Christian Louboutin Deep Teal & Zoulou Oeil Velours Velvet Eye Definers Reviews, Photos, Swatches
Christian Louboutin Deep Teal Velvet Eye Definer ($40.00 for 0.056 oz.) is a muted, deep bluish teal with a mostly matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single stroke, though it was certainly buildable to full coverage with just a touch more (not even a full second layer). The consistency was smooth, creamy enough not to tug on the skin but didn’t slide around as it was drying down. It was smudgeable for the first 15-25 seconds but then set and stayed in place for the next eight and a half hours.
The formula is supposed to be “pigment-rich” with “all day” wear. Each pencil comes with a sharpener (which worked well), and the pencil contained a little more than average (for eye pencils that sharpen). I only tried two of the five shades available, but both performed well: they were pigmented, long-wearing, and creamy enough to glide on without tugging on my lower lash line or water line.
- Tom Ford Beauty Exotic Teal (LE, $35.00) is cooler (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Invasion (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar).
- MAC Black Ivy (DC, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- ColourPop Fast Lane (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- ColourPop Fast Lane (P, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- MAC Midnight Blues (DC, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Smashbox Baller (P, $18.00) is brighter (95% similar).
- Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Emerald (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- NARS Grafton Street (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
Christian Louboutin Zoulou Velvet Eye Definer ($40.00 for 0.056 oz.) is a deep, chocolaty brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage in a single stroke, and the creamier texture made it easy to apply to the lash line and run the liner back and forth for completely full coverage. The pencil was comfortable to use on the water line, as it wasn’t too firm, while I didn’t have any issues sharpening it so it wasn’t too soft either. This eyeliner lasted for eight and a half hours on my lower lash line and seven hours on my waterline.
- Make Up For Ever M60 Matte Dark Brown (P, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar).
- Bobbi Brown Chocolate (LE, $24.00) is glossier (95% similar).
- Lethal Cosmetics Decibel (P, $15.50) is warmer (95% similar).
- Makeup Geek Espresso (DC, $9.00) is glossier (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Demolition (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- Make Up For Ever G*psy (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).
- MAC Photogravure (PiP, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar).
- Urban Decay Crave (DC, $22.00) is darker (95% similar).
- Marc Jacobs Beauty (Earth)quake (P, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).
- MAC Long Espresso (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
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For the price, glad they performed well! Thanks for the post.
Me too, Michele! They’re not doing anything that a lot of other eyeliners don’t do for me (personally), but they at least perform well — as they should!
Aaaaccck!!! Deep Teal is so pretty, thank goodness I have CP Fast Lane. Kind of dangerous these are getting good scores so far. BTW, LOVE your eye look!!! What are those shadows?
Under the photo, there is a link that says “Look Breakdown” that will list everything.
Oh strange, I don’t see Look Breakdown anywhere, and I tried 2 different computers, a desktop and a laptop. No button, no listing, only a light blue blank area.
Could you send me a screenshot? I have no idea why there’d be a “light blue bnka area.”
Underneath the image of the eye makeup, it says “A Tropical Eye | Look Breakdown” for me on mobile, desktop, and across browsers – logged in and logged out!
Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like for me – the red arrow I added to show where the link appears – http://imgur.com/a/SGCfF
Oh yes, I see the Look Breakdown now! I’m so used to see it being listed out at the bottom of the review, didn’t realized it had been moved to bottom of the photo, with link, but makes sense. Thanks!
It didn’t – if there’s additional makeup featured on the face with say, a blush or a lipstick, that is still found in the same place, because with eye makeup, there might be multiple eye photos in a single post. This is a specific look that is broken down and listed on its own page, so that’s why there’s a link to it right underneath the original photo.
Well, no doubt they are beautiful. But I see them for die hard Loubou fans. Which T reader does not have a cheaper dupe that rates higher? $40 for deep teal versus $6 for fast lane? Seriously? I know this escaped no one. This smacks of red soled devotees, not of makeup connoisseurs. Anyone who really likes beauty products researches the hell out of them: pros/cons, cost/benefit, ingredients, bang for the buck, # of dupes in stash…. Lovely as these are, they fail for folks who do the research. (That is ‘regular’ consumers i.e. users, non-bloggers,) Unless you’re all about Loubou, which tips the justification scale for you. What is the politically correct term for brand conscious/ostentatious? Really, idgas what anyone buys, but these liners doseem to come with bragging rights.
I hear ya, KJH – they are nice, as they should be at the price point, but there are a lot of great eyeliners at lower price points. The packaging on these is more standard, too, so if one wanted a piece of the Louboutin pie – I’d say go for something that at least has some real standout packaging!
I was actually expecting these to be $60 eyeliners, the way luxury makeup is going, 40 actually seems reasonable (if such a word has a place in this context). I am not as outraged by these as I was with the $50 (or is it 60?) nailpolish 😉 I might even consider getting these (gasp) if they promise not to run from my waterline (no Loubotin fan here…All my shoes are flats <$100 LOL)
You nailed it, KJH! I love how deep of a teal this is, but then I see the dupe swatches and cannot help but feel like this is a ripoff. Smashbox Baller is a stunner, for instance. CP Fast Lane has a solid A grade and is just $6. Either one would give us that same deep, moody blackened teal liner, I think?
That’s a beautiful shade of teal. I can’t see myself spending that much on eyeliner though, especially not the brown one! That’s a pretty generic brown, IMO.
Deep Teal is sooo pretty but this is like 90% markup on the price point if they are made in Germany. 🙁
That TEAL!!! Love it! Nice, generous amount in it, too. $40 is rather steep for an eye pencil, so I will have to wait and see how Smashbox Baller compares when you review it down the road.
Deep Teal is amazing, but at that price I’d probably go for a dupe.
The price and dupe-ability make these no-go for me. I confess I’d pay this price if a color was truly unique and something I’ve been wanting (like a dupe for, UD Basquiat eyeliner in Anatomy — a mid-depth sienna, terracotta-range color — that’s already sold out).
Wow! I love the teal but $40 for an eyeliner??? I’m a high ender and even i can’t justify that much! I cringe sometimes when i buy UDs eye liner’s, lol! So $40 for an eyeliner, no! $65 for a Chanel eye shadow quad, yes please!
Beautiful shades, especially the teal one, but for the price and ratings I think the Colour Pop ones are just as good.
Gorgeous eye look Christine.
The price for these is bananas, but at least they performed well… that look you did with the teal liner is seriously gorgeous!
I clicked on this for that eye look! So pretty! Love the gold underneath all those tropical colors! Looks fantastic!
Good that they are so dupeable. I really like the brown one, kind of silly as I hardly ever use brown.
Louboutain products are out of my comfort zone, I sometime think economically 🙂
I do really like that you review products from the most luxuary brands to the ones that are quite cheap, and often just as good. It makes for interesting reads, and keeps me updated.
Thanks for biting the bullet with these! I will never give in to Christian Louboutin’s pricing scheme for beauty (I own quite a few of his shoes) given how dissimilar it is to other luxury beauty brands, but that teal is beautiful.