Last week, I reviewed YSL's Dessin du Regard Waterproof Eyeliner in #8, Luminescent Gold. I loved it so much I went back for #9, Azure Blue. I'm not a huge fan of pencil eyeliners, so that should tell you just how much I love this formula.
The Dessin du Regard Waterproof is an amazing liner. First off, it's the silkiest, softest liner I've ever used. I love that because there's no tugging on my lids when I use it and it swipes on almost as easily as my more-preferred gel liners. However, there is one caveat to this soft texture: if you aren't careful, the tip will break off, which is terribly sad when you spend $28 on a liner. I've also noted that the pencils lose their sharp tip very quickly and have to be sharpened with nearly every use. However, Luminescent Gold is such a perfect color for me that I don't mind. I just bought a backup (gasp!!).
Azure Blue is another lovely from the Dessin du Regard line. It's a deep but very vivid royal blue that applies opaquely with just one swipe of the pencil. Like Luminescent Gold, it's easy to smudge if you move quickly, and once it sets it doesn't budge all day. It also works well for the waterline.
You can see above what a gorgeous color this is. It's the perfect mix of deep and vivid working together to create a nearly perfect blue. I personally would probably prefer it just a tiny bit darker, but it does make for a beautiful summer bright eye.
On the skin, the color comes alive, and you can imagine how much it brightens the eye area:
Bottom Line: Although I have to say I prefer Luminescent Gold over Azure Blue, that's primarily because at the end of the day, even though I love blues in theory, I have to use them very sparingly around my eyes. I'm still playing with this one and will do an EOTD as soon as I find the perfect look. In the meantime, I love to use these pencils, and highly recommend them. There are 9 colors ranging from fairly neutral all the way up to brights like Azure Blue and Ultramarine, so there should be something in the collection to please everyone. I'm hoping they release a silver next...now that would be fun!!