Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner BEIGE CLAIR and GRENAT Review and Swatches

May 8, 2012

I bought the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in BEIGE CLAIR from the Le Blanc 2012 Collection and in GRENAT from the Spring 2012 Collection recently. Both of them are limited editions. I normally don’t buy high end pencil eye liners but Chanel always make me break my rules!

chanel-stylo-yeux-waterproof-eyeliner-beige-clair-grenatOut of the two Beige Clair is the best purchase in my opinion. I have been searching for a creamy matte flesh-colored eyeliner pencil for the longest time, and I am so glad Chanel has finally released one.  I like to wear it along the lower inner rim, as it instantly makes my eyes appear more energized, brighter and bigger. The formulation of Stylo Yeux Eyeliner is hands down the most smudge proof and waterproof that I have ever used. I have quite watery eyes, and Beige Clair lasts on my eyes for the whole day without fading . The color is so versatile so you can also use it as a nude lip liner or a pointed concealer pen.

Grenat is another unique shade. I don’t usually wear colored eye liner, so to me Grenat is nice to have but not a must. It is a rich plummy brown shade, and it would look absolutely gorgeous on green and blue eyes. As for my eyes, it looks the best when it is paired against cool toned eye shadows, otherwise it seems to emphasize the redness of my eyes. The lasting power of Grenat is also phenomenal.

Wearing Grenat on my eyes

chanel-stylo-yeux-waterproof-eyeliner-grenat-swatch-eotdComparing them with Rose Platine.


From left to right: Rose Platine, Grenat and Beige Clair


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Tracy May 8, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have 3 of the regular Chanel Stylo Yeux liners and they’re all lovely. I wish they would release the Le Blanc collection here in Denmark… The search for a beige liner continues.


Eileen May 8, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I’ve been using Clair (Le Crayon Khôl format) along my lower waterline ever since Chanel released it here in the States. It erases redness from the rim, illuminates the inner corner, and brightens the eyes in a perfectly natural way–unlike the harsh/theatricl white pencils. When I saw previews of the Fleur de Lotus collection, I was excited to see Beige Clair in the waterproof version–the perfect color in the perfect formula.

As for Grenat, it is a warm, burnished, garnet brown that makes green eyes pop. I actually wear it with warm colors rather than cool tones as you suggested. It is gorgeous with Chanel’s Éclosion quad, Tom Ford’s Burnished Amber quad, and Guerlain’s Capri quad. I wear it primarily under my lower lashes. Peaking through my black lashes, it adds a nice sparkle to my dark green eyes.


Reika May 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Hi Eileen good to hear from you again 🙂 Your thoughts on makeup are always brilliant, as you could not have described them in a better way!
I forgot about Tom Ford’s Burnished Amber, they would work so well with Grenat as they have the same undertone!


Petrina May 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

These are my fave eyeliner pencils! They stay put even in humidity 🙂 I won’t be getting these shades though as they are too pale/ have a red undertone.


Ceady June 3, 2012 at 8:11 pm

You have very nice site 🙂
You write great reviews! 🙂


Margaret June 16, 2012 at 11:06 am

Thanks for an excellent review (as always)! I was enamored with the beige clair (Asian exclusive) and now that I read the comments I see that a beige liner is not easy to find… yikes! I have 2 questions:
1. What did you use in the photos (where you were showing the grenat) on the inner corner of your eye?

2. Are there any beige liners (available in U.S.) you recommend?



Reika June 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Hi Margaret, I wore the MAC eye kohl in get no kick on the inner corner my eyes. Not sure if you are after a shimmery beige liner or matte?
For shimmery I highly recommend MAC get no kick, and I remember Guerlain does a matte version of it.


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