I am a Chanel Ombre Essentielle virgin. This is my very first Chanel single eye shadow. I was hemming and hawing over getting this, honestly it does not look very interesting in the pan until you really look at it closely.
It looks kinda blah right? I was turning Beige Lame this way and that, trying to catch the multi coloured shimmer without much success. Under lights, Beige Lame sparkles and twinkles is a soft subtle way. I got sucked in immediately.
|Top and bottom: Without primer and with Urban Decay Primer Potion|
I'm kinda on a fence on Beige Lame. On my eye lids, I'm not exactly wowed by it. The sparkles don't show up much, only under certain lighting I am able to see the sparkles. I took out my Burberry Gold Trench eye shadow for a comparison.
|Left to right: Chanel Beige Lame and Burberry Gold Trench|
Gold Trench has more warmth and gold in it without the sparkles. I prefer the texture of Gold Trench. Even though Beige Lame is pigmented and soft, it doesn't apply like butter unlike Gold Trench.
I paid SGD $48 for Beige Lame. It is $2 more than Burberry eye shadows and has slightly less product. I'm sure Chanel has eye shadows are stunning but this isn't one of them for me.
Edited to add:
It has been raining every day for the last week, the sun is finally out and I have a little time to show you how Beige Lame looks on my lids. The sparkles on Beige Lame are very subtle so it isn't obvious in pictures.
Beige Lame all over lids and the dark brown from the Chanel Tokapi quad.