The Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette, Kitty Tron and Chai Tea

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Christmas came early this year! Granted it’s only a couple of hours away, but it really did come early, in the form of these three very cool things.


1. Big Train Spiced Chai

Reader Bunny Masseuse recommended this powdered chai mix in the comments a couple weeks ago, and HOT DAYUM! I actually raised the roof in my kitchen this morning when I made a cup (to quote El Hub from the other room: “What the hell are you doing?”). If you like chai, you gotta give it a try (ha! I made a rhyme!).

2. This kitty Tron outfit

I don’t have the words to convey how totally awesome this is. Someone tweeted it today, and the first thing I thought was, does it come in kitty XXL?? Um…Tabby got a big ol’ booty.

3. The Chanel Ombres Perlees de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette ($65)

I know, I know, $65 is a LOT of tacos, but hear me out.

chanel ombres perlees de chanel eyeshadow palette

The palette of five eyeshadows is new for spring and one of two eyeshadow palettes in the Les Perles de Chanel collection.

The texture of these shadows is a little unusual for Chanel. They feel almost creamy, kinda like the cream eyeshadow base from last fall’s Chanel Ombres Contrastes Duos.

They aren’t creamy in the same way that a solid pan of cream blush or a MAC Paint Pot are, but rather they’re moist like a buttery powder.

The texture makes them perfect for applying with fingers, and that makes them perfect for busy mornings. I can just pat a few colors on my lids, blend ’em out, and jet.

To see how they’d perform, I also tried to apply them with a couple of different makeup brushes — a flat goat hair eyeshadow brush, a domed goat hair eyeshadow brush and a synthetic flat eyeshadow brush — but I got the best results, with the richest colors and most even application, when I just used my fingers (maybe the warmth from the fingers helps to distribute the product evenly).

I love the look of big, bright eyes, and these five have a super sophisticated, frosty finish that makes the look easier to achieve. It’s like the soft luminescence on the surface of a pearl. Frosty, but with the shine turned down a notch.

chanel ombres perlees de chanel eyeshadow palette

chanel ombres perlees de chanel swatches

chanel ombres perlees de chanel eye closeup

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No worries about these shadows looking heavy, either. Even when I’ve really packed ’em on, they still look blended into my skin, as opposed to looking like they’re sitting on top of it.

I wish I could say that I found the palette on sale somewhere, but Chanel appears to be allergic to discounts. Chances are we won’t be seeing Ombres Perlees offered at a discount any time soon.

PRICE: $65
AVAILABILITY: At Chanel boutiques, counters and

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Nina says:

    tabs tron!!! awesome! 🙂

    where did you find that chai mix? i want! i was at barnes & noble there and the cafe inside the bookstore makes a pretty good chai (its starbucks based but somehow tastes better) ….

    youve started me on a chai kick!

    happy holidays – just got back from mass; i also stopped by a relatives’ house for a quick visit! 🙂

  2. Apple_Park says:

    LOL love that Kitty Tron. I don’t think anyone human or feline can look good in a skin tight glowing outfit.

    I really want to try this palette.

  3. Amber says:

    I never buy Chanel, but I’m seriously on the fence this time. And I told Mark I was waiting for someone to identify or create a Black Pearl dupe, and he actually argued in FAVOR of buying Chanel, god love him.

    I think if I am dragged out into the world of post-holiday shopping this weekend, this will be my reward. And if not, I’ll just have to find another reason. 😉
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  4. snoopysteph says:

    I ordered a few things from Nordstrom last night & this was one of them! Can’t wait til it arrives…I especially love that fingers are the best method of application. Nothing like a quick ‘n easy process for a time-strapped Mommy like me! 😀

    Merry Christmas, Karen!

  5. Evelyn says:

    My friend talked me into swatching it (I was avoiding that price tag) and I loved the colors so much I got the very last one in the drawer! I tried out one eye look I saw online, completely gorgeous colors on. I’m looking forward to wearing them out.

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

  6. Tracy says:

    Ok, that’s it. I’m in. 🙂 This will be my first Chanel eyeshadow purchase-hopefully I can find it here up north! Your eyes look so bright and beautiful!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours Karen!
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  7. Paris B says:

    Alright. Chanel palette goes right onto the top of my shopping list, the minute it pops up here! 😀 I love that fingers are the best way to apply it and that its not overly frosty. Merry Christmas Karen!
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  8. Jennifer A. says:

    I just received mine today! It’s so gorg. Love the free expedited shipping Chanel offered on Wednesday! I actually splurged on most of this collection, I just love how it goes together and looks alone so much.

  9. Laura F. says:

    The Tron cat picture is so many kinds of awesome that my husband had to save the image for our wallpaper.

    I ain’t payin’ $65 for that palette, but I will buy the coral lip liner and the nude gloss (Insouciance, I think?) from the spring line.

  10. Bella says:

    Lovely! what are you wearing on your lips and cheeks?

  11. Karen B says:

    Oh Chanel, why do you tempt us so? I haven’t been this excited about a Chanel release since spring two years ago (with Gypsy Scarlet lipstick and Vendetta nailpolish…)
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  12. steph b says:

    So so pretty! Probably the first palette I’ve seen in a long time that I like every single color. Must swatch on Monday, but I’m thinking it is love.

  13. kalcedon says:

    Tron Tabs=all kinds of awesome! Also, that Chanel palette looks like something I’d die for (if only I had the money for that… :D).

  14. tricia says:

    i quit buying chanel in stores, i now buy them online. why cause very often/most of the time they have free shipping, i pay no tax (i live in ca also) and my products arrive in a small black chanel gift bag which is reusable (i use it for my makeup bag). so yes i swatch away in stores and shop online. oh they always include 2 free samples also so i can try new products.

  15. saku says:

    Lol Tron kitty. Omg I think that may be my first Chanel purchase. I’m still on the fence with Riva, yet to get.

  16. Alison says:

    So pretty, this one is definately on my wishlist!

    My Mum got me a load of Coco Mademoiselle goodies for Xmas, Parfum, Shower gel, Luxury Body cream and Soap!

  17. Ava says:

    Is Chanel ever discounted anywhere? Is there some place I don’t know about?
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  18. Megan says:

    I’m pretty sure I will be getting this Chanel palette with the Nordstrom gift card I got for Christmas…. perfect.

  19. Soo says:

    I think I’ll pass on the Chanel palette given how pricey it is.. ._.;
    have you ever tried chaider? my friend told me about it and I’ve been meaning to try it but I haven’t found it anywhere
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  20. amy says:

    All the colours in this palette look very pretty together, I especially like the pink and green shades.
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  21. luv2smilexo says:

    I think one of the nordies giftcards I got for christmas is going to have to go towards this.

  22. Anne says:

    OMG!!! I must have these beauties. Thanks you so much for the swatches.Also LOVE the lip color you are wearing .May I ask what brand and color you are wearing?Thanks again !

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