Chanel • Ombres Perlees de Chanel • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||57%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Blue
I finally got my hands on this palette and I find all the colors to be gorgeous! I find you can put it on according to how heavy or light you want the metallic to be, I usually just do a light wash and i especially love the purplely color. The texture is soft and spreads and blends easily. This Chanel palette is not about being heavily pigmented and out there but soft metal. Considering price I will probably not buy it again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
Got sucked into the hype a bit late and got mine on eBay without swatching it first. Big mistake.
Not worth the money - the slightly warm-toned neutrals on this palette do nothing to me (I'm cool-toned - but online pics were ambiguous, I expected a slightly frosty pink and a less yellow champagne color and a less dirty-murky green) Getting the colors wrong is my fault, not Chanel's, but the the shades started streaking like crazy after half an hour of wear. A really inferior product. You can get e/s like this by the cartload at any drugstore near you.
I'm a big fan of regular Chanel eye shadow quads and they stay on (without primer) all day long and give subtle shimmer and definition to my eyes without ever looking overdone. I have the cool/ neutral Chanel Prelude e/s quad and it looks really, really pretty on me - I love it, it's my favorite neutral look. However, the reddish brown on Ombres Perlees may be the most unflattering makeup color for my eyes - it instantly makes them look tired and puffed out.
Ombres Perlees was an expensive mistake I won't repeat. With the money, I should just have purchased an ordinary quad, or actually almost two :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It's past time I wrote a review for this (though I only had it for about a month). This is the second Chanel eyeshadow palette I own, the first one being the Prelude quad which I also absolutely adored. This palette was from the Spring 2011, and though I lusted after it day after day and drooled openly at the promo pics when it was launched, I was exclusively a taupe hoor back then and could not justify the price. Months later, I happened to see a fellow MUA friend putting it up for blog sale and snapped it up immediately.
While some colors in this palette is completely dupable (I thinking about the first 3 from the left), the green and the black are completely unique and both are among my favorite shadows of all time.
However, I think the most unique thing about this palette is the beautifully glowy pearl texture. Like other reviews have said, this palette (in fact this entire collection) is not about anything else but the pearly effects. The application can be a bit tricky, because the texture of these powder eyeshadow resemble a cream.
Different application techniques:
1. Fingers: this is by far the best way IME to apply the colors in this palette. The sheen of these shadows can be a bit much for some, and your fingers tend to help you eat up a bit of the shimmer so that you are only left with glowing lids.The formula is so smooth and blendable that using a fluffy blending brush in the end is not only optional, but may actually over blend the colors (resulting in a greyish mess if you used the darker colors).
2. Sponge Applicator: The applicators are actually kind of functional this time round, so don't throw them just yet. They tend to eat up the shimmers of the color even more, so if you just want color and even less pearl, then this is a good way to go. However, I still recommend using fingers because much of the complexities of each color are in the shimmers (especially the complex pink and gold shimmer in the green shade and the pink, green, blue in the black shade). Using fingers takes away some of these complex shimmers while still leaving enough to see while the sponge tend to suck up a bit too much for my taste. I tend to just use it on the white shade for inner corner highlighting.
3. Fluffy brush: I've tried to do a look with this using only the MAC 217 and it turned out wayyy to metallic and deposited too much shimmer onto my lids. I tried it again using the ecotools crease brush very lightly (from the 5 piece eye brush set) and it was slightly better. This is best used when very little color payoff and only the shimmer is desired. Eg. Using the white on inner corner and brow, pink on the lids, and a tiny bit of the black as outer 1/3 liner.
4. Superdense synthetic brush: I used the MAC 213 for this. This method deposits a lot of color payoff as well as shimmer, and best emulates the effect of using a finger. I don't own a bigger version of this (using the synthetic ecotools paddle eye brush was a fail) so I can't really recommend anything for this, just know that it is possible to use this palette even if you hate finger application. Due to the stiffness of this type of brush, you would need a fluffy brush after application to help blend.
The price is hard to swallow, the applications requires a learning curve, not all the colors are completely unique, BUT in the end it is all worth it to me. This palette taught me to love finger application of eyeshadows whereas I was a brush snob before. It also turned me on to green eyeshadows in general (I use avoid it thinking that green was horribly unwearble on me). Third, it is THE perfect travel palette for me since finger application = no need for brushes = less travel load, and it has colors that can easily be layered together for a day-to-night look. Finally, the pearly glow on my lids are ETHEREAL! I'm so in love that I already tracked down and ordered another one of this even with a price hike of $15 (geesh as if it's not expensive enough already). I never want to be without this.
