The Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow Quad in Regard Perle Will Shine a Light on Your Eyes

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Every girl remembers her first…Chanel eyeshadow quad. :)

Mine was Garden Party. Ah, Garden Party… Just saying the name brings back memories (and a warm, fuzzy feeling) of the first time I laid eyes on that mix of green, peach and pink.

I still love that quad so much that it’s the first thing I thought of when I saw promo pics of the new Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow quad in Regard Perle ($56). I was kindasorta hoping Perle would look more like it in person.

It’s not a Garden Party dupe, but I think it’s very pretty in its own right, particularly if you have a thing for glowy skin.

Each of its four soft powder shadows shine with a mirror-like finish that lights up eyelids when when they’re applied. Chanel channeled pearls this season — or rather the way skin glows when you’re wearing pearls — and here they got it spot on. The chai latte I had last night right before dinner screwed with my sleep, and it was evident all over my face this morning. But a few swipes of Regard Perle today, and my eyes looked visibly brighter and more awake.

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Chanel Quadra Eye Shadow in in Regard Perle

Ladies who kneel at the altar of the glitter gods may want to take a look at the shimmery grayish green and peach shades on the quad’s left. Both of them burst with the cutest flecks of silver micro glitter. Be prepared, though, to deal with serious fallout from both of them. They’re kinda powdery and don’t adhere to my skin as well as the other two colors in the quad, so that might be something to keep in mind.

The light beige and salmon pink on the right are the more pigmented of the four. Speaking of that, the beige in the lower right really surprised me. When the light hits it just right, I see subtle flashes of gold and green. The shimmery salmon pink in the upper right may not have the same wow factor as the beige, but I think it’s still a nice complement to the other three shadows.

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Garden Party (left) and Regard Perle (right)

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Regard Perle swatches from left: shimmery green, shimmery pink, shimmery peach and beige

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I like how these colors light up my eyes, but I’d like the quad even more without so much fallout from the glitter.

PRICE: $56
AVAILABILITY: At Chanel counters, boutiques and chanel.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B

Kitties can make a difference

Tabs may be a spotlight hog, but today he couldn’t wait to share it with two very special kitties named Chloe (on the left) and Colby (on the right).

They live with reader AmyVA, who you may know from the comments on the blog. Amy won the last Sundays with Tabs caption contest for her caption, “Sometimes, I like to practice my ninja moves on the deck, so the wild turkeys can witness my prowess.”

Being the cool cats that they are, Chloe and Colby convinced Amy to donate her prize money to the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA, which is the same no-kill rescue shelter where Amy found them years ago. :)

Tabs and I think that’s very cool and want to send mad props to Amy, Chloe and Colby for their generosity. Way to go, guys!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. luv2smilexo says:

    Love that white gold color. Do you know of any dupes for it? Also, yay for Amy for donating her money to a good cause :)
    luv2smilexo recently posted … Lanolips in Rhubarb

  2. Radhika says:

    Chloe and Colby and Amy – you three are awesome :) :)

    I got the Birds of Paradise quad – my first Chanel eyeshadow. I really don’t like the glitter fall out. I prefer the singles – also because I am very new to makeup and eyeshadow = pat one colour over entire eyelid :D

  3. AmyVA says:

    Awww, thanks Karen! We <3 you too!

    (And for the record, yes, that picture involved a kitty treat dangling in the background!)

  4. Grace says:

    Hi Karen! I’ve been reading your blog for a little while and just got enough courage to comment …I also think Amy (plus Chloe and Colby) are awesome for donating their prize money! I also think you are awesome for your love of cruelty-free products :)

  5. Tracy says:

    This quad looks so pretty! This may be hard to believe, but I don’t own a Chanel Quad! Yet! :)
    Tracy recently posted … Wet N Wild Night Elf Holiday Palette

  6. amy says:

    Pretty palettes, but I like the Regarde Perle quad better.
    amy recently posted … A Flowery Pink Sugar- Aquolina Pink Sugar Sensual Eau de Toilette

  7. snoopysteph says:

    Pretty colors, but I’m still waiting for the perfect Chanel quad to come along so I can finally own one. :) For the price, I want to be able to wear it every single day & have no issues with fallout.

  8. Lindsay says:

    My first thoughts was that the new quad reminded me of Garden Party. I’m glad it’s not a dupe!
    Lindsay recently posted … Ultraflesh Panthera Mascara Review

  9. gio says:

    That’s a pretty palette but they’re not colors I wear often so, considering the price and the fallout, I think I’ll pass. Thanks for the review.
    gio recently posted … New Collection- Essence I Love Berlin Spring 2011

  10. Alison says:

    That’s a lovely quad, really pretty colours. I will be passing on the quad though in favour of the Les Perles eyshadow palette.

    I remember my first quad too, it was called Influences and was really pretty neutrals I loved it but it has long since been discontinued :(

    • Karen says:

      Hi Alison,

      I’m looking forward to that one too. I asked the lovely ladies at the Chanel counter to call me the second all their spring stuff came in. :)

      I remember Influences. It had good colors!

  11. arumanis says:

    Hi Karen,
    Wow! You look great in those pictures. Did you also apply some shadow underneath your eyes?

