[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m reunited with my beloved Electric Brown Stylo Ombre et Contour – it’s been out of stock for months so I’m very grateful to see its return to my make-up bag. It’s part kohl, part eyeshadow and part liner and this colour is just stunning.
It’s not often I can’t easily replace products from my make up bag (sack!) but I have genuinely missed this. I wore it all summer, left the lid off and it dried out so I couldn’t use it any more. In summer, when my tone is warmer and I wear Electric Brown as a kohl, it gives my eyes what I can only describe as a Mediterranian glimmer, or ‘holiday eyes’.
I looked everywhere for a dupe and there is nothing to be had – in fact, metallic kohls are hard to come by in general, with Victoria Beckham giving the very best options and even then, not a metallic brown. Apart from CHANEL, the only other stockist I can find for Electric Brown is John Lewis HERE. It’s £28.
I’ve exaggerated the liner look so you can see the colour properly but you can wear this as kohl, liner or eyeshadow. I would say it’s a metallic chestnut shade (oh that would have been a better name right? Google translate gives me Chataigner Electrique – no idea what I’ve just said ;-)).
As you can see from the previous picture, I’ve also been trying out Le Left Pro – a serum and cream that uses alfalfa extracts to give a tautening effect. Bottom line here is that no cream or serum can ‘lift’ as such – CHANEL skin care is always good so if what you need is smoother and softer, well hydrated and pampered skin, you will definitely have it here.
What I like it for is a non-heavy day cream that gives skin suppleness and silkiness without feeling too rich. You can layer the serum and cream and your skin still won’t feel overloaded for any make up you wear. I mean, it’s hard to speak for the ‘lifting’ and ‘contouring’. There is a device available (like a gua sha) that you can use with it but any effects will be temporary. If you love the luxury and ritual of it, you won’t go wrong (it’s HERE), but meaningful lift comes from the knife, I’m afraid. I am still not as comfortable as I’d like to be with my neck – it’s the only part that I’d like to make some change on and if you followed my Ultherapy and Morpheus journey that I trialled just to see you’ll know there is little to no effect. I’m going off at a tangent here but I saw a dermatologist on Instagram saying the only thing she doesn’t want people to come to her for is necks because there is nothing she can do and I was grateful for that honesty. I have had so many questions about Morpheus 8 and for me it didn’t work – you can get some ‘lift’ for the lower jaw and neck from fillers and that’s where I’d head first if it’s something that troubles you. Otherwise, I feel it’s an inevitable journey (and an expensive one) to the same conclusion that many come to – it’s the knife or the attitude! I’ll work on the latter first ;-).
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