Chanel Entrelacs Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette ($80.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of five shades in the neutral category that range from “light to deep, satiny to matte.” They’re very soft, but they turn powdery and seem to apply softer than they appear in the pan. I think the formula is one that needs a base, probably something with some tackiness, if you want more coverage. If you like a very soft, semi-sheer neutral look, then you may enjoy this palette.

Entrelacs #1 is a light-medium, white gold with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery consistency that lasted for seven hours. Dior Expose #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Mystere #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Zoeva Yet to Come (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Opal (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Electrify #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dazzlelight (P, $17.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Exuberante #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Nylon (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Sand Castle (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Mother of Pearl (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Les Precieux #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Storm (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). YSL Golden Glow #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). theBalm C1 (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Photosphere (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Soft Gold (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Entrelacs #2 is a muted, medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. The texture was on the powdery side, though it felt very finely-milled and smooth to the touch, and it was very blendable on the skin. It had buildable, medium coverage and started to show signs of fading after seven hours of wear. Buxom Gimme Gorgeous (P, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Downfall (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Cobblestone (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Stila Warm Honey (LE, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dimmer (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Sante (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Undeniable (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Fifi (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Tan-gled Up in You (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Dulce de Leche (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Cookie Swap (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Dune (LE, $23.00) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Glasswing (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Cocoa Truffle (LE, $16.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Hazelnut Bon Bons (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Cove (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Kid (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Wanderer (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M536 Milk Tea (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Entrelacs #3 is a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and gold pearl. The texture was powdery and drier, where the powder didn’t bind with itself, so it appeared uneven, a little lose, and almost patchy. It needed some sort of adhesive base to help it stick to the skin. This shade lasted for five hours. MAC A Harvest of Greens #4 (PiP, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Martini (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Elegant (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Hell Ya (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Stare (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Soft Steel (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dream Girl #8 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth #3 (DC, $2.29) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Yes Please (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Moodmaker (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Vendome #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Entrelacs #4 is a dark, taupe brown with cool, ashy undertones and a satin-to-matte finish. The powder had a firmer press compared to the other shades, but it wasn’t too firm, so it was still soft and smooth on the skin. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it was blendable on the skin. It wore for seven hours on me. bareMinerals Perspective (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Dolly (PiP, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Tide Pool (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Posh Pedigree #4 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M620 Gray Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Lancome Clock Strikes 12 (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Bali (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Magique (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Entrelacs #5 is a light-medium, golden peach with a soft, frosted sheen. It had sheer coverage and was stiff and firm in the pan–this one I had trouble getting product off of the pan’s surface. The color lasted for six and a half hours on me. NARS Valhalla (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Feel #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Splendid (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Calm (Right) (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Cherish (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Straight Up (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Rose Champagne (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Melody (98) (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Satisfaction (DC, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Peony (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette

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Chanel Entrelacs Les 5 Ombres de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette
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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The first image of the palette is breathtaking. I scrolled down to the grades right away chanting “please be good, please be good…” and when I got to them “… and no. You’re terrible. As expected.” What a wasted opportunity! I bet at Chanel HQ they have a bet, how horrible of a product can we produce, in spectacular packaging of course, that people will still buy, because “chanel”.

Ouch! LOL! Sometimes it just seems like brands are going for a sheer look, but they won’t actually come out and say it (and often say “pigmented” and “rich” instead)… but there’s nothing really wrong with sheer – just that it is for some and not for others but knowing that it is or isn’t is the important part!

I was squinting at the last picture of your lid trying to make out the colours. “Ok, so I can see something on the browbone and… and…??”
Yeah it did. I kind of expected it, but then again, they could have put out something like the Charming palette (which I have), which is similar in design and perform a loooot better.

thankyou so much for all of the chanel reviews today! i was hoping for an A on this palette. even the reformulated quads lack pigmentation and wear time for me. looking at the price point that i was going to spend on this palette, i’m thinking of going to tom ford. christine would you know if cocoa mirage or nude dip would be somewhat comparable to this? i’m actually looking for a really great neutral quad that would be a “workhorse” for me as i’d be wearing it everyday. and, i like shimmer and sparkle. i know you gave nude dip an A+ last year. everyone says to use urban decay’s naked palettes. i don’t know? i’m so used to fast one stop shopping with chanel. happy sunday to you!! xoxo.

I love UD’s original Naked palette, and I use it a lot. I also love Nude Dip of course, but both are quite nice. Tisse Rivoli from Chanel is nice!

Oh no! I just ordered this too yesterday! I swatched this in store and thought it would do pretty well. I do use a primer or base regularly. I bought the orange-ish cream because the SA was wearing under this and it looked gorgeous! Well, looks like I may be getting some money back from this collection. I felt like I since this was the LE piece it would be the big bang piece, lol.

I could see this working better layered over a colored base! So maybe you’ll have better luck with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Yeah, but I don’t want to HAVE to wear it that way always. So, since its already shipped, my hands are tied. I’ll try it out. But, $80 is too much. I’ve been wanting some Visearts. So, that’s a Viseart palette right there. Pretty disappointing coming from Chanel.

