Chanel True Blue 57 Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner from L'Ete Papillon de Chanel collection for Summer 2013 disappointed me badly. I had high hopes for it not just because the color is so pretty, but also because my previous purchase of a Chanel Yeux Waterproof pencil, Santal, was of great quality and color payoff. Since I decided to pass on the eye shadow quad from this collection (Metamorphose 44, comes in the baked European formula which isn't Chanel's finest) I wanted to still get a touch of the marine colors through the eyeliner.
True Blue 57 is a bright summer sky blue with a touch of shine. For the swatch I posted last week in my overview of the collection I had to apply some force and use a massive amount of product-- both things you want to avoid in an eyeliner. While the pencil skips and tugs it's also inexplicably wimpy (soft pencils usually have no problem depositing enough color) and prone to breaking.
While this Stylo Eyeliner is a complete dud, the other Stylo products from this Chanel collection, the eye shadows are a different story. I'll have swatches and a full review in the next few days, but I can tell you that they more than make up for this one.
Chanel True Blue 57 Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner- Summer 2013 ($30) ia available at the counters and from Chanel.com.