Chanel Eye Makeup

Chanel New Eye Collection Review + Swatches

June 3, 2019

Chanel Beauty The New Eye Collection Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel recently launched The New Eye Collection with four color themes for eyeshadows, liners and tinted mascaras. The texture and pigment of the four Les 4 Ombres Eyeshadows are really quite phenomenal. For those who feel like they want a non-neutral eye color but don’t want something with high shimmer or super warm tones, this collection offers some nice alternatives. I also just saw they released a new Eyelash Curler so I picked that up to round out the collection review.

I have all four quads, five eyeliners, four mascaras plus the curler reviewed. There may be some additional liners in the collection (new and repromotes) as well. In today’s post:

Some quick notes on the formulas before I go into the color themes. Formulas across the board are consistent in pigment, color payoff, lasting power and blendability. The Les 4 Ombres seem to be a significant improvement over previous years’ quads. The mattes are almost creamy to the touch, they’re super soft and easy to blend for a soft smokey look. The shimmers also have a very soft feel to them and adhere well to the skin. Lasting power is very good with better pigment compared to older quads. The Stylo Yeux Wateproof Eyeliners are all smooth in texture (these are twist up liners with a removeable sharpener at the base). In the past this formula has been hit or miss, some have had tugging issues for me. This launch every color is smooth, easy to blend and layer in a feathering motion and there was no tugging. The Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Mascaras offer nice volume without any clumping or smudging. The color is subtle on me once it dries down. Color darkens once it dries on my black lashes, but it is a nice change from the traditional black or brown.

Chanel Beauty The New Eye Collection Review and Swatches | The Beauty Look Book


Blurry Mauve

Chanel New Eye Collection Blurry Mauve | The Beauty Look Book

I’m starting with my favorite color theme of the four with the Blurry Mauve theme. This color theme reminds me a little of the Rouge Noir liners they’ve launched in the past but the red is more muted and color theme has a blurred greyed kind of mix for a more neutral tone. The overall look is a beautiful smokey mauve plum which I think is the easiest for me to wear:

  • Les 4 Ombres in Blurry Mauve has a satiny matte mauve plum, a shimmering taupe plum, a matte deep wine and a soft mauve matte
  • Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Brun Agape is the perfect shimmery plum-red shimmer liner
  • Le Volume Revolution in Deep Eros is a deep wine colored mascara
  • Note the website lists 928 Eros as another liner for the color theme, I have not seen it or tried it yet though.

Chanel New Eye Collection Blurry Mauve | The Beauty Look Book

Below wearing Blurry Mauve (all 4 shades), Brun Agape and Deep Eros, also wearing:

Chanel New Eye Collection Blurry Mauve look | The Beauty Look Book

Chanel Blurry Mauve Makeup look


Blurry Green

Chanel Blurry Green Eye Collection Review | The Beauty Look Book

My second favorite is the Blurry Green collection which is huge for me as I’m not a green fan. This palette has two olive/green tones with a mix of golden sandy brown shimmers to neutralize the color. I think I can wear this color palette year round but it seems like it’s going to be the perfect fall palette. Lasting power was excellent – it stayed put all day over the weekend from morning to evening, lasted through the heat!

  • Les 4 Ombres in Blurry Green has a metallic golden sand, a shimmery olive, a shimmery sage green and a shimmery deeper soft brown, this is the most shimmery of the four but isn’t overly frosted. Colors layer beautifully together for a soft smokey olive eye.
  • Stylo Yeux Waterproof in Jungle Green is the prettiest forest green shimmer eyeliner I’ve seen in a long time. It has a really pretty deep finish on the eyes (swatches better on the eye than my arm).
  • Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in in Jungle Green is a dark forest green mascara. It almost has a metallic sheen to it but once it dries down looks like a deep blackened green.

