I purchased Chanel Soft Touch Eye Shadow in Sillage ($28.50, #85), hoping for a perfect base color.
The texture is outstanding, and the finish is shimmery but not overly so. Over a primer (I use Paula Dorf), the color lasts all day.
The color is a warm shell pink, but the tiny microshimmers add complexity and make Sillage look different in different lights. Here it appears cool beige.
And here it start to warm up and lean toward that lovely shell-pink color.
But on my pink-porcelain skin, Sillage looks peach.
|Indirect sunlight, no flash|
And, surprisingly, even warmer indoors in natural light!
|Indoors, natural light, no flash|
When compared to similar eyeshadows in my drawer, Sillage is lighter and less beige than Rouge Bunny Rouge Gracious Arasari, warmer and less pink than Chantecaille Quartz, warmer and more peach than Prescriptives Venus (discontinued), and more peach than Julie Hewett Runway.
|I actually swatched the above eyeshadows on my skin, but even though they are all quite different, they morphed into one big beige splat|
After I pulled this review together, I mentally unearthed several other similar eyeshadows that I should have included in the group. Maybe I will update this post later if anyone wants me to. I did find a few pictures that showed some of my pink-peach-beige colors in isolation, which I inserted below, but now I am curious to see the above group include Alima Dawn, Becca Doeskin, Paul & Joe Little Sister, and Pixi Fairy Light Solo No.1 French Lace
Here's a swatch I found on my flash drive of Becca Doeskin next to to RBR Gracious Arasari:
Here's another warm pinkish-beige eyeshadow: Paul & Joe Little Sister #13 in their Self Select pans.
And Pixi's French Lace on the left:
I think Pixi and P&J would be the closest to Sillage.
Bottom line: Sillage is a perfectly good neutral eyeshadow base that I don't find to be essential.
Purchased by me from chanel.com, all photos taken by me.