Chanel Les Indispensables Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Les Indispensables

Chanel Les Indispensables Les 9 Ombres Multi-Effects Eyeshadow Palette ($70.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of more muted neutrals across multiple finishes–mostly matte and satin with a few more pearly/frosted shades thrown in. There was a decent mix of lighter and more mid-tone shades, but the palette could have benefited from at least one deeper shade (as #7, which is the deepest, isn’t that deep!). I’d recommend pairing this with your favorite eyeshadow primer to ensure longevity and true-to-pan color, as those were the areas that were a bit weaker across several shades.

Chanel Les Indispensables #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #1 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #1

Les Indispensables #1 is a light-medium, golden brown with subtle pearl. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and a smidgen dusty in the pan but adhered fairly well and blended out without trouble. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Hourglass Atmosphere #3 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).MAC Can’t Escape Me (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Make Up For Ever S560 Taupe (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Milani Bella Cappuccino (03) (P, $4.49) is more shimmery (90% similar).Too Faced I Want It All (LE, $16.00) is cooler (90% similar).Inglot J313 Honey (LE, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Triton (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Becca Toasted Marshmallow (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Vibe (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Brioche (Warm Mattes #5) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).

Chanel Les Indispensables #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #2 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #2

Les Indispensables #2 is a soft, golden beige with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. While the texture was incredibly silky and smooth to the touch, it only had medium coverage applied to my skin, and it was hard to build it up without using a primer. It wore well for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).Make Up For Ever D716 Crystalline Papaya (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever I514 Pink Ivory (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Guerlain Crazy Paris #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Givenchy Tentation #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).LORAC Sugar (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Bad Habit Eternal (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Bribe (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Morphe Beam (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #3  

Chanel Les Indispensables #3

Chanel Les Indispensables #3  Chanel Les Indispensables #3  

Les Indispensables #3

Les Indispensables #3 is a light-medium brown with warm, muted yellow undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, silky, and blendable without being powdery. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

PIXI Beauty Soft Brown (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).Sydney Grace San Diego (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar).NYX Underneath It All (P, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).NARS Undressed (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar).Pat McGrath Statuesque (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Cream Puff (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar).PIXI Beauty Chocolate Brown (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Hourglass Soft Brown (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).MAC Head Over Heels (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).

Chanel Les Indispensables #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #4 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #4

Les Indispensables #4 is a pale peach with moderate, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft without being powdery and blendable. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop The Cancer (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Buxom Champagne Buzz (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Brighten) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Mirage (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).MAC Jest (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Azure Sun (Eye Color) (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).LORAC Beige (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Rosegold (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC Midas (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #5 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #5 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #5 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #5

Les Indispensables #5 is a light-medium, gray-ish taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a sparkling, pearl finish. The color coverage was mostly opaque in a single layer but could use a half-layer or so to achieve true-to-pan color and shine. The consistency was soft, a little drier and dustier in the pan, but it didn’t seem prone to sheering out and didn’t yield fallout during application. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

MAC Full Orbit #3 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).bareMinerals Bling (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).NARS Thistle (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).MAC Full Orbit #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Mushroom (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Dior Moonlight #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Buxom Frosted Pewter (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).Colour Pop Nox (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #6 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #6 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #6 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #6 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #6

Les Indispensables #6 is a light, taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of color. The texture was finely-milled, almost velvety, and blendable on my skin. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before starting to fade noticeably.

Tarte Wall Art (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).MAC Prissy Princess (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Sephora Mushroom (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Chanel Quintessence #7 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Pretty Vulgar Hide & Seek (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Taupe (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Soleil, So Lovely (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Omega (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #7 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #7 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #7 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #7 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #7

Les Indispensables #7 is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and faint micro-shimmer strewn over a more satiny finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin and was able to be built up if desired. The texture was soft, velvety, and blendable without becoming too powdery or prone to fallout. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade.

Guerlain Tonka Imperiale #4 (DC, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Tarte Abyss (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Cocoa Shimmer (PiP, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Hot Bod (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty White Suede #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).NARS Galapagos (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar).NARS Unbuttoned (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Anastasia Chai (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).YSL Saharienne #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).bareMinerals Pumped (LE, ) is more muted (85% similar).

Chanel Les Indispensables #8 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #8 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #8 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #8 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #8

Les Indispensables #8 is a light, golden brown with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was somewhat buildable but best applied with a dampened brush or over an eyeshadow primer to get true-to-pan color. The consistency was soft, a little drier and dustier in the pan, but it didn’t seem prone to fallout when I used it during application. It wore well for seven and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

MAC Gilty as Can Be (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Zoeva Unfinished (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).Benefit Gilt-y Pleasure (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, brighter (95% similar).MAC Gogh Lightly (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).NARS Endless (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Anastasia Self-Made (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Laura Mercier Rosegold (PiP, $28.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Amber (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NABLA Cosmetics Glitz (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).

Chanel Les Indispensables #9 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #9 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Les Indispensables #9 Multi-Effect EyeshadowChanel Les Indispensables #9 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Les Indispensables #9

Les Indispensables #9 is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly and blended out easily on my lid. The texture was soft, firmer without being stiff or difficult to pick up with a brush. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Buxom Precious Metal (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).LORAC Tails & Top Hats #7 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Coloured Raine Intergalactic (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Chanel City Lights #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).Guerlain Electric Look #6 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tarte On the Monet (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Cocoa Mirage #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Who Me (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Money Trees (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Beaumaris (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).

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