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Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadows; Review, Swatches and FOTD

Hello there! As I write this post, I have the most beautiful view one could have wished for: seaside, a boat, and the lights of a couple of Aegean islands glimmering in the background of a relatively dark, wavy sea. I can hear the waves more than I can see the sea itself; you see it’s almost midnight. Somehow I can’t sleep tonight (I blame it on the ice cream), so I thought I’d write a bit as I relax on our hotel balcony. It’s warm, breezy and quiet after all, so writing would be a pleasure. As would be talking about the new Chanel Ombre Premiere eyeshadows. Have you guys checked them out? I’ve put some of them to the test since they launched in the UK and here go my thoughts.

When I heard that Chanel would release new eyeshadows, I almost jumped from excitement. I love Chanel eyeshadows in general, especially for their beautiful shades and complex finishes. I’ve always thought the brand could sometimes do better with the level of pigmentation and the variety of matte shades available, but I’m not going to hide… I love Channel shimmer anyway, so no big deal for me. Saying this, the new  Chanel Ombre Premiere eyeshadows are here to send away any small reservations.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream and Powder Eyeshadows packaging

Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream and Powder Eyeshadows

Both the creams and the powders have three things in common: the level of pigmentation is very good, they’re long-lasting and come in a variety of cool and warm shades. To start with, Chanel launched 16 Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadows and 8 Ombre Premiere Cream ones. I picked up four creams and one powder, as I find that I use cream eyeshadow more than powder anyway.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Noir Petrol, Scintillance, Poupre Profond and Silver Pink

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow – my picks

You can see four shades there – one of them being… Noir Petrole!! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw that this amazing shade was released as a cream eyeshadow! I loved the limited edition eye pencil earlier this year (review to be found here), so I had to have the cream version too. And, guess what, it’s my favourite out of the four I picked!

Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadows Swatches. From left to right: Silver Pink, Pourpre Profond, Scintillance and Noir Petrol

Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream Eyeshadows swatches.

From left to right we have Scintillance, Pourpre Profond, Silver Pink and Noir Petrole. All gorgeous shades with a satin finish. These are very different from the Illusion D’ Ombre eyeshadows in that a little goes a long way and there’s no visible glitter, although they’re all luminous. To add to that, the texture is like a thick velvet mousse, more sticky than “airy”. I found the darker shades to be easier to blend than the lighter ones.

As the new Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream eyeshadows are all long-wearing, they set rather quickly. We have two minutes to blend more or less and once set they don’t move or crease. On my eyelids they still crease without a primer, but over a primer, or used as a base, they last over 12 hours easily, without any compromise on colour intensity!

I tried using both a brush and my fingers with these and I recommend using fingers. Scintillance is my least favourite shade when it comes to ease of use and blendability. I found it was patchy over primer and blending with the brush made it worse. However, when I patted it onto my eyelids and layered a powder eyeshadow to set it afterwards, it worked better. This wasn’t the case with Silver Pink, thankfully.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow, shade Noir Petrole

Noir Petrole from the Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow Collection

Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow collection, shade Pourpre Profond

Pourpre Profond from the Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream eyeshadow collection

Chanel Ombre Premiere In Scintillance

Chanel Ombre Premiere In Scintillance

Chanel Ombre Premiere In Silver Pink

And that’s Silver Pink

On the Chanel website, you can play with the shades and different textures (you can create your Duo here), as the creams were designed to be a base for the powders, giving us numerous possibilities for stronger or softer looks. I love a brown red all year round, so I picked up the Chanel Ombre Premiere in shade Desert Rouge, which is a gorgeous red, to layer it on top of Pourpre Profond.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear powder eyeshadow in desert rouge

Desert Rouge from the Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow Collection

I haven’t worn this look on my eyelids yet, but below you can see Desert Rose on its own on the left and on they right you can see it layered on top of Pourpre Profond.

Chanel Ombre Premiere Powder Eyeshadow in Desert Rouge on the left and Pourpre Profond layered with Desert Rouge on the right

On the left, Desert Rouge and on the right Pourpre Profond, layered with Desert Rouge

When I try this combo on my eyelids, I’ll update this post. For now, here goes a look with Scintillance and Noir Petrole:

Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow Collection, FOTD with Scintillance and Noir Petrole

Scintillance and Noir Petrol from the Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow Collection

Chanel Ombre Premiere Eyeshadow collection, shades Scintillance and noir Petrole on eyelids

And with the eyes closed

I did enjoy wearing this combination. It lasted remarkably well, bearing in mind it was a warm evening in Greece and we went to a wedding, so there was dancing involved. My base is my HG Mac Face and Body (c30) and the Matchmaster concealer (Shade 2). I’m wearing Mac’s Baiana Bronzer and lipstick in Sweetie and my mascara is Lancome’s Monsieur Big.

