Chanel Talpa (14) is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark taupe with a frost finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $30.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Chanel Talpa (14) Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was finely-milled, soft, and lightly dusty in the pan, but it adhered well to bare skin when patted on. I had no trouble diffusing and blending out the edges. It had great pigmentation that lasted for seven hours on me.
The formula is described as a "richly-pigmented" and "longwearing." There are 16 shades available, and I've tried eight of them and have found that most are semi-opaque to opaque in coverage with soft, blendable textures that are often on the dustier side. Some shades were prone to sheering out on the lid and applied best by layering and building up the color than trying to pack it on. They lasted between six and seven and a half hours on me, which was below average. I think Chanel's formula in their quads is better overall, as they are not as dusty but still are blendable. I think the quad formula also sat better on the lids.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
A soft-textured powder shadow that offers even, longwearing colour. In 16 richly-pigmented shades with matte, satin or metallic finishes. Includes a sponge applicator for shading and a brush applicator for blending.