Saturday, 14 May 2011

YSL Long Lasting Waterproof Liner #5

I bought this after reading some excellent reviews of these pencils. I actually swatched the wrong set of pencils to start with and fell for a beautiful forest green colour. The green in the waterproof formula wasn't quite as dark and had a frost finish so instead, I opted for the colour Shimmering Burgundy (#5).


The pencil is very creamy and transfers colour with the lightest touch, so it's extremely easy to apply. There is a window of time in which you can smudge the line after which it sets. Although it sets it doesn't lose the creamy, rich appearance which I really like. This liner truly is long lasting, I find it's still there at the end of the day without any fading and I need to use a good waterproof eye makeup remover to take it off. As it's waterproof, I also don't have to worry about my watery eyes spoiling the line.



I'm really pleased with the colour, it's a cooler purple than the word Burgundy would suggest. The 'shimmering' finish gives it a rich appearance. I have used this to add colour to a neutral eye look but I'm also keen to try it as a base to purple eyeshadow like I did in this previous post.



The pencil comes in about six different colours: #1 Black Ink, #2 Patent Leather (brown), #3 Ultramarine (see The Non-Blonde's post), #5 Shimmering Burgundy, #6 Amazon Green and the special edition #7 Absinthe. I suspect I'm missing #4 but I can't find mention of it anywhere online and I forgot to check all the colours whilst at the counter. I am quite tempted to get the brown as it's such a good eyeliner formula. These pencils cost £18 but you may wish to take advantage of Debenhams current 10% off on all beauty products. They come packaged with their own sharpener.


  1. This looks a beautiful colour. I love liners that have a bit of shimmer in them x

  2. Gorgeous! I love these pencils, I think I am going to have to get a few more shades! Absinthe sounds interesting.

  3. This looks really nice. I love the colour. x

  4. Thank for the review, I am very tempted by the brown one!

  5. I love these and have been using them for awhile now. great for when I am doing celeb work fo red carpet as a base for shadows to go on. No smudging, no fading, perfect base for colour! The brown is definitely my favourite and I use it a lot!

  6. I like the look of this and I swooned at that color! I also like that it comes with it's own sharpener, my Trish McEvoy sharpener just crapped out on me and I had a bit of trouble finding a good replacement (I ended up with a Makeup Forever one).

  7. Lovely colour and I'm sure that it really flatters your colouring. I have this in the blue no3 and it is so intense and long-lasting that, like you, I'm very tempted to go back for the brown.
    I also like the fact that these are in the permanent collection.
    Nina x

  8. The colour itself looks awesome! I am quite fussy with my eye pencils too and might try this one :)


  9. I love this liner. I have to check out the range!


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