- Tom Ford's dramatic eye accessory: a black gel formula that sweeps over the entire lid for a smoldering eye or can be used to fluidly and boldly line the lid. Its highly enriched, blackened pigment is infused with a unique spark of blue optics that catch the light and brighten the eyes for an extremely dimensional effect.
Noir Absolute For Eyes is a wonderfully complex gel shadow/liner that appears to be a flat black in the pot until you break the surface to reveal the stunning blue optical particles--that really and truly do brighten the eyes. Note the difference in the top picture of the open pot where it appears to be a flat black- then behold the picture below! The black base is punctuated by the blue particles and this combination makes for one stunning eyeliner!
I have been a huge fan of gel eyeliners as long as I can remember, and they have been my favorite medium for creating a nice winged liner with the perfect flick (of course my experience is notably enhanced by the use of my handy and beloved Hakuhodo brushes). I have quite a few Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners which have been my go-to for years, but they have just found a formidable opponent in terms of longevity and beauty.
The first day that I wore Absolute Noir, I applied it at about 7:00AM, and when I returned home late that night it had not budged, faded or flaked one bit. I wore it for nearly 17 hours and it could have held up much longer had it been necessary!
The sparkle is by no means over-the-top, and it took capturing just the right light for my camera to pick it up at all. On the eyes it is far more subtle, and is not in the least bit garish. Therefore, it is thoroughly office appropriate- even in a more conservative work setting. When compared to Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners, Absolute Noir is a touch more stiff and a little bit thicker. This is by no means an indictment of its ease of use or efficacy, but it does account for what I have found to be its longer wear-time. I have not tried it on my waterline because I have pretty sensitive eyes- so I tend to avoid applying anything with any potentially loose particles when I tightline in my upper lash line, or apply liner to my waterline. That said, as a liner it is utterly stunning!Overall assessment: Not only is it gorgeous and high quality, but Absolute Noir For Eyes also stays put until you remove it! While I won't give up my Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners- I am understandably smitten with the fetching Absolute Noir For Eyes! A new love!
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