Monday, September 30, 2013

Chanel Les Ombres Eye Shadow Quad in Seduction

Chanel Les 4 Ombres Seduction

Chanel’s Les Ombres Eye Shadow Quad in Seduction is a beautiful example of what Chanel eye shadows can be at their very best. In the past, I’ve been fairly disappointed in the pigmentation of Chanel’s multi pan eye shadow palettes but this one is an exception. Read on for my experience with this lovely quad!
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Seduction 2
As part of Chanel’s fall makeup line, Seduction offers a mixture of beige, golden brown, rose/burgundy and a dark brown with some burgundy tones. Each shade is VERY pigmented, which is a far cry from some of the Chanel duos I’ve purchased over the years. The texture of these shades is soft but not powdery and they blend really well on the lids. I always wear an eye primer (my favorite is Urban Decay Primer Potion) so I usually get great wear from powder shadows (unless they are really not very pigmented/have a funky formula) and these Chanel shadows are no different. They last at least ten hours on me with absolutely no fading.
Chanel Les 4 Ombres Seduction swatches
 Chanel Seduction Swatches
Color 1: The very lightest shade of the four is a slightly pearly beige with a hint of gray. Although it is a pearl shade and is rather light, I don’t find it too much of an issue.

Color 2: The gold color has a touch of pink to it and seems about as pearly as the lightest shade. This one looks especially nice in a neutral eye look and also seems to light up the eyes rather well. Very nice!

Color 3: This beautiful rosy burgundy shade is a bit of a chameleon. In some lights it looks intensely burgundy but applied a bit more sheerly, it comes off more as a rose. For those of you who like reddish tones in your eye makeup, this one is lovely. If you’re familiar with Mac’s Cranberry, it is similar. The Chanel shade has a bit of subtle, gold shimmer though.

Color 4: The darkest color is a lovely dark brown that can be sheered out easily. I’ve used this as a crease color and as a liner color with good results. It would also work well as one of the layers in a darker smoky eye. In the pan, this one looks like it has some shimmer but on the eye, it seems to have more of a satin finish.

For this review, I came up with two looks; one is more neutral and everyday-wearable and the other is a bit more dramatic, using all colors in the palette.

Look 1

Chanel Seduction Look 1 Neutral
Lightest shade in inner corner and inside half of lid; gold color on outer half of lid, darkest color in crease and lightest color on browbone

Chanel Seduction Look 1a

Look 2

Chanel Seduction Look 2
Lightest color on inner half and tear duct, burgundy on outside half and into the crease, gold in middle of lid, darkest shade in crease and lightest on brow bone (please excuse the spidery lashes---testing a new mascara!)

Chanel Seduction Look 2a
Darkest shade under lower lashes at outer edge, gold shadow from middle of lower eyelid to tear duct

Chanel Les Ombres Eye Shadow Quads are available for $59 here at Nordstrom.

Have you tried Chanel’s Seduction Palette? What do you think of it?

Ages of Beauty rating: ****