A giftfrom my sweet sister ( MsEpiphany on here, and who I will refer to as K) , I redisovered this duo in my “stash” a couple of days ago and I have really been loving it. Released in 2010, the line is still around today, but just not the exact same color combinations sadly. I will however provide alternatives at the end of this post.
It has the classic Chanel shadow duo packaging – shiny black case with a mirror , little brush and foam applicator, Chanel logo on top. The case has some weight to it and doesn’t feel cheap by any means.
The light pink shade has some shimmer to it but just enough to make it look irridescent , while the plummy/berry/burgundy shade has a satin finish that looks matte on application. This is one eyeshadow set where the little brush that comes with it is *actually usable* ! I used just that and a blending brush for the look in this post. I wouldn’t use the included brush normally, but I wanted to see how it stacks up against a full size brush and it’s really not too bad!
The pigmentation of this duo is decent on its own but used over a lighter colored primer it really pops. I bought MAC’s point pot in Soft Ochre yesterday and I absolutely love it. I’ve used MAC’s bare canvas paint and many other primers but this is in a class by itself and so deserves all the praise heaped on it by so many bloggers.THe pigmentation can be built up as much as you like.
Oh Chanel Ombres Contraste Duo you may cost 42$ but your texture is divine. The shadows are soft but not so soft that there is fallout . In fact there is no fallout whatsoever! They are very easy to blend, and I absolutely adore the darker of these two shades.
Onto the look…
I used just these two colors, using the lighter one as a highlight as well. The two colours were blended out by going over the area where they meet, gently back and forth ( after wiping off any shadow that was on the brush) – this achieves the “gradient” effect.
It pulls more purple/burgundy on me than berry but I can see how it would look different on different folks. This is what it looks like in daylight:
The texture makes it so easy to blend the colors into a pretty gradient.
The only other shadow duos that I know of that are currently around and have shades very similar to this are the Laura Geller sugar Free matte baked eyeshadow in Pink Souffle/Plum Tart and two of the shades from Wet ‘n’ Wild Petal Pusher Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette ( which I actually really enjoy!)
Viewed from distance in natural lighting
And this is what I had for the rest of my makeup (in addition to my tinted moisturizer and concealer)
Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss in Rose Gold
Revlon “Honey” Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
The Balm Instain Blush in Argyle (love this…have used it almost everyday since I got it)
If you’re into berry/purple shades please consider buying either of the dupes or this duo itself if you can still find it elsewhereonline. These colors play so well together!