Chanel’s new limited edition Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Rose Platine ($29) has a nice surprise to go along with its ultra smudge-proof formula (once it’s on my lash line, it stays on like Donkey Kong!).
The lone liner in the new Chanel Les Fleurs Dâ€™Ete Summer Collection might not look like much in its twist-up pencil packaging, but along my lash line it flashes from a shimmery silver to a peachy taupe when the light hits it right. I don’t think I have anything close to this peachy taupe in my stash o’ liners; it’s really unique.
I don’t think it feels as smooth as anUrban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil does, but after a quick burst of heat from my T3 dryer, the softened tip glides on without tugging. A few swipes along my lash lines — it takes about three to get a solid line — and I swear my eyes look brighter and more awake.
It comes with a secret sharpener!
Swatches with a flash
Swatches without a flash
It’s Chanel, and they ask a pricey premium, but if you have a taupe fetish and an urge to splurge, consider adding Rose Platine to your makeup stash.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Well dye my hair pink and get my star-shaped earrings because Jem and the Holograms are coming back!
I don’t think I’ve been this excited about an old show coming back since a My So-Called Life marathon a few years ago (Jordan Catalano, le sigh!).
Jem was a cartoon that aired between 1985-88, and among my friends, it was THE show to watch. It starred a girl named Jerrica, her band mates and a super computer named Synergy. And, um, instead of asking Synergy to help her build a better mousetrap or achieve world peace, Jerrica had Synergy turn her into a rock star with big pink hair. Wait — it gets better. All Jerrica had to do to transform was twist her magic earrings and say, “Showtime, Synergy!”
I know it sounds totally cheesy, but my 10-year-old friends and I loved that show. I’d put on my biggest earrings, pretend to twist them and say, “Showtime, Synergy!”
Okay, I guess you had to be there…
The show’s coming back to a channel called The Hub (El Hub?!) on May 28. You better believe I’m DVR-ing that ish, boo.
Onward to Friday! I can see the finish line in sight.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,