CHANEL Fall/Winter Makeup Collection 2021

For Fall/Winter Chanel released a collection composed around 4 shades; warm grey, khaki, terracotta and reddened brown. Each colour group working in synergy for a complete Tone-on-Tone look.

I’m excited to finally see more Liquid Eyeshadows as well as Eyeshadow Pencils as they are my everyday go-to’s. There’s also new 4 Nail Polishes, 2 Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks & a brand new limited edition blush shade to complete the look.

The key focus of the collection is the eyes.

The eye pencils define & add depth while the Ombre Premiere Laque enhance the look with a ‘touch of radiance’ to catch the light. There’re 4 Ombre Premiere Laque within this collection.

Lamé Pourpre – A metallic maroon.

Lamé Bronze – A metallic platinum khaki

Lamé Acier – A metallic silver grey

Lamé Ivoire – A metallic ivory

Ombre Premiere Laque’s are a creamy liquid eyeshadow that can be used on it’s own or layered and combined with an eye pencil or eyeshadow. My preferred method of application is using fingers to dab & blend till there’s an even wash of colour (alternatively a firm synthetic brush could also work for a streak free diffused application). It’s a race against time to make sure there’s an even blend before these set and they really do set FAST!

The formula of the new limited edition colours are somewhat different to the previous Ombre Premiere eyeshadows. The only colour that’s an identical formula match to earlier releases is Lamé Acier which has an ultra shimmery finish, with fine but noticeable shimmer particles. The other three shades have a more smooth, metallic molten look.

Staying power of these are really good since they set to a completely budge-proof veil of colour. If you don’t usually gravitate to liquid shadows, these are a game changer, application is a breeze and they stay put even on oilier eye lids lasting all day.

Lamé Ivoire is perfect for highlighting the brow bone and as an inner eye highlight. I haven’t highlighted my brow bone in what seems like ages, but this one shade can lift the eyes to look fresher and less tired. I am a fan.

The Stylo Ombre Et Contour eye pencils are some of my favourites in my makeup bag. I use the shade Contour Brun a LOT. It’s exciting to see Marron and Khaki within this new collection. They aren’t the longest lasting on their own and occasionally crease on my oily lids, but I use them as a base, smudged closer to the lash line then set with a coordinating eyeshadow. They give the eyes more depth when used under eyeshadow.

The Stylo Ombre Et Contour are super creamy and blend like a D.R.E.A.M. The colour payoff is excellent, even in the lighter shades.

Contour Clair (from the permanent lineup) is a great everyday colour for fairer skin tones to add definition to the crease for minimal makeup days, the new Contour Beige is a warmer counterpart which is a slightly deeper, tan version that can be used on light-medium complexions.

I have 3 of the 4 new limited edition shades.

Contour Marron – A deep burgundy (limited edition)

Contour Khaki – A rich khaki (limited edition)

Contour Beige – A neutral light terracotta brown (limited edition)

The blush Ombre is a pretty light neutral brown. On me it pulls slightly grey, but the colour was too similar to my skin tone to show up (for reference my Chanel foundation shade is between B30-B40). I don’t own many blushes in this shade and find it unique in my collection. However the overall texture and formula is a miss for me. It’s a very flat matte with a lot of kick up and whatever gets picked up on the brush disappears while blending. It was a battle that i’d never win. I feel this would show up better on fairer skin tones but with a lot of layering.

Here’re some comparisons. I couldn’t find anything in my stash that I found to be similar. I wish more brands release neutral browns like this. The only ones I could think of were by Laura Mercier as their tones tend to lean more neutral.

The new nail polish for fall are just perfection. I feel it’s the first time i’ve seen a collection where every shade was a hit! My favourites are Terre Brulée (Terracotta red) & Rouge Brun a deep vampy reddened brown. Both well pigmented and applied with ease.

Rouge Brun – A deep reddened chocolate

Beige Cendré – A warm grey (limited edition)

Brun Fumé – A khaki brown

Terre Brulée – A terracotta red

I tried some nail art with this collection and I LOVED it. Such a great colour palette to get creative with!

*All swatches are two coats with no topcoat. They last just under a week before starting to chip.

For lips, there’re two new shades in the Rouge Allure Velvet formula which is Chanels version of a soft matte.

The texture is silky and had good pigmentation.

Mode – A medium brick red (limited edition)

Low Key – described as a light dusty rosy peach

These have a subtle scent, typical for Chanels lipsticks in the Rouge Allure range.

I rounded up a few comparisons within a few Chanel formulas and also some older Rouge Allure Velvet limited editions. Mode is a more earthy red in comparison.

For the look below i’ve used Contour Marron + Lamé Pourpre & Contour Khaki topped with Lamé Bronze. Inner corners of the eye are highlighted with Lamé Ivoire.

Bottom line, the collection is exactly what a Chanel lover would hope for. Sophisticated, elegant colours for the new season with lots to choose from. My favourites were the Ombré Premiere Laques. Lamé Acier is a must for sooty smokey eyes, with Lamé Ivoire a go-to for a simple eye look worn with red lips. I really can’t pick a favourite here.

What are your thoughts on this collection? Will you be purchasing anything? I like that most of the nail colours are permanent shades so I won’t have to buy backups yet! Rouge Brun will be my new favourite this season along with Terre Brulée.

*Samples provided by Chanel for review + a few purchased by myself.

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