Chanel presents Les 4 Ombres Tweed – the link between fashion and beauty

HAVING revolutionised women’s wardrobes nearly a century ago with the introduction of her tweed creations, Gabrielle Chanel redefined the material by placing it at the forefront of her House. Unlike others, she valued its pattern irregularity and texture, crafting it to form casual and formal pieces that would stand the test of modern style evolution.

So, with this fabric embedded into the core of Chanel, the Makeup Creation Studio decided to draw inspiration from it for the 2022 Eye Collection, aptly continuing the tradition to reinterpret tweed.

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tweed

Taking shape in eyeshadow form, the limited-edition Les 4 Ombres eyeshadow palette – originally launched in 1982 – will see a tweed pattern etched onto the surface of each shade. Each palette contains four colours that work harmoniously with one another mimicking the same ability to blend together like the fibres within the tweed fabric.

Suitable for all skin-tones and complexions, the eyeshadows have been tried and tested on a wide range of looks working well for sophisticated, simple everyday vibes right through to working well for when you want a dramatic evening moment.

Linking the fashion side of the French fashion House to its beauty department for the first time, one of Chanel’s Métiers d’art, Maison Lesage has created special tweed pouch to hold this limited-edition product.

Les Ombres Chanel Cuivre  Tweed Cuivré

Les Ombres Chanel Cuivre Tweed Cuivré

The first iteration of this addition to the extensive make-up line is Tweed Fauve, a colourway of earthy tones, such as fiery orange, aubergine brown, satin coral and amber gold. Tweed Cuivré, on the other hand, focuses on bringing a golden shimmer to your eyes with rich brassy tones seen in many of the clothes and accessories.

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The third palette, Tweed Pourpre brings together shades of pink and mauve to offer a softer, iridescent effect. Tweed Brun Et Rose is the final creation centred around four natural tones of brown and beige to end this special showcasing of Chanel.

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Tweed Brun Et Rose Chanel Tweed Brun Et Rose

Speaking to Chanel Make-Up Artist, Zoë Taylor on Les 4 Ombres Tweed collection, she tells Glass about her favourite palette from the collection and offers tips on how to apply it.

“I have to be honest it pretty tricky to choose a favourite out of the beautiful new Chanel Tweed collection. But if I had to it would be Les 4 Ombres Tweed in 03 – Tweed Fauve, I adore all these rich colours. This palette suits everyone and is super versatile, warm aubergine and brick orange may sound a bit frightening but they are so flattering at emphasizing eye colour and making the whites of the eyes look fresh and bright.

The texture glides beautifully onto the skin and blends seamlessly into the skin. I always start with the deepest aubergine shade into the outer socket and along the lash line on top and bottom lashes, this really helps to set the drama you would like. Apply the coral into the inner corner to add light.

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Les Ombres Chanel Fauve Tweed Fauve

The pop of colour comes from the brick orange which should be applied onto the centre of the upper lid and along the centre of the lower lashes. And of course, lots of mascara on the top and bottom lashes

For this kind of drama I would always team this with a nude liner and some lip balm.

To wear this pallet for a light daytime look, I would apply the brick orange over the whole lid with lots of mascara on the upper lashes only. This will really open up the eyes. Add the light as before on the upper inner corner with the coral shades”.

Bridging the two sides of Chanel together with this special edition make-up product marks a moment in the brand’s history – one you don’t want to miss out getting your hands on!

by Imogen Clark 

Les 4 Ombres Tweed (RRP £67) is available exclusively on and Harrods