A couple of weeks ago I shared a couple of pics from the Chanel resort 2014 collection and mentioned I was looking for a good dupe for Chanel’s Stylo Yeux waterproof in True Blue (57). Well I’m happy to share that I think I’ve found the mother of all dupes – Maybelline’s Color Show Crayon Khol in Matita Occhi (what a mouthful).
The pencil is beautifully pigmented and glides like butter so you won’t have to press down too firmly to get decent colour payoff. The Maybelline pencil isn’t as soft as Rimmel’s Scandaleyes pencils, which I actually prefer as the Scandaleyes tend to be too maleable in my opinion. In fact they’re much easier to sharpen and therefor use. They come in an array of pretty colours but I only picked up this shade as I wasn’t familiar with the texture and pigmentation or how close it would resemble Chanel’s True Blue stylo yuex. So when I did finally give it a whirl, I was pleasantly surprised.
I don’t have any qualms about this pencil at all. In fact I can’t believe I picked it up for under $6 AUD – seriously cheap as chips. The staying power is good and I got a good 4-5 hours of decent wear before it starts to fade. But during that time it didn’t smudge at all, so I was very happy. I will mention that I did use a primer, so I’m not sure how it would fair without one. As for the packaging it’s as basic as it gets although each pencil is colour coded which is handy.
So, if like me, you’ve been trying to recreate the makeup form the Chanel resort collection, I highly recommend this pencil from Maybelline. It’s not an exact match but it’s damn close and and for a measly $6 you can’t go wrong.
If you end up giving it a go, please let me know. I’d love to know what you thought.
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