Chanel Eyeshadow

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Noir Ivoire Review and Look

November 7, 2011

Chanel Eyeshadow Duo in Noir-Ivoire ($42/ Ombre Contraste Duo #27) is a new permanent shade released with Holiday 2011. Chanel’s duo series offers a range of nice basics–typically a matte paired with a very softly sheeny shimmer light yellow-ivory shade.  This lighter shade is far more wearable than Chanel Blazing Gold (reviewed here) which was released at the same time.

 As you would expect from this series, the shades are rich, pigmented and are appropriate for day or night. Everyone needs a nice black eyeshadow or two, this one is excellent quality.  The ivory shade has a slight yellow cast, which is light enough to work as a versatile neutral.  The combination comes with two very small brushes–one bristled, the other sponge.

The easiest way to wear the combination is to use the black as a liner, and the yellow-beige as an overall lid wash.  


 Here, Liz did her variation by wearing the ivory-shade as a lid wash, and then used the black in the crease to add depth:

Overall, Chanel Eyeshadow in Noir Ivoire is a beautiful basic neutral palette.  It’s foolproof, formulated to look beautiful and is very high quality. Recommended.

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  • Mary November 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’d love to know how Liz shades her crease because I’m terrible at it. I was waiting for a review of this product on your site for ages. It was the first thing I bought in the collection, and I knew I wanted to use the black shade as more then just a liner shade. Thank you so much for your site. It’s amazing!

  • Anna November 8, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Looks good! I think that spring eyeshadows (first and last one) will do the same.

  • Yael November 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’d love to know if you’ve ever tried YSL’s duo, “Ombres Duolumières’ in Ivory Beige-Deep Black (#17) ; it’s the same color premise and since i have the YSL i’m wondering if the pigmentation is similar. I found the black very hard to work with in the YSL. Thanks!

    • Amy November 14, 2011 at 12:30 pm

      I’m so sorry! I haven’t tried the YSL

      • Yael November 14, 2011 at 12:56 pm

        no worries. did Liz find that it blended fairly easily for such a contrasted color combo? it’s looks flawless and highly wearable the way she put it. i’m telling myself it could be a great everyday.

        • Amy November 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm

          She did–she’s not much for a smoky eye but she did this very easily.

          • Yael November 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm

            i’m reading on KarlaSugar that the duo and the glosses are limited edition. i’m confused because my Nordstrom Chanel counter in Mass. confirmed they’re permanent…hmm.

          • Amy November 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm

            The best thing is to email Chanel USA (or in your country if you live elsewhere). They’ll give it to you straight.