If you love CHANEL, you ought to love tweed too — these go hand in hand since Gabrielle Chanel first introduced the world to her signature tweed creations, whether on exquisite jackets that exude casual elegance, or bags that bear the fabric’s soft, loving caress. This year, tweed also happens to be the source of inspiration for CHANEL’s Makeup Creation Studio, which is why we’re getting four limited-edition LES 4 OMBRES eyeshadows.
What is it like to dress your eyes in tweed? You’ll be able to experience that once you get your hands on one of the LES 4 OMBRES TWEED eyeshadow quads. Each of these creations feature the famous motif, a tweed pattern, embossed on the surface of each shade, while the curated shades are picked precisely to bring out both the quirky contrast and effortless harmony of tweed’s intertwined fibres.
From natural brown and beige tones, to satiny pinks, fiery brick, or golden metallic shimmer, these palettes come dressed in matching tweed pouches of their own too, crafted by Maison Lesage, the embroidery house that’s been a part of CHANEL’s Métiers d’art since 2002, so you know these are made as exquisite as they look.
Inspired by the 2022 Eye Collection, we’ve gone on to create 4 edgy looks inspired by each of the palettes. Read on to see how you can recreate them.
01 TWEED CUIVRÉ
This is an elegant metallic-hued eye palette that evokes the richness of precious metals, where a touch of gold is balanced out with the deep browns of bronze, copper shimmer, and a pearly brownish plum.
On the face: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES TWEED CUIVRÉ, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in 52 CUIVRE DORE, ROUGE ALLURE L’EXTRAIT in 862 brun affirme.
With such a rich set of colours to work with, we decided to start with a softer look that’s reflective of the shimmery shades within the palette. Instead of black eyeliner, reach for a light brown pencil liner instead, which complements the palette’s darkest shade (upper left) that’s used for definition right under the eyes.
A golden allure can be achieved by patting the light gold shade (lower right) on top of the eyeliner, following its winged shape closely rather than blending it out. Enhance the look with the two medium shades (upper right and lower left) along the front of the eye and inner corner for a coppery finish.
02 TWEED POURPRE
Sweet yet intense, this bold combination of satiny pinks and mauves puts together luminous peachy pink, satin old rose, and iridescent golden mauve, followed by an intense plum for definition.
On the face: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES TWEED pourpre, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in 88 noir intense, ROUGE ALLURE L’EXTRAIT in 812 beige brut.
The intriguing balance of sweet and striking pinks certainly caught our attention here, and inspired this makeup look as well. Consider this a call to have fun with your most feminine shades — our makeup artist started with some sleek liner, in bold black that extends from the inner corners of the eyes to the outer corners of a sharp winged top, before layering on dramatic pink hues under the eyes.
You can do the same by mixing the rose and plum (lower left and lower right) together with a brush, then lightly pressing it on your skin all while blending it out at the same time. You don’t need to be too perfect with this one as the contrast of sharp liner and soft-focus pinks is exactly what makes the look interesting.
03 TWEED FAUVE
Like sunset on the eyes, this palette is a harmony of warm, radiant hues that range from a fiery matte brick orange to a deep aubergine brown. These strong shades are illuminated by the subtle shine of a satin coral and an amber-gold.
On the face: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES TWEED fauve, ROUGE ALLURE L’EXTRAIT in 848 corail sanguin.
We’ll have you know, the entire eye look was created with just the 4 shades in this palette! Though this does require some skill to perfect the sharp lines, we’ll still let you in on how it’s done. Start with the light coral shade (lower right) across the entire eyelid, and then pick up the palette’s bright orange hue (upper left) to use as an eyeliner.
A small eyeshadow brush will help with precise lines as you slowly create a winged tip that extends past the outer edge of the eye, intensifying the colour as you go along; put the same colour on the inner corner of your eye too, making sure to stick to a clean and defined style.
To create definition under the eye, mix the orange and deep brown hue (lower left), and pat it on the outer edge to add depth to the warm-toned look. The palette’s lightest shade, an amber gold (upper right), can then be used on the aegyo sal, or the pocket of fat right under the eye, for a youthful, brightening effect.
04 TWEED BRUN ET ROSE
The most neutral of the four palettes, it favours natural browns and pinkish beige tones that work well against the skin, while an icy brown and delicate dusty rose elevate it to something a little less ordinary.
On the face: CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES TWEED BRUN ET ROSE, STYLO YEUX WATERPROOF in 58 bois noir, ROUGE ALLURE L’EXTRAIT in 812 beige brut.
Channeling some 60s mod, this look sees graphic lines that frame the eye, a simple way to elevate your eye look without any complicated technique. The look starts off with blending the two medium shades (upper left and upper right) together and patting it across the eyelid, followed by a dash of chocolate brown (upper right) for a soft winged tip. Notice the more neutral, cool tones here.
Then, we used a deep brown liner (in 58 bois noir) above the eyelid and right on the crease, making sure to follow the natural shape of the eye — do this confidently for a bold swipe that’s as clean as possible. Add some flicks of eyeliner on the bottom of the eye, making them blend in with your lower lashes for even more mod vibes. For our look, we also used the eyeliner to create texture on top of the eyeshadow, aiming to mimic the look of tweed.
CHANEL LES 4 OMBRES TWEED Eye Collection, $135 each for the eyeshadow palettes. Available at CHANEL Fragrance and Beauty boutiques and counters, and on the CHANEL Fragrance & Beauty E-Shop, sg-eshop.chanel.com.
Photographed by ADELE CHAN using the apple IPHONE 14 PRO MAX.
Makeup by KIMberly using CHANEL BEAUTY.
Modelled by ELLEN from BASIC MODELS.