CHANEL recently released the Eyes 2021 Campaign, a capsule collection which features seven new eyeliners added to the existing lineup, along with two new eyeshadow palettes. Tapping Belgian singer Angèle as the face of the campaign, this grouping might seem small, but don’t let that fool you, as these pieces all pack one helluva gorgeous punch.
Belgian singer Angèle, the face behind the Eyes 2021 Campaign
There are two eyeshadow palettes in the collection, with Douceur et Sérénité leaning obviously cooler than the golden warmth of Lumières et Vibrations. All the shades display a texture that is creamy smooth, well pigmented, and super easy to blend out — and can even be applied with a dampened brush for added intensity. There is minimal powder stirred up when brushes hit them, with zero fall down as well seen upon application. Staying power when worn over primer is excellent, with all colours staying true until removed.
378 Les 4 Ombres Douceur et Sérénité, limited edition (CAN $76.00) | Shades clockwise from top left:
- soft greyed mauve, satin
- charcoal with “gasoline” complex shimmer
- shimmery plum
- satin lilac with shimmer
382 Les 4 Ombres Lumières et Vibrations, limited edition (CAN $76.00) | Shades clockwise from top left:
- shimmery champagne peach
- antique gold with metallic shimmer
- intense reddish brown with shimmer
- coppery pink with shimmer
Le Stylo Yeux Waterproof (CAN $42.00/each) | This range of eyeliners has been the ones I’ve reached for the most for years now, and with good reason: they deliver. There are 7 new shades added to the existing lineup (not shown: Bleu Métal, Or Antique, Rose Cuivré, Khaki Métal) which brings the existing range now to 14 shades — and I’m hoping the brand will continue adding new colours. Housed in a retractable pen format, the texture is intensely pigmented and incredibly smooth upon application, gliding effortlessly along the delicate skin around eyes without any harsh tugging. They can also be worn safely along the waterline, displaying surprisingly good staying power there as well.
Missing from the image: Vert Eméraude
- 36 Prune Intense | matte burgundy/plum
- 42 Gris Graphite | pewter with complex shimmer
- 46 Vert Émeraude | mallard green with shimmer
Even though some restrictions are beginning to ease, I suspect that mask-wearing will continue being the norm for some time yet to come, and so playing up one’s eyes just makes sense to me. That said, I’m a fan of how wearable everything in this collection is, not to mention how beautifully all the pieces deliver. Oh, and as someone with a rather vast CHANEL eyeshadow collection, I was also surprised to note that these two eyeshadow releases manage to all have unique shades — but of course, they are limited so you might want to jump on them pretty quick.
Available at all CHANEL beauty counters
Kindly provided by CHANEL for my unbiased consideration