Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Fauve

May 17, 2011

Chanel Ombre Essentielle in 90 Fauve is another limited edition eyeshadow that is only available at some countries. It was released as part of the Sublime de Chanel Collection and the collection arrived in Australia last week! Being a taupe eyeshadow lover and a Chanel fan I knew I had to have it.


Fauve is a mauvy taupe with mainly silver shimmers in it. My first thought when I saw this eyeshadow in real life was the size of the shimmers is larger than usual Chanel . If you own any of the Chanel Ombre Essentielle, I am sure you will agree with me the texture of their mono eyeshadow is much better than that of the Chanel eyeshadow quad. In the case Fauve, it is not as buttery soft (slightly more grainy because of the shimmers) as the other mono eyeshadows such as Taupe Grise – which is the best eyeshadow texture Chanel has ever done!

chanel-ombre-essentielle-90-fauve-2Comparing to Taupe Grise and Safari, Fauve is a lighter taupe and has the highest amount of shimmer.



Swatched on my eye:



My final thought: I  love it! Fauve blended out beautifully, the sparkle appears to be more subdued on the eyes and it sets nicely against my skintone without looking too frosty. There wasn’t any fall out . I like the fact that Fauve can be used as a subtle wash on the lid, it creates such a nice depth to my eyes, whereas Taupe Grise can look too heavy for a day time look when applied the same way.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Lily May 17, 2011 at 4:18 pm

Pretty! Looks very nice.

Could you maybe show your favorite perfumes? Very interested in that hihi.


Reika May 17, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Thanks Lily. Love perfumes, yeh I will 🙂


Lina May 18, 2011 at 8:08 am

Looks lovely on your eye! Thanks for updating so often C:


Reika May 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Thank you Lina 🙂 Oh well blogging is my number 1 hobby now 😛


aksaiyo May 28, 2011 at 3:21 am

Wow! Fauve looks like a nice in between of Taupe Grise and Safari! I haven’t seen this around at all! Do you happen to know where it was released?


Reika May 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm

You mean which country..? As far as I know it is released in Australia and Europe…not sure about Asia. Let me know if you can find it in Taiwan 🙂


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