The Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Or Rose was a piece from the Chanel Spring 2013 Printemps Precieux de Chanel Makeup Collection I had every intention of passing on. It looked pretty when I saw reviews online but I convinced myself I didn’t need it. The Chanel Style Yeux Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner formula is a very long wearing, budgeproof formula that can sometime prove a little dry and rough depending on the shade. I have heard that with Or Rose in particular some were experiencing softer, creamier pencils while others were getting harder ones that were more stubborn to lay down product. Mine seems to be more on the softer side. It applies nicely and doesn’t have any of the roughness I experienced with Rose Platine (which I ended up parting with).
Or Rose is a beautiful peach gold. Like the Signee de Chanel powder I wish it had a bit more of pink to it to reflect the Rose in it’s name. When swatched under the lights at the counter I could see the subtle nuance of pink but in use it really doesn’t come across.
Now to the reason I ended up purchasing Or Rose when I had every intention of passing it by. It’s a perfect companion to the Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder. It just made me happy inside to see these two gorgeous champagnes swatched side by side on the back of my hand when I was at the counter. I also didn’t own a pencil in this type of brightening shade for my lower waterline.
In the end I think I wish I would have gone with my original instinct to pass. Given that my skin is so fair Or Rose is actually darker than my skintone thus not providing a brightening effect in my waterline or inner corner of my eye unless the light is hitting it and therefore providing brightening from the reflection of the shimmer. It is a gorgeous pencil but I think best suited to those with a deeper complexion than mine.
I purchased the Chanel Or Rose Stylo Yeux ($30 US/$30 CAD) at Macy’s when I was in Buffalo, NY. It is available at Holt Renfrew and select The Bay in Canada. It is available online at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus in the US.
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