Mermaids, elven archer girls and fairy princesses might not need the new Chanel DÃ©licatesse Ombres Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow palette because their immortal eyes already shimmer in sunlight, but mortal mavens looking for a luminous quad to fake their way into the Land of Fey could do a lot worse than this $60 quad.
The pink and plum shadows have an almost ethereal effect, like sunlight filtering through fairy wings, while the jade and mint green (yep, that white pan actually appears minty on my skin!) bring to mind images of water droplets glistening on a mermaid’s tail.
Part of the limited edition Chanel Les Delices de Chanel collection, Ombres DÃ©licatesse Fleuries Quadra Eye Shadow isn’t only about spritely eyes, soft spring-like colors and delicate shimmer. It’s also about the Benjamins, as in it costs $60!
Containing colors with medium coverage, it’s one of those quads where you can pile on the layers like sediments in the Grand Canyon and never look like you’re wearing too much makeup.
If you struggle with blending sometimes, this could be a good quad to consider, because even if you accidentally apply too much, you can just buff it out and be fine. It’s kind of magical that way.
The powders also don’t appear heavy or caked on, so it gets along well with my fine lines.
Gals/guys who have been playing the makeup game for a while and gravitate toward no-nonsense shadows with lots o’ pigment may want to wet their brush first to achieve a level of intensity they like.
I dig the choice of colors in this quad, and I love the way the plum contrasts with the pastels. It’s a spritely, springy quad that’s also super easy to use (and a good fit for more mature ladies and gents).
Very pricey, though!
AVAILABILITY: Available now at select Chanel counters and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
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