    Your foundation looks flawless. What are you wearing in those photos? I am currently using Skin Food bb cream Peach Pore Sake (as in the japanese liquor Sake). It has only been 3 days, so can’t realy say anything yet. But it does make my skin look flawless and pores smaller.

    Have you tried any bb cream yet? What do you think about them?

    Arum

  12. arumanis says:

    Hi Karen,
    Wow! You look great in those pictures. Did you also apply some shadow underneath your eyes too?

    Your foundation looks flawless. What are you wearing in those photos? I am currently using Skin Food bb cream Peach Pore Sake (as in the japanese liquor Sake). It has only been 3 days, so can’t realy say anything yet. But it does make my skin look flawless and pores smaller.

    Have you tried any bb cream yet? What do you think about them?

    Arum

  13. arumanis says:

    Hi Karen,

    Wow…you look flawless in those picts. Did you also apply eyeshadow underneath your eyes too? Which one was it?

    Those Chanel quads colors are so pretty, but I think gonna have to pass because of the price.

    What foundation did you wear for the picts? it looks awesome.

    Arum

  14. The dark green looks amazing!
    Jen@My Funny Valentine recently posted … Face of the Day with MAC Texture eyeshadow

  15. Kim says:

    Oh, Chanel, you foul temptress. Thank goodness I am saved by my dislike of fallout (in green).

    That is awesome of Amy! The picture of Chloe and Colby made me smile. They look *seriously* alarmed! :)

    • Karen says:

      I think the peachy glitter shade would totally be your style. Take a look at it next time you’re at Chanel! :D

      And LOL, apparently the Chloe and Colby were being bribed with treats at the time? Gotta love cat photography.

  16. Nina says:

    congrats Amy! :)

    i <3 that quad : so spring/summery !!!

    • Karen says:

      Isn’t it fun seeing other people’s kitties?

      Maybe one day we’ll do a cat/pet round up!

      As for the quad, you should play with it the next time you stop by Chanel. I think you’ll like the glittery peach. It’s fun!

  17. Yay for Amy! And Chloe and Colby!

    The colors in this quad are right up my alley, but the price tag is what is preventing my from having my first Chanel quad.
    Kajal Couture recently posted … Urban Decay 2 Blowout!!!

  18. Ru says:

    Looks gorgeous, but for that much- there shouldn’t be any fallout.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ru,

      I think it’s the glitter in those two shades is the reason why there’s a lot of it in this quad. Usually it’s not a problem for me with Chanel.

  19. Ruchita says:

    The eyeshadows are very pretty! I have never bought a Chanel quad, but maybe I will have to ask Santa for one for Christmas.

    Yay for pictures of kitties – Chole and Colby are adorable! Amy – that is sweet of you to donate to the shelter. :-)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ruchita,

      Have you seen the Sparkling Satins quad? I dunno if pink/blue/gray is your thing, but it’s one of my faves:

      http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/cosmetics/chanel-sparkling-satins-eyeshadow-quad-an-unsung-makeup-hero/

      • Eileen says:

        Your picture of Garden Party and Regard Perlé is a good illustration of why it’s not always possible to duplicate a look with another set of colors. Although Garden Party and Regard Perlé look similar in the pan, the finished look they achieve is quite different. I love Garden Party, but it definitely doesn’t have that rich, pearl lustre that is so evident in Regard Perlé.

        In the beauty biz, change is the name of the game. Formulations, textures, and pigments are constantly evolving. Creativity abounds. Innovation is limited only by one’s imagination. Why would anyone want to limit themselves to something that has become passé? To answer the question, “Hasn’t Regard Perlé been done before?” Yes, we’ve seen this basic color scheme before. No, we haven’t seen these colors with their subtle differences in hue and with this degree of glow and blendability. And so, although I have Garden Party, I bought Regard Perlé because it has a more modern twist.

        Re: Fallout. I pat rather than swipe. I also use Kanebo Sensai eye base which is very smooth and moisturizing. I haven’t experienced any problem with fallout even with Tentation Cuivreé’s baked formula.

  20. Frances says:

    I was really looking forward to this palette, but I am not a fan of glitter or fall out, so I may not indulge in this one. :(

  21. Kristi says:

    LOVE! My first Chanel Quad was Lumieres Polychrome. LOVED it! Keep hoping they’ll bring it back (oh, and Vamp mascara, please and thanks!) :)

  22. Michele DiCola says:

    I love this quad. I love channel!
    gonna get his one!
    Even tho I was saving for an ipad
    c’est la vie
    Chanel wins out!
    Michele
    Merry Christmas!

  23. Kelli says:

    Love all Chanel Products…..The eye shadows are so easy to blend

  24. Karen B says:

    Looks very very pretty. Garden Party was my first Chanel quad too :) All your fault by the way ;)
    Karen B recently posted … Music Monday- Oren Lavie

  25. Mariah says:

    Ahaha! I was going to say, it looked like Garden Party! It’s my only Chanel quad! :D

  26. Natalia says:

    Garden Party was my first Chanel quad too! And now I’m a huge fan. I love rather permanent collection than limited editions. Limited eyeshadow quads usually tend to warm tones which is doesn’t work for me. More than that, my basic colors are green and violet rather then beige. But spring collection made my heart beat faster! Chanel did it when I lost the hope to get impressed:)

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