The Chanel Printemps Précieux Collection for Spring 2013 includes three Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliners ($30 USD / $29 CAD) including these two limited-edition shades shown here. This collection combines playful shades with natural elegance and is available now at Chanel counters!
The two eyeliner shades shown here are both limited-edition for the Spring 2013 collection, while the third shade in Santal is in the permanent line. These retractable eyeliners are water- and humidity-resistant with a long-wearing formula and ultra slim design.
The shades I have here include Or Rose, a shimmery rose gold, and Béryl, a frosty pale lavender. Because they are both so pale, I feel like they are best suited for the waterline to brighten the eyes, as they look a little odd on the upper lashline (too light to define and not bold enough for a pop of color). Or Rose is incredibly shimmery, and the rose gold shade looks a little odd on the waterline, as if it’s wet. It almost makes me look like my eyes are tearing up… so, that’s not cute.
I do like Béryl a lot more than Or Rose… the pale lavender shade has an interesting, brightening effect on the waterline, and it has more of a light-reflecting frost than a sparkly shimmer… so it looks more natural. The purple tint may not suit all skintones, but I feel like it brightens the whites of my eyes quite a bit, so I do like that.
These aren’t the creamiest eyeliners out there- I found they had a bit of tugging and pulling as I applied (I really had to warm them up on the back of my hand before applying to my eye area). They also didn’t feel comfortable on my waterline… my eyes felt dry and slightly irritated, so unfortunately I just wasn’t in love with the formula.
They are very long-wearing though…once they set (which doesn’t take long), they really stay put. The pigmentation is fairly decent, but because they are so pale, that didn’t really say much for them. I probably would love the formula for a black eyeliner… but these pale shades just didn’t do it for me.