Eye Adore: Le Metier de Beaute Indelible Ink (Castalia)

 

Le Metier de Beaute wants to paint the world with color this Spring… with Indelible Inks.

The two colors are Artemis (midnight navy re-release), and Castalia (deep purple). I found the formula dense, and the color rich and opaque (not thin or sheer, like some liquid liners tend to be). One swipe and you’re good to go!

Indelible Ink Eye Liner in Castalia
I’m typically not a fan of liquid eyeliners (I find them messy and hard to control), but this product is doing a spectacular job of changing my mind. The formula is dense enough to manipulate like a gel liner, but still thin enough to apply like a traditional liquid. And once it sets, it doesn’t budge. I had to wash this swipe off with makeup remover. Totally awesome.
You can find out more about Le Metier Indelible Ink Eyeliner HERE.

*pr sample

YSL Shocking: Swatches

Okay, here’s what came home with me from the YSL Shocking Collection:

Mascara in Black
Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils 
Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils (Gel Eye Liner)
 Sea Black   Ashy Black
Jade Black   Deep Black
Bronze Black
Sea Black
 Ashy Black
Jade Black
Deep Black
Bronze Black
Sea, Ashy, Jade, Deep, Bronze
These gel liners are VERY strong… even when I took them off with makeup remover… a black stain remained. All of the colors are black based, so if you dip the brush in and then wipe on white tissue, the resulting color is BLACK. It’s the freakiest thing. I’m really in love with all of them. I even nearly got Cherry Black (the purple) but it was already sold out!
If you’re looking for a good gel liner with serious color payoff, you really can’t go wrong with these. They have excellent slip, and they do NOT MOVE once they’ve set.

Eye Adore? Ultraflesh Black Magic

Some time ago, the Ultraflesh ‘Black Magic’ Eye Liner set caught my eye. I haven’t been able to properly road test it until now. To be honest, the jury is still out. It’s a genius idea: merging the best of all products meant to create the perfect eyeline. The set includes powder, gel liner, and pencils… and comes packaged in a compact case so you can use one, or two, or all products to create your perfect look.

The box is pretty awesome…

The case is pretty awesome too…

Slide back the top portion of the case, and you’ll find the powder shadows… one matte and one shimmer:

The next level of the case holds a gel liner, and a small angled brush:

And the final level of the case holds two pencil eyeliners, one matte and one shimmer:

Here’s why the jury is still out: I’m not completely sold on the quality of these items. It’s a good value ($39 for the case) because of the amount of product provided and the versatility of the kit. But, none of the quality is enough to move me. The shadows are basic, the liner is mediocre, and I think that you can do better with the pencils by picking up any drug store variety.

It’s a good idea if you’re a massive fan of the kohl or heavily lined look and simply want the convenience of having all those products at your disposal at once. But if you’re really interested in just using one (or two) items to achieve your look, then this is a pass.

You can try/purchase Ultraflesh Black Magic here: http://www.sephora.com/ and decide for yourself.