For fall Chanel has four new Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliners ($32 each) in Ardent, Érable, Feuilles and Pomme de Pin. I picked up four at my local counter but when I got home realized one was the wrong color (it was one of the older shades) so I have three of the four shades swatched. The three new fall colors I have are Ardent which is a shimmering copper, Érable a shimmering khaki taupe and Pomme de Pin a glossy brown-black. All are permanent with the exception of Ardent which is limited-edition. The Stylo Yeux pencils seem to have improved drastically with this release. I'm not sure if all pencils are like this, but the new ones are super creamy and glide on the lids without any tugging. Previous releases are hit or miss with the formula. Some drag a little while others are more emollient. All three in the fall collection have intense pigment and apply easily on the eyes. They are creamy but set within a few minutes. As with my experience wearing all other Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof pencils, they last all day without smudging or fading. I give all three a huge thumbs up. I wish they would make the colors into cream shadows because they are just so pretty.
The three fall shades I came home with shown below in Pomme de Pin 921, Ardent 918 and Érable 919, plus a repromote in Ardoise 912. At the counter the rep went by number when she was pulling the colors, she must have confused 912 and 914. I don't blame her - I get confused by the numbering system all the time.
Close up photo plus swatches:
Comparison swatches below:
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Black Shimmer
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ebene
Marc Jacobs Highliner in Blacquer
NARS Larger than Life Eyeliner in Via Appia
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Santal
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Khaki Preciuex
Marc Jacobs Highliner in Brownout
Marc Jacobs Highliner in Sunset
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ambre Dore
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Ardoise
Burberry Effortless Kohl in Storm Grey (c/o)
Bottom line all three are winners. Since the formula has improved so much I need to investigate some other existing colors as my Black Shimmer and Ebene seem to have dried up and are tugging at my eyes when I use them. I would have thought Pomme de Pin to be a basic black color but I like that it has some brown undertone to prevent it from looking harsh on my eyes. Ardent is pure love - I like to smudge it upwards with the fingers on the lids as a cream shadow. Erable is beyond gorgeous. I need it in a powder shadow form.
Have you checked out Chanel fall? Did you pick up any of the eye products? I passed on the Illusion D'Ombres. I picked up the quad but haven't touched it yet - I can't decide whether or not I can do the khaki colors. I'll have a review of the 5-pan palette up soon. I've been playing with it and am head over heels in love with it. I may need a backup. If you've seen/tried it let me know if you think Feuilles is a must-have and I might go back to check it out.
You can find the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof pencils at all Chanel counters now. Online at Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Chanel.com and all other Chanel retailers.