Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil ($30.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “silver.” It’s more like a silver-shimmered, brownish taupe color with a frosted, metallic finish. It was creamy and had semi-opaque color payoff in a single pass, and it was buildable to mostly opaque color but not fully opaque. It’s the type of color that looks great on the lower lash line to brighten and open up eyes with something more defining than beige. It lasted well for seven hours, and after eight, it looked slightly thinner but did not gather into the corners or smudge. Urban Decay Stray Dog is much darker, as is Urban Decay Mushroom. MAC Catch My Eye is more silver. See comparison swatches.

Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil ($30.00 for 0.01 oz.) is described as a “black.” It’s a deep black with a semi-matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single stroke, and it was buildable to fully opaque color. The consistency was creamy, so the pencil glided on easily without skipping or tugging at the lash line. It wore well for eight and a half hours, and it even managed the water line for six and a half hours. It started to thin slightly but still looked quite nice after ten hours of wear–and no smudging or migration. It’s a basic black eyeliner, which is essential for each brand to have within their range, but it also means there are plenty of similar shades on the market.

It’s a new (but permanent) formula for fall. It looks like a pencil eyeliner, but it is retractable and comes with a plastic sharpener that pops off on the opposite end of the pencil tip. There is slightly less waste compared to your traditional pencil eyeliner, as you do not have to sharpen the full edge away, but you do get 0.01 oz. (compared to 0.04 oz. of a regular pencil eyeliner).

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8.5/10

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9/10

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8.5/10

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4.5/5

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Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Amber Silver (05) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil

Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil
Guerlain Black Jack (01) Eye Pencil

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11 thoughts on “Guerlain Amber Silver (05) & Black Jack (01) Eye Pencils Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Hi Christine, I think you forgot to post up the swatch picture of Amber Silver =)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ellie screamer77

    Is the swatch of the first pencil missing? I only see it in the comparison area.

  3. Very handy with the built-in sharpener!

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    I have more than enough black pencil liners but the Amber Silver looks gorgeous in the pencil though somewhat less impressive swatched. I think I’ll stick with UD Mushroom but may break down and get this.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle michelle

    So glad you reviewed! I was just about to buy Amber silver- now you’ve convinced me to! I bummed because NM no longer has stock in Rouge G Madame Batifole online. I guess I’ll have to mosy on in- very dangerous! LOL. For my wallet at least.

  6. wow, that black looks awesome!