Chanel Summer 2015 Collection Méditerranée Stylo Eyeshadows, $34 each
The things you do to me.
Your new Stylo Eyeshadows from the Summer 2015 Collection have left me panting here at my desk, with my tongue hanging out and everything.
This coming from probably the last woman on earth who “needs” (air quotes) another cream stick eyeshadow to love.
As I’ve been cleaning and rearranging my office over the past few days, it has become increasingly clear to me that I apparently adore cream stick eyeshadows, because I keep finding them in the strangest places.
I found one in the back of the hallway closet (?), two in one of my makeup bags (which was, oddly, filled with tiny tubes of half-used hand cream), and one of them in my office supply drawer between the paperclips and Post-Its.
I have no idea how they end up in any of these places, but it needs to stop, because these beauties deserve their own special space.
There’s a very brief, very gentle cooling sensation on my skin when I apply one of these five limited edition twist-up, long-wearing cream shadows, and it’s kind of refreshing.
These are used just like other cream stick shadows. Just apply directly to bare skin or atop primer, and then blend out the edges. You can sheer ’em out for a wash, or build them up in layers for more intense color.
Several makeup lines have something similar (Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier come to mind), but as far as I can recall right now, these are the only ones with a cooling effect.
Chanel Summer 2015 Stylo Eyeshadows from the left in Azulejo, Campanule, Olivine, Laurier Rose and Caroube
Chanel has worked with this formula before. Do you remember the limited edition Stylo Eyeshadows from their Summer 2013 Collection? These are just a new crop. Same formula as those 2013 versions, with the same lightweight, easy-to-blend formula and cooling sensation. Like those, these also last for me from 6-8 hours with primer.
I’m really excited about this new batch and the way Chanel plays with shimmer. The finishes range from quiet sheens and sultry satins to full-on foiled metallic, and when you start buffing them? — that’s when the Chanel magic happens.
Which Summer 2015 Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow might be right for you?
- If you love classic summer colors…
Try Azulejo, an intense teal/turquoise blue with a satiny finish.
Oh, teal… I’m such a ho for ya.
Azulejo is bright like a South Pacific lagoon. Of the five colors in the release, I think it’s the one that’s most ready to party.
Looks amazing on lids coupled with a shimmery gold in the inner corners.
- If you love complex colors…
Check out shimmering violet Campanule.
Two words: secret shimmer. Don’t be fooled by Campanule’s satiny purple finish when you apply it to your lids. As you buff out the edges, tiny flecks of purple glitter appear.
Don’t fret, though, because it’s classy glitter. In other words, the flecks are small. I can’t really see ’em from afar, but get up in someone’s grill when they’re wearing this, and the little sparkles will say haaaaay!
- If you have brown or hazel eyes…
Give Olivine a try. It’s an unexpectedly complex and unusual satiny olive green, and like the other shades, buffing it out reveals tiny flecks of glitter, which in this case are green and teal.
For me, of the five Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows in Summer 2015, Olivine takes the cake. It reminds me of a cream stick version of the epic Chanel Khaki Vert Eyeshadow.
Oh! And hello, inspiration! — I think I need to try layering Olivine under Khaki Vert sometime soon (ideally before sunset today).
- If you love being bold…
Try metallic rose gold Laurier Rose. The shiniest of them all, its finish looks like chrome!
Very sexy robot.
I like to wear the brown shade (Caroube) all over my lids and barely in the crease, and then plant Laurier Rose right in the center of the lid for an unmistakeable focal point.
- And for everyone…
There’s Caroube, a luminous warm brown.
Oh, man, this has 10-minute makeup written all over it. I put it on today and started to vibrate out of my chair with excitement.
Yes, I’m the girl who gets stoked over brown eyeshadow.
Warm golden brown Caroube has one of those forgiving soft sheens, and of the five summer shades, I think it’s the most wearable. If you’re looking for something to wear daily, Caroube is the one you want.
Oh, and if you happen to have Chanel New Moon from last summer, it looks incredible with Caroube.
Try it: apply a layer of Caroube on your lids, and pat New Moon on top. Then prepare to faint out of sheer joy.