August 2nd, 2017
Hello August!! I am annoyed that the months are speeding past, and I seem to be having less time to play and have fun with makeup. All is not lost though, with Chanel’s latest collection of makeup specially designed for free expression, we can all enjoy makeup artistry in our daily lives!
Chanel Ombre Premiere Collection is a permanent range of makeup to dress up the eyes. Instead of pre-decided quads, there is an extensive range of eyeshadows in 2 different textures that you can layer and mix-and-match at will. There are 24 amazing colors, from easy-to-wear neutrals to bold statement colors, in a variety of sumptuous matte, satin and metallic finishes.
Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow comes in the familiar round glass jar with black screwcap emblazoned with a golden double C logo. It is distinctly different from the older classic Illusion d’Ombre as it lacks shimmer, but is really quite close to the recent velvety ones such as this and this.
There are 8 shades in the recent release, and the few that I got to try out all had amazing longevity, lasting all day without smudging nor creasing which is really impressive for a cream eyeshadow! These Ombre Premiere cream eyeshadows do not have much slip, and set very quickly, so you have to work fast to blend out the edges. On the other hand, they go on sheer and is buildable, though I struggle to get to full opacity with some of the shades. This makes them ideal as base colors to layer with the powder eyeshadows for a more dimensional and bespoke look.
I managed to swatch 6 of the Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow at a media preview, and have included them here for your reference. These were swatched with a finger, which gives better intensity of color and opacity, but when I applied with either my own or the included brush the result is sheerer.
To complement the cream formula, there are 16 brand new Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow. These come in a square case adorned with a golden double C logo on the top, a good-sized mirror and 2 applicators (the usual sponge-tipped and a nice non-scratchy brush!) inside. There are 3 different finishes – soft matte, satin, and metallic. Here are full swatches of all 16 shades:
In general, these Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadows are much improved from the older eyeshadow singles such as the Ombre Essentielle (see here). The metallic shades in particular outperform the satins and mattes, though I must admit I was blown away by the intensity and opacity of Noir Satin as many matte black shades I’ve encountered tended to be dry and dusty.
I created a couple of eye makeup looks using a combination of the Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream and Powder Eyeshadows:
For this first look, I first applied Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Silver Pink all over my lid. Next, I patted some Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Desert Rouge in the middle, and added a dash of Poudre D’or to brighten up the inner corner. Lastly, I lined the lash line with Gris Anthracite.
This next look is a slightly different take on the smokey eye. I started by creating a dark base with Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadow in Noire Petrole. Next, I buffed Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Verde and blended out the edges with it. Finished by popping Bronze Antique on the inner corner, and lined the lower lash line with Titane.
To round up the collection, Chanel has also released 3 new shades of Le Crayon Yeux, and here are the swatches:
There are also 3 new Le Gel Sourcils in transparent / light / dark brown shades, to keep those brows groomed.
And here are a couple of full makeup looks featuring those eye looks discussed above.
For both looks I was wearing Chanel Gel Touch Foundation on face, Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick shade 23 on cheeks, and Le Rouge Crayon de Couleur in Rose Prodige (Asia exclusive shade) on lips.
Chanel Ombre Premiere Collection is already out in counters and boutiques. Have you picked up any of them yet?
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.