Lucia strikes again. CHANEL is launching a whole new eye makeup collection with some great surprises. Who ever thought CHANEL would make singular eyeshadows cool again? And who doesn’t want to own a brow gel in that sleek black packaging? Or have a double-ended CHANEL travel brush in your makeup pouch?
I was pleasantly surprised to see cream and powder eyeshadows in different finishes. My favourite so far is the Ombre Première powder eyeshadow in 14 Talpa, it stays put during the day and delivers a soft beige finish to give something to the eyes. I’m a MAC Groundwork girl so I see this as the chique, shinier upgrade of that.
The beautiful little pots house the cream versions that blend in easily, especially with the very handy Pinceaux Double Embouts. There is a version with fluffier Blender/Shader brushes and one called Smudger/Definer to do exactly as it says on the tin. Why did no one think of this earlier? These are genius. (I know they exist, but I’ve never seen them in this quality – and packaging, no one does clean black with the double C right?)
A beautiful way to use these is to layer a Cream Eyeshadow first, as kind of a base and then use a Powder Eyeshadow in the finish of your liking on top. The CHANEL website has a rather cool tool that lets you create a look and it matches the shades that go together.
As the eyebrows set the canvas of the face, a good brow gel is inevitable these days. CHANEL does a really nice palette with powder (La Palette Sourcils de CHANEL) that I like to use. After, Le Gel Sourcils in Transparent is a good way to groom and set them. I use it on its own to tame my brows on a day off but when I’m wearing makeup, I need some colour under it.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments how you feel about this one.
Featured here, available now on chanel.com and from June 1st in stores.
Ombre Première Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 804 Scintillance, 810 Pourpre Profond, 812 Noir Petrole. Ombre Première Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in 14 Talpa, 26 Noir Satin, 36 Désert Rouge.
Le Gel Sourcils in 350 Transparent.
Pinceaux Double Embouts.