Chanel Intense Les Beiges Healthy Glow Natural Eyeshadow Palette includes four more shimmery shades and one more satiny shade. The darkest–the third–shade was the least user-friendly as it was more prone to sheering out and fading. The other four eyeshadows were pigmented, easy to apply, and longer-wearing.
Intense #1 is a light gold with warmer, peachy undertones and a sparkling sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a touch of powderiness in the pan, but the eyeshadow had opaque coverage that “melted” onto my skin for a seamless look that didn’t result in fallout over time. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
Intense #2 is a light-medium bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was soft, smooth, and moderately firmly-pressed, so it wasn’t powdery, but I had no trouble picking it up with a dry brush. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Intense #3 is a deep, olive green with muted, warm undertones and barely-there bronze shimmer through a more matte base. The texture was somewhat powdery and more prone to sheering out, so while it had semi-opaque coverage initially, it was hard to build it up without a primer, though it was blendable. This shade showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.
Intense #4 is a medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin, while the texture was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy. It lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit.
Intense #5 is a light copper with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly finish. The texture was incredibly smooth, not dense or too firmly-pressed into the pan–in fact, a thinner formula but it never felt thin in a bad way–that adhered evenly to bare skin and yielded full color payoff. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.