Spring is fast approaching and this year Chanel delivered one of the prettiest drops for the season.
The collection includes some new and interesting products in a gorgeous colour palette!
I was most excited to see the Ombre Premiere Laque liquid eyeshadows. I love a good easy eyeshadow when i’m rushing off to meetings or running errands; these have been my go-to most days.
Here’s what I have for todays review :
Les 4 Ombre 354 Warm Memories
Ombre Premiere Laque 24 Rising Sun, 26 Quartz Rose, 28 Desert Wind
Stylo Ombre Et Contour Contour Brun
Les Vernis Day Dream, Mirage
Warm Memories is a striking mix of reddened mauvy plums and a muted peachy orange.
Overall the payoff of these are on the sheerer side, with quite a bit of powder kick up in the deepest plum (shade 3).
I’ve tried various looks but somehow the three mauves always tend to blend together into one and end up with pretty much the same look every time. The main culprit was the deepest plum, it applies on the lid much lighter than seen in the pan.
Other than that, the palette will work better paired with the liquid shadows to help them adhere better.
For todays look I chose eyeshadow placements that would clearly separate the colours so they don’t blend together too much.
Overall I feel it’s one of those rare ‘misses’ from Chanel releases in recent times. The palette should show up much better on someone with a lighter complexion even though the colours seem a lot darker in the palette.
The Ombre Premiere Laque are soft shimmery liquid eyeshadows with a transluscent quality to them. The pigmentation on these are good but sheer out when blended; fortunately they are buildable, and the formula is fairly thin so they won’t feel uncomfortable or heavy. Once set, these wear all day, (with some minimal creasing around the 6 hour mark on me) but more or less budge proof.
My verdict, they are awesome. The colours are sooo good! You really can’t go wrong here.
I reach for Desert Wind for a subtle eye look when I’m in the mood for something neutral; it’s a great everyday shade. In comparison to the others, this contained more pronounced shimmers that catch the light making it livelier. The sparkles are elegant and very typically Chanel. Never ott.
Quartz Rose as of now is my favourite and most worn. A must have in my opinion if you are keen to try these eyeshadows. It’s a sparkling metallic pink which on me tends to pull almost sandy and not outright pink. I find this adds a little something extra to the makeup look while keeping things polished.
Rising Sun is a medium copper. You can see why it fits so well into this collection! It perfectly compliments the Warm Memories Eyeshadow palette and brightens up the mauves. I like to use these as a base to extend the wear of powder eyeshadows on days I skip a primer. But on their own they look stunning too just a lot more sheerer than expected. I find the more you blend, the more pronounced the shimmers look as the base colour sheers out. I’d suggest a patting motion for application to retain as much colour possible on the lid.
Here’s a look at the Chanel eyeshadows along with one of my favourite liquid shadow formulas, the Armani Eye Tints.
If you already own these you probably LOVE them as well. The deeper shades are far more pigmented than the Chanel counterpart, and less sparkly. The lighter Armani Eye Tints can be blended out on the lids to look like what can be best described as a ‘glow’.
Stylo Et Contour are some of my favourite eye products from Chanel, I have a few from previous launches and Contour Clair is one the most used. I was happy to see Contour Brun (a medium brown) in this years Spring lineup and it’s perfect for a smudgy smokey eye (you can see it in action in todays makeup look below). The product is a twist up style jumbo eyeshadow stick and perfect to scribble on and blend with fingers (or a brush). The formula is emollient and doesn’t tug when applied, once set these are matte and long wearing,
For spring Chanel nailed it with the most gorgeous nail polish colours! There’s two shades, Day Dream and Mirage. Day Dream is a light mauvy nude, and Mirage a creamy grape.
For both colours I did two coats for a fully opaque finish; without a top coat it lasted beautifully for 4+ days with minimal tip wear.
I feel between the two Mirage was something I didn’t expect to love as much as I did, once applied I really appreciated the contrast Mirage provides and the somewhat unexpected colour choice for spring.
Lastly, a quick look created with Warm Memories and Rising Sun. I also added Contour Brun on the lower lash line.
The placement for the eyeshadows are, orange on the lids, matte mauve on the crease blended up towards the brow bone, with the deep plum on the lower lash towards the outer corner.
The must have’s from the collection are the nail polishes & the liquid shadows. I wouldn’t mind adding more to my collection. Rayon looks like a great highlight to compliment the lineup. The truth is i’m a sucker for easy wearable makeup and these fit the bill! The quality of the product is A+ with luxurious glass packaging. They are exactly what’s expected from Chanel.
On the flip side, Warm Memories palette wasn’t really WOW for me; the quality could have definitely been much better and the colours lacked enough contrast (when applied). Overall it looked dull on the eyes. I feel all the shades look better worn as singles rather than together.
The products I skipped were the highlighter palette and the other eye quad Elemental. The highlighter was too subtle for my skin tone and the eyeshadow palette barely showed up on my light medium skin. I usually prefer well pigmented deeper colours for decent contrast on my eyes. Taupes and shimmery bronze is usually my jam since i’m a light-medium in complexion.
Have you picked anything from this collection? I know i’m terribly late to post up the review but currently in the process of warming up to blogging more consistently again and clearing up the backlog.
I hope you enjoyed todays post and found it useful. x