This post will wrap up my coverage of the Chanel L’Ete Papillon de Chanel Collection for Summer 2013. For now. I ordered the quad offline and plan on picking up a few more pieces as well. I’m completely addicted to this collection!
From the six limited edition Stylo Eyeshadows I chose my three favorites – Moon River, Pink Lagoon and Jade Shore. I did swatch all of them in store, and you can see those via the photo on my Instagram feed.
What Nordstrom says about Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow:
A smooth-gliding pen applicator delivers a lightweight, long-wear shadow that highlights eyes with gleaming color. The cooling, water-infused formula creates a shimmering veil on lids – or precisely lines the eyes with perfect definition. An exclusive creation from the L’ETE PAPILLON DE CHANEL collection.
Moon River is a beautiful shimmering taupe, clearly, if you know me at all, you knew this would be one of the ones I’d pick 😉
Pink Lagoon is a vibrant rose pink. Generally not a shade on my radar, but it’s so different for me and swatched beautifully that it had to come home to casa Blushing Noir!
Jade Shore is like a seafoam green with a hint of teal. This is that popular shade we’re seeing from every brand this season, and I’m LOVING IT!
These metallic shadow pencils feel cool and gel like to the touch, reminiscent of the Illusion D’Ombre in another form. They’re long-lasting and wore all day on me without creasing, even when applied directly to the eye without the aid of a secondary primer. The shadows over-top will just help them set that much better.
For the EOTD look below the Stylo Eyeshadows are worn alone. They’re sheer and a little patchy, even when not blended out. Below I have Jade Shore all over the lid and blended up (because that’s what the card at the counter told me to do for this eye look), Moon River at the inner corners and Pink Lagoon under the eye. I added another layer of Jade Shore to work as a top liner and put Chanel True Blue Stylo Yeux on as a bottom waterline. The mascaras are Chanel Le Volume with Chanel Inimitable Waterproof in Lime Light at the tips.
I wasn’t happy with the above look. At all. Quick fix? Dust Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eyeshadow (the top shade from Splendid Frost) in over top. This is a greyed taupe with a golden cast. It was in an LE palette, but you can get a similar effect from Le Metier de Beaute Corinthian or Chanel Safari.
For my FOTD I did the eye look above and also had on IT Cosmetics Brow Power and a brow gel from Missha (to be reviewed). My face had Miracle Skin Transformer Face, Missha BB Cream (to be reviewed) and IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation. On my cheeks is Chanel Sable Rose Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder (from last Summer) and used a mixture of Chanel Troublant and Caprice Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss on my lips.