Chanel Blurry Green and Jungle Green swatches | The Beauty Look Book


Blurry Grey

Chanel Blurry Grey, Noir Engimatique, Black Wood and Volcan Review

The Blurry Grey theme has an interesting twist on the traditional black/white/grey smokey eye palette. The colors pull warmer on the skin compared to what you see in the palette. Overall look on my olive/medium/golden skin is still neutral cool which makes it easier to wear than most smokey eye palettes. Colors are soft and blurred for a nice date-night eye:

  • Les 4 Ombres in Blurry Grey has a soft blue-grey matte, a soft blurred deep charcoal, a neutral warm almost plum smokey, a shimmery soft silvery
  • Stylo Yeux Wateproof in in Noir Engimatique is a shimmery cool black and Black Wood is a more neutral soft washed black liner
  • Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in Volcan is described as a grey, but it’s pretty much a soft black on the lashes

Chanel Blurry Grey, Noir Engimatique, Black Wood and Volcan Review Swatches


Blurry Blue

Chanel Blurry Blue, Intense Teal Review and Swatches

Last is the Blurry Blue themed collection which I think has a more wearable color palette for blues compared to the more trendy blue and teal colors out there. I cannot pull off teals or blue shades on my eyes, at best I can wear navy. Still the quality is excellent and I think the teal mascara is fun (still subtle but fun). This gives a really pretty blurred out grey-blue eye look, I just didn’t like the blue tones on my skin from the shadow, the liner and mascara are really fun though!

  • Les 4 Ombres in Blurry Blue has some blue grey tones with a matte grey, a cool gunmetal grey satin, a deep teal and a soft dove grey matte, colors are smooth and easy to blend.
  • Stylo Yeux in Intense Teal is a bold teal shimmer, once on the eyes it looks deeper/darker and not as bright.
  • Le Volume Revolution de Chanel in Intense Teal is a deep teal with a subtle effect on the lashes.

Chanel Blurry Blue, Intense Teal Review and Swatches


Lash Curler


Last but not least is the new Chanel Lash Curler. They discontinued the black lacquered one many years ago. As soon as I found out it was being pulled I stocked up and have been relying on my backups. This new one is silver and made in Japan. It comes with two extra refill pads. A number of you asked how this compares to Shiseido and Shu Uemura. It’s been a long time since I’ve used either so I can’t compare, these days my top go-to’s have been the older Chanel curler, MAC’s Eyelash Curler and Charlotte Tilbury’s. This new one from Chanel performed well, it looks almost identical in shape and size to the older version, just silver. The curler does seem to be slightly more flattened. Overall performance is excellent and I’m really happy with it.

That wraps up the review + swatches of the New Eye Collection. I think it has excellent formulas for those who want an alternative to the black/silver/grey smokey eye. My favorite is Blurry Mauve, for fall I think I’ll be reaching for Blurry Green more. Quality and pigment is really nice and easy to wear. If you want something simple and easy to wear (versus the palettes that have 10+ colors) these quads are perfect.

You can find the Chanel New Eye Collection at now. Their website and boutique had the early exclusive for the launch, but they will also available at all Chanel counters and retailers.

Have you checked out these launches yet? If yes what did you think?

Chanel Eye Collection provided courtesy of Chanel Beauty for review. Eyelash curler purchased by me.

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  • Ana Céline June 3, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    Ohh these look all so pretty and super pigmented xx

    • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      The pigment is quite impressive!

  • Arianna June 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    These would be perfect for a night out look!

    Arianna |

  • SoSuSam June 3, 2019 at 4:10 pm

    These look so gorgeous. I haven’t bought a Chanel eyeshadow palette in maybe a decade–they just weren’t tempting enough compared to the other gorgeous palettes out there. But I think I’m in for a change! I would happily own all four of these. (Uh oh.) Thanks for sharing them with us. The Blurry Mauve one looks great on you. Feel free to share pix of the other palettes on you! 😉

    • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      Hi! I took photos of the other quads but they were all horrible. Mauve was the best one. I’ll try to do more looks in the future. Still learning!

  • Huong Vo June 3, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Not going to lie, Sabrina, these shades make me ready for fall! I like the mauve and green palettes the best!

