Lancome Cote d'Azur & Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Eyeliner Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Lancome Cote d'Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear EyelinerLancome 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. This review features the two matte shades I bought, which I felt were longer-wearing compared to the shimmery shades I tried. 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 Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear EyelinerLancome Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “blue Klein.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark cobalt blue with cool undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in one stroke, which was somewhat buildable–it appeared brighter and more intense–but coverage was always somewhat translucent. The consistency was creamy and easy to apply without tugging on the lash line, and the eyeliner wore well for twelve hours on me before it started to fade/thin with decent color still apparent at fifteen hours. It was gone by morning (24 hours). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $22.00) is glossier (95% similar). MAC Royal Wink (LE, $16.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Sea If I Care (P, $14.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Chaos (P, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Sea About It (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Most Wanted (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Aeros Blue (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Flourish Me Bold (LE, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Ardency Inn Dark Blue (P, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Ocean Drive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Cobalt Blue (250) (P, $8.99) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M22 Matte Majorelle Blue (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear EyelinerLancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner ($23.00 for 0.042 oz.) is described as a “grey.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a strong gray overtone paired with a satin finish. It had semi-opaque coverage in one pass, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage. The texture was creamy and applied without pulling on the lash line. It dried down and was budge-proof for twelve hours before breaking down, where it would fade/thin over the next several hours. It had nearly all but disappeared by the 24-hour mark. Smashbox Moody (P, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blacquer Coffee (P, $25.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Haight-Ashbury (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S50 Satiny Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Desperation (PiP, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Mute (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Shoreline (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty (Iron)y (P, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Lancome Cote d'Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Cote d'Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Cote d'Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Cote d’Azur Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner
Lancome Pluie Drama Liqui-Pencil Longwear Eyeliner

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Christine, a general request. Would it be possible for you to include, in the information with pencils (lip or eye, jumbo or skinny) whether or not they’re twist up or if they need sharpening? Sometimes those that look like they don’t need sharpening actually DO (but their in a “black” pencil so look like they might be twist up). I’m guessing these do need sharpening with a traditional sharpener because they look like they’re in wood, but that would just be the way they’ve made the packaging look.

It’s probably a reference to International Klein Blue, which was a color mixed by Yves Klein (it even has its own Wikipedia page!). It’s a blue that stayed really vibrant even when mixed in with the other paint ingredients, so it’s pretty bold of Lancome to describe their own product so highly when it doesn’t perform.

My first thought was Yves Klein blue too! I think the colour looks about right (maybe a bit lighter), though definitely sheerer and less bold than you might expect.

Hmmm, at least these scored better than the other shades, but I can see the translucency in Cote D’Azur, not acceptable for $24 each and you have to sharpen. I’m sticking with the Sephora Contour Matte Gel Eye Liners. I have them in 5 colors (including the dupe Sea If I Care), and they are all very pigmented and wear +15 to +17 hrs on my oily lids. No need for anything to last 24 hrs, but thanks for testing that claim ! I can only imagine you going to bed with bright blue eye liner on LOL

Wow! 17-hours – that is incredible wear!!

I’d rather they have gone with something like 8, 10, or 12-hour wear – 12-hours is really long, IMO!

While in store, I swatched Sephora’s Sea If I Care on my hands. I went home, and it lasted through hours of house-cleaning, multiple hand washings, rounds of hand cream, and a hot shower! I immediately ran back to Sephora and got it, along with 4 other colors, because I knew it would hold up on my oily, fussy lids. That Sephora Contour Matte Gel formula is the bomb! I’ve been stuck in the office for 8 hours with a barely functioning air conditioning, also stuck outside in 80-90 degrees heat for hours with no shade, and that eye liner is like a tattoo!

What an enormous difference in quality/longevity on the lashline compared to the glitter or shimmer ones! Wow! I especially live Pluie because it’s just so different of a shade, plus it’s something one could easily incorporate into a “no makeup” makeup look.

That said, I personally love the Sephora Contour Matte pencils for longevity, and at a reasonable price, too. But I feel that Sephora needs to add a few more shades. A Pluie dupe would be awesome, as would a good, strong teal.

The blue is pretty, the brown/taupe is probably very versatile, but for me to go to Lancome I need them to score a full A, or even A+.
Lancome used to be one of my favourites, mostly for the mascaras, but also for their liner, the black, that I used for ages. Now I think there are so many better alternatives, their mascaras are still very good, I hear, or read on various blog/youtube channels. The last mascara I tested, don’t remember wich one, was quite disappoinintg.

It is going to be tough for any of the eyeliners to get an A, I think, just because they make that ridiculous 24-hour wear time claim.

While at work, I passed by the Lancome display and I thought I’d try Paradis to see if the same would happen to me. It did. ? It’s such a pretty color but I’m not too disappointed. I have UD Junkie, SC Fairytale and SC Good Mood which I really love!

REALLY! That is horrible and awesome to hear. It’s super rare for me to have eyeliner flake off, so it was unexpected, and I didn’t see reviews mentioning that as a possibility at all – but I don’t know if anyone had tried Paradis specifically (or a similarly sparkly shade) and reviewed it either.

Brands & their crazy claims….12-15 hours is great wear
, so why exaggerate??? Anyway, I hope your 24 hour test period included a few hours of sleep!

Exactly!! I feel like if I had a brand and testing said they lasted closer to 12 hours, I’d probably just go with 8 to be realistic and allow for your-mileage-may-vary. I did sleep in them, but I don’t move around much when I sleep, so I felt like it was about as good as I could do for a 24-hour test (which I don’t usually do unless I’m irritated enough by the brand to put it to the full test).

How was Desperation? Pluie is more unique – I did like the shade overall, though you know, 24 hour wear makes it impossible for it to score well, lol.

I read these were so fantastic and they are on the expensive side so I’m rather glad I didn’t venture. I’m not feeling anything special about them and the shimmery shades were rather dismal. Easy pass.

I think they’re good, but they’re not amazing, and the whole 24-hour thing is obviously beating down the ratings. I just don’t know what the point of saying 24-hours is.

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