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post #181 of 267

Yes Monsy, that is Variation. NM uses FedEx. I haven't personally had any problems with them but if you need to return anything you might not want to use their Smart return label as they charge $9.95 via USPS. You can always pay regular postage and add DC.


Edited by Winthrop44 - 11/4/12 at 8:21am
post #182 of 267

thank you winthrop

post #183 of 267

i think i will order it and then if i need i can return it to store

post #184 of 267
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This is about the most color accurate picture of the quad in sunlight that I can get:

 

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It's really very pretty and looks beautiful paired with Illusoire IdO, it was just different than I was expecting. But in the pictures of my sheered out swatches I can see some of those tones that are in the Euro version. Check it out in person if you can. I wore it to the grocery store today and when you put it all together it really gives a tone very much along the lines of Illusoire.

 

Thank you so much for the swatches & pics!  I called around where I live, and everyone wants me to do a preorder - even NM (so stupid).  I think that I will order online.  I hate black Friday sales & shopping.  I don't hate the discounts (LOL).  I just hate the aggressive shoppers and dealing with all of the chaos.

 

Now I have to decide if I want to try the new mascara and new liner.  If the purple liner is actually a blackened purple, then I am very excited.  If it is a bright purple, then I will pass. I am also curious if the noir liner is actually the rumored rouge noir.  If anyone knows more about the liners, then please let us know.  TIA!

post #185 of 267
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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post

Yes Monsy, that is Variation. NM uses FedEx. I haven't personally had any problems with them but if you need to return anything you might not want to use their Smart return label as they charge $9.95 via USPS. You can always pay regular postage and add DC.

I have never had problems with FedEx either.  Plus I have a NM close to where I live, so I usually return directly to the store (if I need to).

post #186 of 267

So sorry I can't post swatches or photos but my Variation quad looks totally different in the baked formula. The one you posted reminds me a bit of Tom Ford Enchanted ( though enchanted looks even more gorgeous in fact, I will order it on Harrods when in stock ), in brief the US formula you shared looks better. The baked formula is pretty- I have 4 Chanel quads Lagons / Variation / Eclosion / Premier Regard ) : makeups are always subtle but pigmentation is not so good in fact. I always use them dry, some say here it does spoil them when used wet esp the matte formulas. Chanel formula is not matte at all, but I just use them dry. If they are reformulated, well the sooner the better. But on the whole, Chanel quads are pretty I would  probably prefer the US formula ( ? ).

post #187 of 267

Debating on pulling the trigger on the new mascara, Abstraction and Illusionaire.

post #188 of 267
Monsy, I don't like their return policy on beauty products. By return policy, I mean their lack of one (at least in the stores I've been to). I just don't like the atmosphere of their stores. I don't find it especially inviting and bit too fancy pants for me. I just don't feel good the way I feel walking into Bloomingdales or Nordstroms. It may sound weird because maybe I'm not saying it right, but the return policy and just the store culture turns me off. I only buy from them and Saks when I can't find something elsewhere.
post #189 of 267

when you say lack of return policy what do you mean? i just don't want to be bothered if i don't like the quad and want to return it.

i almost never return anything but just in case...

 

nordstrom still did not get this, they only have new mascara in stock. 

post #190 of 267
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when you say lack of return policy what do you mean? i just don't want to be bothered if i don't like the quad and want to return it.
i almost never return anything but just in case...

nordstrom still did not get this, they only have new mascara in stock. 

The NM's in my area won't allow returns on beauty products.
post #191 of 267
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So sorry I can't post swatches or photos but my Variation quad looks totally different in the baked formula. The one you posted reminds me a bit of Tom Ford Enchanted ( though enchanted looks even more gorgeous in fact, I will order it on Harrods when in stock ), in brief the US formula you shared looks better. The baked formula is pretty- I have 4 Chanel quads Lagons / Variation / Eclosion / Premier Regard ) : makeups are always subtle but pigmentation is not so good in fact. I always use them dry, some say here it does spoil them when used wet esp the matte formulas. Chanel formula is not matte at all, but I just use them dry. If they are reformulated, well the sooner the better. But on the whole, Chanel quads are pretty I would  probably prefer the US formula ( ? ).