I can totally get that after reading your review! I very seldom read other blogs . But, I knew this was LE and was worried it would be gone. So, I went looking for reviews. I guess I am too used to your honesty! This reviewer did say her product was provided and she had the entire collection. I know she is fairly well known and I have seen her give some lower scores. She said it would be a “Go-to”. I’m not wanting to bad mouth the other bloggers in the beauty business. But, I wish they all could be honest! You review so much volume compared to everyone else and with much more thorough. If they could just be honest, I think they would see more loyal readers. I’m just sayin..in case they are reading is all. Sorry, if that sounded bitter. I don’t mean it to be. I made the choice to buy the palette. I am a grown -up . But, I can also choose the blogs to support in the future. (; Thank you Christine for always providing unbiased opinions of products even if they provided to you or not.

It seems like a hit or miss palette! A few readers have seemed to like theirs and others have returned.

Let’s hope that you have a better experience than I on this one, but if not, I know you’ll have no problem returning it! Let me know how it goes — either way ๐Ÿ™‚

Ohhh..I’m sorry. That sounded really peevy to keep the language clean on the internet. ๐Ÿ™‚ lol. Yes. I will give it a try out for sure since it is already going to be coming to my home and I would hope they would not resell that. ( But, I did see a SA a Nordstrom put tags right back on a bra I returned that I told her I had worn a few times!) I now inspect everything very closely. But, I agree- if the quality is not on par with $80- I’m not keeping it. No way. It would just drive me nuts knowing I wasted that much money. I will keep you posted. I did decide to return my Charlotte Tilbury X Norman Parkinson Filmstar and the Colour of youth cheek and lip cream. Just way subpar for the claims and price. I wore them over the weekend several different ways- boxed and ready for the post office. :(..oh well…room for other pretty things!

Was the last one really stiff for you? I mean, it wasn’t MAC-level stiff… but there was a hardness to it whereas the others were more powdery, so it was unexpected, haha.

I can’t believe this palette is $80!! For that price, you could get a Viseart palette with some of the best shadows on the market. I’ve seen several reviews/swatches on this one, and all of them said these shades were too sheer and powdery. If you’re going for the “no makeup” look, then just save some money, and pick up a cheapie drugstore shadow kit. Hell, some of those are quite pigmented nowadays. It’s a shame, because the palette is pretty to look at, and the colors are so classic. If Chanel had nailed this one, it would be a workhorse palette that would get a lot of use ๐Ÿ™

Uh-uh. Nope. Nada. These shades are so dang easy to make and formulate that, to me anyway, there is absolutely NO excuse for Chanel to utterly and completely drop the ball on these! And for THAT price??? Are they flipping kidding??? Arrrggghhh!!!! ?

At $80, there is no excuse for such poor quality, especially when something like NakedBasics (original or #2) can deliver better results at a much lower price point. Having said that, I sure do like #4 – I think what I like is how sheer and almost disappointing it is, colour-wise (it’s more like a dark taupey grey than how it looks in the pan and I actually prefer that colour!). Mind you, I’m not prepared to lay out 80 bucks to get one shadow I only really like BECAUSE it’s actually not very good…

LOL! The sheerness of #4 definitely makes it easier to build-up intensity so you don’t have to worry about blending down!

When I looked at the Dupe List for it, all the dupes seemed red/warm/dark and then I got down to the possible dupe from Tisse Gabrielle and went “A-ha! No wonder I like that shade so much. It looks a lot like one of my faves from my beloved Tisse Gabrielle quad”. So now I’m good; no need to agonize over a crumb-bum palette.

Christine, something has changed about the dupes order since the new design. They seem to be sorted from the cheapest products to the more expensive ones. Maybe it was done on purpose because the cheap brands are the more popular, but when I check dupes for Chanel or Guerlain palette I really don’t care about UD, Tarte, Too Faced etc. because I don’t have those brands and I don’t see them as a real alternative. I wonder how these palettes compare to Burberry, Dior, Tom Ford, YSL, Lancome, Clarins, Shiseido, Cle de Peau, Chantecaille, By Terry and other premium brands, but I don’t see such swatches. And I know for sure that some of those brands have better dupes than some UD or Mac.

Dupes are sorted in % similarity, so the most similar to the least similar. Price isn’t a consideration. I’m sorry, as unfortunately I do not own all the products that exist – the dupes provided are all of the dupes I could think of, no matter the brand, price, or availability, from what I’ve personally tried.

Thank you, Christine! You have enough to make me see that I don’t need something because I already have it ๐Ÿ™‚ I just need to register to be able to suggest dupes because sometimes, I manage to find some good ones via the search function. It is impossible to remember all of the shades, I usually remember things that I used recently and the mono eyeshadows of all kinds.

Hi! This is my first time reading your blog/review, and I’m amazed how thorough you are with the review and comparison! You are what every beauty shopper needs! ? ?

