Chanel Brun Intense Eyeliner Makeup Summer 2012 Review

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer Brun Intense (available here) - $29

Line eyes quickly and easily with an eye crayon that achieves a variety of effects, from a subtle yet precise look, to a more dramatic definition. The built-in smudge applicator perfects a smoky eye look, while a companion sharpener ensures the pencil is always ready for lining.

Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision

Chanel Brun Intense Eyeliner is part of the small summer 2012 makeup collection.  The pencil has a smudger at one end and comes with a sharpener - essential since the soft pencil does get rounded quite fast, though I haven't lost much product to sharpening.

Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision
Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision
Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision

The colour - Brun Intense - is brown with a hint of khaki to it.  There's a bit of sheen to the colour, and this is definitely not your ordinary brown eyeliner.

How I use it:  Apply a thick line close to my upper lashline, use the smudger to soften the line, then re-apply again - this time a thinner line close to the lashline.  That's how I have done in the first photo on top.

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer - Swatch

Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision
Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision
Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision

This is a colour that would work for any skin tone and a perfect replacement for the boring brown or the harsh black liner.  It has a soft texture, and the colour is something I have never seen with any other brand.  I think that's where Chanel scores.  The problem with these eyeliners, though, is that they don't really last very long, fading with time.  Use a primer and add some eyeshadow over the liner to keep it in place, but personally, I just think it's way too much work.  Besides, why would I want to spend so much money on something just to hide it under some shadow??!!  It does last about 3 hours though in a not-so-humid climate, and I use it on it's own when I know that's all the time I will be out for.  A beautiful colour, though, and if you don't mind the splurge, do give this a try.

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer Brun Intense - Ingredients

Chanel Makeup Summer 2012 Brun Intense Eyeliner Beauty Blog Swatches Looks FOTD EOTD Crayon Yeux Precision

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