Lancome Paradis Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is supposed to be a richly pigmented, long-wearing (24 hour wear, no seriously, that’s how it’s marketed), waterproof, and creamy pencil eyeliner. I bought four shades to try–two shimmery, two more matte–and I’m reviewing the two shimmery shades in this post. The texture of the pencils is moderately creamy and doesn’t tug, so they apply nicely and lay down decently color in a single pass. The wear was all over the place for the eyeliners I happened to buy, from five hours to twelve hours. There is still color intact even after fifteen hours, but it was always significantly thinner.
Lancome Paradis Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “pearlized tropical green.” It’s a medium-dark, bluish-teal with sparkle over a frosted sheen. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, though it was buildable to more opaque coverage with two to three layers. This shade flakes severely on me, throughout the day, after four to five hours of wear. There was still noticeable color left behind ten hours later, but there were also tons of small teal flakes underneath my eyes, and some of those flakes ended up in my eyes over the course I wore the liner for. This is, of course, the most obviously “me” color, and as much as I wanted to love it, it did not love me at all. This was the worst-performing of the four I tested. It’s so rare for me to test an eyeliner and have it flake off on me, and in vain, I tried this one half a dozen times and got the same results each time. MAC New Marine (P, $17.00)(90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Ody(sea) (62) (P, $25.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #52L (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Ocean (P, $9.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Blue Noon (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Fairytale (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Stila Jade (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Sephora Good Mood (P, $10.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Lancome Lamé Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “metallic white gold.” It’s a light, champagne gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a moderately waxy, thin base, which seemed to make it harder to apply evenly or layer for opaque coverage. The more I applied, the more uneven it appeared. The wear was better, and I didn’t encounter flaking as this thinned over time. On me, this shade wore for ten hours well before it really started to fade/thin. Estee Lauder Pearl (P, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Blonde Ambition (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Venus (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Chilled (DC, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowed In (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.