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    Chanel Eyeshadows

    I love my quads & singles... pricey but worthy!!

    As a long time collector I've found it's love or hate with Chanel eyeshadows... What do you ladies think??
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Hello here!

    I just own the lastest releasr Taupe Gris and I have to admit I loved it in the pan and I loved it even more when I applied it. I don't have any quad yet, but I'm pretty confident I'll get one (Holiday collection's one is actually pretty interesting to me )

    About single eyeshadow I have seen nice descriptions about Amethyst and it's blue duochrome, but I am not able to find a good swatch. So if any of you ladies have it, is it as great as it sounds? I am also lemming Safari

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Hi!!

    Sadly I don't own any of the two you requested. Let's hope someone here does!!
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    My current fave quads are Reflet D'ombres and Winter Nights.

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I love Chanel quads! I only own 2 so far (Mystic Eyes and Enigma), but they're both great for me. I look forward to getting another soon (probably Reflets D'Ombre) and hopefully the Holiday quad too.

    I also have to say I'm crazy about the new Taupe-Delicat ES Duo I recently received. It's so simple and easy and looks so pulled together and refined. I love it with Pink Explosion JC and literally almost ANY lip color I own.

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    About single eyeshadow I have seen nice descriptions about Amethyst and it's blue duochrome, but I am not able to find a good swatch. So if any of you ladies have it, is it as great as it sounds? I am also lemming Safari

    I don't have Amethyst yet, but it's on my forever growing Chanel wish list. I do have Safari and I'll take some pics to post for you if the clouds ever go away (hopefully tomorrow)!
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Here are some pics of Amethyst and Safari - Safari is a beautiful shimmery taupe color with a hint of pink undertone - it's gorgeous! And Amethyst.... Both are over primer - Amethyst has FABULOUS color payoff!! And Safari is just a great neutral color!!



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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    ^^^^^^ Thanks Cheryl! I love the look of Safari, since I love taupes something fierce. They are both lovely.

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    I don't have Amethyst yet, but it's on my forever growing Chanel wish list. I do have Safari and I'll take some pics to post for you if the clouds ever go away (hopefully tomorrow)!


    Quote:
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    Here are some pics of Amethyst and Safari - Safari is a beautiful shimmery taupe color with a hint of pink undertone - it's gorgeous! And Amethyst.... Both are over primer - Amethyst has FABULOUS color payoff!! And Safari is just a great neutral color!!

    Oh thank you so much. They are sooo beautiful. I just woke up and I am thinking what makeup I'm wearing right now and just combinations with that gorgeus Safari comes to my mind ... hum

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I have the following quads Beiges des Chanel, Mystic Eyes, Winter Nights and Kaska Beige. I LOVE THEM ALL. I also have Reflet D'ombres and the Soho Stupendous quad in the mail on the way to me as we speak. I did have Enigma but quickly swapped it as I was incredibly disappointed with the pigmentation and glitter fallout. I'm so tempted to buy it again though because everyone else seems so happy with it??

    I'm tempted to try some of the singles or duos but I kinda hate the clutter of having a bunch of individual little shadows floating around. Maybe it would be worth figuring out a better storage plan for it. Plus it seems so expensive for one or two shades compared to a quad. I realize the amount is more but how often do we actually finish an eyeshadow...although with my love for my quads I just might finish them!
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I really want Magic Night. Its a beautiful smokey kinda burgundy. Its been in my NM cart forever but so much new LE products coming out I can't seem to get it.

    Chanel does seem to over-do that pale peachy pink es color in their palettes, but over all I'm very happy with the es singles & palettes. Trace & Taupe Gris singles are so pretty. And, the Taupe duo is so beautiful & easy to wear.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Where to start in this thread?! I have accumulated a modest collection of Chanel eye shadows.

    For the quads, I have Mystic Eyes, Kaska Beige, Enigma, Bleu Celeste and Plein Soliel (not entirely sure on the name). I used to have Nymphea as well as a plummy quad, but was really unhappy with these, so I gave them away!

    With the new duos, I only have Taupe Delicat for now, but would like to eventually get Misty Soft.

