I don’t know where you stand on matte eyeshadows, but I know I’ve been developing more of an appetite for them. When I first started wearing eye makeup, practically everything I owned was shimmery. I still don’t think matte or barely satin shades look too good on the inner half/two thirds of my lids, but a lot of the times I prefer to use a matte shade in the crease for more depth. Chanel Hasard Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow from the Superstition Collection fits the bill!
While Chanel makes two different formulas for their quads, Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow (2 grams/0.07 oz. RRP in Belgium: 27,50 euros) is the same pressed version everywhere. Hasard is a matte medium taupe (definitely more gray than brown) with quite a bit of mauve mixed in. The texture is very soft, finely-milled, and pigmented. I have tried to pick up the powder with both a paddle brush and a fluffier blending brush. In both cases, it is easy to work with and produces no fallout.
Hasard swatched on the left:
Hasard should work well with many different shades of taupes. My favorite way to wear it is pairing it with Laura Mercier Grey Pearl. I don’t tend to wear mauvy taupes well, but for some reason these two work, and they work well together!
Here you can see Hasard on the outer third of my lids as well as blended into my crease:
Bottom line: Would I say Chanel Hasard Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow is a must-have? It depends on how many shades in your stash that will go with it. Essentially, if you like complex mauvey taupes with a great texture, definitely consider Hasard! I personally don’t have anything that is remotely similar in my stash, and I suspect it’s not something you’d see everywhere.
What would you pair Hasard with?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx