Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner – Rose Platine

June 7, 2011

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner in Rose Platine has been featured in many beauty blogs so far. It is definitely one of the must have items from the Chanel Summer 2011 Collection. A taupe eyeliner is just hard to come by – not many brands have a taupe eyeliner in their permanent collections. I am a big fan of this color so I bought this one without even checking out the tester.




Now you have seen the closeups and the swatch, here is my thought after using it for about a week.

Texture: It is not eye khol hence don’t expect this liner to be as buttery soft as your eye khol pencils. Nor it is hard. To get a decent color payoff as shown in the swatch above I need to swipe it 2 to 3 times.

Lasting power: Amazing in this department. It literally lasts on me for the whole day considering I have quite oily eyelids.

Usage: I won’t use this eyeliner to define my upper lash line. It just won’t do anything for my eyes – the shimmery silver taupe will make my eyes look more puffy than more awake. I need a liquid eyeliner for that.. On the other hand, I like to use it along my lower lash line as a highlighter – a good alternative for the usual white eyeliners. It creates a soft shimmery effect without looking too harsh. I used this eyeliner in the FOTD I did yesterday. Here is a close up shot of my eyes:


The only drawback is that  it looks more silvery rather than taupey when it is applied against my dark brown eyes. The brown eyeshadow shades I used as well as my eye color bring out more of the silver tone – which is quite a disappointment to me.

I went through my stash and couldn’t find a close dupe of it. But I have found some of my favorite liners that serve the same purpose (but not the same color) as the Chanel, for a soft shimmery effect on the lower lash line.

From Left to Right

Korres Soft Eyeliner in 6S: yellow gold

Guerlain Crayon in Cupidon – My second top pick: a pinkish champagne

MAC Eye Kohl in I Get No Kick – My top pick: a champagne beige

Chanel Rose Platine



The Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner retails for $44 in Australia. I like this product but my hunt for the perfect taupe eyeliner continues.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

JC June 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm

It’s pretty and I do love it the most out of all those swatches but I agree–it’s too silvery/metallic. I hope you find what you’re looking for!


Reika June 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I know D&G has released a taupe eyeliner recently..unfortunately they are not available in Australia..


Lina June 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

That’s a really nice shade! It adds a nice touch when applied on your lower lash line. I’d be too scared to use it in case I snapped it off or something >< Do you have an recommendations for white eyeliner?

Thank you for the post!


Reika June 8, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Hi Lina, my favorite white eyeliner is by Urban Decay, it is a shimmery white liner with a silver sheen. The shade is called Yeyo, I bought mine from Asos!


Strawberry Blonde June 21, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I actually love the look of this on you but if you’re looking for a more defined metallic taupe, have you tried Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Underground? I absolutely love it for a softly defined look (though my eyes are blue). You can see swatches on Temptalia if you scroll down this page a bit

Nic x
Beauty Blogger


Reika June 22, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hi Nic, thanks for your rec. Yeh I do have the underground by UD, but it shows up as brown on me..not taupe..though I can imagine how nice it will look against your blue eyes 🙂


Kimberly Miller February 1, 2013 at 2:18 am

Have you seen that Chanel has an actual “taupe” shade of this liner now? Have you tried it? The swatches online look a little more brown than Rose Platine, but it’s hard to tell if it has the same metallic sheen. I’m in the US, so I hope it’s also available where you are. I wish they would bring back this Rose Platine colour now, though. The swatches here look gorgeous! It’s a very unique and beautiful shade. Looks like I missed out on this one. It’s a hard colour to find a dupe for!


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