No Doubt: Chanel’s Hesitation Eyeshadow

Chanel hesitation ombre essentielle

There is nothing quite like receiving a little gift wrapped in Chanel paper. I believe I may have made rather high pitched excited noises when opening this particular birthday gift from one of my besties (thanks again hun). The Ombre Essentielle or Soft Touch Eyeshadow in 106 Hesitation which I received was part of the fall 2014 États Poétiques collection by Chanel. This is a beautiful pink plum color with excellent pigmentation and a satin finish. The quality, as one would expect from Chanel, is excellent: easy to blend and long lasting (the best part of the day without using a primer). I love the color: very different but versatile. You could use this swiped across your lid during the day or in a beautiful smokey eye at night as I have done here.

Chanel Hesitation Swatch and Look

I have used the Chanel Hesitation as a base color across the entire lid taking it above the crease. I have added a little pearly white highlighter in the inner eye and on the brow bone and blended just a hint of a slightly darker aubergine color in the crease to emphasize the shadows there. These (unnamed) colors are from the Make Up Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 (see my review here, I used the third from left and second from right shades). I added a flicked liner using the Essence Gel Eye Pencil in Gunmetal (see this post) and two coats of the Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara in Black.

Besides the luxurious feeling any Chanel product brings, the Hesitation Soft Touch Eye shadow is great quality and an exceptional and unique color. Highly Recommended.

Chanel hesitation ombre essentielle

Wat een enorm fijn gevoel om een klein cadeautje te krijgen verpakt in Chanel papier. Ik geloof dat ik nogal hoge piepende geluidjes heb gemaakt tijdens het openen van dit verjaardagscadeau van een van mijn beste vriendinnen (nogmaals bedankt lief). De Ombre Essentielle Oogschaduw in de kleur 106 Hesitation was een onderdeel van de herfst 2014 collectie États Poétiques. Deze mooie pink plum (tja, rozige pruimenkleur klinkt toch een stuk minder goed) heeft een geweldige pigmentatie en een lichte glans. De kwaliteit is, zoals te verwachten van Chanel, erg goed: makkelijk te blenden en lang houdend (zonder oogschaduw primer houdt deze het toch het grootste deel van de dag goed uit). Ik ben dol op de kleur: echt heel iets anders maar heel veelzijdig. Je kunt het overdag over je ooglid dragen en ‘s avonds gebruiken om er een mooi smokey eye van te maken zoals ik hier gedaan heb.

Chanel Hesitation Swatch and Look

Ik heb de Chanel Hesitation als basis gebruikt over het gehele ooglid tot boven de vouw. Ik heb een klein beetje parelwitte highlighter toegevoegd in de binnenste ooghoek en op het wenkbrauwbot en een net donkere aubergine tint in de oogvouw geblend om de schaduwen te benadrukken. Deze kleuren komen van het Makeup Revolution Redemption Palette Iconic 2 (lees mijn review hier, ik gebruikte de derde kleur van links en de tweede van rechts). De Essence Gel Eye Pencil in Gunmetal (zie deze post) en twee lagen van de Max Factor False Lash Effect mascara in Black maken de look af.

Behalve het luxe gevoel dat elk product van Chanel geeft, heeft de Hesitation oogschaduw een geweldige kwaliteit en een unieke kleur. Zeker aan te raden.


24 thoughts on “No Doubt: Chanel’s Hesitation Eyeshadow

  1. Amelia Vesper February 3, 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Nothing better than a gift in a Chanel bag!! How exciting 🙂

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  2. annie'sbeauty... February 3, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I’m so happy you got it and you love it! It was on my list as well but I somehow put it aside! Then I discovered the new Silk colours from Burberry and decided I didn’t needed this one anymore! Still pretty though! 👌😌
    Lots of xx my lovely, Annie

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    • Anne February 4, 2015 / 7:55 am

      I think it is very much an Annie color 😉 But you only ‘need’ so many eyeshadows 🙂 Haven’t tried the burberry ones yet, but I’ll keep an eye out for a counter.
      lots of love

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      • annie'sbeauty... February 4, 2015 / 9:31 am

        It really is my kind of colour! Haha! 👌😌 And I prefer the formula of the singles better than the palettes. I think they are softer and easier to blend! 😉
        Definitely keep an eye on the Burberry eyeshadows! If there’s just one thing you need to try from Burberry, these are the eyeshadows! 👌👌👌
        Lots of xx

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        • Anne February 4, 2015 / 11:52 am

          I will, I think there might be some counters at the bigger department stores in Amsterdam and the Hague so I will have a browse next time I’m there 😀

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  3. Sanae February 3, 2015 / 11:51 am

    Dit is echt een prachtige look! Chanel oogschaduw vind ik zelf ook heel fijn ❤

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    • Anne February 3, 2015 / 4:52 pm

      Dank je 🙂 Chanel blijft geweldig ❤


  4. Karen Rees February 3, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Beautiful, the packaging looks amazing too – I don’t own any Chanel (yet!!!) but I’m hoping to splurge soon!! Karen x

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    • Anne February 3, 2015 / 1:00 pm

      It really is a splurge worthy company…red lipstick?!

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  5. thebeautysanctuary February 3, 2015 / 11:17 am

    I’ve worked on a lot of different beauty counters including Chanel and I can’t believe the price of these mono shadows for the amount you get! It does look really nice on your lids and the shadows are ok in terms of quality but I think you can get a lot better for a lower price from other brands! X

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    • Anne February 3, 2015 / 11:38 am

      I absolutely agree these items are overpriced but that is sort of the point of these brands: you pay not just for the product but for the added feeling of luxury 😀

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  6. Dorkchops February 3, 2015 / 9:51 am

    Such a beautiful eyeshadow! It’s really a unique colour, thanks for sharing it! ❤

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    • Anne February 3, 2015 / 4:53 pm

      No problem, it really is just pretty yet different 😀

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  7. gemmaalison February 3, 2015 / 9:16 am

    I lust over Chanel packaging, I just adore the richness and the quality of it xx

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    • Anne February 3, 2015 / 9:49 am

      So true: that little black cloth bag it comes with is just ridiculously pretty 😀


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