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.
Awesome post ! Love these new Chanel eyeshadows as they’re really pigmented without creasing and icing on the cake they’re long lasting too ! Very pretty eyes looks ! xx
Kédidja ~ beautymoodboard.com
Your eye looks are both amazing, Linda, and the anthracite on the lower lash line could not be more stunning. I must say I am loving this range of shades as opposed to all the same boring brownish neutrals. And I am very excited by the eye crayons. Are those Yeux Stylos? Love all three colors, though the purple shade is looking a bit patchy. Did you use those at all?
Thank you for the love always, Alison. I love the effect of Noir Anthracite, and it doesn’t suffer from fallouts!! Yes, there are some really exciting shades here, as is the coming Fall palette!! Which eye crayons are you referring to? The ones I’ve swatched here are the stylo yeux twist-up liner pencils. Unfortunately, I didn’t pick any of them up, so I can’t really tell. But yes, the purple did go on a little bit patchy, but my arm was dry… i’m quite certain it will do fine on the lids.
Oh, goody. Yes, I use the yeux stylo a lot and have them in many colors. All three of these shades are very wearable for me. My current fave is purple choc and I even have a backup. I am very interested in the City Lights palette though it photographs so differently that it’s hard to tell exactly what the two colors on the left are. Sometimes they look warm, sometimes neutral. May order in case it sells out, but so far everyone is reviewing the Road Movie palette. If you have swatted the City Lights will love to hear your opinion.
sorry Alison, these are the le crayon yeux, the pencil ones that need sharpening, not the twist up stylo yeux…. i don’t know what i was thinking when i was replying yesterday!!!
I tried 2 Premiere cream shadows but there’s something in the formula that caused considerable irritation to my eyelids, so I had to return. A Channel MUA suggested using the old formula as 4 of the most popular shades are being retained. I bought Melody, which is a superb base to the 2 powder shades I purchased: Flesh and Desert Rouge. I am smitten with both. Desert Rouge can look reddy-pink when applied with the enclosed brush and blended out. I also love pairing it with the satiny Flesh. I also picked up the Prune Noire – it’s lovely. As for cream shades, I’ll be sticking to Charlotte Tilbury and Tom Ford.
Hi Tracey, that’s so sad and scary to know that the new cream shadows irritate your eyes! :(( Tbh though, you don’t really need a cream base, the powder shades are so stunning on their own. You’re right, i still prefer TF cream shadows for wearing on its own. ;P
They really are! Can’t wait to get more!
I’ve been so curious about these new Chanel pots and powder launches! I’m too afraid to visit the counter though as I’m afraid I’d fall in love and would spend all my €€€ on eyeshadows haha. Visone is too pretty to be missed though! I love the looks you created Linda, especially the first one.
xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog
Hi Laura, the problem with singles is always the tendency to go overboard $$$. ;P I do love the powder singles… there are so many stunning ones there!
I have a few sent to me, but I’m going to pick up Undertone because that’s an easy every day shade. That said, I’m wondering if I should have so many cream products, in case they shrivel and die. LOL! But the Ebloui I had for a couple of years is still good, so there’s still hope.
Better than the Burberry eye shadow stick which broke my heart!
Hi Lily, i must admit some of my oldest cream shadows are from Chanel, and they’re all still good! The old formula does shrink in a bit, but they still work beautifully. The new ones are less bouncy in texture, and supposedly resistant to shrinking, but who knows. I don’t generally use cream shadows as bases, but these are so good, I might get a couple more myself!!