Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Or Rose ($30) from the Spring 2013 Precieux de Printemps de Chanel Collection reminds me of some of my favorite Chanel eyeliners: Rose Platine and Khaki Platine. They give the eyes a bright accent, rather than defining drama.
Chanel's waterproof eyeliner formula delivers long-lasting definition
with a twist of the wrist: Color winds up when you need it, and it winds down
when you don't. A built-in sharpener at the opposite end detaches for
quick refreshes - a feature I really appreciate. It doesn't break either - one of my pet peeves with other liners.
There are three shades featured in the Printemps Precieux de Chanel Collection: Or Rose, Santal, and Beryl. My choice was Or Rose. The decision took me all of a nanosecond. I could be convinced to go back for Beryl, a flesh-toned shade. Santal is brown - useful, but it doesn't have as much pizazz.
The photos were taken in full sun. I tried several times, finally settling on drawing a small block on my arm, rather than a line or arc. I know these swatch photos won't sell Or Rose for Chanel (not that the company needs me for anything - they have Brad). Perhaps my enthusiasm will?
The collection has finally landed at most Chanel counters. I saw it last night at Neiman Marcus. I purchased my items from Saks Chevy Chase. You can also find it at Nordstrom. Oddly, it's still not available at Chanel.com. I am fairly certain Or Rose is a limited edition. Its sister shades have sold out quickly. If you want one, don't let any grass grow under your feet.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty