July 31, 2011

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Murano

I rediscovered a gem in my drawers over the weekend... I don't have alot of Chanel quads, but of the ones I do have, I love. Chanel quads are timeless classics. They give a beautiful shine and the colours work well with each other. 

Chanel Murano belongs to the regular range of eyeshadows and the four shades gives you a nicely balanced assortment of light, medium and dark greenish/teal grey tones and with a light pretty pink to merry all shades together. 

The light green is shimmery and frosty, coming off as mostly a silver shade,
The medium green has a more satiny texture, and I would describe this as greyish-green teal,
The dark green is absolutely stunning, with a black base and blueish microshimmer infused throughout,
And finally, the pink shade is a shimmery and frosty light pink that brings the whole quad into harmony!

There have been some debate on the formula and consistency of the baked eyeshadows. Personally, I had only one negative experience with Chanel eyeshadows back in the early 2000s, and since then, they have revamped their formulas to give a better color payoff. In fact, the baked eyeshadows seem to impart a more shimmery finish compared to the powder eyeshadows released exclusively to the US market.  

The quality of the microshimmer is hard to capture on pictures, but when applied on the the eyelids, there is a lovely shimmery dimension, with the reflection of light from different angles. Being a fan of shimmer and glitter, this quad is just perfect for Friday night drinks. Unlike the more pigmented eyeshadows (Urban Decay, for instance), these Chanel eyeshadows are really easy to apply using the sponge tip applicators provided in the quad. 

Here I applied all four shades of Chanel Murano, using the pink shade to the top, blending it upwards to the middle of my eye socket. 

A classy night time dress down eyeshadow quad... don't miss out this beauty when you're at the Chanel counter!

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