Monday, January 31, 2011

Review: Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette Spring Collection 2011

Now, i believe Chanel's Ombres Perlees de Chanel palette from the Spring Collection 2011 needs no further introduction as it has been thoroughly at various prominent blogger's blog.
After reading about it on Temptalia (what a name, to tempt indeed!), yes i was tempted to swatch the colours in real and be wow with the buttery soft texture......
When i got to know that Takashimaya is holding a 10% off storewide, i was all set to get it but i am simply not fast enough to snag one and was feeling quite down (though i leave it to fate largely, if its fate that i get it, then good, if not then there will always be something else pretty waiting for me to bring home).
Since i am in the orchard area, i decided to head down to Isetan to try my luck, and so here we go......

The Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette.

A close look at the gorgeous palette.

Swatches L-R: Pearly white, pale pink, Burgundy, Olive green and steel grey black.

A closer look at the colours.

Made in Japan.
I am impressed with the texture and intensity of the colours, its buttery soft yet its powder and the swatches are done with just 1 swipe (i hope my camera managed to capture the intensity). The colours are classy and its pearlised... pretty......
The colour combination of the palette is rather versatile, one can easily transist daywear to nightwear by playing with the darker colours. As there isn't any listing of the names of the colours, i can only describe them the best i can.
All in all, the palette wow me as i have swatched other Chanel quads before and being rather dry (maybe its the tester's problem) and some of the colours never appeal to me (maybe for this particular palette, they changed the formula of the eyeshadows).
If i have to pick something to gripe about, it would have to be the price and the amount of product that is contains... S$91.00 for 5g which works out to S$18.20 per gram. But then again, it is a Chanel which means it doesn't come cheap.
Get it?
Yes, only if you are into the buttery soft texture, attracted by the practical and versatile colours and of course, if you are a collector of limited edition collections. : )

Priced at S$91.00 for 5g or 0.17oz, available at major departmental stores (Takashimaya is already out of stocks).

Note: L-R from the swatches, the colours are Blanc Perlees, Rose Porcelaine, Violine Clair, Gris Vert and Gris Noir Scintillant.


  1. Love every single color in that palette.

  2. I love them too despite the hefty price tag...

  3. You... I love the finish and texture.. But I've too many unopened eyeshadow compacts... Yeeks..