Chanel launched new products for the eyes and today I have a Chanel Eye Collection review. There are three new products including:
- Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara ($35) in Noir 10
- Le Liner de Chanel Liquid Liner ($35 each) available in 7 shades
- La Palette Sourcils Brow Wax/Powder Duos ($50 each) available in 3 shades
La Palette Sourcils Brow Wax/Powder Duos
There are three La Palette Sourcils Brow Wax/Powder Duos in Light, Medium and Dark. These come with a tinted wax on one side and a powder on the other. The Brow Duos are cased in a compact with four mini tools including a tweezer, spoolie, angled brush and soft small sponge applicator. I tried Medium which is a neutral medium brown color. The wax is soft and easy to apply with the angled brush. It’s been a long time since I’ve tried a wax and this had enough color to wear alone. It filled in my brows and held them in place. The powder is interesting to me. It’s a stiff but pigmented powder. It’s more pigmented than the older brow duos. I haven’t tried a small detail applicator before – most of my brow brushes are angled. The small applicator made it easy to apply in soft strokes although since the handles are so small it took a bit of work to hold. The pros for the applicators are they are compact and easy to travel with. They are usable and well made although full size brushes and tools are easier to hold and use for me.
Lasting power is very good. I didn’t experience any fading or smudging. The brows stayed put all day long!
Natural brows vs just the wax:
Wax plus powder:
Le Liner de Chanel Liquid Liner
Out of the three items in this launch I found the Le Liner de Chanel Liquid Liners to be the most exciting to me! They launched some of the most beautiful shimmers I’ve ever seen! These dry down to a semi-matte finish although the shimmers still have a slightly wet look because of the shimmer. The brush is well designed to apply in one stroke or a feathering motion. I found these took a few seconds to dry depending on how thick a line you draw on. Formula is thin but smooth and very pigmented. Once it sets it does not budge. As one who struggles with pencil liners during the summer months I was really excited to see a brown and plum matte – I think they’ll be excellent for the warm humid months.
Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara
Last is a look at the Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara. This comes in one color and has a rubber twisted brush. I think this is a decent formula to lengthen and define the lashes. The brush did take a bit of practice for me to get used to because of the angles but it’s not impossible to use. It miraculously did not smudge even though it didn’t really hold the curl. I like it a lot but it’s not my favorite. I still think the classic Le Volume de Chanel is the best for me (or the waterproof version). It was easy to remove since it’s not a waterproof formula. Since it did not smudge on me I give it a thumbs up.
Stretch versus Le Volume:
Full beauty breakdown:
- Foundation – Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 6.5
- Powder – MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
- Blush – Laura Mercier Blush Color Infusion in Fresco + Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel in Tweed Beige (REVIEW)
- Eyeshadow – Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Warm Memories (REVIEW) + Blurry Mauve (REVIEW)
- Liner – Chanel Le Liner de Chanel in Rouge Noir
- Mascara – Chanel Le Volume Stretch de Chanel Mascara in Noir
- Brows – Chanel La Palette Sourcils in Medium
- Lips – Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude Brun (REVIEW), Rouge Coco Flash Lumiere (REVIEW), Rouge Coco Gloss in Noce Moscata (SWATCHES)
- Nail Polish – Chanel Le Vernis in Organdi
Just for fun my little ragdoll buddy keeping me company. He doesn’t like to take photos lol! He’s 7 years old now and I cannot believe it.
Overall a solid line of eye makeup staples. I think the liquid liners are special because of the color selection. I really like the brow duo because of the wax and compact but don’t think it’s essential. The verdict is still out on the mascara because I think it’s really good but I think there are better options.
P.S. Some of the Les Beiges items already popped up on the website and I ordered the two Les Beiges Highlighting Fluids. Also as of today (Tuesday) the Le Blanc Rosy Light Drops just restocked online! (Rosy Light Drops review here in case you missed it).
Chanel Eye collection provided for review.