Thursday, January 14, 2010

Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil Black Jade (66)

When I bought several items from Chanel spring collection last month, the SA who did my makeup recommended that I use a green eye pencil with the Kaska Beige eye shadows. She first offered me the Stylo Yeux in Celadon, but I already have it and despite adoring the color, I don't use it often enough because the texture isn't as creamy as I like (I have this issue with most Chanel pencils). Instead, the SA produced Le Crayon Khol in Black Jade and applied it to my top and bottom lash lines.

I don't know why I've never tried the Le Crayon Khol before. It's considerably softer than any of the other Chanel pencils and applies perfectly without pulling. The pigment is intense and it stays put without smudging (as long as you don't rub your eyes) until you take it off. And then some. My one and only complaint is the amount of work it took me to remove the color. It wasn't much of a problem on the upper lid, but that first time when the SA lined my lower lashes (something I never do) was a real pain. Maybe it's my eyes, I don't know. My bottom lashes are very thick and full so they hold onto liners for dear life. I used quite a bit of Bi-Facil and Almay pads, and while eventually things looked clean, the next morning there were still traces of green.Since then I've kept the crayon on my upper lids (a much better look for me), which eliminated the problem.

The color Black Jade is exactly what the name implies. It's a very dark, almost black (looks black in dinner date light) with flecks of rich green. And as the SA predicted, it looks very pretty with brown, beige and other neutral eye shadows. I also tried it with the Murano quad from fall and created some intense green drama.

Bottom line: Better than other Chanel eye pencils and worth it for the unique color.

Chanel Le Crayon Khol Intense Eye Pencil ($27) is available from most department stores and Chanel's website. I bought it at my local Saks.

All photos are mine.


  1. I've been meaning to comment on how much I appreciate your blog and that your samples are obtained by purchasing. There is another popular blog that I once read, a young lady who gets a lot of press... I used to think that she too purchased her own make-up. I had no idea she was a blogger advertiser. Now when I see the full disclosure at the bottom, although I am grateful for the honesty, I hit the back button.

    Again, thank you very much for being one of the few authentic beauty bloggers. That, and you write a lovely and interesting blog too.

  2. I love Black Jade! It looks awesome on - I also love the other khol colors, Marine and Graphite. Nice texture and beautiful colors.


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