Before I was a beauty addict with a penchant for gel and cream liners, I was a simple gal with a love for cake eyeliners. I first tried a Clinique version when I was about 15 years old and used it down to the last brush stroke. So naturally when I tried the La Ligne de Chanel Professional Duo Eyeliner, I was instantly taken back. Cake liner is so easy to use and to control, and the Chanel duos are certainly a step-up from the traditional. One side is a solid liner and the other is sparkly, and when used together you have an instant smokey eye.
L-R, gold side of Nars Alhambra, Nars Abyssinia, Chanel Celadon-Lame (both swatched wet)
I’ve been obsessed with Chanel’s Celadon-Lame as of late, pairing the deep green liner with a a bronzey cheek, nude lip and gold lid. I first apply the gold eyeshadow all over the lid, then apply the Celadon side wet along the upper lash line and in the outer third of my lower lash line. Then I dampen my Nars smudge brush and grab the Lame side and smudge it over and above the liner. The finishing touch is taking a fluffy eyeshadow brush and blending with a neutral like Nars Abyssinia.
You can find La Ligne de Chanel Professional Duo Eyeliners on counters or online. If you like cake liners or are looking for an easier eyeliner option, these are definitely worth checking out!