Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner ($32.00 for 0.01 oz.) is a taupe brown with a silvered, metallic sheen. Sephora Collection Flirting Game (P, $9.00) is darker, less metallic. Giorgio Armani Quarzo (2) (LE, $34.00) is lighter. MAC It’s Physical (LE, $16.00) is less metallic. Guerlain Amber Silver (05) (P, $30.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Stray Dog (LE, $19.00) is darker. Urban Decay Underground (P, $19.00) is darker, less metallic. Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is warmer. MAC Catch My Eye (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

I never learn; this is just not a formula that I can get to work for me. Chanel says the formula is supposed to be “gentle [and] soft” for “smooth, even lining,” while it is also listed as waterproof. It’s a stiffer, firmer eyeliner that tugs at the lower lash line and never feels pleasant to use. I’m able to get some color payoff when I’ve used it on my lower lash line, but I always have to go back two or three times to get even, semi-opaque coverage. On the upside, it did wear well and was waterproof when I tested it, with the eyeliner lasting nine hours on me.

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Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner

Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner
Chanel Perle de Lune (916) Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner (with Tisse Rhapsodie Eyeshadow Quad)

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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It’s such a gorgeous color that I’m sorry it was unpleasant – I really can’t stand my eyeliners that tug and pull. I tend to reach for my Urban Decay 24/7 liners on a daily basis, although they don’t last very long.

hi christine…..sigh…..tugging anywhere around the eye is a “no no” for me. i still use eyeshadow and a brush for lining. what a complete letdown of a d+ rating. i continue to have hopes for this formula but find it hard to apply and then blend out where i have more tugging. i returned their one from regular spring collection….ardoise?? so, in terms of quality and performance, this collection is lacking as well.

While on the hunt for a go to deep brown eyeliner that wouldn’t smear or irritate me into an all day long migraine when worn on the water line (the search continues), I tried the stylos as they came highly recommended. It was an assault on my eye area to say the least – so much hard tugging and pulling back and forth with no colour pay off at all. Literally, nothing. I’ve heard you have to “work with them”, warm them up on the back of your hand (code for waste product), and excuse me, but for the price it should not only do as it states on the packaging, but also fetch me a sandwich. No. I find Chanel in general extremely hit or miss. Glad I’m not the only one =).

They are TINY, too, given that they’re mechanical eyeliners (which is totally the norm, but then you don’t want to waste ANY!). Also, at this price point, sorry, “work with them” is something outside of my personal comfort zone. There are SO many excellent eyeliners on the market place.

The disasters keep coming. I have a couple of colours in this formula due to their uniqueness, but ouch..they are quite evil and rather painful to apply. I have GA quartzo and it’s lovely and a snap to apply.

I feel for you Christine, always habing to try painful formulas. I never buy Chanel eyeliners you give bad rating (I always know whether they’ll be painful or not according to the way they swatch, though), but I do own a few that work very well for me (I recently purchased Ambre dorΓ©e and really like it).Now, it has a firmer texture than other formula, so I wouldn’t recommend them, unless your eyes are watery. Then you might want to give them a try. The not-painful ones of the bunch, I mean. πŸ™‚

Well… this is sad. I really liked the color too, oh well. Back to looking at the lipsticks and blushes, and deciding which one I should invest in. Lol. πŸ˜€ Christine, do you have any Chanel blushes that you really like/love?

Oh yikes, I don’t like pencils that tug, causes eye wrinkles. Too bad, as the color is so pretty, but nowadays you can get great eye pencils at every price range. No need to pay $32 for this.

I’m surprised that this performed so poorly for you! I bought it and found it to be very creamy. In the past I had found this formula to be stiff and waxy, but the LE releases in the past year or so have been much better. Maybe there’s a difference between the formula sold in Canada and the one sold in the US?

If I recall correctly, the Chanel products sold in Canada are from France, and the ones sold in the US are from the US. So there may well be some differences in formula.

I work for Chanel Cosmetics and you are absolutely correct. Therefore there are some shades that differ as well between US & Canada.

You’re a champ for testing out products that tug on your eyes like that! That doesn’t sound pleasant in the least bit! $32 for a liner that pulls and is a pain to apply…really makes me wonder if these companies test their products out before they release them.

My assumption is that to get the longer-wear (at least at the time it was developed) a stiffer consistency was necessary, but I think technology has come a long way! Stila’s Smudgeproof Sticks are similarly a mechanical, twist-up eyeliner, but they’re so much creamier.

Well, if it’s any help, I rarely have good luck with their eyeliners… if you tend to have good luck, then maybe it’s still worth considering!

I got the Sephora Collection liner in Flirting Game on your recommendation, and I am really impressed! I can vouch that it is a great dupe and a superior product as well, so I would HIGHLY recommend that to get this look.

Uh oh! Chanel liners strike again πŸ˜‰ Funny thing though, my sister swears by these, and finds they always go on soft for her (I haven’t tried them). Maybe they release a slightly different formula for the Asia market (which is what we often get)?? I mean, we’ve always had Chanel quads come as those circle/dome ones, not just in the recent release.

Welp, I finally had myself mentally geared to spend so much on an eyeliner. I think that odd feeling I have is relief lol that just means I get to buy myself another audacious lipstick! Those things are like chips, it’s impossible to just have one!

I hate to be the voice of dissent but I love this line of eyeliner. I use this liner nearly everyday for tightlining. It glides on perfectly and stays put. I have tried several products but always go right back to this one. I have several colors but I use #20 Espresso the most, about 4 out of 7 days and it lasts me around 6 months.

I live in zone 8 so our temperatures range mostly mild to hot but when it’s cold I’ve noticed that it will harden but that’s the case with all my liners. Even my Stila kajal and we all know creamy that pencil is. LOL

Maybe it has something to do with climate as well?

I live in California, which is temperature, and I keep my house at 73 degrees (F), which is warmer than the average (I am always cold) household, so I don’t think that would account for the issues I’ve had (consistently) with the formula personally. I’m glad it works for you, and I wish I could use it, because Chanel has put out some really lovely colors – I can’t even try it on my waterline it’s so stiff! πŸ™

Hmm– it’s interesting. I had the opposite reaction. I thought it was one of the softest Yeux Stylos I’ve used– and it smudged on me– go figure.

It is one of the best eyeliners Chanel ever had, i has a definite A rating for me. Obviously one layer is not enough, but actually I like that I can layer it and have more accurate line than with some very thick consistency.

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