I ordered the enchanted quad from NM a couple of weeks ago. It is my first Tom Ford purchase and I was not disappointed. The colors are gorgeous and the taupe in the lower left is to die for. I'm already convinced that I will run out of it! It is one of the prettiest quads I own.My Chanel lady has variation on order for me, but I too was more impressed with the European swatches from Cafe makeup. I guess I will just wait to see it in person. I used the Holiday duo today with silver light eyeliner underneath the eye and it was lovely. Star dust blush on the cheeks too!

post #192 of 267
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The NM's in my area won't allow returns on beauty products.

 

Well that stinks! Bloomingdales online also now has the quads, but I don't see the mascara or liners yet.

 

I returned my Star Dust -- too glittery for me. I know everyone else loves it though.

 

BTiB swatched Intuition here:

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/11/chanel-les-4-ombres-quadra-eye-shadow.html

 

It's pretty for a brown smoky eye but I'm happy with my Sable-Emouvant duo for that.


Edited by Winthrop44 - 11/4/12 at 1:43pm
post #193 of 267
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The NM's in my area won't allow returns on beauty products.

That's ridiculous!! well then i will not order from them. thank you shontay

post #194 of 267
I guess some NM's allow returns. I really haven't looked into it and I don't know what happens with online purchases, but it's enough to turn me off completely. I'm not a habitual returner, but I like to know that I can if I need to. Even when browsing NM, it's just never satisfying and I've come away kinda blah about it. th_dunno.gif

Back on topic, though I'm going to skip the quad. It looks nice, but not something that I need. Like I said before, I'll wait for the mascara when I can get it at bloomingdales, nordstroms or chanel.
post #195 of 267
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Well that stinks! Bloomingdales online also now has the quads, but I don't see the mascara or liners yet.

 

I returned my Star Dust -- too glittery for me. I know everyone else loves it though.

 

BTiB swatched Intuition here:

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/11/chanel-les-4-ombres-quadra-eye-shadow.html

 

It's pretty for a brown smoky eye but I'm happy with my Sable-Emouvant duo for that.


Is Intuition similar at all to the Topkapi quad? I would love to get my hands on it now that I know about it, but I'm aware my chances are slim. I wish I knew the UPC code so I could search for it.

post #196 of 267

No...here are swatches of Topkapi...it has a very dark cool brown and a gorgeous taupe, richer gold and bronzier brown:

 

http://cafemakeup.com/2011/07/04/byzance-de-chanel-topkapi-eyeshadow-palette/#more-11343

 

Here are BTiB's swatches of Topkapi to compare more directly:

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/06/collection-byzance-de-chanel-rigard.html

post #197 of 267
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Originally Posted by Dominique33 View Post

So sorry I can't post swatches or photos but my Variation quad looks totally different in the baked formula. The one you posted reminds me a bit of Tom Ford Enchanted ( though enchanted looks even more gorgeous in fact, I will order it on Harrods when in stock ), in brief the US formula you shared looks better. The baked formula is pretty- I have 4 Chanel quads Lagons / Variation / Eclosion / Premier Regard ) : makeups are always subtle but pigmentation is not so good in fact. I always use them dry, some say here it does spoil them when used wet esp the matte formulas. Chanel formula is not matte at all, but I just use them dry. If they are reformulated, well the sooner the better. But on the whole, Chanel quads are pretty I would  probably prefer the US formula ( ? ).

 

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Originally Posted by franlynne View Post

I ordered the enchanted quad from NM a couple of weeks ago. It is my first Tom Ford purchase and I was not disappointed. The colors are gorgeous and the taupe in the lower left is to die for. I'm already convinced that I will run out of it! It is one of the prettiest quads I own.My Chanel lady has variation on order for me, but I too was more impressed with the European swatches from Cafe makeup. I guess I will just wait to see it in person. I used the Holiday duo today with silver light eyeliner underneath the eye and it was lovely. Star dust blush on the cheeks too!


