Fauve comes in the same small glossy Chanel compact as Magic Night, which I reviewed here.
When it comes to eyeshadow, I can never resist dark brown, taupe, or soft beige. After seeing swatches from Delicate Hummingbird, The Beauty Look Book, and Pink Sith, I knew I had to pick up Fauve.
In the pan, Fauve is a light plum taupe with visible silver shimmer.
Here it is in the sunlight:
Fauve and Taupe Stylo Yeux are both in the same plum-taupe color family. Taupe is darker and the silver shimmer bits are much smaller compared to Fauve.
Fauve reminds me of several taupe shades in my collection such as MAC Satin Taupe, Wet N Wild Silent Treatment, MAC Hypnotizing, and NYX Iced Mocha.
On my arm, the taupe shade in Wet N Wild's Silent Treatment is very close to Fauve. MAC Hypnotizing is a bit lighter, NYX Iced Mocha and MAC Satin Taupe leans more brown in comparison.
In brighter lighting:
In the afternoon sun:
For those who love Fauve but cannot afford the high price point, Wet N Wild Silent Treatment is a great alternative. It retails for $2.99USD and can be found at your local Walgreens. While it is not an exact dupe for Fauve, it is smooth, pigmented, and does not have any shimmer fallout.
Overall, I love Fauve as much as Taupe Stylo Yeux. The color is more intense when layered on top of UDPP. I have no issues with the pigmentation of Fauve. However, there is a bit of shimmer fallout under the eyes and in the inner corners.
Bottom Line: Fauve is a beautiful plum taupe that will look beautiful on all skin tones. For those who are on a budget, check out Wet N Wild Silent Treatment which I also reviewed here. For taupe lovers like myself, definitely check out both Fauve and Taupe Stylo Yeux at your local Chanel counters.
What are your thoughts on Fauve? Yay or Nay?