Chanel Spring 2010 includes two new single eyeshadows from the Ombre Essentialle line (Ombre à Paupières Mono Douceur). These are the Soft Touch Eyeshadows in Sillage and Trace ($28.50 each). Sillage, which means “vapor trail” or “wake,” is a light shimmery highlight color with rosy bronze tones, with a hint of the mauvish tones that infuse the Kaska Beige quad. Like some of the other shimmer products in this collection, the light makes this color into a chameleon–it can change quite a bit depending on how the light hits it.
Trace is a deep shimmery mauve-brown. There is not enough grey in the color to call it a taupe, it is truly more in the brown family. Of course, it will pair nicely with Sillage. If you prefer a matte color, Chanel’s single in Beige will do well.