Brand Bites | Chanel

Brand Bites | Chanel

In today’s video, I will be giving you an overview of my Chanel make up products. I don’t own many and what I have was collected over a number of years. When I first started in make up I thought make up had to be expensive to be good. Boy, was I wrong. So that is why some of these products go waaaay back. This will be the last brand bites video I do, as I am running out of brands to do dedicated videos on. But I hope you enjoy this one and enjoy your Easter Sunday!

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Chanel Candeur et Experience eyeshadow palette

Chanel Candeur et Experience eyeshadow palette

Whoopsie daisy, I reviewed a Chanel palette just a little over a month ago, and now I have another one to show you. But Chanel has truly stepped up their eyeshadow game lately. And so just after buying a stunning cool toned palette, I opted for this very warm toned. Also good to note: I think this may very well be one of the very first fully matte eyeshadow palettes Chanel has ever produced. It is part of their fall limited edition collection and I think it is absolutely stunning.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres 268 Candeur et Expérience review

Chanel Les 4 Ombres 268 Candeur et Expérience

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Chanel Tissé Dimensions eyeshadow palette

Chanel Tissé Dimensions eyeshadow palette

I’ve slowly begun getting into Chanel eyeshadow. An expensive feat, no doubt, but well worth the money if you ask me. I spotted a stunning new shade selection at my local high end make up shop: Tissé Dimensions. The mixture of a metallic silver and other cool toned shades appealed to me and after much umming and arring I decided to bite the bullet and go for it. Meet the gorgeousness that is the latest addition to my make up collection.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres 272 Tissé Dimensions

Chanel Les 4 Ombres 272 Tissé Dimensions

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Chanel & Dior limited editions spring 2016

Chanel & Dior limited editions spring 2016

It’s that time of year: the sun has been peeping out more and the promise of spring is in the air. And with that promise come some new beauty launches of course. Where most people are completely enamored by Christmas limited editions, I usually prefer spring collections. The colors are fresher and thus much more up my pale skin street. This year I found two beautiful products from the Chanel and Dior Spring 2016 limited editions: LA Sunrise & Glowing Gardens.

Chanel Dior limited edition spring 2016 LA Sunrise Sunkiss Ribbon Glowing Gardens

Chanel LA Sunrise Limited Edition Blush Harmony Sunkiss Ribbon
Dior DiorSkin Nude Air Glowing Gardens Illuminating Powder 001 Pink

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Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion D’Ombre

Chanel Rouge Noir Illusion D’Ombre

Chanel’s most iconic shade has to be Rouge Noir and when I saw they were releasing a cream eyeshadow in that shade, I knew I wanted to get my hands on it. Chanel’s cream eyeshadow formula is formally called the Illusion D’Ombre and are a cream to powder formula and Rouge Noir has to be not only there more iconic shade, but one of the prettiest for wearing this holiday season. Let me break it down for you.

Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eye shadow in 857 Rouge Noir

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3x Chanel products

3x Chanel products

High end make up is something I only buy on rare occasions: as a treat to myself. I prefer buying budget, drugstore and mid range make up, as I feel their products are as good or even better. Truth be told, shelling out the big bucks for a Chanel, Dior or YSL make up product is the ultimate treat and today I am showing three such treats that I purchased in the past 1.5 years. They are all by Chanel and they are all gorgeous.

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Chanel Tissé Fantaisie eyeshadow quad

Chanel Tissé Fantaisie eyeshadow quad

High on my wishlist was a Chanel eyeshadow quad. In the past, it was never a must have in my book. The quality of swatches in store and that I saw online were never that good. For the hefty price you pay for this product, I never thought it worth the money, until last year. Ever since Chanel relaunched their eyeshadow palettes, I had been wanting to buy one. The quads from the regular collection all have very neutral shades and so I decided that instead I would wait until they would release a limited edition eyeshadow quad that tickled my fancy. In the 2015 spring collection, Chanel did just that and so my first Chanel eyeshadow palette became a reality.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow in 235 Tissé Fantaisie

Tissé Fantaisie is one of two eyeshadow palettes in Chanel’s current spring collection. The shades in this collection are all still very wearable. The sister to the quad I purchased has more of a pinky undertone. I thought this one a bit more special because of the peach, green and brown combo. It is unexpected, especially for spring and that is exactly why it caught my eye. This palette retails for €50,90. Yes, I know that is a lot of money, but I got it at a 20% discount and I had a gift voucher which made this not as expensive.

