Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol
Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol

Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol

Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is a golden peach with a subtly metallic finish. It’s actually very similar to Giorgio Armani’s #5 Copper from the holidays–it might be the faintest bit darker.  This shade is one that is best as a brightener–it’s the kind of hue that works really well on the water line to wake up peepers, but the texture of this doesn’t lend itself to comfortable application on the water line.

The formula is supposed to have “rich, intense” color with a “semi-matte finish.” It is also listed as safe for usage on the rim of the eye. Each of Chanel’s pencil eyeliners comes with its own sharpener. The color applies mostly opaque in one pass, but it requires a lot of pressure to get it to apply evenly in one go. I’m not keen on the hard, dry texture of the pencil; it feels rough against the lash line. It will pull and tug noticeably, and I ended up having to go back and forth several times rather than exert more pressure as it wasn’t comfortable to use otherwise.

This color may be most striking on deeper skin tones, because on my complexion, it just gets lost.  It only wore for six hours before looking faded; this combined with the harder texture makes this a disappointment.  Chanel’s Le Crayon Yeux is a much better formula, so I was really shocked at how different (in a bad way) this formula was.  Eyeliners really need to be soft, provide good color payoff, and wear long and well.  I think there are too many stellar eyeliner formulas on the market to make excuses for under-performers.

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This color may be most striking on deeper skin tones, because on my complexion, it just gets lost. It only wore for six hours before looking faded; this combined with the harder texture makes this a disappointment.

Product

6.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

5/10

Longevity

6.5/10

Application

3/5

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Can you even see it on the lower lash line?

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Chanel, $28.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Giorgio Armani's #5 Copper from the holidays--it might be the faintest bit darker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: OCC Datura, Foxfire, Acacia Loose Colour Concentrantes; Chanel Peche Cuivre Eyeliner on lower lash line. On cheeks: Chanel Sable Beige Bronzer. On lips: Chanel Calypso.

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31 thoughts on “Chanel Peche Cuivre Le Crayon Khol Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Aleena

    Hi Christine whats on your lips?

  2. Huh. I think I’ll go to the counter to swatch it.

  3. Jen

    I think that this would be a good waterline pencil.

  4. Avatar of Cheri LadyCAG

    Thank you for doing a review on this.  It’s a pass for me.

  5. Avatar of LeeAnn moena

    I love your whole look!

  6. While I’m not a fan of the eyeliner, I love the rest of your eye makeup!

  7. Avatar of Alexandra AlexandraLimage

    Maybe it’s not great as an eyeliner, I would try it out as an eyebrow pencil! Most ‘blonde’ eyebrow pencils are too dark anyway.

  8. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    *sigh*  Metallic liners are so pretty.  It’s a shame that gold liner is really one of those colors that only works well on dark skin tones.  An old coworker of mine used to wear glittery gold liquid liner to work sometimes, and it looked amazing on her.
     
    I’m a bit surprised nobody’s tried a silver one recently, save for Tarina Tarantino’s LE one from awhile back.  It’s less subtle than gold, but I think it would show up on a wider range of skin tones.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      @Veronica I actually think colors like this work for any skin tone. I am very neutral & light with etremely dark brown eyes, and I used to wear colors like this alot, especially when I had limited time for eye makeup, and it made my eyes really pop with a coat of mascara.

  9. Avatar of nawi nawi

    I do love this pencil I use it in the corner goes beautifully with the new eyeshadow duo. Love calypso on you as well as on myself usually cannot wear orange but this I can!

  10. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    I can totally see it in that last picture, and it looks nice!  But if the texture is meh and the longevity isn’t so hot–that leads to eyeliner fading away that you’re loathe to touch up, so definitely not something that I”d lay almost $30 down for.

  11. Carmel

    that is such a cute look!

  12. Avatar of Steph Steph

    Looks great on your and I can definitely see it. Too bad about the wear time & texture.  

  13. sbetty91

    I have this pencil and I totally agree with your description! I don’t know if they have even tested this pencil!!! It’s really a shame. Anyway for a better application on your eyes, before using the pencil you have to use a primer or also ysl touche eclat just near the lashline. The colour will appear sooner!

