Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner ($24.50 for 0.07 oz.) is described simply as “turquoise.” It’s a very subtly green-tinted blue, less than what I’d envision teal being (which is a perfect–and hard to achieve–balance of blue and green). If you’re familiar with bluer turquoise gem stones, the color is reminiscent of those. There is a faint teal shimmer throughout. Urban Decay Flipside is a little more teal. It looks like it does in the pot, which is fairly blue, but the name says “teal,” so I was a bit disappointed to see it apply as more of a blue hue.

The texture is creamy, smooth, and has a slightly thicker consistency than a lot of other gel eyeliners I’ve come across. I used MAC’s 266 to draw a line across my lid, and it applied evenly, opaquely, and didn’t skip or tug. Lancome states that the formula is long-wearing (up to twelve hours), smudge-proof, and waterproof. After six hours of wear, there was some transfer of the liner to my crease. I also wore on my lower lash line, and it appeared to wear better, but there was some faint smudging and fading after eight hours. I can’t say I cried a river when testing these, so I ran some water over the swatch and blotted lightly with a tissue, and the swatch was still intact and looked fairly good.

It’s packaged in a (mostly) clear glass pot with a shiny black screw-top lid.  It contains slightly less product than other popular gel eyeliners (both Bobbi Brown and MAC’s contain 0.10 oz. compared to Lancome’s, which has only 0.07 oz.), which is a bit of a bummer.

The Glossover

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Dress-Up Teal

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The wear was disappointing, and I wasn't expecting Lancome to have issues here. They're such a well-established brand, and gel eyeliners can be found from many brands, so I was totally surprised when this struggled to perform well on wear.

Product

6/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

5/10

Application

4/5

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Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner
Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Lancome, $24.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Flipside is a little more teal.

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11 thoughts on “Lancome Dress-up Teal (401) Liner Design Long Wear Calligraphy Gel Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Gina Gina

    This is the second review that mentioned poorer wear time with these, which is so disappointing, because the colors are beautiful! Unfortunately, below average wear time is something I won’t overlook when it comes to eye products.

  2. Sarah R

    Every review I have read on these gel liners state that the wear time is not what was advertised. I had high hopes for these as well, boo!

  3. Stunning colour, but I would call that turquoise as well and not teal and with hooded eyes, I do have trouble with transfer.  As much as the colour is tempting, I hate smeary makeup more and would expect more than 6 hours of wear.

  4. Aww, I’m sorry to hear this product was so disappointing! It’s not even like it failed on just one count – it sounds pretty sub-par for both wear time AND colour. (I mean, teal?! That’s definitely not teal.) I’ve been reading a lot of bad reviews for this one, recently, and it’s too bad – some of the shades looked like they were going to be gorgeous! :( 

  5. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Oh, it’s such a pretty color, too!  I’d have been all over that if it was better quality.  Oh well.  :(

  6. Avatar of Lindsey Lindsey

    I have one of these in purple. I quite like it! But if this formula is a C I’d love to see what a A would do for me.

  7. corallista

    It is such a pretty color! too bad it doesn’t wear well.

  8. Zolfan Dee

    Best teal liners are: joe fresh liquid liner in teal and one from macs previous collections the fluidline called midnight blues.. Jus saying!! However if u can make a whole blog about “the best teal liners” id really appreciate it!! Im always looking for new ones:)

  9. I agree, that does NOT look like turquoise to me! It looks slightly more green when it’s sheered out, but I still wouldn’t see it and say “ah, yeah, turquoise!” 

  10. Kelly

    How similar is this to the stila loves barbie blue smudge pot?