Sometimes, when I rifle through my makeup, I feel like a deep-sea explorer — like the Jacques Cousteau of cosmetics — discovering new species of lipgloss and learning more about the many products that inhabit my personal makeup world, LOL!
I get a big kick out of rediscovering great products that I haven’t worn in months, like the Sparkling Satins Eyeshadow quad from Chanel ($56).
You see, I have a chronic case of makeup ADD. It’s almost debilitating, and Chanel’s stunning limited edition quads always make it worse.
When I recently reconnected with the cool-toned Sparkling Satins quad (comes with four powder shadows; I’d picked it up a few months ago at a Chanel master class), part of Chanel’s permanent line, I suddenly realized how lost I’d been without her.
Each of the four shades — a buttery gold, a light blueish gray, a silvery pink and a gunmetal gray with silver glitter — can do for eyes what only a two-week tropical getaway with a shirtless Ryan Reynolds could do. In other words, they do a lot.
When I’m in the mood for more color than something like the NARS Kalahari can give me (big on the neutral shades), I’ll reach for something like the Sparkling Satins Eyeshadow quad.
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Here’s my favorite way to wear Sparkling Satins…
- First, for some color, I pat the shimmery pink or blue shadow onto my lids with a flat eyeshadow brush before blending out the edges with a fingertip.
- Then, to lighten the eyes, I’ll pop the gold shade into the tear duct area with a pencil brush and blend the edges with a makeup sponge.
- For some soft definition, I’ll smudge the gunmetal gray shadow along my upper and lower lash lines with a short shader brush.
- Finally, a quick curl with a lash curler and two coats of mascara — all done!
Warm-toned babes, listen up!
If you’re a cool-toned gal, I bet these colors will sing sonnets on your skin, but warm-toned beauties still might want to give Sparkling Satins a try (even if you don’t typically give cooler colors a second glace).
My skin’s on the warmer side, but I think these cool colors still work well. In Sparkling Satins, Chanel has a product with shades that should be wearable by women of a wide range of skin tones.
Is Sparkling Satins new to you? Have you ever played with these colors before?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,