Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Spring 2011: Gris Scintillant

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux ($29.00 for 0.03 oz.) is a dark charcoal gray with silver and teal-tinged silver shimmer. There are a lot of amazing eyeliner formulas out there, and while I haven’t had trouble with other Chanel Le Crayon Yeux shades (though I have only tried a couple), this one is quite sheer and requires a few passes to achieve decent color opacity. It’s also not as intense or as smooth as I’d like in a pencil eyeliner.  Overall, I found this to be rather disappointing.

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  • Product: 23/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: At $29, for many, it can be difficult to justify, and if the color isn’t exactly unique or the formula isn’t excellent, there seems little reason to pick this up.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux
Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Gris Scintillant? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $29.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Uzi seems fairly similar, though Gris Scintillant doesn't have as much taupe. Not exactly a fair comparison, given Uzi is currently only available in the 15th Anniversary Set. I would recommend CoverGirl Silver Spark as next-in-line, though it's not quite as dark.

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11 thoughts on “Chanel Gris Scintillant Le Crayon Yeux Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. LizMarie

    Christine–

    What you do for all of your fans out there is truly amazing. Thank you for always providing us with your honest opinion. Know that all your hard work doesn’t go unnoticed! Wishing you a happy, healthy, and successful 2011!

  2. For 29$ I expect a decent eyeliner.. the color is nice, though

  3. Avatar of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    They are painful, aren’t they?! I LOVE the color of my Seafoam Crayon Yeux, but I cringe every time I apply it because of the harsh tugging.

  4. Luna

    What is the chiseled tip for?

  5. Debbie

    I purchased this one because I love the creaminess of my Le Crayon Yeux in Coffee Bean. What a disappointment Gris was.

  6. Instant Karma

    That’s such a shame. I was excited about this liner — it looked so pretty!

  7. Andrea

    Christine do you think Chanel Stylo Yeux in Gris or Chanel Kohl pencil in Graphite would be good substitutes for the Gris Scintillant?

  8. I tried it on my hand this afternoon and was blown away by the color, but seeing your C made me think otherwise. well, money less spent is always happy news