Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Ombres Perlees de Chanel Review, Swatches and FOTD

I was very excited about the whole Chanel spring collection, but possibly most excited about this gorgeous five colour palette. I managed to grab one last week and finally tested it out yesterday. Unfortunately it didn't live up to my expectations.

The palette contains 5 creamy, shimmery eyeshadows, a white one, a champagne pink one, a purple one, a greenish grey one and a dark grey one. The colours look very pretty in the pan and they are nicely pigmented, they go on smoothly and blend really well, BUT they did crease on me in only a couple of hours. I always use a primer, and it's a good one, so I don't normally have problems with creasing. In the end, I set it with shadows from my Enigma quad and that seemed to stop the creasing, although the whole eye make up melted off my eyes by about 8 pm (I applied my make up at 7.30 am - yawn - and set it with Enigma around 1 pm). I guess that's not too bad, but the fact that they creased within 2 hours is. Not much point in spending £40 on a palette that you then have to set with another £35 palette.

It's very pretty though and the consistency of the shadows is lovely. Reminds me a bit of Bobbi Brown's and Laura Mercier's Sparkle eyeshadows, only those didn't crease on me at all.

See below for more photos, swatches and the look I created with them!

Taken with flash

Taken in direct sunlight

Taken with flash

Taken without flash under indoor light

Taken without flash on a gloomy day

And this is how it looked just a couple of hours later...

PS. In the pictures I'm wearing Jersey Rose Rouge Coco, Les Tissages de Chanel blush in Tweed Fuschia and Le Crayon Yeux Precious Eye Designer in Gris Scintillant.


  1. It's pretty shamefull that such an expensive palette creases so much:(

  2. Wait are these cream eyeshadows? I thought they were powder?

  3. They are sort of in between. I wouldn't say they're 100% powder, they are very creamy, similar to Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier's Sparkle eyeshadows. Only those don't crease.


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