When an effortless, ethereal cream shadow collided with a twist-up stick to form Chanel’s first Stylo Eyeshadow, I wager it was like when Karl Lagerfeld met Choupette the cat — a match made in crazy cat lady (and dude!) heaven.
Then, when some intrepid soul at Chanel added shimmer and glitter, it was like waltzing into the ritziest, fanciest Petco ever and finding an entire aisle dedicated to diamond-encrusted cat collars.
In other words, pretty freakin’ neat.
Add to that a bad-@ss cooling effect, and things get even better — like a battalion of drag queens with purple feather boas parachuting down into that same Petco carrying bedazzled cans of Gravy Lovers Fancy Feast while Haddaway’s What Is Love (Baby Don’t Hurt Me) blares over the store’s speakers.
Like I said — pretty freakin’ neat!
These pigmented stick shadows, which you can apply directly to lids or indirectly with a brush, have a high-shine finish jam-packed with fine flecks of glitter.
Buff them out for a mellow look with sheer color and lots of sparkle, or build them up in layers to go big with more pigment and shine, like I did for these pics.
And don’t tell me that you can’t pull off something bold like this with lots of blending. You can, girl. YOU GOT THIS! These Stylos blend like warm butter and take about 10 minutes to dry, which gives plenty of time to buff, sweep and merge the colors till you get a look you like.
And dang, I sure do like how cool these feel on my lids…
I mean cool, like refreshing. They all have a cooling effect, and it’s not tingly or painful or anything like a lip plumping gloss. It feels more like an eye serum with one of those metal rollerballs, or like the thin, chilled cucumber slices they place on your lids at a spa.
Feels so good and fancy.
Just be sure to prep your lids first with a primer. I’ve noticed that if I wear these on bare skin, they just slip and slide into my creases for as long as they last (about 6-8 hours). I use and love NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, but something like a MAC Paint Pot, or whatever else you have around, should also work.
PRICE: $34 per 0.05-ounce twist-up stick
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,