  14. beachgal

    Cannot see it in this photo – but love the close up under ‘look of the week/what we were wearing’ above. It’s quite beautiful and lightens up the eye a lot in the close up so sure it’s doing the same from a distance.

  15. Avatar of Evelyn Evelyn1

    I tried this pencil at the counter just on my arm and couldn’t get it to swatch and I have that with pretty much every Chanel liner except for their Le Crayon Khol in Ambre.  The SA tried on me on a fluke since I complained about the Chanel liners and this one works without having to rub my eye off to get some color.  pretty random but I liked that color and got it.  The Armani one is so much better.

    • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

       @Evelyn1 I agree on the Armani one. I’ve used my mother’s Armani kohl pencils and they are wonderful. It’s why I shelled out so much for one of his Smooth Silk lip pencils the other day. I have a few Chanel eyeliners and lip pencils and, in my experience, they weren’t/aren’t the best on the market. For one thing, they often break off for me when I sharpen them. For another, they seem to dry up a little over time and the ones I have aren’t all that smooth in application to begin with!! 
       

  16. Maia

    Hey, Christine! Thanks for writing such helpful and honest reviews. I was wondering if you could improve your tagging slightly?
     
    I wish there were tags such as “Chanel-eyeshadow”, “Dior-lipstick”, “MUFE-foundation” (i.e. “Brand-name-type-of-product”) etc., which would save me some time while comparing, for instance, any given brand’s particular type of product on your blog.
     
    Even more general categorising such as “Givenchy cheeks”, “Guerlain lips”, “YSL eyes” etc. would narrow things down! Because, as it is now, I have to look either at all products of that brand, or all ________ (lipsticks / shadows / blushes) ever reviewed. Just a suggestion. Thank you so much!

    • Products do have individual tags – e.g. “chanel le crayon khol” is its own tag.  If you want only Guerlain lip products, you merely have to select from the drop down menu the category “Guerlain” and then search for “lip” or “Lips” (under reviews) and search for “Guerlain” in the search box.  The latter would be a more refined way to do it. Hope that helps!

  17. Eilkas

    I wear this in the inner corner by the tear duct and along the water line.  I haven’t noticed any problem with it being particularly hard, but perhaps it’s because I’m accustomed to using Clair which is the same formula.  When I first got my pencil, I wiped it well on a piece of tissue which removed any residue from manufacturing.  It’s fine.  As for color, it is very light, that is true, but it does show up on you in both your pictures.

  18. Mahrukh Hayyat

    yes its looking hard to apply

  19. Jackie McCabe

    I have a similar colored pencil by GOSH cosmetics called Natural (yeah, kind of obvious name) and I love it for low-key looks. It brightens and gently defines my lower lash line. Anyway, unlike this one it’s super creamy and does have pigment AND it’s cheaper if anyone is looking for something similar.

  20. Henry N' Mindy Smith

    I have to say, I bought it, and I like it. The staying power is short, but the color is beautiful.

  21. arduouspixie

    For the price and name it’s dissapointing that this pencil has such a hard texture. Anytime I come across a pencil like this I take a light
    er and run in across the tip for a second

  22. Kona

    I thought it was just my application techniques….Thank you for your honest review…. I’ve been using this for over a week, struggling like crazy to make it work. It’s absolutely dry, hard, and not much color payoff. I agree if there was a creamier formula, the color, ease of use, and effect would be more pleasing. My MAC Pearlglide pencils are much easier to use. I wonder if MAC has a eyeliner color like this in their line?

    • Glad I’m not the only one!  The closest MAC had was I Get No Kick, which was more champagne, less beige/peach, and it was LE.  They have two nude Chromgraphic liners, which are PRO, but those don’t have shimmer so they can look stark depending on your skin tone.

  23. Caitlin Mary

    I like the colour on your arm and I do see it on your lashline but hearing how much effort and discomfort it takes to get that it seems sad.  I am still going to check it out at my Chanel counter, maybe yours was a dud? I know in Canada we get the products made in a European facility and Americans get theirs in American facilities.  Maybe there will be a difference :3 (I know my Coromandel and Dragon appear different than yours).