I forgot to upload my photos before leaving on vacation, but I had already written the posts, so please check back Wednesday when I am back and have added photos to the review!! Photos Uploaded!!*
I’ll be honest. The real reason I bought this liner wasn’t because I thought it looked soo beautiful. In fact, the pale khaki liner with a touch of shimmer didn’t really do all that much for me in swatches, and I felt like I could create a similar look with my Bobbi Brown Pewter shadow, or the like. What pushed me to buy Khaki Platine was a case of substitution; I really wanted Rose Platine from the Spring Collection, a beautiful, pale glistening rosy shade. Unfortunately, I missed my chance, lemming ensued, and then – oh wait! Another Platine liner? IT WILL BE MINE.
And it was.
However, when I started playing around with Khaki Platine at home, I realized that I had an accidental jem on my hands!! Ladies, this liner is a-full-night’s-rest-in-a-pencil. Almost every day, I draw a line under my eye with this pencil, from outer to inner lid, and voila! I look awake and somehow awesome. So simple yet so effective! It’s only a bit lighter and cooler than my skintone, so it’s another one of those products – like Emerveille – that subtly makes you look great without anyone being able to pinpoint why. Absolutely wonderful.Unfortunately, I think the effect is so subtle it’s hard to catch in a photo, but I love that it just wakes up the eye without looking like I did much of anything. I haven’t played around with this liner too much, I admit. So I’m only giving you one version of its abilities; I’m sure there are many more. I think worn on the top lash line smudged out (paired with lots of mascara) would achieve an even more open-eyed look. Conveniently, it has a smudger on one end, and also comes with a (separate) sharpener! How thoughtful, Chanel Makes me feel a bit better about the $27 price tag. No ladies, this is not cheap, but for the amazing effects it gives, as well as the fact that I have yet to sharpen the pencil after two weeks of use (I contribute this to the blendable but firm texture which means it doesn’t tug but doesn’t wear down quickly either), which means it should last a while, I’d say it’s a pretty solid investment (justify, justify, justify). Something to at least treat yourself to for good behavior
What is the most expensive beauty item you’ve ever purchased? Did you feel it was worth it, or were you disappointed in the cost vs. effectiveness? Where do you draw the line?