Chanel Urban & Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Urban

Chanel Urban Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a blackened navy with cooler undertones and fine lighter blue and silver pearl. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but the more emollient consistency made it difficult to build up coverage. The problem with such a deep shade having a cream base and being less than full coverage was that it always looked patchy and uneven. This might work as a base under other deeper shades or more shimmery eyeshadows, but on its own, it looked disastrous on the lid. That disaster lasted for a solid 14 hours on me and looked the same across that length of time, but it lacked the blendability necessary to m ake this type of color work as a standalone product.

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

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Ingredients

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01/06

Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow
Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow

Memory

Chanel Memory Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a golden bronze with warm, brown undertones and a pearly sheen. When diffused and buffed onto the lid, it had more of a satin-to-pearl finish, whereas leaving it as a more opaque layer and only diffusing the edges yielded a more pearl-to-metallic finish. The consistency was smooth, thin, and lightweight on the lid that was easy to apply and achieve full coverage out of. It dried down within 20 seconds and stayed on well for 14 hours (and there were no signs of creasing, just a bit of fading).

Formula Overview

$36.00/0.14 oz. - $257.14 Per Ounce

Chanel describes the formula as a “smooth-textured cream shadow [that] glides on effortlessly” and is “long-wearing.” Overall, the consistency has moderate slip–emollient but not greasy or overly wet in feel–and feels more like a traditional cream eyeshadow than Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombres. They go on as a thin layer but have fairly good pigmentation. The formula dried down quite quickly leaving little time for blending or diffusing edges, even when working one eye at a time, which was where I struggled. I think some of them tended to work better as lid colors and using something else for a more diffused/blended out crease color. They did, however, wear impeccably for as long as fourteen hours on me–no creasing, fading, or flaking.

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Ingredients

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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Christine, I love this sentence: “That disaster lasted for a solid 14 hours on me and looked the same across that length of time…” Made me laugh out loud! Well, it was horrible, but at least it lasted a long time…LOL!!!

Urban looks painfully awful. Just baaad. That you got stuck wearing it for 14, oh my. Tenacious little shadow, if nothing else!

Got enough dupes, and then dupes of those dupes for Memory! Don’t imagine I need another shimmery bronze for at least 10 years.

Hi Christine, i had my eyes on memory for a while now. How long do you think they last in the pot before drying out. I know it all depends on how you store it and how tight the lid is screwed, for an average person how do you think it works. I hate spending money anf in a couple of months its unusable. In Australia its 56 dollars.

I really couldn’t tell you since none of mine have dried out, and as you said, there are a lot of things that it can depend on. I’m also not the average consumer since I do not use mine regularly, so I’m useless answering this question since I can’t make any assumptions on what the formula would or wouldn’t do if I haven’t experienced it!

Hi Sweta, All my Chanel eyeshadows last a long time I have so many and some are at least a couple of years old and they are just like new but like you mentioned it could be also the way they are stored that might have an affect on how long they will last. Heat & air probably could probably dry them out much sooner.

This shadow is utterly gorgeous. I also have Undertone, which is a perfect golden brown (exactly the color of light brown sugar). And the little white brush that comes with them is great for applying them. Who would have thought?

By looking at the dupe list, I can see that lots of brands struggle with that navy shade, but it’s surprising that with all the experience and resources that Chanel does. So it’s a major disappointment that Urban is so bad.
On the other hand Memory is fabulous, but a shade that lives in lots of palettes and is eminently dupable for a much cheaper price.

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