All in all, do check out the new Chanel Ombre Premiere Cream and Powder Eyeshadows for their wonderful shades and beautiful matte and satin finishes. Make sure you pat with fingers and keep your blending soft and swift to get best results. They retail at 25GBP each and can be checked out on the Chanel website or your local Chanel counters. They are an addition to the permanent line, which is amazing!


before I say see you later, a word or two about this rosy pink dress! I just loved wearing it at our friend’s wedding! It’s made of a lightweight, silky fabric which feels so soft and this rosy pink colour looks beautiful on tanned skin. I got it on sale from Intropia, when I discovered that I needed a cocktail dress that isn’t black! It’s more pricey that what I’d normally go for, but reasonable for a good quality occasion dress that will last. And I have to admit, the combination of that make-up and dress made me feel like a princess, which is a great feeling to have every so often, right?

Rose pink dress from Intropia

That’s a photo that hubby took before we left our hotel room as I was calling reception. I don’t know, I’m all about romantic designs this summer and this, for me, was just right. 🙂

I hope you’re all enjoying this beautiful summer! Let me know if you’ve checked out the new Chanel Eyeshadows or what’s your ideal make-up / outfit combo for a formal summer event, or both! I’d love to know.

Hugs from Greece,

Eleni x


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  1. IndieAna July 12, 2017

    Love the look you created. Gorgeous! xx

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  2. Amy July 12, 2017

    Firstly I adore the photo of you on the phone, you look so glamorous! I feel like that could be an advert for a perfume or something.

    The long lasting eyeshadows look really interesting, but a strange consistency! Do they feel drying or hard on the eye? I can’t quite imagine how they would feel. I love the shades you picked though. I hope you’re having an amazing time X

    Amy –

    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Oh, thanks sooooo much 💞. Isn’t hubby the sweetest to take a photo like this? Re the consistency, think of a thick mousse really. Very soft to the touch but thick. For example, not like the Charlotte Tilbury or Tom Ford cream shadows which are more like whipped mousse, very light weight. These feel velvety but thicker in consistency, more like a coloured thick cream. Can’t compare them to any others in the market as haven’t tried anything similar, but if anything comes to mind I’ll update the post. 💕😘

  3. Yiota July 12, 2017

    The first paragraph of this post made me super jealous, the view, the breeze and the general ‘holiday in Greece’ theme!! Love the look you created, so beautiful and perfect to wear as a wedding guest and the pink dress is lovely, I love the colour 🙂


    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Thanks Yiota mou, I’m sure Cyprus is so lovely this time of year too!! I love pink, not sure why I didn’t own a pink dress before! xx

  4. Kay July 12, 2017

    Aw, it must be so beautiful where you are now, it sounds so lovely! 🙂 Also, I too love Chanel eyeshadows. The formula is great and the colours are always so elegant and classy. All of these shades look absolutely beautiful, and I’d love to get my hands on them! Thank you for sharing your lovely review. 🙂 <3 xoxo


  5. A Very Sweet Blog July 12, 2017

    Where you are sounds SO DREAMY! I was picturing it in my mind. I love Chanel’s cream eye shadows. I purchased their holiday collection a year ago and fell in love. Their mascaras are really good as well. I applied mine with my finger as well. These shades look lovely and I love the look you created. Red & brown are a favorite color combination for me as well. Beautiful post Eleni!
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    • rougenapples July 12, 2017 — Post Author

      Thank you so much, you’re the sweetest 😉💞. Chanel eyeshadows are indeed great and I love Le Volume mascara, it’s within my top five trustees. And yes, brushes can’t beat finger Eyeshadow application sometimes xxx

  6. paula July 12, 2017

    Gorgeous! I’ve never tried any Chanel eye shadows but these look the business.

  7. Christina Naomi July 12, 2017

    love this look!!! the eyeshadow is gorgeous!

  8. the adventurer July 13, 2017

    these are such beautiful shades =o) It really suits you!

  9. Caitlin | Beauty & Colour July 14, 2017

    My ideal makeup look right now is products from Becca, Pacifica, Pixi, NARS, and Tarte!

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  10. Nathalie July 15, 2017

    The colors are gorgeous and the pigmentations seems to be very good. I love your eye look.


  11. charlottaeve July 20, 2017

    I love love love these photos! Particularly the one where you can be seen in the mirror and the one where you’re on the phone. Wow. <3 And your makeup is on point – love the pink and mauve shades.

    The wedding must have been beautiful!

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