Okay ladies, if you have brown or hazel eyes, you need to stay on this page and have a read and look at the swatches. I am not saying this will not suit other eye colors but it is a must for brown and hazel eyes. This is a limited edition eye pencil, I will tell you where you can still find it at the end of this post.
I usually stick with my Marc Jacobs Blacquer 42, MAC Teddy and few other staples in black and brown shades when it comes to eyeliner. I have dark brown eyes and I don't experiment much with the eyeliner on day to day basis but I do like greens ( khaki green and dark green shades to be precise). When I saw this blackish green eyeliner, I knew I need to buy this. I have been really using this eyeliner on regular basis and totally in love with it, I may buy a backup as it is still available at few places.
From the Hudson's Bay, “A waterproof eye pencil that traces intense eyes. It's very long-lasting line resists water, humidity, and sebum. Its retractable tip and integrated pencil sharpener facilitate application.
• A blend of film-forming agents and waxes for a gentle and comfortable formula.
• Silicone resin for a waterproof texture that resists humidity and doesn't run.”
The packaging of this Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner – 931 Noir Petrole is the classic twist up. The color is a complex amalgamation of deep black, olive green with a subtle golden sheen to it, isn't it a lot in this single little bullet of eyeliner. The shade is complex as well as beautiful and it is so worth it. The formula is creamier making the application a breeze and does not transfer easily. I have experienced no smudging and it stays well on my waterline for almost 8-9 hours, which for me is such a good point as most of the eyeliners start to fade off or smudge after few hours of application.
The color is buildable to make an intense look, 2 swipes work well to give some definition to the eyes and 4-5 swipes work great for me to have the intense look. I agree with the claim of it being waterproof, it stays on well all day and while removing my makeup in the night, I have to be extra careful ( and gentle too) while removing my eye makeup. It still lives a little blackish green tint on the outer lashline outside my waterline, if that makes sense, which does make my eyes look beautiful even in my pajamas. This is the great thing about luxury brands and the formulas which are ophthalmologist tested that I don't have to worry much that they may sting or have some adverse effect on my eyes if left for a long time. I am in love with this Stylo Yeux formula. And these are suitable for contact-lens wearers too.
This retails for CAD $35 excluding taxes and is still available in Canada at The Hudson's Bay.
Which is your favorite eyeliner with a creamy formula and great staying power?