Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack review.

Chanel Eyeliner

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

If there is one makeup item (well maybe five) I will not go without, it is black eyeliner.  On my deep-set, drooping eyelids, eyeliner is essential in helping to create the illusion of lifted elongated lids.  At any given time, a myriad of different formulas (i.e. gel, creams, liquids, pencils) are on hand for daily use.  IMHO, the most reliable, cost-effect, and flattering formulation are the gel/cream variety.  So when Chanel debuted their first “gel” eyeliner ever, Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack ($35 USD/ 4 g.), IMCT was all over it like stink on a monkey.  Will this luxurious creation set itself apart from the rest–or should Chanel stick with perfumes, eyeshadows, and lipsticks–OH MY!!  I hope you enjoy.

Chanel Eyeliner

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

Chanel Eyeliner

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

Chanel Eyeliner

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

The Pros to Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

  1. Extremely creamy formula glides on the lids with the greatest of ease.
  2. Comes housed in the Chanel signature glass pot–just like their Illusion de Ombre shadows.
  3. Comes with the niftiest capped eyeliner brush that works well in a pinch and is travel friendly.
  4. Rich black color is evident on the first swipe.
  5. Can be built-up without skipping or flaking.
  6. Layers well over and under liquid eyeliners, eyeshadow, and other gel liners.
  7. Soft malleable formula spreads out easily to use as an eyeshadow.
  8. Amazing lasting power if left untouched.
  9. Satin finish morphs into a matte finish within seconds.
  10. Can be used for tight lining, as long as if not placed too closely to the watery edge.
  11. Removes easily with your standard makeup remover–no tugging or scrubbing required.
  12. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.
  13. Made in Italy.

The Cons to Chanel de Chanel Calligraphie Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

  1. NOT Waterproof–if your eyes are prone to tearing, this formula will smudge if disturbed.
  2. Has a slight tacky feel, this is especially noticeable if you habitually touch your eyes throughout the day–no bueno during allergy season.
  3. Not for waterline use.
  4. Larger opening may cause the product to dry out easier.
  5. Based on my experience with tearing, oily and/or hooded eyes may encounter some issues as well.
Chanel Eyeliner

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

Chanel cream eyeliner swatch

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack swatch.

  • As you can tell from the swatches above, the liner is extremely black and smooth.  This richness easily transfers to the skin in one swipe.
Chanel Calligraphie Eyeliner brush

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack brush.

Chanel Calligraphie brush.

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack brush.

  • The accompanying brush works surprisingly well at applying a thin smooth line across the lash line.  As an added bonus, the cap connects to the base to elongate the handle for comfortable and easy application.

 

Chanel Hyperblack ingredient list.

Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack ingredient list.

Gel/Cream Eyeliner Comparisons:

Chanel Calligraphie Eyeliner

Gel/Cream Eyeliner Comparisons:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liner, Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel, Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner.

Chanel Calligraphie Cream Eyeliner

Gel/Cream Eyeliner Comparisons:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liner, Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel, Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner (freshly applied).

  • As you tell from the photos above, all three liners are deeply black and vibrant.  Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place is a touch warmer than the others.  All contestants deposited a rich line with minimal layering.  The significant difference comes into place in the photos below.
Chanel Calligraphie cream Liner

Gel/Cream Eyeliner Comparisons:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liner, Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel, Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner (after 30 minutes).

  • The photos above demonstrate the liners’ malleability after thirty (30) minutes of dry down time. The swatches were swiped heavily with my finger, from right to left.  Clinique Liner was the worst offender by showing severe flaking and movement.  Estee Lauder Double Wear and Chanel had minimum smudging, if not any–I suspect Clinique’s flakes attached themselves on the other two swatches.
Chanel Calligraphie Cream Liner.

Gel/Cream Eyeliner Comparisons:
Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Liner, Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel, Clinique Brush-On Cream Liner (overnight).

  • The last set of photos was taken just as further proof of Calligraphie’s impressive adhesion properties.  The same swatches were left overnight in the presence of constant friction.  Chanel indisputably outlasted the other two under these extreme, yet relatively, dry conditions.
Chanel Calligraphie 65 Hyperbalck v Maybelline Eyestudio Blackest Black

Chanel Calligraphie 65 Hyperbalck v Maybelline Eyestudio Blackest Black.

  • As a final comparison, I went out and purchased Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in Blackest Black, because so many Youtubers swear by this gel liner.  The photos above show how the liners performed after I smeared my finger across the swatches (in both directions) after a fifteen (15) minute dry time. Chanel remained untouched, yet glossy (due to my moisturizer), but Maybelline smudged instantly–needless to say, its going back.
 Chanel 65 Hyperblack.

Wearing Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

  • Despite these amazing results, Calligraphie de Chanel is susceptible to smudging in the outer and inner corners when eyes are tearing.  This can be especially concerning during colder months (tearing and all), weddings, and allergy season.  When it comes to this liner, I have learned to keep my wing as far upwards as possible, avoiding the moist outer “v” section.  In addition, I also refrain from lining my eyes too close to the inner corners.
Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Hyperblack.

Wearing Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack.

 

**Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel Longwear Intense Cream Eyeliner 65 Hyperblack is found at Sakes, Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom, chanel.com, and anywhere Chanel cosmetics are sold–which is in every department store, even Century 21.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Chanel Calligraphie de Chanel is a lovely liner with some strings attached.  If you enjoy intense color payoff, smooth application, flawless results, fantastic adhesion and are blessed without tearing eyes, then this liner is for you.  As for myself, I really love the color intensity and am fully aware of the pitfalls of my relationship with this liner.  This product reminds me of that “friend” we have all encountered at one point in our lives–you know the one who flatters with false praise, is self-centered, and completely incapable of admitting fault.  Calligraphie is such a “friend“–she’s pretty, but proceed with caution.  🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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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.

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