Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chanel!! Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette


Hope everyone had a great Holiday Season 2010!! Now on for 2011, eh? I'm personally so ready for a new year-- good feelings for this one! ;)

Yesterday I spent some of my Christmas money on the new Chanel Ombres Perlees eyeshadow palette-- Inspired by Coco Chanel's love of pearls-- and it is simply stunning!! Just take a look~

Next to a MAC shadow for size reference~


On-- Lightest shade on browbone and inner corner, pink on the lid, and purple on left in crease, green on right in crease, with the blue/gray as liner:


Well the purple didn't seem dark enough, so I applied some more!


It's odd-- the purple shade on seems to have a lot of greenish-gray in it-- not the same color as I swatched on my hand. Weird.

It really illuminates your eyes!! So fresh and pretty.

The texture is beautiful-- a nice velvety application which blends very nicely. It reminds me of Stila's texture, but maybe a tad creamer. And the finish is simply lovely-- shimmery without being the least bit glittery or frosty.

I've read on other blogs where they compare it to a cream-to-powder eyeshadow. I must disagree-- it's not that creamy.

I tried to find some similar shades in my shadows-- here is my attempt, haha!

Top: MAC Nylon, Stila Kitten, CG Forever Fig, Green and black from a Maybelline quad.
Middle: Chanel swatches
Bottom: Shades I tried to match from my e.l.f. 100 eyeshadow palette.

I have to admit that I was a little disappointed in this palette. I had really hoped the purple and green would be more color but they have a grayish tint to them. Hmm. =\
It is a very beautiful palette, and they were incredibly well-- I just feel fancier wearing them, haha!-- but for what I was hoping for, the price tag was a bit steep. Deciding on whether to keep this puppy or not.

Thoughts? What have you spent your holiday money on? What would you like to spend it on?? Haha!

Until next time--
~Beauty Maven


  1. Thank you for your review! I'm considering getting this and am scoping everything out first online.

  2. No problem, Nora!
    I meant to update this post earlier: I have "hooded" eyes, and even with a primer, it creased on me. =\ I'd keep your receipt, just in case!