Chanel Jeux de Regards…………….Stylo Yeux Waterproof Taupe & Gris.
How are you? Chanel have just released Jeux de Regards Collection for early Summer 2013, here. This collection is all about the eyes and i purchased two stylo yeux; one of Chanel’s top selling lines.
The shades i bought were 84 Taupe and 35 Gris. I really do like these shades because they are ideal for day wear and can be worn around the eyes as well as on the waterline.
Chanel’s long lasting eye stylo’s do what they say ‘on the tin’. They stay put once applied. They need to be slightly softened first to glide on effortlessly. You can do this by placing the tip of the liner on the back of your hand for a few seconds and this softens it slightly with the warmth of your hand. Then away you go.
I get about 2-3 hours wear on my waterline, ( i do have slightly watery eyes) and all day when i apply around the outer edges of my eye. Photos above are with flash.
Gris or grey is a nice mid grey shade with a slight shimmer. I have blue/grey eyes and depending on the eye colours i wear, i can either end up bringing the grey out in my eyes or a more intense blue shade. Ironically, grey colours brings out the blue in my eyes and any blue shade will produce the exact opposite effect. I prefer my baby blues so, i have opted for this shade. This is the least universal of both shades i bought.
This shade is a warm slightly paler brown with golden shimmer and a pink undertone. It really is a lovely shade and will go with every eye colour. I particularly like it because it suits a lot of my neutral eye shades including Convoitise, the new Illusion D’Ombre which i also bought, review to come. It’s great for day wear and i like the multi faceted shade of it too.
I have a few of the Stylo Yeux long wear eyeliners now by Chanel and i am happy with them all. One thing i must point out is that they tend to be limited edition with a lot of shades, so if you see one you really like, buy it before it goes.
Left are swatches of Gris and Taupe, right are comparisons of Taupe, Rose Platine (LE) and Or Rose. Taupe is more gold pink, Rose Platine is a grey/brown true taupe with a hint of pink and Or Rose is a rose gold shade.
Pictured right are Or Rose, Rose Platine and Taupe.
My final thoughts are that i prefer these stylos to Kohl pencils. Why? I am not looking for a smokey eye look and want precision which will stay put all day and Chanel Stylo Yeux provide that for £19.00, so a bargain in my opinion.
Have fun and i will be back soon. 😉