceiling in this warm, bronzy gold (and installing leopard-print carpeting and red velvet curtains).

Can you picture Tabs in a room like that wearing his Hugh Hefner robe?

LOL! Here’s my point: this cream liner is opulent and rich.

Yves Saint Laurent Gold Star Creme D'Eyeliner

Yves Saint Laurent Gold Star Creme D'Eyeliner

yves saint laurent northern lights pure chromatics wet dry eyeshadows in no 12 and arctic night

Pure Chromatics Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Quads in No. 12 on the left ($55) and Arctic Night on the right ($58)

yves saint laurent northern lights blush radiance no 7 8

Blush Radiance in No. 7 on the left and No. 7 and No. 8 on the right ($45 each)

ysl northern lights rouge volupte lipstick in no 3ultimate beige

Rouge Volupte Lipstick in No. 3 Ultimate Beige ($34)

ysl northern lights collection swatches

Top row: Pure Chromatics Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Quad in No. 12 and Creme D’Eyeliner in Gold Star; Middle row, Pure Chromatics Wet/Dry Eye Shadow Quad in Arctic Night and Rouge Volupte Lipstick in No. 3 Ultimate Beige; Bottom row, Blush Radiance in No. 7 and No. 8

At first I was drawn to it because it reminded me of one of my favorite colors of all time, MAC Powersurge, but after getting to know it better, now I think it’s a star in its own right.

Flush with pigment, the soft and fluffy cream formula glides smoothly across my skin, and once it locks on lash and water lines, it doesn’t budge. As a matter of fact, I have to bring out the big guns to remove it, so you might want to have a waterproof eye makeup remover close by.

If your holiday party itinerary is completely booked, and you’re the kind of guy/gal who doesn’t like to bust out five different colors and eight brushes to do an eye look, grab a pot of Gold Star, and then just line your lash and water lines with it, pat some on your lids, and blend out the edges.


Tada! Maybe also curl your lashes, give ’em a couple coats of your most dramatic black mascara (right now I’m in a thing with Chanel Le Volume… SO AWESOME!), fill in your brows, and slick your lips with your favorite red lipstick and/or gloss. 🙂

PRICE: $25
AVAILABILITY: Available now at YSL counters and
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (I’m tempted to get a backup…or two; I love it that much)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Gobble gobble! Hope you’re having a great night. I’m just watching 30 Rock now and getting ready for bed. I had a Tabs scare earlier. I was on the way out of the house, and El Hub asked if I’d seen Tabs lately, and I realized I hadn’t in hours. A few freaked out minutes later, I found him hiding in a closet upstairs.

I guess he hates the vacuum about as much as I do, haha.


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  1. Paris B says:

    Wow that IS an opulent and rich gold. It looks like it could double up as a lovely lid base too!
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  2. Ana says:

    Looks rich indeed! I guess it would go quite well on a Christmas inspired makeup.
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  3. Marla says:

    That is so luxurious looking. The color is brilliant.

  4. Sunny says:

    Whoaaa I have to check this out! I can see this one has a lot of depth and dimension! Great to hear it doesn’t budge either!

    Poor Tabs! Mine are A OK with the vacuum. They’d stay out of its way, but nobody hides in a closet when I bust it out. Maybe I do it way too often and they got used to it early 🙂
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  5. Liz says:

    Hmmm, I dunno how I feel about gold eyeliner, but that does look pretty. I’m thinking it might be a little too warm for me, and anyway, I fail at eyes…

    My husband freaked out about our cats missing yesterday, too! They were hiding under the bed. Fans of the vacuum they are not.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. vanessa says:

    this reminds me of Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow – Gold. Not sure what the Gold color is but yeah.

  7. Ugh that gold liner is GORGEOUS. I’ve heard a lot of good things about YSL’s gel liner formula but I haven’t tried it myself. On the list now!! 😀
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  8. Chelsea says:

    I love the part about mysterious billionaire benefactors. One of my finance prof’s favorite examples is having a rich uncle who wants to give you either (X) money now for graduation or (Y) money in (Z) years. I’m like, where’s my rich uncle giving me money for graduation?

    I’ve never bought any YSL (grad student budget!) but maybe some YSL will go on my Valentine’s list…

  9. Icequeen81 says:

    I like some of them

  10. I have a thing for gold!! and this looks so beautiful!!
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