Something new and quite interesting in the L’Ete De Pappilon De Chanel collection are the Stylo Eyeshadows with a fresh effect. Eyeshadow in the form of a stick seems to hot this year and Chanel brought out their own version. Chanel describes it as the idea accessory that you can bring with you. It’s compact and practical. These eyeshadows contain a high amount of water that leads to a cooling effect. You can use it as eyeshadow or eyeliner. When I saw that Chanel was bringing these out I knew I had to try one. Ever since I discovered the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick I’ve been loving the idea.
The Stylo Eyeshadows come in six shades. They are all inspired by nature. The shades vary from pale blue to black to pink to taupe. The Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows come in a typical Chanel packaging. The Stylo is all black, but you can immediately see what colour it contains by the colour indicator below. When you open up the pen you will see a slanted applicator. This allows some more precision when you use it. However, this is only in theory. These Stylos are incredibly soft so it would be a challenge to draw a precise line. A Stylo Eyeshadow contains 1.4 g of product and goes for 28 euro. I do want to point out the short time of use. If you look at Laura Mercier’s Caviar Sticks you’ll see that they stay nice until 18 months. Chanel’s version though is only 6 months. Keep that in mind before you go crazy on these. I suspect the reason for this is the high amount of water that gets spoiled after a while.
Moon River 07 is described as a platinum shade inspired by the sparkles of by water surrounded rocks. Now this is very much a platinum shade. You can see a warmed up taupe with string grey undertones. It has a high shine finish with lots of sparkles. The pigmentation is quite perfect, you can sheer it out if you want or build it up. Depending on your skin tone this might looks warmer and browner or cooler and grey. On me it’s rather grey. The texture of the Stylo Eyeshadows are very soft, smooth like butter but with a very lightweight feel. This is also described as a fresh effect eyeshadow and it’s true. It feels a bit like a metal ball on your skin when you touch it.
Now this little dummy crashed her Eyeshadow Stylo while making pictures of it. It simply rolled of the table and the tip got smushed. This is the reason why I had to use it with an eyeshadow brush but I do want to let you know that the texture is so soft that you don’t want to put too much pressure on these because the tip might get smushed. It’s pretty easy in use. You just put it on your eye lids and start to blend out. It’s creamy and soft so blending is easy. Now these eyeshadows have a rather thick texture so don’t overdo it. If you have dry eyelids or you are a bit older, just be careful and it’s fine. Otherwise it will start looking dry and unattractive.
You only need a thin layer for a nice effect. The result with Moon River is gorgeous. You get brightened eyes with the most delicate beautiful sparkles. On me it feels very bridal in a way. It’s pretty much perfect for that, you just need one shade and it lasts amazingly well! Moon River is interesting enough to just wear on its own. You can add some darker shades if you want, but I prefer to wear it just like this! Overall I’m incredibly pleased with Chanel’s version of eyeshadow sticks. They gave these eyeshadows the most intricate shimmer that stands out of the rest of the bunch. I only wished these would last longer than a month though. Besides that it is pretty much perfect!