Monday, July 21, 2014

Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quad in #305 from the Celestial Beauty Collection for Fall 2014

Next up in my three-hit run at the Clé de Peau counter is Eye Color Quad #305 ($55 for refill). I was immediately drawn to it, primarily because of the three brown shades. I call it my second favorite of the three, but it may overtake my current favorite, #302. Those greens and browns may have a go at it for my affection.

There's not a lot I can tell you about these new quads that I haven't already mentioned. So I'll go straight to the swatch photos. I took my photos in full, late-morning sunshine. I swatched from left to right as I moved down my arm. I swatched using a sponge-tipped applicator, applying each shade relatively heavily so that you could see the shade well.

You see why I love these shades? The shimmering tan shade at the top is cool (in tone) and totally gorgeous. It works beautifully with each shade in the palette. The dark copper/bronze, like so many other palettes featuring copper, is unique in its shade. That's nice in the sea of copper and bronze that has surrounded us recently.

The shimmering taupe is exquisite. Simply exquisite. Taupe lovers unite! This shade alone makes the palette worth the entire $55. The dark deep brown charcoal accent shade can be worn as a liner. I see in "real life" a touch of plum in it. You can't see it in my photos, but that plum snuck in is consistent with the many lavenders in this collection. It is very sparkly too.

I will show you the remaining quad I purchased tomorrow. For now, after a day that started at 4:30, a full day of work, a trade of my car for a loaner at the dealer (my key needs an exorsism - really!), and a physical therapy session, I'm pooped.

You can find the new Clé de Peau Beauté Eye Color Quads at very few sites so far. I purchased in store at Neiman Marcus. They can be found online at Saks if you use the link above. Otherwise, keep checking your favorite source for Clé de Peau Beauté. The collection should arrive within two weeks. Nordstrom told me they expected it in store late this week.

Photos by Best Things in Beauty


Kiss & Make-up said...

*unites!* That taupe looks gorgeous indeed.

Anonymous said...

Oh, love at first sight! I've been holding off on Chanel's Tisse Mademoiselle because it wasn't 100% love. So glad I waited as this CdP quad is perfection. Thanks for the swatches.

Sara said...

So pretty! Look at that taupe!

Bellyhead said...

Aieee! Be still my heart. The promo images of these new quads were really gorgeous, and your swatches of this palette really does it justice. I wasn't a huge fan of the old formula as I kept on experiencing fallout, but I am super anxious to see them in person now. Thank you for these pictures! A taupe lovers dream.

VancouverChic said...

These are gorgeous. I agree also I am glad I waited before buying the Chanel eye shadows; as these ones are stunning!

Thanks so much for the swatches CG!

Joanne ~ VancouverChic

Charleston Girl said...

That taupe, my friends, is worth the price of admission. You know I'm taupe-biased, though, right?

VancouverChic said...

Yes we sure do know you are taupe based CG lol lol

I think the two sets you have shown so far from Cle de Peau would be gorgeous on my green eyes. Gorgeous on your blue eyes too!!! lol lol

Joanne ~ VancouverChic

Jo said...

It looks like Amanada Seyfried is wearing this quad on her eyes in the new CdP campaign.

Anonymous said...

I bought the purple set two hours ago.
And the case....but if I find the old case I rather have the old case.....less finger marks.
Has .21 oz like when the old singes were .05 oz.
Got it at Saks SF. Only had two testers out.
Had to get the case otherwise I will cry if I dropped it.

Evelyn said...

I am being seduced by the taupe! Maybe I shall choose this to add to my upcoming birthday treats. lol I start early with the gifts to me.

Anonymous said...

sorry so late in the comments field on this. just want to say i've tried these because of your posts. i am hooked. and in a crazy way they remind me of ultima II from 1980's. my first quad was gosh i guess when i waas 10 or 11. i am lucky to have a fashion maven mother and she bought me the brand at our navy exchange. looked it up and another connection to you. i read a review of yours singing kevin aucoin's praises a while ago. he was the one at ultima II back then, too funny. you are wise to the best artists. i love your advice. thank you so much always.