Back in the late 90s, eye gloss was THE product to buy. Lauded by make-up artists who liked the slightly edgy, soft focus blur it lent a smoky eye, it was seen on everyone from the Spice Girls to Gwen Stefani. But the trend was not without its casualties - fans had a couple of gripes with the formulas of yore because they were sticky as hell and sometimes migrated through lashes and into the eye, forming a slippery veil across the eye ball. Nice.
Thankfully, YSL have come up with a new non-sticky eye gloss that’ll offer all the sheeny, shiny joys of eye gloss without the misery of being slightly blinded while wearing. YSL Eye Gloss Smudger, £18.50, is designed to be applied either on a bare eyelid to add lustre or over eyeshadow for a wet effect. It can be used across the entire lid from lash to brow, or close to the lash line to up the ante on your eye make-up. Whichever way you go, adding eye gloss is the speediest update to a make-up look you’ll find.
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Another benefit? If you struggle to apply eyeshadow evenly and find blending a bore, this makes the process a breeze - just whoosh some colour over your lid, apply the eye gloss and smudge with your finger or a cotton bud - the gloss will soften the edges out. If you’re applying to a bare eyelid, we’d recommend applying it after your mascara - that way, you can just tap it onto the centre of your lids for a little shine as you blink.
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Sold? Unfortunately, so is the Eye Gloss Smudger - everywhere. Seriously. If you find it online, snap it up quickly.
This is one trend that’s not going away anytime soon.
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