Gwamaia, as the saying goes, “you ain’t seen nothing yet”. Christine is thorough, professional, honest and a perfectionist! She’s saved me hundreds and hundreds of dollars on sub-par makeup products (of course, she’s also cost me hundreds and hundreds by reviewing products I would never have noticed otherwise but it’s all good since all my purchases have been good ones, thanks to her informative reviews). When you think of how much many women spend each year on cosmetics, it is so good to have a reliable, well organized resource like this to make sure we’re spending wisely and getting our money’s worth.

Wow! I must have gotten one of the good ones, because my experience with this palette is so different. I have to be careful not to over apply it, so I don’t end up with a smoky eye look every time. I find it applies and blends well and shows up really well on my skin. Then again, I have oily eye lids and very, very fair skin.

I’m glad I just saw this review and swatches; you just saved me $80!! Sad about the quality, color payoff as these are totally shades I love!

I actually really like sheer neutrals, and if I had a Chanel counter reasonably located near me, I’d likely pick it up. However, a part of me is very happy to avoid the temptation of dropping nearly $90 on one quint, LOL! I have a ton of neutrals, but most are fairly pigmented. I think I need to drag out some of my old DS stuff, and see what I can find! I may even have something in my old tarte palettes…

Didn’t Wet N Wild have a great neutrals palette – the Comfort one a few years back? That got a great rating from Christine. I think it is much better value.

I am not sure why Chanel is bothering to put out a very average neutral palette when there are so many great ones on the market. The “sheer” look is an excuse not to make the product pigmented so that you can actually see it. Thank you for the review Christine – you have just saved a lot of people some money.

Why, oh why, Chanel? This was the only product that caught my eye when I saw the promo pictures.

This is really disappointing, and as much as I love the brand, I don’t think this is worth purchasing.

Many brands like Nars, Chanel, YSL etc… produce very sheer,nude and unpigmented products because most of their customers are women who don’t know how to do make up.

You are right Christine. I was talking with a Sephora seller about this fact and she confirmed me that these brands marketing really target working women who can afford expensive and easy wear make up.
But I personally admit there are sometimes good products from Chanel or Dior,… ?

Scrubbing Chanel eyeshadow in a morning is not what I would call an easy to use makeup ๐Ÿ™‚ As a working woman, I know how to wear makeup and can apply it better than many bloggers from youtube. There are still times and places for mor ecreative looks, but not on a Monday morning in the office. Makeup skills are still there, but taste does really changes with age, the lifestyle too, it is absolutely normal and nothing to do with skills. Something too eccentrie on a woman over 40 can look pitiful. I am 35, but I already tone it down with eyes a bit. So I appreciate that some brands can make elegant textures and colors. They are so difficult to find these days, when everyone started to follow a thick metallic trend of UD. Making a thick hyperpigmented shade is a no brainer, every mass market brand can do that. Making a semi-sheer texture that has just enough color to enhance but doesn’t change my entire appearance and is not patchy, it is an art. I will definitely pay extra for it. I am not talking Bobbi Brown invisible matte shades, more like Suqqu, Chicca, Chantecaille, By Terry. I now find that Dior, Chanel, YSL often go too bold, or they try too hard to be in trend.
Nevertheless, I swatched this particular Chanel palette and even if I would not rate it D, I am also disappointed with the light colors, which are my main colors since I am fair. I agree with others that for a basic nude palette textures must be perfect. I wish brands would spend less time thinking about what to emboss over the eyeshadow, but invest more time and energy into quality. I would guess that all this “lace” can not be done over soft eyeshadows, so maybe this is why the shades were made so stiff.
Kevin Aucoin has some great nude palettes, better than this one for sure. Number 1 is almost a dupe for ENtrelacs, but without overhyped embossings.

Very disappointed. It’s so beautiful to look at but I had tremendous fall-out. Even after applying it 3 days in a row, I gave up and returned it.

I feel Chanel’s make up is going downhill and not very innovative. It seems like they’re giving up their make up line. I used to eagerly await for their nail colors and eye shadows in particular and try to buy it the first day it launches, but now, I don’t even bother going to their counter to even swatch their new colors. It’s really sad. They really need a new team to come up with better stuff!

I’m in the same boat as Anne and Tali, I couldn’t make anything out on your lid other than it was a bit darker in the outer v and you ALWAYS make beautiful looks. This is the first time a formula has been so craptastic not even your amazing powers conquered it…its just…invisible. Ooooh out of the blue I just thought of Tom Ford’s new collection. *Squee* did you see the lip color called love bruise? I NEED it, I NEED backups for backups of it. I might NEED to just sell my house lol I’d say j/k but oooooh its so purty.

Confirms my suspicions. The handful of reviews I’d seen on this prior to making my purchasing decisions weren’t so great and yours confirms. Glad I skipped it.

My dad bought this for me in spain, i have read your review and saw it in store in sweden this weekend and swatched it and was so surprise, very good quality and good pay offs, maybe we got a better batch or something here in eu ๐Ÿ™‚ so very happy with it, but very similar to last year or was it the year before? the neutral palette, but รคh :p

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