Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Moon River is flawless!


When a makeup company claims a product is long wearing, does your pessimistic side rear it’s ugly little head and declare, “I’ll believe it when I see it.  Let me save the receipt just in case”….Well it’s time to change that attitude and turn that frown upside down!!

Chanel Stylo Eyeshadow Moon River:

There are six shades in the limited edition L’ÉTÉ PAPILLON DE CHANEL Collection.

  1. 07 Moon River:  light shimmery taupe
  2. 17 Cool Gold:  light yellow gold color
  3. 27 Pink Lagoon:  pastel pink shade
  4. 37 Jade Shore: pastel green/silver shade
  5. 47 Blue Ray:  pastel blue shade
  6. 57 Black Stream:  black with multi color shimmers

Chanel claims these eyeshadow sticks ($34US/1.4g) are, “lightweight, long wearing shadows that [will] highlight eyes with gleaming color, creating a shimmery veil on the lids.”  I must admit, that description is spot on.  Moon River is a shimmering light taupe color and truly has a gleaming quality on the lids.  This shade in particular would look spectacular on women with cooler skin tones.


Chanel Moon River blended and swatched heavily.

The Formula:

A unique feature to this Stylo shadow is the cooling sensation it has on the lids upon contact; very refreshing first thing in the morning.  Moon River does not appear taupe on my skin, it morphs into a cool silver glimmer without a noticeable base color.  Moon River is a bit too glittery on its own, so I apply my trusty Burberry eyeshadow in Pale Barley on top and the effect is quite striking!!  Pale Barley transforms Moon River by giving it more warmth and a smoother appearance.  The result is very flattering on my light olive skin tone.  Moon River also acts as a wonderful base for any powder eyeshadow.  This Stylo will turn any ordinary matte shadow into a glowy sensation.  MR especially, can be used as an inner corner gives off a gleam like no other!


Chanel Moon River topped with Burberry Pale Barley.


Chanel Moon River as a base for all: CMR alone, Burberry Pale Barley, MAC Uninterrupted, Burberry Khaki


The lasting power of Moon River is AMAZING!!!  You have about 3 seconds to fix any mistakes before the color sets.  There is NO glitter fallout with Moon River and it stays put until you decide otherwise.  These shadows are not waterproof however, they will not budge throughout the day and removal is a breeze at night.  I may, oh who am I kidding, I will be getting #57 Black Stream as a more portable and longer lasting version of Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Mirifique.  The other colors are way too pastel-y for my liking 🙂  This type of long-lasting, conveniently packaged eyeshadow is what Chanel should consider adding to their permanent line.  Chanel cosmetics are sold everywhere (even at Century 21…who knew!!).


BAM!!! You can spot those peepers a mile away!  Chanel Moon river topped with Burberry Pale Barley.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell me, I need to invest in another color ASAP.  Chanel has timed the release of these puppies just in time for summer!!  The long-lasting quality and pastel colors of these Stylo eyeshadows are always a hit this time of year!!  Stylo will also allow you the ability to wear some shimmer without any of the typical fallout!  Score!!!  Next time you find yourself at the Chanel counter wistfully start singing,

“Moon River, wider than the mile, I’m crossing you in style some day, Oh, dream maker, you heartbreaker, where ever your going,  I’m going your way….”

Oh great….now I have to forgo laundry, walk the dog in my tiara and black dress, and retire for the afternoon to watch Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the hundredth time.  Chanel you foiled my plans once again!!  Be well and stay safe.



Chanel Moon River ingredient list. Click to enlarge.

About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.


  1. Very cool stuff……and entertaining. Would have never known about it till I read this post. So much makeup out there, just gets overwhelming.

    • says:

      Don’t worry Angie, that is why I am here…I try so you can buy!!! Check these out you will not be disappointed.

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