Review: Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof

My little stumble at the Chanel counter that led me to be seduced into shopping by Kristen Stewart also yielded some of these ridiculously expensive eye pencils. I originally only wanted Noir Pétrole, but when I saw they still had the much-coveted Eros shade I had to get that too. Red eyeliners always get me, I literally cannot stop buying them. I’d never tried these pencils but they swatched beautifully and I remember seeing them score high on Temptalia’s reviews. I would trust Temptalia with anything, so there I went.

I gotta get better at this photography thing.

The colours I got were both limited edition, sadly. Neither are available anymore unless you happen to find a counter that hasn’t sold out of them yet. Eros is a metallic cool-toned red. Noir Pétrole is a black with an olive shift – it definitely has a reflective sheen as well. It’s subtle enough to be sophisticated without being boring.

Noir Pétrole and Eros swatched next to the Rouge Allure Ink I reviewed previously.

Both have the exact same texture and performance – really smooth application that dries down to be truly budge-proof. I tried rubbing, rinsing, and then rubbing again and they only looked slightly worn after that ordeal. Uh, obviously I did the rub test on my hand and not my actual eyeball.

Here’s the tip of Eros when it was brand new and untainted.

If I had to find anything to complain about with these (other than the fact that the price is ridiculous), it’s that I personally prefer a traditional pencil over a twist-up, just because you usually get more product and can get a sharper point. These do come with a sharpener built in, which is such a good feature, but I personally don’t use it. If I want a sharper edge i just use a q-tip on the eye. Oh, and these also smoke out really beautifully – they don’t set super quickly so you have plenty of time to blend. By the way, I had a big cry while wearing one of these and it totally stayed put. My mascara went everywhere it wasn’t supposed to, though.

Price: $33/26EUR
Size: 0.3g/0,01oz
Pros: Long-wearing, waterproof, easy to use, beautiful colours, smooth & intensely pigmented
Cons: The price is the only downside.
Repurchase? Yes! I especially like their LE shades.

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