A Chanel quad comes in Chanel’s quintessential black box with golden trim. You know you bought yourself a luxurious make up product when the outer box already looks this pretty.

The palette itself then comes wrapped in a little velvet pouch. I don’t think it is actual velvet but still, it’s the idea that counts. The double C logo is even embossed onto it.

There is the palette itself! A shiny black plastic compact that is lightweight and pocket sized. This palette definitely fits comfortably in my hand and thus this could be perfect for traveling. The double C logo is again embossed onto the top. Just take a moment and look at that piece of gorgeousness.

On the back of the palette you can find your first piece of information. The four shades are meant to be used for different purposes. The white is a highlight, the peach and green are all over lid shades and the brown should be used to intensify the look. Below you can find a look I created using the palette in which I will show you how this palette is most definitely useful to create spring make up looks.

On the back of the box you can find the long list of ingredients.


And this also comes with a manual! There is more information about the Les 4 Ombres line and inside were also some suggestions for different make up looks. Handy, but not necessarily a must have.

On to the shades! Because that is really why I bought it. The lid is covered with a mirror on the inside and you get two sponge tip applicators with it, but I never use those. It’s the shades that really matter. Inside are 4 shades that I know some people think do not perform very well. I, however, fell in love with these the first moment I swatched these. I think, in order for this palette to really work for you, you have to have a pale to light complexion. So unless your skin resembles Snow White’s, like me, I don’t think these shades will come off as nicely.

A close up of the shades. I used a different setting on my camera to make this close up look not too shimmery and thus washed out. The colors seem a bit bland here but this was the only way I could take this picture. The colors are:

  • a shimmery peach shade that looks more pink/ coral in the pan than on the swatch
  • an icy shimmery white
  • a khaki with golden shimmer
  • a reddish dark brown with red/ bronze shimmery

On to the swatches! I did some research before I finally decided to buy this and many swatches I saw didn’t show great pigmentation. The only shade I had problems with was the white. But I think that if that would be too full on, it would be too intense. The other three shades go on opaque enough and they are all buildable. This makes the shadows easy to work with. The texture is soft and smooth and these are easy to blend too.

Of course I created a make up look to show you this product on my face. These are the other products I used.

  • Dior DiorSkin Nude foundation in 01 Ivory
  • Collection concealer in 01 fair
  • Catrice Nude Illusion powder
  • Chanel cream blush in Chamande
  • Catrice Vanillity Fair velvet eyeshadow
  • MAC Paintpot in Painterly
  • Soap & Glory Archery brow pencil
  • Catrice Eyebrow filler
  • Chanel eye pencil in white
  • Catrice Liquid Metal eye liner in Hazel the Hoff
  • NYX HD eyeshadow primer
  • Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara
  • MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick
  • Dior lipgloss in Fastes

I am very happy with the eyelook that came out. I used the peach all over the lid, the khaki shade is in my crease and the dark brown is the liner along the outer edge of my upper lash line. I used the white in the inner corner as a highlight. On the lower lash line, I used more of the green and again the dark brown on my the outer third.

On the lid the shades are not super shimmery, and I love how easy these are to work with. I am itching to try doing a look with the green all over the lid, because I think that would be very pretty too. However, I wanted to show that this palette can most definitely be used to create a bright and fun spring look.

I kept the rest of the face very neutral, but I think that this eyeshadow quad would fair nicely paired with a bright pink or coral lipstick too. Also a bright pink blush would not be out of place paired with this and that would make the look even more spring appropriate and fresh looking.

In conclusion, I can tell you that I am very happy with my latest make up purchase. Chanel did not disappoint when it comes to the quality of the shadows and the unique shades in this quad. The big question is of course: do I think this eyeshadow quad is worth 50 euros? Well I think it is, but it only is if you are willing to spend that much money on a single make up product in the first place.

What make up products by Chanel do you own?