Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer review and photos.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

It is my personal belief, eyeliner is the one cosmetic product that can take any look from drab to fab almost instantly.  Granted, mascara is essential in any makeup look, but eyeliner is the pivotal frame that truly extenuates the eyes.  Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer ($38.50 USD/ 5ml) is the newest obsession to have hit IMCT.  This rich navy blue cream color is not only incredibly flattering on everyone, but the ease of removal at night has completely converted my former “waterproof-or-nothing” mentality.  I hope you enjoy.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

The Pros of Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer:

  1. Beautiful rich deep navy blue cream color.
  2. Satin finish is flattering and classic.
  3. The blue tone has a brightening effect on the eyes.
  4. Thick gorgeous frosted glass bottle is sanitary and safeguards the formula from drying out.
  5. Long handle and fine brush were specially designed to mimic the comfort and easy of a calligraphy pen.
  6. Formula has a medium consistency.
  7. Can be applied sheer or opaque depending on the amount of product on the brush.
  8. Layers well after each coat has had a chance to dry.
  9. Depending on the eye shape, color stays true throughout the day without any fading, smearing or flaking.
  10. Thin brush can be used to draw a thin or thick line.
  11. Less harsh than a black liner.
  12. Easily removable if a mistake is made.
  13. Formulated without  Sulfates, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan or Parabens.
  14. Comes in three shades: 01 Noir Ebène, 02 Bleu Outemer, 05 Brun Cendré.
  15. Made in France.

The Cons of Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer:

  1. For those seeking a waterproof liner, look elsewhere..this formula is NOT WATERPROOF!
  2. Not recommended for those with hooded or oily lids (see below).
  3. Due to the delicate brush tip, makeup novices will find application difficult.
  4. Product collects on the wand and can smudge on the lashes during application.
  5. Must be shaken in order for the formula to incorporate properly.
  6. Very expensive, but the amount given is substantial; more so than any other brand.  I can’t see myself consuming this entire bottle any time soon.
Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer brush tip.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer brush tip.

The ultra fine brush tip is incredibly precise and delicate.  Compared to other felt tipped pen liners on the market, makeup novices will most likely perceive this brush head as time-consuming and awkward.  Even those who are accustomed to working with liquid liners, may find liner application challenging at first, but ultimately adapting to the feel.  Working in short strokes seems to help create a clean crisp line.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer against strong window lighting.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer in normal indoor lighting conditions.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Full face wearing Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

As the above photos illustrate, 02 Bleu Outremer applied smoothly and evenly.  Taking a sizable amount of product (I do not like to wipe off the brush), I prefer to start at the mid-way point of the eye, draw the end portion of the liner, and then go back to draw the front portion of my line. This liner is completely goof-proof; mistakes are easily removed without any tugging of the delicate skin around the eye area.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with a bronze eyeshadow (very sunny day).

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo 5 Vulcano (rainy gloomy day).

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with a golden eyeshadow (overcast day).

For the above photos, 02 Bleu Outremer paired beautifully with a variety of eyeshadow colors.  The deep navy liner held its own against some pretty intense shades.  From afar, the blue tone is not incredibly noticeable, however, from a reasonable distance, the blue pigment does in fact show and adds a certain amount of freshness and brightness to all of the eye looks.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer swatched heavily.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer after being under warm running water for 8 seconds.

The final set of photos illustrates how easily 02 Blue Outremer is removed with just running water.  As stated earlier, this formula is not waterproof, therefore individuals with hooded eyes and/or oily lids would most likely encounter color transfer and/or fading throughout the day.  In fact, I would not recommend the use of this formula for weddings (especially if you cry easily), during workouts, or in hot humid weather. On my deep-set eyes, Blue Outremer does not fade or transfer for 12 + hours–Magnifique Oui?

Ingredient List for Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Blue Outremer:

All shades include:
Water, Shellac, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acrylates/Octyl-Acrylamide Copolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Tromethamine, Peg/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate/VP Copo Lymer, Isopropyl Isostearate, Poly Butene, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Peg-20, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceteth 20, [+/- MICA, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Car-mine), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bisbuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).

**Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, and guerlain.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer is one of my favorite liquid liners.  The pigmented navy color, seamless formula, gorgeous packaging, substantial amount and hassle-free removal was exactly what I was looking for in a liquid liner.  Some may not find this formula to their liking or suitable for their lifestyle, but given my recent hectic holiday schedule, the last thing I feel like doing at night is battling with makeup removal.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Comments

  1. That brush looks similar to the one my mother used way back; you know where you don’t breathe when you apply liner. Guerlain always had these gorgeous liners and pretty bottles which looked like they contained some kind of magic spell.

    The color looks gorgeous but how disappointing it isn’t waterproof. The texture looked so perfect!

    Lovely on you though!

    xoxo,

    Olivia

    P.S. Have a lovely holiday and a great New Year to you and your family!!!! xoxo

    • Hello Olivia,

      I have been really enjoying this liner. Admittedly, the brush does take some getting use to, but now it is really easy and the removal at night is the best part.

      Thank you so much dear friend and I wish you and yours a blessed and happy holiday season as well 🙂

      -Maria

  2. I am intrigued. I must try it! I usually don’t use eyeliner as its so difficult to get rid off and looks too make-upy.
    The formula looks super creamy and a joy to put over the eyelashes.

    Tanya

    • Hello Tanya,

      If you are like me and really despise removing waterproof liner, then this beauty is a must-have. I love how smooth and easy it glides on the skin. If you try it I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

      -Maria

  3. Hey Maria, this looks awesome on you! I never looked into this because I can’t really work with a brush like this, also I’m not sure it’d last on my oily monolids. For everyone who wears blue eyeliner, it seems like a good one to have!

    • Hello Sunny,

      Thank you so much. The brush does take some getting use to, but once you get it, the application becomes effortless. This formula is really meant for people who do not any have issues with liners in general. As far as blue liners are concerned, this is one of the most attractive offerings on the market 🙂

      -Maria

  4. Gorgeous colour! Pity though as I have oily lids

    • Hello Tirurit,

      Thank you. If you have oily lids, this guy would definitely not last. Hopefully, Guerlain will make a waterproof version in the future.

      -Maria

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