Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chanel Fauve Eyeshadow: Photos & Swatch!

The same day I purchased Chanel's Quartz nail polish, I made the mistake of swatching one of the eyeshadows from their latest collection, the Ombre Essentielle shadow in Fauve. This shade is a plummy taupe, and as soon as I swatched it on my skin, something about the finish captivated me. I think of it as a cooler MAC Satin Taupe on steroids. It just has more oomph!


One thing I love about Chanel products is the packaging. The simple, glossy black casing with the Chanel logo makes a statement while remaining very classy.


In my experience, Chanel shadows always have wonderful pigmentation and wear really well. Taupe is always in for fall, and I'm excited to wear this all over my lid for a smokey effect! Here's a swatch!


Overall thoughts: It's a fantastic product, but unless you are an extreme taupe lover (such as myself) or looking to splurge $28.50 on an eyeshadow, I do feel like you can find other beautiful taupe shades for a fraction of the price that you would be happy with as well. This product definitely isn't a "must have", just a "nice to have".

What is your favorite taupe eyeshadow?
xx, Allison

11 comments:

  1. So pretty! I agree, Satin Taupe on steroids describes this quite well. x

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  2. not a big fan of chanel eyeshadows but this is such a pretty colour!
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    xx

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  3. It is pretty. I feel like this looks exactly like a shade in Wet N Wild's Silent Treatment, though.

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  4. could you consider having a picture of how it looks like all over your eyelid too? sometimes that could help! or get a friend with a darker skin tone to swatch it on their hand. I am Indian so sometimes the colors look different on my skin

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  5. 'Ruthless' by Urban Decay, it's a light taupy colour and so gorgeous. 'Tempting Mocha' by Estee Lauder is also a really pretty taupe! :)

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  6. My favourite taupe eyeshadow is of course, the cult favourite satin taupe from MAC.

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  7. the closest taupe eyeshadow that I own is quarry by mac and i love the color!

    The Fashion Cycle

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  8. Because of you I had to buy the fauve one, I love it. Thanks for sharing

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  9. Such a lovely color similar to Bobbi Brown - Brown Stone.

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  10. i would buy chanel eyeshadows if they didn't give you a little sliver of eyeshadow. the price is insane for the amount you get. nice color though.

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  11. fauve is my very favourite shadow ever! i use it every day scince i got it in spring.

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