Coco doesn’t do anything halfway, and with Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Cassis ($28), she’s setting her sights on our eyes!
I always knew it would take something special to lure me away from my tried-and-true MAC Technakohl eyeliners. Cassis, a dark plummy black matte liner (cassis, aka blackcurrant), just barely outlasts the Techs (should be noted, though, that it costs considerably more), and it’s one of two eyeliners in the new Les Contrastes de Chanel fall collection, the second being Chanel’s $27 Intense Eye Pencil in Clair.
First thing’s first: yep, it’s waterproof, long-wearing, and it offers lazy beasts like moi the ability to use it on both the water and lash lines (YAY!). I wore Cassis yesterday with the Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Palette, and it held its ground for a respectable eight hours with minimal fading. Of course, it applies smoothly, as well, and for easy application remains easy to smudge and blend for about three minutes. After that, Cassis don’t move for nothin’!
It’s definitely coming with me on my next tropical trip because, for Cassis, waterproof is more than just a word. I put some on the back of my hand, let it dry and then almost couldn’t wash it off! It withstood three vigorous hand washings, WITH SOAP! Awesome, since I sweat like that guy who melted into sea water in the first X-Men movie.
Cassis on NW20 skin
Cassis on NC35 skin
Cassis in action along the waterline!
I’m so glad Chanel’s adding this to the permanent line. I can easily see myself wearing it down to the nub! While the $28 price tag hurts, Cassis might be worth that chunk of change if you wear eyeliner often. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like the Chanel Cassis Long-Lasting Eyeliner if…
- You need waterproof, long-wearing color along your lash and/or water lines
- You want an alternative to basic black eyeliner
- You’re already a fan of twist-up, non-sharpening pencils like the MAC Technakohls
- You use eyeliner often and look at it as an investment
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,