Chanel Collection Méditerannée Summer 2015 Fresh Effect Eyeshadows in Caroube and Laurier Rose

May 15, 2015

Chanel has brought back the Fresh Effect Eyeshadows this summer in five limited-edition shades ($34 each). These are twist up cream shadow sticks with high amounts of shimmer. They have a cooling effect when you apply on the lids. This year’s shadows all seemed to be very rich in pigment. The two I picked up were the only neutrals in the collection. Both blended easily on the lids but seemed to dry relatively quick. If you are one who likes to take time blending, I recommend adding a creamier base underneath to help slow down the drying time of the Chanel Stylo Eyeshadows. 

I picked up Laurier Rose 127 and Caroube 147. Both are high in shimmer and rich in pigment. Laurier Rose is a warm golden peachy rose. If you’re one who can’t pull off rose-toned eyeshadows you may want to skip this one. It’s very rosy and warm. I suspect it will look much better on medium to tan or darker skin tones. On me it’s very very warm. I have to tone it down a lot with a lighter champagne shadow (cream or powder) to make it wearable.

Caroube 147 is a really pretty plummy bronze shimmer. This one is my personal favorite. It has a good mix of cool-tones with bronze to make it a nice easy-to-wear color. For me it’s a no-brainer. I can wear it alone or on top of a champagne eyeshadow like Chanel Emerville Illusion D’Ombre, add mascara and be done with a simple eye look.

For both colors I found lasting power to be really good. On the days I tested these, they lasted from early morning until late afternoon without budging, creasing or fading. I like that there is no fall out with these – the texture is creamy but cooling and adheres really well to the lids.

Close ups and more swatches of both colors:

Quick swatches below of Laurier Rose Stylo Eyeshadow toned down with Emerville Illusion D’Ombre layered on top, Tom Ford Defining Eye Liner Pen, I’m not a fan of this look, it’s too pink for my skin tone

Caroube Stylo Eyeshadow swatched on bare lids, it dried pretty quickly, I recommend a creamy base first to help with the blending and layering. I like Edward Bess Sunlight All Over Seduction (but it’s not shown on the lids below).

Some comparison swatches below to show how deep/shimmery the Chanel Summer Stylo Eyeshadows are:

Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eyeshadow Duo Golden Peach (review)
YSL Full Metal Eyeshadow #5 (review here)
NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow (swatched here)
YSL Full Metal Eyeshadow #7 (reviewed here)
By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Brown Perfection and Bronze Moon (review of Bronze Moon here)
Chanel Abstraction Illusion D’Ombre

Every season I always look forward to Chanel’s new releases, especially the colors they launch for summer. For me the highlight of the summer beauty for Chanel is the bronzer and lipsticks (review soon). I wanted to love these eyeshadows, Laurier Rose falls short for me mainly because the color doesn’t work with my skin tone although I do really like the formula. It blends well, the shimmer is ultra fine and just enough glitz to show up on the lids. Lasting power is also phenomenal which I think is key for warm weather. Caroube is a winner in my book but not really mind-blowing. It’s a good staple bronzy shade that is easy to wear and something I can see myself wearing all summer long. I’m one who can never have enough bronzy shimmer eyeshadows so I do love this color but I can’t call it a must-have.

There are three other colors of Stylo Eyeshadow in the summer collection in a teal, purple and green. None of which are colors I wear so I passed on those shades. You can find all the colors now at Chanel counters. I bought mine from Nordstrom but you can also find these now at Chanel.com, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. All five shades are listed as limited-edition.

Have you checked out the summer Stylo Eyeshadows yet? What did you think?

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  • SJ Sellers May 15, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Sabrina i think the Laurier Rose is EXTREMELY pretty on you!!! but if you don't feel comfortable and glamorous wearing it, then what use is it? 🙂 i have certain colors that people say look great on me (orangey lipsticks) yet i always feel like a LOUD CLOWN when i wear them.
    xo sj

    • Bella May 16, 2015 at 8:42 am

      I absolutely agree with you here, Laurier looks stunning on Sabrina and really lifts her complexion, whereas Caroube falls away a little. But she has to like it :).

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Awww thanks SJ Sellers and Bella, so sweet of you to say! I think if you saw the look in its entirety you would see that it gives me the look of pink eye, haha!

  • Christy May 16, 2015 at 12:50 am

    Great colours and thanks for the swatches. I can’t wait for these to arrive in Australia. Christy x

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      You're welcome! Hope they arrive in Australia soon!!

  • Rachel Polansky May 16, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Love the look of Caroube– wish these weren't limited edition!


    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Me too!

  • Rebecca Chung May 16, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Caroube looks stunning!! ❤

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks Rebecca 🙂

  • Charline S May 16, 2015 at 6:31 am

    I swatched these two colours in store and I really liked the purply one. Too bad their are out of my budget right now!

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  • Frankly Flawless - May 16, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Trouble looks like a beautiful colour and reminds me of the By Terri Backstar in Bronze Moon. sabiha x


  • Jo Sharma-Stray May 16, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    I love the look of Caroube, I think the plummy tones will look great with green eyes, I think I will have to get this, it will be a great fuss free product for Summer!

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  • Rachel May 16, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Beautiful colours and very helpful swatches!

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  • Stray Cat May 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    They both look lovely on you, Sabina! I took one look at Laurier Rose and was convinced it would give me bunny eyes. But my Chanel ladies told me it would look perfect on my( Beige Rose 22 ) skin tone and blue eyes. They were right! I've been wearing it for days now and my eyes look intensely blue. I've worn it with the limited bronzing powder from the same collection, orange red lips and salmon pink lips. It's a gorgeous look for summer. Those Chanel ladies are always right….hee!

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Stray Cat! So funny about Laurier Rose, I'm glad it worked for you! I have to do some major mixing to make it work for me.

  • Monica@theRiteofAging May 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Caroube is simply stunning! It looks fantastic on you!

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Thanks Monica 🙂

  • Bea Theo May 17, 2015 at 7:33 am

    Laurier Rose is so beautiful! I really want it.

  • Fancie May 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Caroube is gorgeous!! I drool over it every time I see a swatch lol

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  • Shannon May 17, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I love Caroube! It's the only one I picked up. It's a perfect everyday shade – I don't think anyone can go wrong with it 🙂

    • Sabrina May 19, 2015 at 6:14 pm

      I agree!