Ombres Perlees de Chanel Swatch and FOTD

March 2, 2011

It is the time of the year when the new spring makeup collections are arriving in Australia. This probably is the time of the year I anticipated with excitement the most (other than public holidays!), as I LOVE spring inspired hues seen in each collection, they are beautiful to be collected yet subtle and natural enough to wear throughout all seasons.

Today I like to talk about Ombres Perlees de Chanel Palette, which has been the talk of the town amongst beauty bloggers for a while. I had this palette for a week now and I can say it totally lived up to its hype. The beauty of this palette is its versatility. These eye shadows can be worn sheer as well as dramatic due to its creamy texture that can be built to your desire.

Ombres-Perlees-de-ChanelSwatch on my hand:


Ombres Perlees de Chanel swatch - daylight

I did a subtle eye makeup with this palette today. It takes no effort to apply these cream textured eye shadows – the easiest way is to apply them with your fingers. I have yet found a brush that picks up the eyeshadow well considering I have an extensive collection of makeup brushes. Please do let me know your preferred brush.

Here are some close-up shots of my eyes:


I used:

a: pink pearl

b: a very sheer wash of the green pearl

c: black pearl on the outer corner

d: white pearl on the tear duct

e: the purple pearl along the lower lash line

Ombres-Perlees-de-Chanel-on-eye-2Now let’s move on to the products I used on my face. My FOTD is totally inspired by the makeup worn by the model in the Chanel spring 2011 makeup campaign, so most products I used are Chanels.

Face: Chanel Mat Lumiere Foundation and Chanel Illuminating Makeup Base


Cheeks and Lip: Mac Blush in Pinch O Peach and Chanel Rouge Allure Lipstick in 42

Finished Look!



{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole March 7, 2011 at 3:27 pm

love it – you look amazing. wish I could pull of those colours. I can’t find that number lipstick anywhere though? is it definitely rouge allure? does it have a name as well? cheers!


Reika March 9, 2011 at 11:31 am

Thanks for your complement Nicole! The full name of the lipstick is Rouge Allure in Admirable 42. Maybe Chanel has discontinued it…but it is very identical to the Jersey Rose from Chanel Spring 2011.


Nicole March 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

You’re very welcome Reika, you deserve the compliment! Now, off to hunt for Admirable…


Reika March 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

Good luck Nicole 🙂 I’m sure you will love it, it is a very wearable and beautiful everyday shade.


anu December 28, 2012 at 4:41 am

you are so pretty!


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