    And for singles, I have Vert Khaki (?), Amethyst and Silage.

    I have used Taupe Delicat a lot. The two shades in this are probably the most understated shades I wear, but the cream colour really brightens up my eye, I add the taupe shade in the crease and lightly brush a bit more of the cream shade to highlight. I add graphite shimmer ink or something like that from BB to line my upper lid and wing it out a little and I'm good to go!
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Does anyone have a good way of storing quads and singles so that they're easy to distinguish from each other when you go to look for a particular one?
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    Does anyone have a good way of storing quads and singles so that they're easy to distinguish from each other when you go to look for a particular one?

    Wouldn't that be nice. I just keep pulling them out and looking and going by memory. I have mine all stored in rows on their sides. You could put a label on the side. That's the only thing I can think of that's still reasonable neat. Otherwise you'd have to have them all laid out flat upsidedown.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I only own one lone Chanel quad -- Enigma. I love this quad. I really want Mystic Eyes and Dunes (next on my list). Of course, then I need Winter Nights and Bleu Celeste . . .

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    Wouldn't that be nice. I just keep pulling them out and looking and going by memory. I have mine all stored in rows on their sides. You could put a label on the side. That's the only thing I can think of that's still reasonable neat. Otherwise you'd have to have them all laid out flat upsidedown.

    Yep, that's how I have mine too, in rows on their sides. I thought about putting labels on the sides but there's really not that much room on the sides and ultimately I guess I decided it would ruin the looks of the case.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    Does anyone have a good way of storing quads and singles so that they're easy to distinguish from each other when you go to look for a particular one?

    I keep all of my Chanel quads, single ES, the new ES Duo and JC's in their boxes. I open the box from the right side and cut off the tab so I have a perm opening. I store them upright so I can read the names on the top of the boxes and can easily pick up what I need and slide them out from the right side opening.

    If I didn't have the boxes I'd probably make up dividers with index cards cut down to size with a tab on the top (so they'd be hardly noticeable but easy to read...kinda like those 5 tabs made for notebooks/3-ring binders). I'd print the name of the quad or ES or Duo or JC and place them in between each product.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Waves to all the Chanel ladies

    oh, it's ES -- ok.. lemme see:

    I have a few singles in neutrals and the khaki vert and dark taupe (about 6 total)... but I have some quads: Beiges, Dunes, Smokeys, Mystical Mist, Enigma (2), Kaska Beige (2) and Reflets (which has never been touched!)... that's it for mefor the ES quads

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    I keep all of my Chanel quads, single ES, the new ES Duo and JC's in their boxes. I open the box from the right side and cut off the tab so I have a perm opening. I store them upright so I can read the names on the top of the boxes and can easily pick up what I need and slide them out from the right side opening.

    If I didn't have the boxes I'd probably make up dividers with index cards cut down to size with a tab on the top (so they'd be hardly noticeable but easy to read...kinda like those 5 tabs made for notebooks/3-ring binders). I'd print the name of the quad or ES or Duo or JC and place them in between each product.

    WONDERFUL ideas! Thanks so much!
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I have 2 single eye shadows - Le Bronze and Taupe Gris. I got Le Bronze about a year and a half ago and it is about half gone. For me, that means it is one of my favourites that I use all the time! It's the perfect bronze colour - has a lot of brown, so not too bronze-y. It is great for day or night and really makes blue eyes pop. I also really like Taupe Gris, but don't find it quite as wearable because it has a lot of purple in it.

    I find the shadows are beautifully pigmented, apply like a dream, and stay on all day with no creasing. I do use Too Faced Shadow Insurance, but I use that with all shadows and still don't find they stay on like Chanel does.

    Next on my list are Taupe-Delicate and Safari. I love taupes!!

    I don't own any quads yet. There always seems to be at least 1 colour that I'm not particularly interested in. I think I might like to try Mystic Eyes though.

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    Perhaps storing quads, singles, JCs in alphabetical order?

    I have the Reflets d'Ombre quad, Taupe Grise, Khaki Vert, and Deep Taupe singles. I had several others, but sold them off to fund my MAC habit...really regretting it now. Fortunately the ones I sold are all perm, so I can still get them if I want.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    Does anyone have a good way of storing quads and singles so that they're easy to distinguish from each other when you go to look for a particular one?

