I Draw the Line at Soft Edges with Golden Chanel Ligne Extreme in Or

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I felt a sudden gold rush the first time Chanel’s Ligne Extreme in Or touched my lids!


Team Coco developed this $32 liquid liner, part of Chanel’s holiday 2011 affair, to draw crisp, intensely golden lines with a single stroke, and they bestowed upon it a water-resistant formula to help it last through wintery downpours.

We’ve played together a couple of times over the past two weeks, but the last time things got a tad tense… Or, which means “gold” en français, has a tendency to over-apply.

It has a consistency on the thicker side for liquid liners, but patting or swiping away any excess from the brush before bringing it my eye definitely helps. As long as I remember to do that every time, I’m able to draw fairly smooth, even lines with it — albeit lines with softer edges than I’m used to from most liquid liners. It seems that the combination of a thick formula and a delicate brush make drawing super crisp lines with it a challenge, at least for me.

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I still think Ligne Extreme looks lovely and has top-notch pigment and shine. It also holds up well to water, which is another plus. As far as its resilience under pressure, though, be careful if you rub your eyes a lot (I know I’m not supposed to, but sometimes I slip!). I did a few times this week, and Or rubbed right off.

PRICE: $32
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Gina says:

    That’s a bummer that the formula isn’t great. But that shade of gold looks gorgeous on you!

  2. Tiffanie says:

    Thanks for the review! I have been considering buying this since it came out. I’ll save my cash for another Illusion Long Wear eyeshadow. 🙂

  3. That is a unique color.
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  4. Karo says:

    I love Chanel and this shade is wonderful!
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  5. Melissa says:

    How does it compare to the gold Mac Superslick or the other gold liquid liners to come out recently?

  6. Vonvon says:

    Beautiful shade! But too bad for the slight difficulty in applying.
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  7. It is a lovely shade, but I don’t think I could manage the application!
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  8. Chris25 says:

    The color is pretty, but I like crisper lines too. :/

  9. APB News says:

    Have you tried it with a different brush? It looks like the applicator isn’t really the right shape for the viscosity of the liner.


  10. Joyce says:

    This shade is definitely something that I gravitate towards, but too bad the formula is not that great. =(
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  11. artemis says:

    looks messy

  12. Awww, a pity it isn’t that resilient! Would’ve made a really nice eyeliner otherwise. Very pretty gold color!
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  13. Nina says:

    the color is very pretty, but i had hoped for more wear power. i am an eye rubber (i know i shouldnt but … ) and this wont hold up at all on me!

  14. Marian says:

    Good to know. Thanks for the review.

  15. Katrina says:

    Ugh, Karen, I was hoping you would review this. I bought it and I completely agree with you. It is very difficult to apply. I’m glad that I am not the only one who had that problem, I thought maybe I was just too clumsy for it. For that price, I think I’m going to take it back.

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