I think as makeup-loving women we are born ready to fight the eternal battle of finding a superior liquid eyeliner. Application is tricky enough on its own, but add in environmental factors, blinking, smudging, and unconsciously rubbing your eyes, and you have a black mess on your face only an hour after application. Just thinking about how much time I’ve wasted trying to apply liquid liner only to mess it up makes me cringe. Well ladies, look no further, I’ve found the HG of eyeliner: Yves Saint Laurent Liquid Eyeliner Moiré.The packaging is as stunning as the eyeliner itself, gold and black used together to create a slick tube that’s worthy of it’s brand. Instant love when I first saw it.
I completely adore everything about this. I came across this by accident while looking for a replacement for my MAC Liquidlast Liner (the product junkie in me is making me stray from my beloved MAC products), due to the fact that it’s ridiculously hard to remove despite its fabulous true black finish.
While browsing the eyeliner at Sephora, I was instantly attracted to the Moiré because of the color on display, Steel, which is a dark shimmery grey, a color that was mysterious enough to be noticeable but subtle enough to not be overbearing. After a few years of trying a million different eyeliners, I came to the realization that the key to head turning eyeliner application isn’t just the eyeliner application itself: it’s the color. The Moiré is a liquid liner, unlike the MAC Liquidlast, that gives a very harsh, precise line – exactly what I wanted. With this finish, I noticed several unexpected, yet wonderful, results:
- Moiré doesn’t smudge even after 12+ hours’ wear
- Moiré doesn’t fade after 16+ hours wear
- Moiré is still an incredibly smokey colour that is beautiful and highlights both the color of the eye and the shape (the dark grey differs from the MAC Liquidlast black in that regard – the grey accentuates the shape but doesn’t look drawn in, yet still is quite noticeable)
About a month after I tried Steel, I was so impressed with the lasting power that I rushed back for the black version, which is superb for night use. This was far superior to the MAC Liquidlast and the Covergirl Liquid Blast, both of which I had used for ages. It remains jet black after hours and hours of wear, and doesn’t oxidize to the bluish color that many liquid liners do.
If I had to choose only five makeup items to take on a stranded island for the rest of my life, this would be one of them, hands down.