Chanel • Soft Touch Eyeshadow - 87 Taupe Grise • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I'd heard about this shade before but I took the plunge when it was mentioned in this month's "Best of Beauty" section of Instyle magazine. It was recommended as the shadow to have for fair skinned beauties, along with Nars "O" blush and "Honolulu Honey" lipstick. Anyway, my major problem with this product is the name. There is nothing "taupey" about this shade at all. It is a deep plummy-grey with subtle shimmer. The shade is, in my opionion, too dark to use all over the lid unless you are looking to do a smokey eye. I used it only in the crease and it took some blending to make it look subtle. It is densely pigmented. It should have been called Plum Grey or something like that, not taupe . For blue eyes, I much prefer Chanel Safari. Taupe Gris would probably look great on hazel eyes. Not a bad shadow, just not what the name implies.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Well, now I know what all the fuss is about! I received a $20 off coupon from the department store that carries Chanel here in my city and decided it would be the prefect opportunity to get another Chanel shadow and I wanted the iconic Taupe Grise. Now, I already own just about every taupe and taupe grey shadow known to woman kind so I wondered if I would be pleased by this shadow or if I should get another colour (Safari, Fauve and a Khaki of some name were others I was thinking of) but I figured "stick with the icon". And all I can say is I am delighted. Many others have already described the colour far better than I can but suffice to say, it's a plummy sort of taupe that can go just about any which way depending on what you are wearing or what other shadows you put with it. Texture is the best, pigmentation and blendability, ditto. And who doesn't feel like she's "arrived" when she's holding anything from Chanel? I have to say, though, that I don't like the packaging at all. The case is a bit fiddly to open and it just feels like the "release mechanism" could easily break. The sponge applicator is useless. And the fake velvet (it's cheap velveteen that I doubt is even cotton) pouch is just serged together at the edges - to anyone who sews, it just looks cheap. Better not to have included any pouch at all, IMO.
The long and short of it is that I'm pretty much sold on Chanel shadows (I've already fallen for the delights of the Illusion d'ombre shadows) and plan to try out one or 2 more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Yes I feel crazy spending $30 for a single shadow but I don't regret buying this at all. I purchased Taupe Grise along w/Safari, my first Chanel eyeshadows, exciting! This shadow is amazing, it is all that, what people rave about, the texture, pigmentation, beautiful taupe shade w/purple undertone. And best of all, I wore this w/out a primer for 10 hrs w/out creasing and mind you I have oily lids. Amazing! I don't know if I will repurchase any more chanel shadows due to price, not unless someone can convince me again...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure how I can justify paying almost thirty bucks for a single eyeshadow, but I really love it and do not feel guilty about it as I would other expensive purchases. A palette would run close in price but I don't think I would the love every single one as much as I love this eyeshadow. I got this along with the prelude quad for Christmas and they are both the only Chanel products I have. The texture is different form my MAC, Urban Decay, and Too Faced eyeshadows. I can see why people describe it as buttery and silky, but pigmented. It definitely is more sophisticated than my other shadows when applied, probably because it is soft, smokey and so blendable. I personally prefer darker eyes and this is dark enough for me but also light enough for day and work. I really love it and would possibly buy some more, maybe fauve?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
this line from chanel is probably the best eye shadows i have come across to date. Taupe Grise is a beautiful grey shade with an undertone of purple. i don't think it does much for my eye color, and it does look a bit muddy on my lids depending on the lighting. also, there is a bit of fall out with this eye shadow, and this is probably because it is so soft. however, it is easy to blend and does not fade by the end of the day like most of my other shadows. lovely packaging.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
the best colour for my eyes. i dont know how it woks or what it does but its deffinetly the eyeshadow to bring out my eyecolour!! i cant go without this anymore. i did not expect from this colour to do such wonders.
scince i know this colour i can not use any other eyeshadow! because no other makes my eyes look so beautifull -so i just stick to thisone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Other
Where do I start? :-) It's a lovely mauve-ey grey taupe. It changes it's shade depending on the light. It does have shimmer but it won't be obvious unless you are in a direct sunlight or artificial light. I wear it both all over the lid and as a crease color in case I wear something lighter as a main base lid color. You can combine it with right about any other eyeshadow and it'll be gorgeous (I have tried multiple combinations and they were all great!). One lippie off for the staying power. I have the same problem with all Chanel eyeshadows - they crease on me (this one is no exception) despite my eyeshadow bases etc. But I love this eyeshadow nonetheless! UPDATE Why, oh why, haven't I tried it with UDPP? It stays on the whole day! Back to 5 lippies!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Very disappointed. Thsi colour is quite flat on the eye lids. It almost looks mat. I have to apply something more shiny on top to make it more lively. For such an expensive item i was expecting so much more.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am a shadow addict. I must have hundreds of shadows but I keep reaching for this one. It can be paired with just about any other shadow color you have. It is expensive but I think that it is so versatile that you could easily justify the cost. Currently I use Benefit Skinny Jeans creaseless shadow as a base (they are similar in taupey-ness). Then top with Taupe Grise lashes to crease. Lately I have been using the NARS Isolde due (copper/rose gold) to slightly line bottom lashes and gently enhance the crease. Finish with a matte grey liner on the inner rims and instant day-time glamour for work. My fair skin hazel eyes with this combo always gets comments "Love that shadow - what is it?". This grey-taupe combo is a must-have and could work with just about anything in your arsenal (navy, lavendar, rose, black, gold, green, olive, copper). Give it a chance gals - and have FUN with it...play around, you never know what gorgeous combo you will discover.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I hate to be the naysayer here, but...I didn't like this. It's beautiful in the container, but the shimmer stopped there. It just ended up looking dirty and smudgy to me once on; there is no creaminess to this at all.
