Chantecaille • Tanzanite • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous! Tanzanite is a mid-tone jewel purple with shimmer. I probably would not have reached for this color myself, but the SA at Space NK added a bit to my existing eye makeup, and it really complemented my dark brown eyes and the other shadows I was wearing, so I decided to give it a go. (For reference, the other colors I was wearing were Chanel Safari all over the lid, Chanel Taupe Grise in the crease, lower lashline and outer corner, and Chanel Lotus on the browbone.)
Tanzanite looks great as a crease color when paired with a lighter shade, used wet or dry as a liner, or all over the lid for a smokey eye. Overall, love this shade and am really happy that I decided to get it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I just received Tanzanite as part of the Olivia palette. I wish I could say I love it as much as everyone else seems to, but I cannot. I have written many reviews for Chantecaille eyeshadows, the majority of which I love, but I don't feel such fondness for Tanzanite. To be fair, the color is gorgeous, a luminous, deep amethyst, and the quality, blendability, and staying power (without creasing) are typical of this brand--excellent. I do love purple eyeshadows, but I like them to be muted with either grey or brown, so it seems I prefer Chantecaille's less colorful colors.
I rarely wear eyeliner, so it seems like an awfully huge pan to keep around for just that purpose, though it does make a pretty liner color when applied with a damp angle brush or using Paula Dorf's Transformer. Once in a while I layer it over Zinc or Granite, but on its own, it's too deep a purple for my very fair pink-porcelain skin and blue-grey-green eyes. It just isn't versatile enough for me to keep it in my #1 palette that I reach for every day, so into the swap box it goes.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly Eyes: Brown
This is one of the best purples ever! It literally looks like the gemstone it is named after. It is a deep violet purple with shimmer that is wonderfully versatile. Works great as a liner and is my staple for doing a purple smokey eye as the color is deep enough for intensity but has a bright gem like clarity as well.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
$24 for an e/s is a little steep for me but I really love this shimmer deep purple. It's great wet or dry as a liner, and good for smoky eyes. I sometimes put it in my crease but it's pretty dark and densly pigmented, so be careful to use very little if you do that. It's also a little harder to blend in the crease because it's so pigmented.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Beautiful, as an eyeliner used
wet, or in your lid crease dry.
I always use Chantecaille eye shadows and blushes in the case
to keep them from breaking.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Oh How I love this shadow. Just like review below me (waiving Hi to Stacey) said, it's a perfect match with MAC Prunella. I use Myrrh (also from Chantecaille) all over my lid as wash then I use Tanzanite in outer corners and smoke them out. I line my eyes with Prunella top and bottom and lightly go over with shadow to seal the color. Brings out tons of green in my Hazel eyes. I have to say this is my fave combo for Plum look.
Tanzanite is from the Shine collection, very soft with delicate sparkle plum.