Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadows ($61). The model's eye color is similar to mine, and I love green eye shadows. I stared at it wondering how quickly I could buy that shadow, which turned out to be TISSÉ VENITIEN. I ordered it the next day.
new collection. These colors make my heart race. I feel like an artist who has just discovered an entirely new palette, and I can't wait to explore its variations.
I summarized the qualities of the new Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadows here, in yesterday's feature. I don't see any reason to repeat them. If you are new to this Chanel series, just pop over to the hyperlink "here."
I took my swatch photos of this treasure using my new camera body, which seems to pick up green better than the old one did. What I plan to do with the old one is still up in the air. I may just keep it for spare parts. I can imagine spending as much to get it repaired as I spent to buy the new body (which was on sale because Panasonic is about to go to its second generation micro four thirds camera).
I used a sponge-tipped applicator to apply all shades fairly heavily, and I took my photos in full, early-afternoon sun. I swatched starting with the green at top left and working clockwise around the quad as I moved down my arm. As I look at the swatch photos, I have an urge to re-take them, but then my knees send me a contrary message.
The pink shade is very light and sheer. It is the perfect base shade for use with the other colors. You can also use it as a highlighter under your brows. You might be surprised at how beautifully it enhances the green shades - even from a slight distance.
The silver green was a surprise. I adore it! I expected "just another silver." Instead, I saw a silver with a slight green tint - stunning alone and with the other shades.
This is definitely my favorite of the four Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow quads I purchased. I love them all, so being the "best in show" in a show of full of beauties is quite a distinction.
I purchased four of the quads from Chanel's Web site. They are winging their way to all Chanel counters and online retailers now. I know from comments that many of you have already selected and purchased your favorites. For those who haven't sprung for one of the new quads, make sure to get a look-see soon.
Photos at top courtesy of Chanel; other photos by Best Things in Beauty