By now I've probably made the point that I really really like these YSL cream eyeliners, Effet Faux Cils. The creamy texture, superb longevity, and intense pigmentation are the reason I haven't bought or repurchased my previous favorites, Bobbi Brown's longwear gel liners in over a year. YSL is just that good.
Ashy Black (No. 02) is more or less what the name implies- a dirty, coal-like black; however, it has a somewhat brighter finish than the sooty Deep Black (01). I wouldn't call it exactly shimmery, nor is it metallic, but it offers a little sheen that brings some light to the eyes.
Bottom Line: Do I also need No. 3, Bronze Black?
YSL Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Ashy Black 02 ($25) is available at the counters and online from yslbeautyus.com.