Chanel Grenat Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eyeliner is a newly released shade in the Spring 2012 Collection. It retails for $29USD and can be purchased from Nordstrom, Macy's, Bloomingdales, Saks, or Chanel's website.
Grenat is a deep garnet with cranberry-fucshia shimmers. It reminds of a stained wine shade that is quite unique. I don't think I have seen an exact dupe from other brands.
Chanel Stylo Yeux formula is one of my favorites because of the great wear time. As true to claim, Stylo Yeux Eyeliners stay put on my oily lids throughout a long work day. It is not extremely creamy but it glides on the eyes easily without pulling or tugging. Below are some comparisons between Grenat and other purple/cranberry/brown eyeliners I have in my collection.
At first I thought Grenat would be similar to Chanel Ebloui Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadows but Ebloui leans more eggplant Urban Decay's Rockstar is purple and Whiskey is brown. Lancome's Amethyst (discontinued) doesn't have as much garnet either. The closest shade I could find to Grenat is the Cranberry color in Wet N Wild's Knock on Wood Eyeshadow Trio (reviewed here).
Overall, I like Grenat because it is a beautiful and unique shade. I like to pair this with a cranberry eyeshadow shade and Ebloui. It shows up well when I use it rimmed on the lower lashes. On the upper lashes, it takes some work to blend with the eyeshadows so it doesn't look so jarring on the eyes. I think Grenat will look especially gorgeous on those with hazel or blue eyes.
Bottom line: Grenat is a nice shade to check out and add to your collection. The Stylo Yeux Eyeliner formula is superb and well worth the money. This shade may or may not make your eyes look too red or tired. If paired with a shade that is too close to Grenat, it may also give a "bruised eye" look. Since it is a permanent shade, I recommend checking this out in person before taking the plunge.
Have you picked up Grenat? What are your thoughts on it?