In my Birthday Wishlist post I mentioned the Chanel Summer 2013 Collection and how gorgeous it was. I had my heart set on four of the Stylo Eyeshadows.
When at Chadstone shopping, I went to the Chanel boutique and was very excited that they had the collection on display. I managed to pick up three of the shades I wanted but the other was sold out. I have since managed to track down the one that escaped me from Myer. Therefore I can now share them with you!
The Stylo Eyeshadows are housed in a pencil form with a slanted tip for ease of application. The lids have the typical interlocking C that is just classically Chanel. I also love the band of colour around the end. It makes it so easy to know which shade is which.
I was really excited about these as like I have mentioned before, I am lazy when it comes to my eyeshadows. I just can't be bothered spending half my 'getting ready' time blending. Thanks to the easy application and pretty colours these have fast become a favourite.
These are a dream to apply. They are silky smooth and just glide across the eyelid. I apply and then blend out the edges with a brush to give a perfect finish. On first application these Stylo Eyeshadows have a cooling effect on the eyes. I would image it would be quite refreshing in summer.
I apply these in the morning and I have found they last the whole working day. Apply, blend and then give it about thirty seconds and they will be set. My lids are on the drier side so I don't have a problem with creasing or fading. Oilier lids may though as they are a formula with a lot of 'slip' when first applied.
The collection includes six shades but I only purchased four of them. The other two shades were a blue and a green colour. I very rarely wear those type of shades, so I stuck to the more wearable ones (or in my opinion anyway).
The shades are (L-R):
07 Moon River
A metallic taupe with a hint of platinum and my favourite. This looks lovely all on its own, blended out at the edges. An elegant, simple smoky eye.
17 Cool Gold
A bright yellow gold with a metallic finish. Very brightening on the eyes. I find it looks great on the inner half of the lid with another shade blended outwards.
27 Pink Lagoon
Is described by Chanel as a fresh pink. I feel it leans a little coral. It may bring out redness in the eye area. A very pretty metallic pink shade otherwise.
57 Black Stream
A black with silver shimmer. Perfect for a more unusual eyeliner. The silver sparkles stop it from being a boring black.
The shades are swatched below in the same order. The swatches are a two swipe heaviness. I love that with these shadows, you can blend them out to be sheerer or leave for a more opaque application.
At $47.00 each for 1.4g they are not cheap but I am very glad to own them. High end products will never be cheap but I think these are quality products for the price. Shades like Moon River are perfect for everyone for everyday.
I love these shadows and am very glad to have them in my stash. If you feel like a splurge or are a Chanel fan go and pick these up whilst you can!