    I have plastic trays that are just wide enough to store them in a single row and two on the side. They don't slide around, stay upright and I can see the name of the shades. The only downside is that i do get annoyed a bit having to take them out of their boxes everytime I use them. But I prefer that over having them in their velvet pouches and not knowing which is which. The trays work well because whether it's Chanel quads and JC's, BB bronzers, or Dior quints, the boxes are all about the same width. I do the same with smaller products, like the boxes for the duos or MAC blushes.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    Does anyone have a good way of storing quads and singles so that they're easy to distinguish from each other when you go to look for a particular one?

    I stick a label at the front of the quads/singles/duos with the name printed. I stack them one over another and lie them flat in my drawers. Not exactly a very good way but I'm thinking about how to improve my makeup storage.

    I love Chanel eyeshadows!
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    Hi ladies -- for those of you who have the Dunes quad -- how do you like it? Is it the best neutral Chanel quad? I saw a pic of an actress wearing it (I can't remember who) and now I am completely obsessed with it. Do I need this in my life??

    I've been wondering about this one for awhile too. Does anyone here have it?
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    I really want Magic Night. Its a beautiful smokey kinda burgundy. Its been in my NM cart forever but so much new LE products coming out I can't seem to get it.

    Oh noes! It was the first I really paid attention to that eyeshadow, Isn't it gorgeus? I just found these swatches and I've fallen in love





    In the last one, number 4 is Chanel's Magic Night. It's a very nice colour for fall definetely. Ty so much for bringing our attention to it elegant!

    EDIT: pictures were taken from The Beauty Look Book (http://www.thebeautylookbook.com/).

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I have the Enigma quad and I don't know that I'm impressed.

    Although Pixiwoo managed to make it work wet, I can't seem to do a nice smokey eye with it dry. I just feel like it might work better for someone a bit older. It's a bit more sheer than the intense colours I work with usually so maybe I'll pawn it off to my mommy.

    What makes Chanel better? The colours? For the price I prefer MAC or even UD, even though I'll get Vert Khaki as I haven't seen a green with nice gold glitter.

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

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    I have the Enigma quad and I don't know that I'm impressed.

    Although Pixiwoo managed to make it work wet, I can't seem to do a nice smokey eye with it dry. I just feel like it might work better for someone a bit older. It's a bit more sheer than the intense colours I work with usually so maybe I'll pawn it off to my mommy.

    What makes Chanel better? The colours? For the price I prefer MAC or even UD, even though I'll get Vert Khaki as I haven't seen a green with nice gold glitter.

    I too found Enigma too sheer and swapped it away. I was lucky that it wasn't the first quad I tried though because I LOVE the other 4 I have (Mystic Eyes, Kaska Beige, Beiges de Chanel and Winter Nights). The pigmentation is great and they are beautiful colours that work great together.

    I actually just discovered that 2 of the shades in Winter Nights are excellent dupes for NARS Rajasthan. I did swatches but then when I went to take pics my batteries were dead and I was on my way out the door. The pigmentation on the dark greeny shade is WAY better in the Winter Nights quad too. I may get rid of my recently aquired NARS duo for that reason. I'd given up on NARS shadows before but after all the hype with Rajasthan I gave it another go.
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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    I love, love, love Winter Nights! That deep dark green olive gold shade is just stunning.

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    Oh noes! It was the first I really paid attention to that eyeshadow, Isn't it gorgeus? I just found these swatches and I've fallen in love





    In the last one, number 4 is Chanel's Magic Night. It's a very nice colour for fall definetely. Ty so much for bringing our attention to it elegant!

    Oh my - thank you love - that is just beautiful! I need it
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    Oh my - thank you love - that is just beautiful! I need it

    You are more than welcome. If you "need" to know any other product from the swatch-arm just let me know (I nbookmarked the website to punish myself staring at those amazing eyeshadows everyday, haha).

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    Re: Chanel Eyeshadows

    That swatch picture is awesome...

    What are 2, 8 and 9???
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