Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Holiday 2011: Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle ($28.50 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark beige with multi-colored sparkles and a subtle hint of rose. The color payoff is nice with full color and true-to-pan color in one go. It translates exceptionally well on the lid–it really gives color and oomph without being over-the-top, smoky, or bright. You could wear it as a sheer wash of color or more opaque (which is how I wore it). I love that the multi-colored sparkle actually shows up on the lid and doesn’t end up all over your face, which was a bit of a surprise! The texture of Chanel’s individual eyeshadows is silky soft and very finely-milled; these two attributes combine to create an eyeshadow applies smoothly and blends out effortlessly.

Urban Decay Spotlight is cooler-toned and doesn’t have the sparkle. MAC Moleskin is similar in the base color but doesn’t have the sparkle either.

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Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle

Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle
Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle on lid

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Chanel Beige Lame $29.50/0.07 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I think it’s really hard to photograph sparkle, especially in Chanel’s case. I’ve found their glitter to be very fine compared to Urban Decay, for example. It’s always much prettier in person.

Wow, so gorgeous! It sort of looks like it’s in between Naked and Buck from the Naked palette, which would ideal for me because I always have to blend those two colors to get the exact shade I want.

#1. Color looks like a color of a Chanel suit outfit.
#2. It appears like Chanel is having their cosmetic made in France again, and not from U.S.
#3. Color reminds me of UD Sin, but I like Sin more. It is versatile and can be blended with many other colors.

I think most of Chanel cosmetics are made in Italy or France. They have “Euro” versions of blush and quads which are baked and “U.S.” versions which are not baked. But last I heard, they were going to consolidate all of their manufacturing in France.
This single shadow is not baked — it is the traditional (U.S.) formula.

Do you think this will look good on pale, cool toned girls (around NW 20)? I just ordered this, but I’ve heard it just blends into the skin on some people, I’m really hoping it turns out just as lovely/medium brown on my skin as it does yours.

I went to swatch it today, unfortunately, the color seems to be different from yours.. I love how warm it is from your swatch, but on me, it’s a cool tone beige 🙁 how sad ..

Does the beige lame eyeshadow oxidized alot on e lids? Cause my UD naked & buck eyeshadow will oxidized and turn warm which is what I like about them ..

would you say it’s close with the “baroque” eyeshadow for Laura Mercier ?
could it look good on green eyes, cool tone and clear brown hair ?
thank so much !

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