Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow
Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow

Crazy for Khaki!

There are two single eyeshadows included with the Chanel Les Contrastes de Chanel CollectionVert Khaki (khaki) and Taupe Grise (chocolate grey).  Each retails for $28.50 and contains 0.07 oz. of product.  I originally planned to review them together, but I adore Vert Khaki too much–it deserves its own post!

Confession time:  I ADORE OLIVE GREENS.  (Is it a confession if everybody already knows?  Guess not!)  No, but seriously, I totally have a thing for antique-y earth tones.  I’m so smitten over Vert Khaki as soon as I gazed down upon it… and then fell head-over-heels in love with it after swatching it.  It’s this beautiful concoction of darkened olive green with a metallic gold sheen and flashes of gold and emerald green shimmer.  Divine!  LOVE!

It has the same silky, soft texture of Chanel eyeshadow, and it’s richly pigmented and a little goes a long way.  It’s shimmering without being frosty, and it blends out beautifully with other shadows. Not the most affordable eyeshadow on the  market, but at least they don’t skimp on quantity–a little more than average.

I’m excited to try this over a gold base, just to bring out the golden tones in it!

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re a fan of smoky eyes, Chanel has you covered with the Enigma eyeshadow quad. It’s very dark and seductive, but it seems a little limited in its combinations.

Availability:  July 2010

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Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow
Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow

Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow
Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow

Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow
Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow (left) Chanel Taupe Gris Eyeshadow (right)

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33 thoughts on “Chanel Vert Khaki Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches (Fall 2010)

  1. Alexis (SF)

    Oooh yes to the Vert Khaki and the Taupe Gris (sadly!)

  2. Amy

    Christine–lovely! Is this the same as the Khaki in the permanent line? (ie, is this a repromote that we can skip if we already have Khaki

  3. Can you compare it with Khaki? I love olives too but have quit few: Chanel Khaki, Dior Khakis, Mac S Olive and one in oasis palette. So not sure I need one more.

    • I don’t think I have Khaki, sorry :(

    • Nancy

      Just got back from the Chanel counter the original Khaki and Vert Khaki are different. The Vert Khaki is deeper then the regular Khaki the regular Khaki has more of a brightness to it. I got the Quad and one of the shades in the quad looks like Vert Khaki to me extremly close so I did not feel like I needed Vert Khaki too. If you don’t get the Quad and you have the regular Khaki I thought Vert Khaki was different enough to pick up if you are a lover of olives plus it is limited edition. Also got Pink explosion blush, plum eyeliner, Paradoxal polish, Rose dentelle lipstick, Chalys lipstick . Coral Love and Rpse Dilemma lipgloss and Enigma quad I prefer the older Khaki to the newer Vert Khaki just because it looks better on my skin tone but both are wonderful

  4. Avatar of Myna Myna

    Added to my list these two gorgeous eyeshadow for the fall collection :-)

  5. Avatar of Deb Deb

    Hmm, yes to the Vert Khaki and no to the Taupe Gris…I think. The Khaki looks similar to Urban Decay Chains, but with more sparkle. I’m afraid to buy it, though, because the last thing I need is to move my makeup obsession up a price tier!

  6. How similar is it to MAC Henna, Sumptous Olive or Vintage Gold Pigment?

  7. Eileen

    I love the Vert Khaki. It’s such a classic autumn color. Looks like I’ll be picking up a single in addition to Enigma :-)

  8. Steph

    Hi Christine! Are the new single shadows and the quad limited edition?

    • The press release only marked the blushes as LE but everything else didn’t have the LE notation! I will double-check with Chanel PR, though!

  9. Lin

    Hey Christine,

    How does the Vert Khaki compare to MAC Sumptuous Olive? Thanks!

  10. maya

    Beautiful colours!

  11. Nicole

    Right now, I’m not in the mood for this color at all! But it’s so hot outside! I feel like I might be in love with this by autumn. My serious Chanel weakness makes me want this regardless. Luckily I don’t own a color like this…not even close. So it would be worth it. Yay!

  12. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    mmmmmmmmm……lovin these:)

  13. Mandy

    Is there much shimmer fallout with this e/s?

  14. I am wild about olives so Vert Khaki is right up my alley. Olive shadows are amazing with hazel eyes. I am with Deb though, the Taupe Gris is pretty blah for me.

  15. Leenie

    I’ve tried some of there lipsticks but I never bought any eye shadows from Chanel but I might try that vert khaki.

  16. I’m falling in love with this new shade!! I hope will be relased very soon!! ;)

  17. Emma

    Hi Christine, do you think Vert Khaki is a dupe for MAC Sumptuous Olive?

  18. Dianna

    Lovely! Not the greatest colour on me, unfortunately :(

  19. Joan

    I have been craving for some taupes and khakis lately and what do you know, Google brought me here as usual :-P I think I will be picking up these two. They will be my first Chanel shadows – so far I only have the Chanel waterproof eyeliners.

  20. Michelle

    the regular khaki from the line and this new one look amazing together!!