Chanel Fall 2021 Ombre Premiere Laques

 

Lame Ivoire (39)

Chanel Lame Ivoire (39) Ombre Premiere Laque is a deep, grayish-pewter with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pearl throughout. When applied and sheered out, the warmth was more apparent, while when it was worn at higher coverage, it looked more silvery-taupe than pewter. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer with the included applicator, though I felt like in practice, it was more light-medium, buildable coverage, which was in line with the marketing, because of how thin and more watery the texture was. Similarly, the product applied better layered up, as using the included applicator to get that higher opacity resulted in a thicker layer that took a little long to dry down and wasn’t as easy to blend out (it was almost too much product that was too wet initially). Once the formula dried down, it was transfer-resistant and stayed in place well for nine and a half hours.

Lame Acier (37)

Chanel Lame Acier (37) Ombre Premiere Laque is a darker, champagne gold with warm, golden tones but not to the point of leaning orange/peach. It had a smooth, fluid consistency that was slightly watery initially, but then it dried down to a more transfer-resistant finish. I liked applying this best with a fingertip or a fluffy brush for a sheerer wash of color. For higher opacity, I’d recommend building up coverage, as while it seemed more pigmented in a single “swipe” from the applicator, the reality was the formula readily sheered out (as designed) and building up gave a more even result that didn’t feel overly wet/take too long to dry down. Once the formula set, it lasted well for nine hours.

Lame Pourpre (35)

Chanel Lame Pourpre (35) Ombre Premiere Laque is a medium-dark red with strong, warm orange-copper undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen from finer, lighter red pearl throughout. The more fluid, watery formula tended to get pushed around with a flatter/firmer brush, whereas a fluffy brush or fingertip either absorbed or helped the product dry down a little faster, which made it easier to work with. The coverage seemed more pigmented initially, but once I started to apply it, the formula sheered out more than it built up, so it was actually buildable as marketed–you had to apply a layer, diffuse, and then let it set before adding another layer to actually achieve higher coverage. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours before creasing on me.

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