The new Chanel fall collection just hit stores and I was completely caught in the beauty of one of their new eyeshadow palettes. Ever since the Les 4 Ombres palettes were reformulated a few years ago, I have been loving them. Last year their fall palette was a concoction of reddish toned matte browns. This year’s Les 4 Ombres in Road Movie is still matte, but consists of stunning teals.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Fall 2017 288 Road Movie
Yes, Chanel is expensive, we all know that. At €54 this is as expensive as an Urban Decay palette, but you only get 4 shadows. So this isn’t the type of palette that will give you loads of variety. I just thought that the color scheme of this was unique and something that you don’t see many brand do. Matte teal shadow also works very well with brown eyes, so while this isn’t only a trendy palette, it is also one that I knew would suit me well.
Now I am not going to lie: I was completely suckered into this by the campaign picture with Kristen Stewart. That intense cat eye and the vibrant orange toned lip are what completely sold me on this. I wouldn’t necessarily wear this look per se, but it is definitely a fun look to play around with.
Chanel packaging is some of the most stunning on the market. I just love the sleek design of the compacts and it just looks super classy. Inside the box there is also a velvet pouch and a little card with instructions, but I usually just do whatever with my shadows, so I never fall them.
Like I said, you only get 4 shades, but I think the colors in this palette are super unique. Inside are two mattes and two shimmers. However, I find that the shimmers look more matte on the eye. This is a very editorial combination that is still wearable: you get a good blend shade as well as a shade to deepen things up.
Can you see why I fell in love with this palette? The swatches on this are beautiful. Even the mattes go on well and everything blends so so easily. Wear time is great. That intense teal shade is a little bit difficult to work with: it easily gets messy as it stains your lids quite badly, but nothing you can’t remove with an oil-based makeup remover. I found this wore very well over an eyeshadow base.
This is the look I created with the palette. I used the teal all over the lid and used the darkest shade to deepen up the Outer V and the lower lash line. I used the light bronze shade to blend the crease: this definitely needs a transition shade as that teal is just so vibrant and stark against my skin tone. I used the bronze on the lower lash line as well and the matte beige was used to soften everything up. I finished off the look with a shimmery shade from a Sleek eyeshadow palette and a bit of teal colored kohl liner as a tight line on both water lines.
Teal eyeshadow may be a bit out of your comfort zone and it’s not a color many brands do. However, if you have brown eyes and a fair complexion it’s worth the shot. Teals make brown eyes pop more than any other shade, which is why I went with a more neutral lip and cheek look. I’m wearing Hourglass’ Mood Exposure on my cheeks and Bite Beauty Rhubarb on my lips.
If you are looking for a more unique shade of eyeshadow than getting a teal is I think a great way to stay on trend this season. The quality of Chanel shadows has improved so much, but I would only recommend getting their Limited Edition palettes such as Road Movie, because you can find plenty of basics that are as good as this at a lower price point. However, the unique shades in this palette make this worth the price point to me.
Would you buy a Chanel eyeshadow palette?