I looked up the Tom Ford quad. I shouldn't have! I still have Black Orchid lipstick on my mind. It would look so pretty with the Enchanted quad. Must. Resist.

post #198 of 267
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Originally Posted by Winthrop44 View Post

No...here are swatches of Topkapi...it has a very dark cool brown and a gorgeous taupe, richer gold and bronzier brown:

 

http://cafemakeup.com/2011/07/04/byzance-de-chanel-topkapi-eyeshadow-palette/#more-11343

 

Here are BTiB's swatches of Topkapi to compare more directly:

 

http://bestthingsinbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/06/collection-byzance-de-chanel-rigard.html


Thanks, I do see the difference. Topkapi is gorgeous. I would still be very happy with Intuition.

post #199 of 267

Izzy's had Topkapi for a long time but I don't see it now. You might still write to them.

post #200 of 267
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I looked up the Tom Ford quad. I shouldn't have! I still have Black Orchid lipstick on my mind. It would look so pretty with the Enchanted quad. Must. Resist.

lol resisting is impossible I fear. This quad ( and the Emerald Lust too ) is gorgeous, it's the most beautiful I have ever seen ! It's only available at Harrods for us French ladies well I'll have to wait a bit ( sold out ) and I definitely would like to have both quads, as we say in French " à tomber " thud.gifthat is !

post #201 of 267
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Originally Posted by franlynne View Post

I ordered the enchanted quad from NM a couple of weeks ago. It is my first Tom Ford purchase and I was not disappointed. The colors are gorgeous and the taupe in the lower left is to die for. I'm already convinced that I will run out of it! It is one of the prettiest quads I own.My Chanel lady has variation on order for me, but I too was more impressed with the European swatches from Cafe makeup. I guess I will just wait to see it in person. I used the Holiday duo today with silver light eyeliner underneath the eye and it was lovely. Star dust blush on the cheeks too!

I am not surprised, everyone says Tom Ford makeup is to die for esp those quads ! Chanel is very good too and Star Dust well it really deserves its name, I love it too !

post #202 of 267
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I looked up the Tom Ford quad. I shouldn't have! I still have Black Orchid lipstick on my mind. It would look so pretty with the Enchanted quad. Must. Resist.

My NM does, at least, carry the Tom Ford lipsticks, and I am  so sorry I didn't pick up Black Orchid! I have the Chanel Rouge Noir (the new one) and I would love to compare them next time I go down there. So many treasures out there, so little time! ;)

post #203 of 267

I will have Black Orchid early this coming week & I just got Rouge Noir, so I will be able to compare it for those who would like to know.

post #204 of 267
post #205 of 267
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Originally Posted by franlynne View Post

I ordered the enchanted quad from NM a couple of weeks ago. It is my first Tom Ford purchase and I was not disappointed. The colors are gorgeous and the taupe in the lower left is to die for. I'm already convinced that I will run out of it! It is one of the prettiest quads I own.My Chanel lady has variation on order for me, but I too was more impressed with the European swatches from Cafe makeup. I guess I will just wait to see it in person. I used the Holiday duo today with silver light eyeliner underneath the eye and it was lovely. Star dust blush on the cheeks too!

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday researching the Tom Ford quads.  I like the looks of Enchanted but I'm not sure how it will look on me.  I will check it out next time I'm at a counter.  There are quite a few I'm interested in.

post #206 of 267
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this really surprised me both her review and the swatches i did not think it is this reddish
post #207 of 267
I don't find it reddish personally. Chanel calls the colors light rose, silver grey, deep purple and shimmering light plum.
post #208 of 267

winthrop in your photos it looks so much different - beautiful

 

i personally do not like btib swatches, they are off most of the time 

post #209 of 267
That makes two of us. Unfortunately swatches are not my forte either, so you may have to check it out in person unless cafemakeup or Sabrina review it.
post #210 of 267

At least i am not the only one :) 

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That makes two of us. Unfortunately swatches are not my forte either, so you may have to check it out in person unless cafemakeup or Sabrina review it.
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