Les Aquarelles de Chanel Collection Ombres Tissees Iridescent Effects Eyes and Tendresse Swatch – Updated with Swatches and Review

Updates: 8/12/2011 Ombres Tissées Palette SWATCHES and REVIEW added. See updates here.

Les Aquarelles de Chanel has hit the stores here in the States! I finally got a hold of the Ombres Tissées Palette and the nail polish Tendresse. Both items are limited edition. Take note that the 507 Tendresse nail polish is a relaunch from Spring 2010 Les Impressions Collection.

According to the box, Ombres Tissées is an iridescent effects for eyes and the colors are beiges.

Here is the back of the box explaining what are the ingredients that make up the palette. 

The palette also comes with a retractable sponge applicator and a velour pouch embossed with Chanel’s logo!

The applicator is in a comfortable size when put together. The palette itself looks just like a regular Chanel palette.

On the back of the palette gives us a small illustration on the bottom right on where we should apply the palette. 

Let’s start off exposing the palette under the flash. It looks extremely shimmery.

There’re 3 colors in the palette, ivory, beige and pink. The next 3 photos are taken under natural lighting.

Without the flash, it’s still very sparkly.

The detailing is incredible especially how well the palette is made. 

Here’s the palette under sunlight.

The next few images are different angle shots of them under sunlight. 

Next up we have Chanel Vernis 507 Tendresse.

The color is a sheer peachy pink that goes really well with the palette.

Our first swatch picture is the nail polish with 3 coats under natural indoor lighting *The Chanel fimo sticker didn’t come with any of the products, that was from somewhere else. It is applied for fun*. The color is sheer making the nails look healthy with a shine. The color gives off a natural everyday look which is easy to wear.

If you look at it with direct sunlight hitting the nails, you can see that the peachy pink color is a bit more noticeable now but nothing too flashy!

The eye palette is an extreme eye candy especially how well it is constructed and designed. The palette gives off a bright and iridescent look upon first glance. Unfortunately, I won’t be using the palette, it is going to go straight to the vault for keepsakes! Heck, it’s a collectors item! But you can see a swatch at Best Things in Beauty.

The nail polish is a really pretty everyday wear color. It goes on sheer but levels evenly and dries up flawlessly. I did have to put on 3 coats for the color to show up on my nails. The only downside is the drying speed, but a good fast drying top coat will give you a boost.


p.s. Let me finish up this post by showing you some pictures that I took today. This one is taken at Chanel boutique San Francisco when I picked up the palette and polish.

These 2 are taken at Nordstrom Chanel counter for the new Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection. I’m personally interested in the lash curler.


This is the palette swatched in natural indoor lighting. From left to right are, ivory iridescent (top), beige pearl (middle) and pale pink shimmer (bottom).

Swatched in direct sunlight. As you can see, all 3 colors are quite luminous and the powders feel very soft although the finish is not exactly the same.

See the close up detail of the shadow texture below. Ivory on the left seems to be the smoothest out of the 3, beige is a bit powdery looking and pale has the most glitters. Note this is a really close up photo to show the nuance of the shadows. When applied on eyes, all 3 shadows are finely milled and velvet to the touch.

When 3 shades swatched together, it gives the skin a subtle wash of shimmer which is glowy.

Here’s another swatch on a piece of tissue paper so you can see the colors better. Top 3 colors are ivory (top), beige (middle) and pink (bottom). The bottom one is the 3 colors blended, which seems more like beige. That’s probably how the palette was named.

One last photo is how these shadows look on the swatched fingers.

Chanel Ombres Tissées is a gorgeous palette regardless the silver overspray will disappear after use. All 3 shades work seamlessly providing a luminous and radiant look. The subtle differences in texture made the combination even more interesting by adding dimensions and harmony to the eyes. The palette can also be used as a highlighter on the cheekbones and bridge of the noose to light up the complexion. $75 price tag sounds a bit high but for a Chanel fan it’s well worth it.

24 Responses to Les Aquarelles de Chanel Collection Ombres Tissees Iridescent Effects Eyes and Tendresse Swatch – Updated with Swatches and Review

  1. Jamilla Camel August 9, 2011 at 3:22 AM

    It’s soooo gorgeous! I would love to see you wearing the palette!

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM

      It’s a collector’s item Jamilla!!!! I want to put it in the vault =(…..

  2. Blair August 9, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    So pretty!!! Can you show us some of the other items that are residing in that vault of yours? haha

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM

      I will show some stuff from the vault soon…

  3. noniek August 9, 2011 at 6:13 AM

    I like the Chanel Vernis 507 Tendresse. It’s so pretty!

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM

      The color is really pretty! The nail polish was easily applied on too!

  4. Cristina August 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    How I wish that palette 🙁

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 8:51 PM

      Cristina does your country have it in stock? You can try to the Chanel Boutiques.

      • Cristina August 10, 2011 at 7:57 AM

        No, in my country the new collection isn`t in stock. But I do not think it would be mine because I have not the necessary finances (in January I will receive the first salary of my life – I am a student now).

        • admin August 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM

          Ohh… good luck. I am sure you will make a lot of money once you graduate. What kind of major are you studying in?

          • Cristina August 18, 2011 at 3:48 AM

            I will be a doctor 🙂

          • admin August 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM

            Oh what kind of a doctor are you going to become?

  5. Vicky August 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM

    Love your little haul!
    I really want the Ombres tissees now, to use as a highlight though XD
    And the nail colour is really pretty too~ why do you release so many pretty collections Chanel? 🙁 LOL xx

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 8:52 PM

      Get both of them at Neiman Marcus or Chanel.com they have it !

      • Vicky August 10, 2011 at 2:46 AM

        I wish I could! By the UK doesn’t have a online store for Chanel 🙁 I need to go and search for it somewhere XD

        • admin August 10, 2011 at 3:22 AM

          What about Selfridges? How about Chanel Boutiques?

          • Vicky August 10, 2011 at 3:30 AM

            Yeah I think exclusive to Selfridges, I will definitely check it out when things calm down here 🙂 x

          • admin August 10, 2011 at 4:05 AM

            Can you have them mail it to you since I think there is Riot there in England right now….?

          • Vicky August 10, 2011 at 4:17 AM

            There isn’t a reply button with your last comment, so I reply here 🙂
            It’s not available online so they can’t ship it to us 🙁 I will get my hands on it some way 😀

          • admin August 11, 2011 at 12:47 PM

            good luck.

  6. Anna August 9, 2011 at 3:02 PM

    You have a thing for Chanel exclusive items such as the Byzance collection and this extra collection 😀 Would love to see the ‘highlighter’ swatched, but I fully understand that it’s too precious (and too expensive) to use!

    • admin August 9, 2011 at 8:52 PM

      Haha! Thanks Anna. We have a lot of other things we haven’t swatched or reviewed from Chanel. It’s like sitting in a large safe…. LOL

  7. Cristina August 20, 2011 at 4:58 AM

    Endocrinologist 🙂

    • admin August 21, 2011 at 2:41 AM

      Wow seems complicated because I searched and read about it on Wiki. It’s like a speciality.


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