I also noticed that this creases more easily than other shadows I own (probably due to the strange texture again) but it really helps when I powder over my primer first to set it (I'm usually too impatient to wait for my TFSI to dry). Then, it tends to wear almost as well as any other shadow I own.
As I upgraded my brush stash I can now tell you that a good quality, stiff but flexible paddle brush can apply is perfectly well. I used my Shu Uemura Natural 10 brush quite successfully. It just requires a lot more digging at the pan to get the shadow onto the brush, and a little more work blending. For those who hate using fingers, know that there is a solution for you! :P
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really wanted to like this palette, but the shades are all the same. Shimmer and sheer. I tried wet, I tried dry, fingers, brush, primer, no primer... end result was always the same. I'm not afraid of shimmer, but prefer bolder hues. I think this palette is great for someone in their 30's or older who wants to dabble in the metallics trend, but not over due it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I agree w/ other reviewers. Need a wet brush w/ natural bristles. SA recommended concealer brush but nope...this is not exactly a cream formula and it isn't exactly a powder formula. Best is 239 MAC brush if you have it otherwise any eyeshadow brush soft or firm lightly moistened is a great tool. Agreed....you need a good base plus a matte color to finish a whole look otherwise, looks great for day time light makeup. Agreed also for the price....Chanel's pricy and for makeup that is expired 18 months after opening the package....well, it is not worth the cost. This palette actually cost the same amount as a Chanel face brush or 2 eye brushes!! And these brushes last a lifetime without exaggeration therefore nope...I wouldn't spend 77$ on a palette that has an expiration period of 18 months, unless it was foundation which is hard to find and unless these colors weren't replaceable which isn't the case.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
A very unique palette, and one that I can honestly say I use nearly everyday in some form or another. The lightest color (white with a golden sheen) is one of my favorites for highlighting the inner eye corners, brow bones, and center of the eyelid. Sometimes I even use it as a cheekbone highlighter. Also, many of these colors make beautiful primers and eyelid bases for powder shadows. The deeper colors are also beautiful as eyeliners, especially for a smoky look.
The texture is interesting because they are creamy, but thin and non-greasy. When I first played around with them, they reminded me of pressing my finger into an ink stamp pad (minus the liquid) because of their cushy, pliant texture. I don't find that they gravitate or slide around on my skin at all, though they are easily manipulated at first. They dry to a more powdery finish. I typically use an eyeshadow brush that's specifically for cream formulas.
These are sheer, but therein lies the appeal for me. Being pale, its a fine line to walk when I wear darker tones on my eyes. I can easily look overly done up or overwhelmed. But these emit more light, so the deep purple, green, and grey appear softer. Also, many times I find it annoying how thickly other cream shadows apply, making it difficult to achieve a truly multi-tonal effect. They absorb any other color layered on top, or their thick texture causes an obvious crease after drying. Even shimmery or metallic cream shadows tend to look lifeless somehow. But the lighter formula of these shadows seem to work better with my skin. Like my eyelids are glowing and pretty, not heavily layered in metallic base. If you play around with all of the colors a little bit, it creates a very subtle multi-colored effect without looking brash or garish.
I hope Chanel releases other versions of this palette in the future!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
DO NOT GET SUCKERED IN BY THE CHANEL LABEL OR NICE PACKAGING! This palette is terrible. The payoff is awful. It is just shimmery and sheer. All the colors are shimmery so you definitely cannot put together a full look with just this palette, you will need a matte highlight and crease color. It takes so much product to get the color payoff I'm used to with other brands. The colors are nothing special either. Save your money--don't buy this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
This is the ultimate green eyes palette. The best I've seen in years! So many possible combinations, all fantastic! And a sole reason why I gave this product 4 lippies. It would've gotten barely three othervise because despite the absolutely gorgeous shiny yet smooth and subtle trace it leaves on when applied, it wears off whithin few hours. Gone. Actually, collected in an eye lid crease which is worse than gone. I've tried with a primer (which I usually avoid because I try using as fewer products as possible around my eyes) but it doesn't help. I still love the colors so much I'll keep using it and reapplying it three times a day. Ah well.
UPDATE: I tried this with Too Faced Shadow Insurrance instead of MAC which I used until now and it improved the staying power significantly!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Buying this wonderful palette was the best thing that I did this year. Yes it IS expensive, but since it is Limited Edition and for me a lifetime product that I would never hit pan with, it is worth the money it is asked for. And FYI, I bought it for 63 euros in Turkey (too high taxes).
First uses were really hard to manage due to my extremely oily lids, but once I started to try it with UDDP underneath, it even lasted for more than 10 hours, without a single particle misplaced on my eyelids.
