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.
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.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C+/B-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,