|Chanel L'Ete Papillon purchases: Inimitable Waterproof Mascara in Lime Light
& Stylo Eyeshadow in Pink Lagoon
You may remember the gorgeous campaign visuals for Chanel's Summer 2013 makeup collection, L'Ete Papillon (if not, take a look at my post here!)
This was a very bright, vibrant, bold collection and I loved it. Realism (in the form of a credit card bill) had set in however several days beforehand, so I just purchased two items for my own stash; the mascara in Lime Light and the new formula Stylo Eyeshadow in Pink Lagoon.
Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Lime Light
|Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Lime Light
|Chanel Inimitable Mascara in Lime Light - just on lash tips
Let's face it, the same effect could be created by using a crazy coloured powder eyeshadow shade (try some of the Sleek palettes like this one or this one) and a pro mixing product (like Inglot Duraline, or Illamasqua Sealing Gel, or The Makeup Store Mixing Liquid, or MAC Mixing Medium Eyeliner or Mixing Medium Lash, or a host of other alternatives) - if you already have these kinds of products, you can recreate any colour mascara you want, but let's face it, not everyone does, and not everyone wants the hassles either - I have all of the above named products and it was far simpler and more portable to simply purchase the Chanel mascara :-)
Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow in Pink Lagoon
|Chanel L'Ete de Papillon Stylo Eyeshadow in 27/Pink Lagoon
|Five of the six shades; I forgot to swatch Blue Bay :-(
|Stylo Eyeshadow Pink Lagoon swatch
|Top: Chanel Illusion d'ombre in Abstraction
Bottom: Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Pink Lagoon
The Illusion d'Ombre (Abstraction) shade is just not showing up when photographed on my slightly-more-tanned-than-usual-thanks-to-the-sun-arm ;-). It does look a bit more obvious in real life than this washed-out excuse above, however the Illusion d'Ombre, although a very similar shade, is far less opaque than the Stylo Eyeshadow shade. It also doesn't have that gorgeous cooling feeling. Other than that, both last about the same amount of time. And both of them need building and buffing in order to last and not crease.
Much as I have already a bunch of cream- and pen-type shadows already, the formulation and cooling sensation are intriguing (and given my obsession with All Things Even Vaguely Taupe Related, I am sorely tempted by Moon River. We... shall... see...