29 August 2011

YSL Dessin Du Regard Long-lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Shimmering Burgundy: Review, Swatches and first FOTD!


Purple is BIG NEWS again this Autumn/Winter but it’s a shade I’ve always found a little tricky, especially on the eyes. I own a few purple eye-shadows but rarely wear them as I think they make me look not dissimilar to having two black eyes when I do.  So I was delighted when I was sent this Yves Saint Laurent eye pencil to try out as it seemed like an easier way for me to buy into the purple trend. Other than that I didn’t give it much more thought, thinking something along the lines of ‘an eyeliner is an eyeliner is an eyeliner’.
But I was wrong.

This eye pencil surprised and impressed me in a number of ways. Firstly, I was surprised by the colour, because it’s much darker and less reddish toned than the name suggests. It’s more like a smoky amethyst, which is fabulous because it’s so right now. The shimmer is very subtle, which I liked. I was also surprised by the rich, creamy formulation and how easy this was to apply. I loved the colour and how it looked on my eyes but the biggest surprise was when I looked in the mirror about 4 hours after application, expecting at least a little bit of smudging, to find it looking perfectly intact, as if just freshly applied. And when I checked a few hours later, it looked exactly the same. And again a few hours after that! This, to me, is unheard of with a pencil, especially as I had applied it thickly and on both my top and bottom lashline. Oh, and I’d also been out in the rain!

Costing €25 for a pencil plus sharpener, this is also available in Black Ink,  Patent Leather (deep brown), Ultramarine and Amazon Green. I highly recommend.
Now I’m going to end this post with a first for Fluff and Fripperies…my very first FOTD! Some of you requested this when I asked what you’d like to see more of on this site. Please do bear in mind that despite my fondness for makeup I don’t think I’m particularly good at applying the stuff and am just an enthusiastic amateur! But here’s what I wore yesterday for a big girly Sunday brunch in town.

Face: Clarins Everlasting foundation; Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer; Bourjois Eclat Mineral Pressed Powder; Bourjois blush in #33 Lilas D'or; The Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in Shade #4 (contour).
Eyes: Nude and medium purple shades from Estee Lauder quad in Berry Quartz; Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Long-lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Shimmering Burgundy; La Roche Posay Respectissime Waterproof mascara in black; Rimmel Professional Eyebrown Pencil in Dark Brown.
Lips: Avon Colordisiac lipstick in Drawn To You
Nails: NOTD coming up soon!

Have you tried these eye pencils and what did you think?

13 comments:

ArtDonatella said...

Sha'up, you're no makeup amateur, sister! Your makeup looks mighty fine, naturally enhancing your beauty:D! Love these posts, keep them on a roll, and how gorgeous is that YSL? Fab!
xoxo

Jen said...

You look beautiful! And you looked beautiful when you arrived for brunch yesterday, despite the hassle getting there!
I think FOTD is a great idea. It's much better seeing the products in action IYKWIM?

fluff and fripperies said...

Ah thanks guys, I found this oddly terrifying but I do like seeing these posts on other blogs!

Rosemary said...

I also like your face of the day, although partly because I like your face in general. I am torn about these posts. I used to love them 100%, then I started DOING them, felt like a bit of an idiot, and now look at them and feel kind of like, "I still love them but don't know if I want you to feel like an idiot the way I did" IYKWIM?! Anyway you look laffly and I don't think you're a make-up amateur. But that's coming from a SERIOUS make-up amateur.

fluff and fripperies said...

Amateur shmamateur, you've done courses and everything! I get what you're saying Rosemary and I'm a little afraid of feeling like an idiot too but I'm just gonna hope for the best...

cornflakegirl said...

You look great and the lippie really suits you.

I get terrified everytime I decide to do an FOTD post cos I am a serious make up amateur but I like doing them at the same time, if that makes sense.

As for the YSL eye liner, it's fabulous and I want it.

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Paula, I was really impressed with the liner and would like to try out the green and the black shades from the line as well.

Mandy said...

You look fab and I love these types of posts!!!

Skinni Peach said...

love the eyes emma...and this photo of you is really pretty! Loving the Clarins foundation too! hope you had a good girly day out xx

Karen said...

dang i thought i left a comment yesterday, obvs not :) you look gorgeous emma, love the liner, gonna get one too, its the exact colour i'm on the hunt for too, black can be too harsh sometimes. more face photos!!!

Anonymous said...

I think it's great to see your 'real person' face with the make-up instead of airbrushed models. Gives a much better impression of what can be done - v. inspiring so keep it up!

- Eleanorjane

Actionmags said...

Oo I love a face of the day I can't stop giggling when I try to take a picture of myself ... I love that the eyeliner has a sharpener

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks everyone and Mags I'm the exact same, it is so weird trying to take a photo of your makeup! Love the fact that it comes with a sharpener too.