    She Sweats Diamonds

  • Lisa Adams June 3, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    I am not feeling these at all. Maybe it’s because it’s fun-on summer in Tampa. I will need to try on at NM. Great swatches as always!

    • nic June 4, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      In Savannah every day is disgusting and I feel like I’m melting. I do have to say that these make me feel like we’ll NEVER have a fall again. I still want to play with them with misty memories of seasons.

      • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm

        The REAL heat is finally here and it’s just the beginning. I can’t believe it will ever be fall again here either. Just earlier in the spring we had it so cold I had to wear a puffy coat lol. Now it’s so hot I don’t know if I can wear pants outside. LOL.

    • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      It is definitely full on summer mode now! I can’t believe how hot it has been this last week!

      • Lisa Adams June 6, 2019 at 1:41 pm

        Optimize that pool time! Lol

  • Eileen June 3, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    I bought the Blurry Green quad a few days ago and it was instant love for the depth and complexity of the colors and the smoothness and blendability of the formula. Chanel has been coming up with some gorgeous colors as of late and has developed a formula that is a joy to use. This particular quad offers up a dose of green without it being bright and obvious or in the least bit garish. If you want a strong green presence, then this is not for you. If you want a smokey, green-bronze look, then step right up and give Blurry Green a try. I love the contemporary way in which Lucia Pica combines colors with neutrals. The result can be edgy enough to be interesting without being de trop. Her use of color is sophisticated and well thought out. By the way, I have warm, moss green eyes and seldom wear green eyeshadows because they tend to compete with my eye color. I don’t have that problem with Blurry Green.

    • Elizabeth Panzer June 3, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      Eileen, I always read the comments here to Sabrina’s posts for your comments! I am so grateful for your contribution every time. Thank you! ♥️

      Sabrina, I just found out about this collection on Saturday and I tried on the Noir Nigmatique liner. I am going back to buy more after seeing your review and reading Eileen’s comment! I have soft coloring so anything too light or too dark looks horrible on me. This collection is all about soft but fun, new and sophisticated. So fresh! What a lovely change!

      • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

        Hi Elizabeth! The Noir liner is such a nice one, it’s deep and sultry! The others are a nice alternative for a smokey but more subtle look 🙂

    • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      Blurry Green is such a beautiful one 🙂

    • slim5555 August 22, 2019 at 12:36 am

      My heart skipped a beat when I read “warm, moss green eyes”, I don’t think I’ve ever even seen that eye color. Please post a photograph of Blurry Green on you.

  • Alison June 3, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    I like the Blurry Blue– the effect is almost like the Verdarame. I am also wondering how you like the formula on the mascara?

    • BeautyLookBook June 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm

      Formula review is in the post 🙂 Quick recap is it’s volumizing and adds a lot of drama. No clumping or smudging. Layers nicely. Tinted colors dry down to a more muted version of what you see in the arm swatches. Once on the lashes the colors offer a slight tint.

      I do feel like I like Le Volume Waterproof better though, for me waterproof versions hold the curl better on my straight lashes.

      • Alison July 12, 2019 at 11:54 pm

        Thank you. I am really loving this collection and have returned multiple times to this blog to figure out what to get. I started with the Blurry Mauve palette and really love it. It allows me to wear the Chanel reds in a cool neutral palette. I am currently torn between the Blurry Blue and the Blurry Gray. I can wear the Blue quite well but I do have a lot of those colors in my collection whereas I literally have almost no browns and these are browns that are wearable if a little less bright and flattering on me. Maybe at the end of the day I will get the blue.

  • Joni June 6, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    these seem so very specifically autumn-type colors… so for what is basically a summer launch it’s kinda weird, but at the same time, I LOVE the mauves and greys— they are really great neutral sorts of base palettes that would work with almost anything going forward! they just don’t seem *summery*!

  • Petunia June 21, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Chanel is really stepping up their game. What a great collection. Can’t wait to try the different colors of Le Volume.

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