This summer, Chanel die-hards with a weakness for uber-natural makeup eye looks and the Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil line won’t have to scrounge around for an eyeliner to light up their lash and water lines — not with the new Peche Cuivre waiting expectantly on counters.
Is your eyeliner makeup mojo more about subtle definition than crisp, sharp lines? If it is, feast your lids on this limited edition shimmery shade. It graces lids with a shy hint of shimmery, peachy beige — nothing fussy, frightening or overdone — and it even comes with a convenient pencil sharpener.
I guess that’s the least Chanel could do for asking $28 for it…
It’s also boldly emblazoned with that gorgeous logo, there to remind you of life’s luxuries while you sharpen it in the restroom at work (been there, done that!).
Now, I love Chanel. Let me just get that out there. And I like seeing this shade on my eyes — I’ve been wearing it along my upper and lower lash lines with some of the darker shade from the Ombres Contrastes Duo in Sable-Émouvant along my upper lashes — but the texture leaves a little something to be desired.
It’s not nearly as smooth as similar pencils in the same price range (have you tried the Dolce & Gabbana Intense Khols yet? So great!), and sometimes it tugs at my skin.
Thirty seconds under a hairdryer set on low softens it up, but really, who wants to do that?
Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil in Peche Cuivre ($28)
- One of two limited edition eyeliners in the Summertime de Chanel collection
- Adds soft peachy beige shimmer and definition to lash and water lines; also works well as a base for the Ombres Contrastes Duo in Sable-Émouvant
- Lasts between 6-8 hours for me
- A good fit for Chanel fans who like their liners to whisper, and not shout, or for anyone looking for a way to look more awake
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (I love the color, wear time and how it brightens up my eyes, but I wish it was a little softer)
Brunch with the fam
Just a few quick pics from yesterday’s Mom’s Day brunch…
We drove to an older neighborhood near Union City called the Niles district. There’s an old train station there and some cute antique stores and restaurants. While we waited for out table, we walked around, did some window shopping and caught up.
My mom and dad
My mom, brother, and his girlfriend, who stopped by to say a quick hi before heading to her parent’s house
Brunch was at this small place called The Vine. It’s a laid-back little spot that serves yummy comfort food.
I was starved and couldn’t decide what to get, so I ordered two things. I got the smoked salmon and egg bruschetta, and the pancakes, which we all shared.
My brother and mom ordered the chicken fried steak…
And my dad got an omelet…
But the highlight of the meal actually came in a pitcher. LOL! A pitcher of guava mimosas. Sparkling wine, guava puree and fresh mint leaves, yum!
Our server hooked us up and was very generous with the sparkling wine part. Needless, to say, all of us were a little loopy by the end of the meal, haha!
Great food, good service and highly recommended if you’re ever in the area. It’s a tiny place, though, with just a handful of tables, so be prepared for a bit of a wait.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,