Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chanel Santal (#100) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner




Santal (#100) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner is part of Chanel Spring 2013 collection and joins the permanent line. It's such a deceivingly simple brown that one wonders how is it even possible that Santal is new shade. But this dark neutral-cool brown with the finest shimmer is proving to be unique and earn its place both among Chanel other pencil liners and in my own eyeliner drawer.

The texture of Chanel Stylo Yeux is nicer than I remembered. It's not quite as creamy as their Le Crayon Khol, but it's fairly pliable and easy to apply and it's a long-wearing waterproof(ish) formula (definitely requires a 2 phase cleanser). The comparison below shows Chanel Santal next to two other waterproof pencil liners- from YSL and the limited edition Armani. Both are gel formulas that glide extremely smooth, and both are thick with heads that get dull upon contact with the skin so it's much harder to draw a thin line with them (wonderful for tightlining and for the inner rim, though). The swatch of Youngblood's pencil is mostly to show you just how cool toned or neutral the other browns look (and because these are the only brown pencils in my collection).


Bottom Line: Highly recommended.

Chanel Santal (#100) Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner ($30) is available at the counters and from Chanel.com.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gaia, I fell yesterday for the Chanel collection and bought the fabulous duo, but not this eyeliner. I tend to use organic brands for liners, because they have nice, cool, dark browns.
    Well - one day later... You are right, the colour is quite different, and I compared it with my stash of two! brown liners (okay, I am not a liner queen...) so that I agree: The colour looks just this tad different to got&get it ;-)

    Thank you for the comparison!

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