Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges is part of the Aquarelles de Chanel Makeup Collection For Summer 2011 released earlier this week. It retails at S$95 and it contains 13g of product, made in Italy. I believe this collection is exclusively sold only at ION Orchard.
The compact is exactly the same size as Joues Contraste and Les 4 Ombres. It also comes with the standard velvet pouch and a travel friendly sponge applicator – similar to the ones included in Illusion D’Ombres.
The Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges consists of 3 colour blocks, not so much of them being all blended together, you can clearly see the line where the colours meet. From top to bottom, there is a pale pink, a beige and a pink – all infused with silver glitter reflects that glistens like fine diamonds under the light – beautiful.
Swatches above taken indoor with natural light and swatches below with flash.
Although the colours are very light, you are still able to capture the differences between them. Personally, I like the beige most, followed by the pale pink but it may look slightly ashy on darker skin tones. When all 3 colours are blended together, the effect is less dramatic – giving off just the right amount of colour and sheen.
It feels kind of weird running my fingers across the crystalline surface of this palette. I was having second thoughts of doing so, wondering if I should keep this palette untouched because it’s such a beauty to admire.
Picture above shows the damage after two swipes. The silver glitter reflects seem to be a over-spray which will eventually disappear.
As the name of this product suggests, the Ombres Tissées Iridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges is meant for the eyes but I see myself using it more as a highlighter for the cheeks and cupid’s bow. The individual colours are not truly unique but the texture is incredibly soft and creamy, blends into the skin smoothly and seamlessly. Even with the gitter reflects, it doesn’t feel gritty.
For Chanel lovers and makeup collectors, I believe this palette is hard to resist. And for those who enjoys sparkles and shimmers, you might not want to miss this out either. For the rest, you decide if it’s worth the spurge.
Thank you for reading and hope this little post helped.