Chanel Le Vernis Tendresse and Ombres Tissées Beiges Reviews

August 27, 2011

I bought the Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges and the Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color 507 Tendresse a while ago (soon after I posted it here) but never had the time to swatch them for you. For the Chanel makeup lovers in Australia, unfortunately we have only received these two products from  Les Aquarelles de Chanel Collection, which means we miss out on the rest of the products such as the JC blush in pink cloud and the Rouge Coco Shine in Royallieu which I am dying to get my hands on! As usual, both CafeMakeup and TheBeautyLookBook have great reviews for all the products from the Les Aquarelles de Chanel Collection.

les-aquarelles-de-chanel-collectionThe Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges is truely a master piece of art – it shines in the light like a precious jewel.

chanel-les-aquarelles-ombres-tissees-beiges-swatch-1Once the overspray is removed it loses its glamorous appeal…

chanel-les-aquarelles-ombres-tissees-beiges-swatch-2Swatches with the overspray

chanel-les-aquarelles-ombres-tissees-beiges-swatch-3Swatches without the overspray are luminous but without the frost and glitters. They look the same on the skin once they are blended.

chanel-les-aquarelles-ombres-tissees-beiges-swatch-4Layered it with a matte pink blush


FOTD: I have applied the Chanel Beiges on top of a matte grey shade on my eyes. On my cheeks I applied a pink cream cheek color on the apples then added the highlighter from the center of the apples towards the temples.  I would say it is a good highlighter for people who are not overly tanned. On my NC15 complexion it delivers a soft candlelit glow to the face without changing the skin color.



Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color 507 Tendresse is a lovely nude neutral pink – my number one staple shade if I want my hands to look polished and clean. The consistency of this polish is very thin and liquidy compared to the other Le Vernis. I had to apply 4 thin coats to achieve a semi opaque jelly-like finish.



{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Tina August 27, 2011 at 11:53 am

Great review, you skin is glowing with that highlighter !! Can’t wait to see your skincare routine <3


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:33 am

Skincare routine! I am sorry for the delay as I got sidetracked a little…I will do one very soon!


Popblush August 27, 2011 at 12:23 pm

Pink Cloud is such a gorgeous subtle pink. It would look so natural on your fair skin. Bummer you can’t get it in Aus.

I love your FOTD! Beiges looks really really nice layered on top of the cream blush~ Although the overspray isn’t there anymore, it still applys as a gorgeous highlight! 🙂


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

I know..hopefully it will be re-promoted in another collection..


jamilla August 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm

A beautiful and chic look!


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:35 am

Thanks Jamilla, you are always so sweet!


onlyfr33b33 August 27, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Sometimes I don’t understand chanel’s makeups…such light highlights, and so expensive! Is it worth it, when you can play with so many other colors?


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

I think Chanel is targeting at more mature women (hence more money..) who lean towards neutrals…?


Joyce August 27, 2011 at 3:59 pm

The highlighter doesn’t look too frosty and it looks lovely on you, but I’m still in love with my Dior Amber Diamond highlighter. =)


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

I missed out on the Dior Amber Diamond highlighter but from all the reviews I have seen it sounded wonderful!


Kalmo August 27, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Wow, you are stunning! Thank you for the review. I loooove Chanel Tendresse, so feminine, clean, and put together.


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:43 am

Thank you so much Kalmo!


steph August 27, 2011 at 8:25 pm

this is pretty on you! id like this for when im paler too! xxx


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:42 am

Thanks steph! This highlighter really complements fair skin 🙂


Daisy Chiu August 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Hi there,

How would you compare Ombres Tissées Iridescent with Armani’s fall woven face fabric palette?? Thanks.



Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

The Armani woven face fabric is more finely milled so it is less powdery and gives a satin sheen and glow to the face. However it can be too frosty on certain complexion as it has a silvery taupe undertone.
The texture of Chanel Ombres Tissées Iridescent is not as smooth as the Armani but the color blends into my natural skintone giving it a natural subtle glow.

Hope it helps Daisy 🙂


Eta August 28, 2011 at 6:11 am

Hi Reika,
you always are so chic. Thank you for a great series of blog posts and reviews lately. I was able to get a sample of the GA Luminous Silk foundation and I’m loving it to pieces! x


Reika August 28, 2011 at 11:50 am

Hello Eta, thanks for letting me know and I am so glad to hear that!!


Amanda August 30, 2011 at 12:59 am

Hi Reika,
I am so happy I came across your blog. You apply your makeup so beautifully, and I have been attempting some of your looks on myself.
I love Chanel nailpolish, but find that the brushes are awful. I substitute the brush, using one from Sally Hansen Insta-Dry. If you’re not familiar with this brand, it has a flat brush with tapered bristles; polish application is perfect – no streaks.
I am looking forward to sampling No. 19 Poudre.
Cheers from Canada!


Reika August 30, 2011 at 7:07 am

Hi amanda, thank you so much! Your comment made my day 🙂
I have sampled No.19 already and I didn’t like it very much on me…not the type of scent I would normally wear. Let me know what do you think of it once you get a chance 🙂
Thanks for the rec btw!


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