Who can resist the allure of that slick black casing, embossed with the iconic white double C? I know Chanel beauty’s packaging is not on review but this year, the brand has come up with some knock out editions (Les Beiges is a collector’s item, in our view). The Fall Winter offering of matte, ‘blurry’ greys, blues, mauves and greens are one of the most exciting collections inside and out. The quads are heavily pigmented rivalling that of holds-no-punches Anastasia Beverley Hills – but with the essential Parisian coolness. What’s interesting about this collection is although the shades are universal for eye, skin and hair colouring, they’re similar to the eyeshadow coding system used over at Charlotte Tilbury. With that, icy blue-eyed photographer and beauty writer Alise shows us how to take blue eyeshadow from day to night, with the new Chanel collection.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres 324 Blurry Blue
This is the hero product of the Blurry Blue collection, an eyeshadow palette with four elegant shades that beautifully compliment each other:
#1 light taupe with a neutral undertone that works perfectly as a base tone for either a smokey eye or a simple every-day look.
#2 taupe shade with a beautiful warm undertone with a silky matte finish.
#3 light grey to start building that classic smokey eye.
#4 blue-teal tone with the most gorgeous pigment that elevates a classic smokey-eye to a vibrant one.
This palette is real candy for those that love an adventurous makeup look, even if it’s to feel that little bit more alive on your 8am commute. From experience, I preferred the eyeshadows without primer, which avoided any fading or patchiness throughout the day.
Stylo Yeux Waterproof 946 Intense Teal
This electric colour is one of the most intense and deeply hued eye liners I’ve come across. And of course, it doesn’t smudge or fade over time – if anything, it’s much harder to take off with your standard make-up remover than expected. It’s been a well-loved alternative to my classic black kohl.
It easily glides onto the sensitive orbital area to provide a very neutral look in the day. I found it best when used together with the Chanel Blurry Blue eyeshadow palette, slightly smudged using the blue-teal (the darkest) shade. That way you can be 100% sure it’s set and won’t transfer. It’s best to find this shade in stores than online.
Le Volume Revolution De Chanel 37 Intense Teal (Limited Edition)
The 90’s is coming back stronger than ever, so bring back the blue mascara! This gives incredible volume, boasting a 3D-printed brush, so if you loved the signature black that launched late last year, grab this one. Because of its unique honeycomb structure, each dip loads just enough product without any clumps. You can trust Chanel Beauty to come out with a teal mascara that is this level of gorgeous. If you were expecting your typical electric blue, think again. Its a sensuous deep greenish blue that brings out all the hidden colours in your eyes.
I applied Les 4 Ombres 324 Blurry Blue shade#2 over the whole lid. Next, created a light cat-eye using the pencil liner – as it’s an undone look the kohl was perfect for creating this, as opposed to a tight flick that would be easier with a liquid base. I finished the quick look with a lick of Le Volume Revolution mascara, keeping the bottom lashes bare.
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Using @chanel.beauty Fall-Winter Noir et Blanc collection for an everyday glitter look with soft winged eyeshadow ✨ Product list: @marcjacobsbeauty primer @sensaibeauty Total Lip Treatment @ctilburymakeup Airbrush Flawless Foundation (new launch!!) @lumene_uk charcoal infused brush @chanel.beauty concealer @fentybeauty Match Stix @paulandjoebeauty jelly blush @chanel.beauty eyeshadow quad in NOIR SUPREME and eyeshadow topper in PENOMBRE (new launches!) @maccosmeticsuk Fix+ in peony scent (new launch!) @anastasiabeverleyhills loose glitter @code8beauty liquid eyeliner @marcjacobsbeauty eyeliner to tight-line @chanel.beauty Rouge Coco Gloss in CRYSTAL CLEAR (new launch!!) @soapbrows @chanel.beauty LE VOLUME RÉVOLUTION DE CHANEL 3D printed mascara
Words and images by Alise @the_alisejane