Thursday, April 18, 2013

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara 57 Blue Note For Vibrant Blue Eyes This Summer

Today I would like to present you the second part of my L'été Papillon de Chanel haul. Although international release date is announced to be May, I am hearing that the collection had already arrived at some of the counters in US.

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay (right), Inimitable Waterproof Mascara 57 Blue Note (left)

Chanel Stylo Fresh Effect Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay is one of the six eye shadow sticks to be released, the other colors are listed in my previous post. Blue Bay is a true mid blue with silver sparkle. It can be applied very densely if needed and sets very quickly. It then stays put for a long time without creasing. I don't have oily lids to test out how it really performs, but I usually put on make up in the morning and expect that once I am back home, which is at least 10 hours later, that it doesn't fade. Most of the time creme eye shadows fade much quicker if not set by powder but I was impressed by Blue Bay. Below are the comparison swatches against two Illusion D'ombre, which were released with Blue Illusion collection, a light blue Destination and a darker blue Apparition. Fourth swatch shows Destination layered on Apparition. The last one is eye gloss from Dior's 2012 summer collection No 240 Azur.

Swatched in indirect daylight. From left to right: Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay, Illusion D'Ombre Destination, Illusion D'Ombre Apparition, Destination and Apparition layered, Dior Eye Gloss 240 Azur
Compared to Illusion D'Ombres, Stylo Eyeshadow sets quicker and stays longer put. On the other hand because of this property, it is not easy to blend the edges, so one needs to be quick. I recommend doing one eye at a time, rather than applying it on both eyes then start blending. Below are the swatches under direct sun light to show the gorgeous shimmer which brings the wet effect to the eyes to make you summer chic.

Swatched under direct sunlight. From left to right: Stylo Eyeshadow 47 Blue Bay, Illusion D'Ombre Destination, Illusion D'Ombre Apparition, Destination and Apparition layered, Dior Eye Gloss 240 Azur
Aside from black, four new limited edition Inimitable Waterproof Mascara shades are also to be released with L'été Papillon de Chanel collection. It is really surprising to see that Chanel releases a yellow and turquoise mascara. Those are meant to be used either on the lower lash line or on top of black mascara to add a touch of color to the tip of your lashes, to give you butterfly wing effect once you wink. Below I swatched Inimitable Waterproof Mascara 57 Blue Note next to Style Eyeshadow in Blue Bay and took the photo under sun light.

Inimitable Waterproof Mascara 57 Blue Note (left), Stylo Eyshadow Blue Bay (right)
Now it is time to show the vibrant blues in action. I applied the following eye make-up on last weekend. The weather was rather hot and humid, which was appropriate to test the summer products. Once I applied the Style Eyeshadow, I could feel a cooling effect, which will be something very pleasant during hot summer days. I applied the eye shadow stick all over my lid, starting near the lash line and blending upwards. For the first two shots, I applied black mascara on upper lashes and Blue Note on lower lashes. For the last photo, I applied Blue Note on black mascara. On all photos I used a blue liner close to the upper lash line for further definition.

Stylo Eye Shadow 47 Blue Bay on lids, Le Volume de Chanel Black on upper lashes, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara on lower lashes

As you can see below, vibrant mascara on the lower lashes adds a nice color to the look. I can see this one looking good under a natural eye look too. The ones who like adding funky colors only to the lower lash line can enjoy this summer using the new vibrant waterproof mascaras for a change.


Stylo Eye Shadow 47 Blue Bay on lids, Le Volume de Chanel Black on upper lashes, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara on lower lashes




For the photo below, I added some Blue Note Mascara also to the upper lashes on top of black mascara. This way some more color is added to the look. I wanted to show how blue you can go with these but as an everyday look, I would rather go for Moon River (Platine) or Cool Gold (gold) Style Eye shadows and add a turquoise or blue accent with one of the new mascaras.



Stylo Eye Shadow 47 Blue Bay on lids, Le Volume de Chanel Black on upper lashes, Inimitable Waterproof Mascara on lower lashes and upper lashes

Edit: To see the swatches of all the Chanel Stylo eye shadow sticks and other colors of Inimitable Waterproof mascaras, check out this post too.

Final thoughts: New Stylo Eyeshadows are long lasting and very pigmented. I could also feel a nice cooling effect on the lids. I am impressed by the formula but one should work fast with blending before it sets. New Inimitable Waterproof Mascara is also ideal to add a pop of color to your make up. I see it best working over black mascara on upper or lower lashline as well as applied directly on the lower lashes.

Have you already tried Stylo Eyeshadow? Considering to try or purchase any of the colors? What do you think of vibrant colorful mascaras? 

16 comments:

  1. ahhh! so gorgeous! can't wait for these to hit the counters in HK!

    great review by the way! : )

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  2. Love love love the blue mascara! How is the creasing with the stylo eyeshadow? Do you need a primer? Great review! XO

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    1. I haven't used a primer (I usually use Nars Proprime) and it stayed out all day. That said, I need to also write my eyelids are rather dry so I am not the best person to test staying power. But I can say it performed much better than Illusion D'Ombres on me.

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  3. Sara, your eyes are so beautiful, can't take mine off of yours-)

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  4. I am loving the blue mascara. <3 The colours look wonderful on you!

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    1. Thanks so much. Last year I could swear that blue doesn't look good on me as eye make-up but I got used to it :-)

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    2. great revieuw, i bought blue bay, but i will get my hands on moon river and the blue mascara,never thought that blue looks good on me
      but it does!! love chanel

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    3. Yes this year's collections have many aqua colors on the eyes. Some says it brings back 70s-80s but I can't remember it well back then, I am just loving the vibrant color option this summer!

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  5. I finally tried the eyeshadow this weekend. Turned more towards a grey toned blue and completely creased on me after an hour. That is with the primer. Oh well one less thing to get :))

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    1. It creased even with primer? Kai from Kaisobsessions have also oily lids, she said with primer these stay put over 10 hours on her. Maybe you would like to check out which primer she is using...

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  6. The colour of your eyes is just so striking. I can't get over it <3
    xxkarima

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    1. Aww Karima... Thanks so much! <33
      Are these released in Australia yet? I am sure you will make a gorgeous eye look with those, and maybe even a tutorial? (please please!)

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    2. It would appear that they are not out yet! I will definitely pick one up...tossing between the deep blue and the turquoise- thoughts? xx

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    3. Hard choice. I assume you are asking about the E/S sticks and knowing that you like denser looks on the eyes, I would say the deep blue. Turquoise is my favorite for a wash of color.

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