Colors are very versatile for both day and night looks, and I always received compliments since I started using this palette for my eyes. All 5 colors are charming and usable indeed. The pearly white color makes a great highlighter for the inner corners of the eyes, brow bone, cupid's bow, and cheekbones. I don't recommend to use it for the nose bridge, as it has a pretty wet looking finish. The dark gray color is very nice for lining the lower eyelid. I didn't notice any less pigmentation (as some others mentioned) for the purple shade, once I used primer. This purple is the youngest looking color for the crease. :)
Application is worthless with natural hair brushes, but miraculous with either fingers or the applicators it is provided with. Over UDDP, the brush tip of one of the two applicators it comes with works great as a crease brush.
For my taste, it should be worn with nude color lipsticks/glosses, slightly grayish (not so harsh) black eyeliner and light undereyes to gain a youthful and healthy, yet irresistibly charming look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was the most I've ever spent on an eyeshadow quint ($65), but the colors are gorgeous. The texture is very unique and buttery smooth. Personally, I like to use the eyeshadows with water because I like the look better and it seems to add pigmentation. When I first put the shadows on, theyre pigmented, but because of their "wet" texture (even without water), they tend to come off easily.
The colors are fantastic for spring, and I use each shade! The shades complement each other beautifully and I actually use each shade. Generally, I only use one or two shades in a palette, but I love each one (particularly the pink).
Highly recommended! Get it before you regret it! It is limited edition, so don't wait too long! A lot of places were sold out..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
OMG! I am in love all this 5 colors. Let me star by saying that before you think about buying this colors, please go to the Chanel store and try all of them on. What works for me might not work for you. So here is my opinion: You can create many looks with this product, from clubbing, going shopping or a day at the office. However, you must put on eye primer before anything because they will crease. They will get nasty and the color will change. The without primer, this product is a 0, but an eye primer really, really makes a huge difference
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
This is a limited edition palette from the Chanel spring 2011 collection "Les perles". When I first saw it I knew I had to have it! So I did and it retails for 50 Euros in the Netherlands (I got it for 25 Euros, so no compaints really but would not re-purchase - see below)
These eyeshadows are difficult to photograph as they change their color depending on the angle and light, so I am not even going to try.
They are buttery soft, blend well and look gorgeous on especially in artificial light. One major (dis-a)point(ment), which made me take 2 lippies off, - they crease like crazy on me despite my eye shadow base (artdeco). My eyelids are oily but that's the first time I am having problems with HE eyeshadows. The only way to prevent the creasing is to apply some other eyeshadow underneath that normally doesn't crease. They will crease anyway but it'll take a good 6-8 or so hours for that.
These shadows add dimension to your regular boring eyeshadow and they look beautiful (two lighter shades) in the inner corner of the eye. I use the dark grey shadow to line my lower lash line (no smudging in this case and it holds up well with some base underneath). Middle shade works wonders on darker eyeshadows if you pat it on on top - gorgerous purple-ish dimensional shimmer!
All 5 shadows give a beautiful pearly shimmery glowly effect without any fall-out (no obvious sparkles). They are remarkable in every single way but I find it too difficult to make them actually stay on me :-) I think you can easily find dupes (I have a couple already, except for the middle purple shadow, but is it worth the big $$$?). UPDATE: sorry, but any rave reviews for this "unique"palette are beyond me. It's a nightmare considering the price and brand. The shadows from this palette only stay on me if I apply them onto my inner eye corner. Otherwise they crease and I end up with zebra eye lids (I've tried 3 different bases already - UDPP, TFSI and my regular Artdeco to no avail). Sick of it. Considering it's Chanel and it costs quite a bit, it's a shame of a palette. I have no idea what to do with it. I wouldn't give it to a friend because it's so bad. And I can't just throw it away because... Well, it's Chanel :-) Too bad I can't give it a 0.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The colors in this palette are really gorgeous and I had very high hopes for it. I've played with a bunch of different combinations but at the end of the day, as another person said no matter which primer I used under it, everything faded and disappeared in a couple of hours. But not before leaving behind some smeared creased lines. Not pretty. I'm perplexed, because I haven't had this happen with any other (non-cream) shadows, and even most creams over a primer are just fine.
I was also disappointed that the colors swatched better on my hand than my eyelid. I couldn't really get the pretty irridescence I've seen in tutorial videos (or even on my fingers when blending that way). It seems to just turn into a smeary grey mess. I do like the two lightest colours; great (if ultimately pricey!) highlighters on brown and cheekbone.
I've used this with the new grey liner and it disappeared too. So although I want to love it, it doesn't love me. I'll still use it, but only for evenings when my makeup doesn't have to last as long.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I just bought this the other day...finally caved, and thank goodness I did! It was the last one they had!
