Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow #101 Gri-Gri from Fall 2013 Superstition Collection

There are so many beauties from upcoming season and due to holidays I am a little behind what I would like to introduce you. There is one product which, in my opinion, definitely deserves to be written about. Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eye Shadow in #101 Gri-Gri.


Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow #101 Gri-Gri

Gri-Gri comes in a sleek black plastic housing like all other Chanel singles. It delivers what it promises given its name "Soft Touch Eye Shadow" and has a finely-milled soft to touch powder quality. I have to admit I am not a single eye shadow girl and usually find myself reaching for palettes consisting of at least three eye shadows but Gri-Gri was too pretty to pass. This shade has an understated classical feel to it.


Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow #101 Gri-Gri

Matching to the concept of the Superstition Collection, Gri-Gri is named after African voodoo amulet which is believed to bring luck. I am just hoping it brings luck once I wear it ;-) I don't know if the name has something to do with this particular shade but I have to admit that after hearing the word "gri" I was expecting some gray variant. Instead it is a soft shimmery mid-toned peachy/pinky taupe. Gri-Gri's shimmer delivers a finish borderline to metallic but I wouldn't call it metallic. In my opinion calling it frost wouldn't be appropriate neither. Instead I would define its finish as one having a beautiful and complex sheen. 


Close-up: Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow #101 Gri-Gri

Chanel's Gri-Gri is for those busy mornings, when you don't have time to go for a complete eye look with highlight in the corner or definition on the crease. You can combine it with a nude lippie and a creme blush for the day or a statement lip for the evening. It gives a subtle but bright eye look. 

Below I applied Gri-Gri all over the lid and defined the outer corner slightly with the darkest shade from Chanel's eye quad Mystere (previously reviewed here) from the same collection. Along the upper and lower lashes I applied Chanel Stylo Yeux Water Proof Eyeliner in Khaki Precieux (reviewed here) and I used one coat of Chanel Le Volume Mascara in #40 Khaki Bronze (reviewed here).

In-action: Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow #101 Gri-Gri

Final thoughts: Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow in #101 Gri-Gri provides you with a polished bright eye look with the swipe of a brush. Easy yet chic, something you would like to check out for this fall.

Do you like wearing singles or do you prefer palettes? Have you checked out Gri-Gri?

17 comments

  1. Gri-Gri looks lovely on you. In the end I chose Hasard over this as I preferred the nineties style matte finish, I'm sure the two would look great as a pair though.

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    1. Hi Georgie,

      thanks. I would love to try Hasard but I missed some of the fun since I was on holiday when all that launched, so had to decide sight unseen on the pieces I was picking. If there is something left once I am back, I want to check out that one, looks lovely on the swatches.

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  2. Wow, it's amazing how complex your eyes look with just two shades. Gri Gri is gorgeous on your and so complementary of your pretty eyes. And I love how the khaki bronze mascara is such a subtle finishing touch to the whole look. You wear the Chanel beautifully.

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    1. Thanks Belly :-* I think Gri-Gri looks good on everyone though :-) And yet it looks complex by itself, which is a good thing, especially when I am in a hurry ;-)))

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  3. Aww I totally thought I was gong to get this when I saw the promo pics but in person it didn't "wow" me and the formula seemed so-so. Plus, the fact I tend to forget all my single shadows doesn't help either LOL. I am a palette girl, I don't want to think about creating an eye look every morning I rather just pick a palette and let it be it. I hope you are enjoying your holiday!

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    1. I can relate to being a palette girl. I also became so "lazy" in a way and love starting with a pre defined set of shades and enjoy having the base, the highlighter and the definer shades all together in one compact. I love singles only when I am in a hurry.

      Thanks so much, I am enjoying my holiday a lot. I am lucky to have two more weeks of that!

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  4. Beautiful color on you! I want to go check this shadow out at the Chanel counter, now.

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

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    1. Hi Lauren,
      Thanks! You should do that, it is definitely worth to be checked out in person.

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  5. That looks lovely on you. I did swatch this and think it nice but got distracted by the palette. Think I need to go back for it :)
    xx

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    1. Hi Clare,
      I think you would love it!
      I was also purchasing the palette first (which I was not such a big fan of) and almost missing out this one. ;-)

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  6. I was so happy to read this review I purchurse this as well for the same reason to create a simple quick look, Tempitila was not happy with this and I almost thought I had to return it but not after reading your review, and seeing it on you. Did you use a primer underneath?

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    1. Hi Nawi, glad to hear that you are enjoying yours too. Yes I used a primer underneath, Nars Pro-prime all over the upper lid.

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  7. After seeing how fantastic the gri-gri shadow and khaki liner looked in your product reviews, I had to go out and purchase it for myself as I have similar color eyes and coloring. I use MAC Painterly paint pot as a base for all eyeshadows I use, so that went on first. That being said, the Chanel Gri-Gri shadow and Khaki liner were so easy to apply and blend, that I have a feeling it will become one of my go-to looks. Simple, but the results don't look simple. A real winner. Thanks so much for the idea to venture into Chanel singles. Maybe Furtif or Fauve will be a next purchase. Please keep the great reviews coming.

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