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 D’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,