It’s Zen and the Art of Camellia Blooming With Coco’s New Quad: The Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Jardin Zen

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Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Wearing the new Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow on my eyes

Oh, OK! I get it. Jardin Zen. The name of this Chanel quad means “zen garden” in French, and that’s kind of what the pattern on the pans looks like — one of those Japanese gardens with the little stones that someone rakes cool patterns and design into. Neat.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow


Of course, Coco Chanel’s zen garden would have to have a design that looks a little like her favorite flower, the camellia. It’s only logical.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Just like mine, if I were ever to make one, would have cats and cupcakes on it. 🙂

A new limited edition online exclusive available now on, the Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in Jardin Zen is part of the 11-piece Jardin de Camelias collection.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

Also on my eyes in this look: MAC Cork Eyeshadow (crease), NARS Black Valley Liner (upper lash line) and MAC Extended Play Gigablack Lash (lashes)

A beautiful Monday through Friday eyeshadow palette of basics for the girl/guy who wants something other than a bunch o’ browns. I’s like a Chanel Flap bag, with its chain and quilt detailing, but in a color like greige, as opposed to basic black. Something you could wear all the time, and it goes everything, but it’s a little different, ya know? I like that.

You get a gorgeous violet gray, a golden beige, a pastel pink and a soft black — all colors that are easy to work into an everyday makeup routine. Practical, but not too boring or basic.

Chanel Jardin Zen Quadra Eye Shadow

That’s Jouer Peony Blush on my cheeks and MAC Mineralize Rich Lipstick in Good Taste on my lips…

Being from Chanel, it’s expensive, though, but it’s also Chanel quality. Sure, you’re paying a premium for the name, but I also think the shadows perform extremely well.

Long-lasting, easy to blend with other shadows and each other, and they contain a perfect amount of pigment. Plus, they don’t crease, as long as I wear them with primer.

Chanel Jardin Zen Swatches

Chanel Jardin Zen Swatches

Ah, and then there’s the finish… 🙂

In their pans, the shadows look ready to shine like metallics, but on skin they impart a soft-focus candlelit sheen instead.

Gorgeous! — and also very forgiving, fine lines be damned. Speaking as a 30-something, I’m a fan.


Lots of ideas for ways to wear this palette, but for an easy weekday look, try patting the golden beige, pink or violet gray on your lids, sweep a matte brown from your makeup bag into the crease for a little definition, and line your eyes with the black shade using an angled brush.

Simple, chic and Coco approved.

It’s a nice twist on a palette of everyday shadows, and great for everyone, especially mature Chanel fans.

PRICE: $65
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively online at

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. shani says:

    Oh, MY. I thought I’d be able to pass up the Spring collection, as I’m eagerly waiting for something from the Summer collection (thanks a lot, Lisa Eldridge!). But, wow. I think I’m in love…

    Shani x
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  2. Celena says:

    I had to order this as soon as it came out! I fell for the gray/lavender shade HARD. I LOVE your blog Karen xoxo

  3. Rhea says:

    I’m really loving the color scheme. I’ve always been wanting to try a Chanel eyeshadow pallete. This may be the one!
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  4. Gowthami says:

    Love the quad and beautiful look Karen!
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  5. hanna says:

    The quad is really nice.
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  6. Audrey says:

    I absolutely LOVE this quad, but I’m really bummed about the amount of product in it. There’s barely more than a standard single eyeshadow, and at $65, that’s out of my price range.
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  7. Erin says:

    That looks so nice on you
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  8. Lancy says:

    The quad looks cute and the shades are gorgeous! 🙂
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  9. Kim says:

    This is a really lovely look for you!

  10. Chelsea says:

    I know it’s meant to look like a Zen garden, but it reminds me of fingerprints and I find it creepy. This set is gorgeous. I’m going to hit up Chanel this weekend, I finished a pencil eyeliner for the first time in my life (Stylo Waterproof in Khaki Precieux).

  11. Sylirael says:

    So beautiful! The colours in this are wonderful by my standards, but absolutely perfect for my sister! I wish we could get a hold of exclusives here 🙁
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