I found it easy to put on. I used my fingers and the sponge applicators they provided, and it came out really pretty. It really lights up my eyes, and does not bring out any fine lines like I was afraid it would.
I have gotten so many compliments wearing this eyeshadow. It does crease during the day, but that's its only fault!
Love, love, love so much that I bought two so I won't run out for a really long time!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my go to palette atm. I like the color payoff and the wearability. It's perfect for a subtle smokey eye. The colors are sheer yet they do standout.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Very disappointed with this palette.
Good things first, the packaging is lovely, the colours look absolutely gorgeous in the pan and overall the look and presentation of this whole palette makes it look expensive, chic and hard to walk past and not want it immediately.
But that's where it ends. The colours go on very sheer, I find myself digging hard into the pan just to get enough colour to show up on the lids. The staying power is close to nothing. Even with primer, the shadows don't make it through the work day. I've tried all my primers - UDPP, too faced, even Loreal's face primer on my lids in an effort to have the shadows not crease and disappear by end of day, but they have all failed.
By end of day, my lids look sad, oily, creased and no colours or sheen remains. The darker shades that I put in the crease look like dirty patches on my eye lids because the rest of it has disappeared. I think it could be the formulation of these eyeshadows - some people say its cream to powder finish which may be the reason why this becomes so oily by mid day. My lids aren't even what I would consider oily. I have normal skin sometimes even abit dry. I never had creasing problems with my urban decay naked palette or my NARS eye shadows, given the right primer. But I do with this Chanel one and its quite frustrating because it was expensive and I really wanted to like it.
The initial effect (first 3 hours of wear with relevant primers) is beautiful and the shades look gorgeous. But this will not last you a work day or a night out. I would probably wear this palette on weekends when I'm not going to be out all day. If you haven't got it, I would skip this palette altogether.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I must admit, this is a very difficult product to work with. I was lured in by the great reviews and unique texture of the product. These eyeshadows feel buttery smooth, almost wet but swatches like a powder. So I splurged and took this home with me at $66 CAD.
I tried using this product in many ways and it took me a while to figure how to apply it. I first tried it with the MAC 239 brush but because of the creamy texture of the product, the brush just glides on the powder and will not pick up a single pigment. I then tried it with the sponge tip applicators and my fingers as this was about the only way to get any payoff from this quint. I then tried using my MAC 239 brush wet and it was magic from then on. Because of how firm, and flat the brush is, when used wet it will pick up a really good amount of product with just a few taps. Applied over a base like the Stila Kitten Smudge Pot, the colour payoff was amazing.
Why I mention the Stila Kitten Smudge Pot is because the finish of this base is similar to the finish of these Chanel shadows so this base will help to intensify the colours while enhancing and embracing the pearl/wet effects of the shadows.
Another note is that instead of swiping the shadow on you must tap it on the lid before you begin swiping and blending as this is the best technique to build up the color.
I have tracked down a location that has a few of these palettes left and I will be headed down to snag another one of these as I can't imagine myself being without this now. This palette is so versatile and can be used day to night when used wet. This is hands down my new favourite eyeshadow palette!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Chanel definitely has a way with colors. I can't say much about this quint. It is quite beautiful by itself. But the combination of colors for eye makeup is gorgeous too. The texture and feel of the shadows is what I'd describe to be a cream to powder finish. It's not a cream shadow, but the feel of the shadows is so silky that you'll think it is. The packaging, of course it's gorgeous. Price? Chanel wouldn't be if it weren't expensive. This isn't meant to be an everyday product. I'm thinking of possibly picking up a back up of this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I first ordered this from Chanel.com and then promptly returned it the same day it was delivered. I just didn't think I would get enough wear from the very sheer color palette, and the eyeshadow look I tried in the morning was creasing badly by the end of the day and had lost most of its pigmentation. I decided it wasn't worth the cost.
However: I couldn't resist reading about the spring collection online and ended up buying the palette again. Yes, that's right: I ordered another one.
Well, it still creases terribly and fades significantly over time. I've tried multiple eyeshadow bases numerous times to no avail. For that reason, I don't recommend using it as a primary lid or crease color.
Yet the colors are great as highlighter colors: on the brow bone, the inner corners of the eyes, and along the bottom lash line, they really do look beautiful and extremely luminous.
That said, this is a very pricey palette for such limited use, but I'm still mostly glad that I re-purchased, especially since it's limited edition. I use the product so sparingly, I can certainly see it lasting a long time.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a LOVELY palette. It's the most expensive palette I've ever purchased, but I don't feel like the price is too over-the-top. The colors are gorgeous and they coordinate beautifully. The middle shade (purple) isn't as pigmented as the others, which is why I can't give this five stars. I am really happy that I bought this gorgeous palette.