Mine is now awaiting its return to Nordstrom. Bummer, 'cos I really wanted to like this.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Taupe Grise is one of the most beautiful taupe eyeshadow I've tried! I've been collecting taupe eyeshadows ever since I saw the beautiful swatches from The Beauty Look Book and Pink Sith. I believe Taupe Grise is limited edition and will become one of the hard to find eyeshadows like Shu Uemura's ME Silver 945! So if you love Taupe Eyeshadows, go pick it up at your Chanel counter asap! I purchased mine from Nordstrom.com, and it's also available at NeimanMarcus.com. Chanel's Soft Touch Eyeshadow retails for $28.50
I often hear many people think Chanel's eyeshadows are not as pigmented but I must disagree. Perhaps they've revamped their eyeshadow formula. All the recent eyeshadows I've purchased from Chanel are pigmented and applies smoothly.I feel Chanel eyeshadows are perfect for a softer more sophisticated look. Also, the eyeshadow can be layered for more intensity!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Just gorgeous. I applied it for the first time today, a subtle soft muted greyish violet. I find some violet or plum eyeshadows have a bluish cast when applied, but not this shadow. Another comment, the texture is great, the color is pigmented, and it does not look like it will "disappear" by the end of the day. Do love it. Worth the money to me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Great eyeshadow. The quality is just super. It's soft, easy to blend and doesn't crease for the whole day. I have a very fair skin and on me it looks like dirty grey-purple. Ideal for a soft smoky eye look.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Simply the most beautiful taupe shadow I have ever seen or used. Beautiful with very slight lilac undertone. Very definitly taupe though. The shimmer is just right.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is a very complex shadow and I find the more complex the better they read. I like edgy but natural, a challenging expectation I know but it can be done with the right products. I recently purchased taupe grise to pair with heather rose and slate. All subtle but different in an amazing way. Rose on the lid, slate on the crease and taupe grise on the edge of the crease. Taupe grise and slate can work on their own too if you are just feeling "lite". Taupe grise works very well with a deep navy liner. A must have for blue eyes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Other, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
While the color could probably be duped in another, less expensive line, the texture and pigmentation in Taupe Grise probably cannot. This is a great choice for mature skin, as the shimmer is very subtle. Expensive but worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
On my fair and pink complexion, the color leans to purple. It makes a beautiful and subtle smoky eye. I have hazel eyes, and it really brings out the green color in my eyes. As with all eyeshadows, I need a eye lid primer if I want it to last any length of time. It is expensive, but it will take a very long time to work through the amount of product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I agree with the previous reviews for this e/s. As the name implies, this is a gray based taupe with a subtle shimmer to it.
In certain light, it does appear to mauve/purple gray color, which is why I had to buy this. I paired this with MAC Haux in the crease and Chanel Soft Touch Amethyst and it gave me
a soft, smokey look appropriate for day time. The quality of the product is typical Chanel, soft, smooth and blendable. As for the price, it is not cheap, but it's worth it. While taupe may seem like an easy color to dupe, but the mauve/purple cast to this e/s is what makes it special.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The reviewer below gave a great description of this eye shadow. I can see this pairing well with other neutral colors and purples. Today I'm wearing taupe grise in the crease with safari on the lid. The combo is gorgeous. I want to try this with amethyst next. It's a shame this is LE. This will make a great smoke eye for fall, or summer.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This is one of the singles (the other being Vert Khaki) released in the Chanel fall 2010 collection. Taupe Grise is, as the name suggests, a gray based taupe that leans purple. It has a subtle silver shimmer that gives it added dimension but doesn't make it super shimmery. It applies very smoothly, easily blends, and lasts as long as you would expect from a Chanel single. I find that in certain lights in leans more brown-gray, and in others it leans more purple-gray. It probably also leans a bit cool, but I think it remains neutral enough to work for warm skin tones. It definitely does on me (NC20). Honestly, it probably can be duped if you looked hard enough into all the myriad taupe options out there, but it has a great formula so it is worth paying Chanel prices ($28.5 for .07oz) if you don't feel like going on a search for a dupe with a similar formula. It is a definite must have for any taupe collector like myself though. Would recommend and buy again.