As part of my travels, I investigated a Chanel display with the new eyeshadow duo’s (Called the “Ombres Contraste Duo/Ombres À Paupieres Duo).
I’m not certain whether (or when) these will arrive on U.S. shores, but I thought it best to post this picture so that you can get a sense of this offering.
First, you should know that each duo has a darker matte shade and a shimmery lighter color. They are very smooth and velvety. These are standard colors for Chanel’s line, I expect that they will supplement them with limited edition colors as time goes on. Chanel really needed a good standard set of duo’s–it appears that the current Irreelle products have been on phase-out for about two years and these are some much-needed replacements.
Second, you should consider whether or not you need these before investing. In France, they are running 34.50-36.00 euros, so I expect that these will range over $40 in the U.S. once released. These are not clearly unusual colors–the quality is gorgeous but many readers may have similar products already. Personally, I may snag one or two, but I’m waiting to get back to the states to decide if I really need another basic set.
Third, here they are! There are six (6) sets. These are taken with a snapshot camera, so the shimmer in the lighter colors is a bit hard to see. As these were taken in a store, I was not in control of the lighting:
Although one of these is called “Taupe Delicat,” the darker side really swatches as a medium matte brown.
This is not an exciting duo–it is made for subtle, natural looks like this one from Chanel’s recent cruise show. I understand that this duo was used in this look:
Not huge drama–but subtle and natural. And more “delicate” than “taupe.”
I hope these are helpful! Here is rough translation of the description of the product:
The ultimate classic, essential, easy to carry and apply.
This duo combines two colors in shades new textures and complementary to offer multiple opportunities for make-up that is subtle or more sophisticated. Smooth and bright, highlighter or base applies to smooth and brighten the upper eyelid. Added as a touch of brightness in the inner corner of the eye, it opens and enlightens the eyes. Matte, powdery paint the most intense still applies to the outer corner of the eye to sculpt and provide depth to the eye.
Precious in the black lacquer box, it travels in the handbag of women similar to a lipstick or a pocket perfume, ready with a mirror for impromptu touch-ups.
- The foam applicator to shade and draw the color shades.
- Brush to soften or melt the nuances between them.
- Both are sensitive to both textures