Got time for a 2-minute review?
Before you answer that, it’s Chanel.
WHAT IT IS: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Purple Berry, a limited-edition twist-up purple pencil liner from the Les Delices De Chanel collection.
WHAT IT DOES:
- The texture’s on the hard side, but it’s actually relatively smooth for a hard pencil…if that makes any sense, and it doesn’t skip, which is great.
- The pencil itself is very thin, which makes it easy to apply right at the roots of my lashes and water line.
- This particular purple color doesn’t have heavy red undertones, which I like, because sometimes the reddish tones in purple liners give me zombie eyes.
- The finish has a subtle, elegant sheen to it that reminds me a little of Becca’s Cabrera.
- This thing’s like Michael Phelps in the water! It’s extremely waterproof, especially along lash lines. I wore it to the pool yesterday, and it didn’t flinch after 10 cannonballs.
- For a deep purple color that lasts all day long, I apply 2-3 layers along my lash lines.
- I know that for a lot of women the Chanel Stylos perform well along their water lines, but I haven’t been so lucky. For me they’re just okay. Along my water lines, I have to apply 4-5 layers to really see the color, and then it lasts about 5 hours, tops.
- It’s isn’t really a smudgy kind of liner. It’s actually pretty tough to blend the edges.
THE VERDICT: Along lash lines, Purple Berry is like a Jolly Rancher (read: it lasts a very long time), but it could use a little help along my water lines.
But even with that caveat, I’m still wearing this thing down to a nub! I plan to wear it on my lash lines often.
If you have hazel, brown or green eyes, I think you’ll love the color even more. It also has a slight sheen to it, too, which is kind of neat.
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, and available now at select Chanel counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Yesterday I read this really interesting article about a woman named Christy Marx who worked as one of the writers for Jem and the Holograms back in the ’80s. Jem was one of my favorite cartoons growing up.
Now Christy writes for the gaming industry, world building and writing backstories for games.
How cool is that? Um…how come people like Christy never came to career day when I was in my school?
Here’s a link to the story if you’re game (get it?) From G.I. Joe to Zynga: The Three-Decade Career of Christy Marx.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,