Unsung Makeup Heroes: Chanel Vert Khaki Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow

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Chanel Vert Khaki

My “I can’t tell you how happy I am that it’s sunny today!” smile while wearing Chanel’s Vert Khaki on my lids…

I am LOVIN’ this shimmery khaki green eyeshadow, desperately, though I should note that whenever I wear it on my lids, the urge to crank open a fire hydrant so that everyone in the neighborhood can frolic through the spray, perhaps to a choreographed dance routine, befalls me.

(SIDE NOTE: seriously, I have always wanted to do that…)

Chanel Vert Khaki

Chanel Vert Khaki Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow

Now, I’ll wear khaki greens any time of year, but the warmer months — especially June through August — after I’ve normally darkened a shade or two and it’s like a coral partaaaaay 24/7 on my cheeks and lips, Vert Khaki becomes my BFF. I just love how well it works with juicy, summery corals…

And hot pinks…

And golds and bronzes, too.

Chanel Vert Khaki

Vert Khaki working its magic…

I gotta hand it to Chanel. Their eyeshadow singles cost an arm and a leg, but at least they don’t hold anything back. This one, in particular, looks crazy good!

Even though green eyeshadow can be a huge leap for some, I think Vert Khaki is possibly the closest you can get to a natural-looking khaki green.

Yeah, with this on your lids, it definitely looks like you’re wearing colorful eyeshadow, but it’s not totally in your face.

It’s on your face… 🙂

LOL! Vert Khaki has some gold in it, along with a touch of warm grayish taupe (which really comes through when you buff it down), and I think those extra touches keep it from looking too out-there-cray, you know what I’m sayin’?

With this on your lids, you won’t feel like people are staring at your green eyeshadow. No, they’ll be admiring your sultry eyes, ooh-la-lah.

Chanel Vert Khaki

Also wearing MAC Warm Soul blush on my cheeks and Hourglass Nectar Lip Gloss on my lips…

So. Let’s talk finish.


SO BOSS! Vert Khaki has a subtle, almost soft-focus shimmer that glimmers on the lids, but it’s not, like, obnoxiously frosty. I think it’s a very soft, flattering way to wear green eyeshadow and, even better, it doesn’t settle into my fine lines (a heads-up for makeup lovers of all ages).

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To wear it, I usually reach for a flat shadow brush and a domed fluffy blending brush. First, I pat Vert Khaki on my lids with the flat eyeshadow brush, then take the blending brush and rock it back and forth at the edges, drawing the shadow up into the crease.

A couple coats of mascara and bronze liner (try it with Chanel’s Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Santal) along my lash and waterlines and BAM! — all done. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Chelsea says:

    Love this color, but I love their Khaki Precieux eyeliner too, which isn’t too far off color-wise. I need a new one of those, come to think of it… It’s definitely a neutral green!

    • Karen says:

      I remember you mentioning that pencil a few times! I need to get it. Do you have Santal? I was kinda “eh” about it at first, but after using it for a while I really fell in love with it.

  2. Chelsea says:

    I don’t! I have the grey, which I use regularly, and Beryl. I’ve never liked pencil eyeliner that much, but these I adore! I want all the colors, but at $30 a pop I have to be strategic.

  3. Sylirael says:

    So gorgeous! That last photo should be Chanel’s promo shot for this eyeshadow! 😀
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  4. Sunny says:

    Oh great, now I have to track this thing down!!! There are some Chanel singles that I have wanted for a while, and this is definitely one of them! SO my thing, and it looks REALLY good on you!
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  5. Kim says:

    This color really suits you and it’s especially nice with your sweater-tank. Chanel is always classy, even with their color. 🙂

  6. Natalie says:

    This shade is stunning on you! I really want a good khaki shadow. I was eyeing the hourglass duo, but this one might have stolen my heart.
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  7. Audrey says:

    It looks so good on you Karen! On me it just looked really dark, cool and unflattering- I could not pull it off 🙁 But I am loving the TF Cognac Sable palette I just got after watching your TF Fab 5 video. Want to get that gorg African Violet nailpolish too. Love your blog, thanks so much for all the great reviews!!

  8. Erin says:

    Looks great on you but way to warm for me!
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  9. Brian AKA Roulette says:

    Its stunning…very complex. Looks like you have a very complimentary shade of brown mixed in the crease, and the shade of green is divine. Not too teal, not too yellow. Beautiful pics!!!

  10. Leah says:

    That is a lovely colour on you – how much are the singles? x


  11. Rhea says:

    This color is pretty unique and gorgeous! I’m still unsure how to justify the pricing. Of used everyday how long do you think it’d last Karen ?
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  12. Such a pretty shade.. <3 looks lovely on u.. 🙂
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  13. Danielle says:

    I love this! I think this is a shade that I will be picking up right after Labor Day, because this is the perfect fall shade for me.
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