One thing for sure, these singles aren’t baked. Whew! I don’t have many single eye shadows, and I don’t have a preference for palettes. I know many prefer to get palettes compared to singles, but for me, I’m on the fence. I don’t mind either. These Chanel single eye shadows have beautiful textures! I only have 3 and I love them to bits. I can use them paired with something else, and they’re good to go on their own.
The Chanel singles come in a rectangular pan and a sponge applicator inside. I don’t use those applicators so most of the time, I’d chuck them out. The eye shadows are soft and buttery. Not so soft that the powders become messy, just soft enough to feel luxurious and pigmented enough for the colours to show in one swipe.
The colours I have here are Fauve, Taupe Gris and Vert Khaki. These are all versatile shades and when paired with a different coloured base, they become more complex. The opacity of these shades can be built and if you use a fluffy brush, it can also be sheered out. Fauve looks great with dark purples, Vert Khaki looks awesome with gold and Taupe Gris is THE smokey eye shade. Here’s how they look on my arm.
To me, these are neutral colours. I can pair it with anything, pink or coral blush, nude to dark berry lips. While Chanel quads are disappointing, these are something I’d keep in my stash. They always come in handy for days I don’t know what to wear. Have you tried any of these before?