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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chanel Rose Majeur Ombres Contraste Eyeshadow Duo, Notes de Printemps Collection, Spring 2014, Swatches and Review

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting

It is not that often that Chanel releases an Eyeshadow Duo. The last one was released with 2012's Éclats du Soir de Chanel Holiday Collection. With the latest collection, Spring 2014's, Notes de Printemps, Chanel brings us a new addition to the Ombres Contraste line.


Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting

Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow features two eyeshadows of different textures and complimentary colors in this case, for an easy, effortless look. The lighter shade is a velvety powder, which can be used alone or as a base. While the darker shade contours and creates depth.


Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo in studio lighting

Rose Majeur #70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo ($42 for 0.09oz/2.5g) is comprised of contrasting light and dark hues. The first, or base shade, is a delicate, but bright, lustrous peach with a touch of pink, that's in between a satin and a shimmer. The dark or defining shade, is a deep, soft, eggplant satiny matte.


Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo swatch in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo swatch in studio lighting

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo swatch in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo swatch in studio lighting

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo swatch with forced flash in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo swatch with forced flash in studio lighting

Chanel Rose Majeur 70 Ombres Contraste Duo Eyeshadow Duo swatch with forced flash in studio lighting
Chanel Rose Majeur Eyeshadow Duo swatch with forced flash in studio lighting

Both shadows in Rose Majeur give an award winning performance. They are soft, silky smooth and  finely-milled. The peach shadow which is the "cream powder" shade, was actually not quite as silky as the eggplant shadow, but it's close. Though it performs significantly better. It has good to excellent color payoff, has no fallout and doesn't kick up any excess powder, while the eggplant shade needs to be layered and does kick up a fair amount of product. When I wore Rose Majeur, it lasted about seven to eight hours before I noticed any fading.

Ombres Contraste Eyeshadow Duos are designed to "take the guesswork out of harmonizing and applying eyeshadows." Rose Majeur, in keeping with the concept for the collection, does just that. It is composed in such a way that it speaks to you--together the colors move you. It's music to your eyes. Overall, Rose Majeur is extraordinarily lovely, but not necessarily a must at this price point.

For more reviews and swatches, check out Weekend Ramblings.

I purchased Rose Majeur from Nordstrom. It is also available at Bloomingdale's and Chanel.

Do you think the price point for Rose Majeur is too high or is it worth it?

8 comments:

  1. I'm usually not big on pink eyeshadows, but this combination is awesome and it could totally work! Glad to hear the formula is a winner!

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  2. Oh wow.. This is a gorgeous combination of shades! The eggplant is just stunning. But I agree that it does come at a hefty price point.. It's a splurge for sure.

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  3. I was debating in getting that one or not but it seems I have to get it! Such a lovely combination, thanks so much for the great review and beautiful photos.

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  4. Hi Sunny,
    I'm not big on pink eyeshadows either, but this one is more of a pinky peach than a pure pink. I was actually surprised by how much I liked this one. It is really beautiful.

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  5. Hi Isabelle,
    It's definitely more than a quad for the amount you get at this price point--but I think I like Rose Majeur better than Quadrille. It's a more unique, unexpected combination that just seems meant to go together, whereas Quadrille just seems sort of a repeat of past shades. I guess it's up to someone how much they want to spend and what they prefer.

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  6. Hi Sara,
    Thank you! Rose Majeur is beyond words--it's stunning. Knowing how you love purple, you will certainly love this one.

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  7. So beautiful!!! If there's anything from Chanel Spring 2014 that I want, it would be this!! Too bad it's not available in Asia! But looking at your swatches, it does appear to me that this combination of color isn't quite unique... I do wish Chanel comes up with bolder, more interesting shades & color combinations!

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  8. Hi silverkis,
    I'm sorry this isn't available where you live. I absolutely hate that. Rose Majeur isn't completely original, but I think for Chanel it is. It's nothing like L'Été Papillon de Chanel, but I don't think they'd be Chanel if they were known for bold, edgy combinations. But I agree with you, I'd love to see them step out of the box a little more.

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