Monday, January 2, 2012
Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Eclosion
I almost hate to be talking about spring makeup in the dead of winter but I'm really excited to share pictures of the Eclosion quad that I've been using since I got it.
To be honest, I wasn't floored when I first saw it. I considered not buying it. What changed my mind was the pigmentation on this particular quad. For some reason, this applies so much better than the other Chanel quads I have with a similar color scheme (think Demure, which this quad is replacing, or so I've been told).
I wanted to show the colors in every light so I've photographed them in varying degrees of lighting. The first picture was done in full sun. Then I took the swatches over to the shade and in the last picture, diffused the flash. I used a sponge-tip applicator to apply the colors heavily.
This is not a limited edition quad and it certainly isn't precious in that the colors aren't unique. That said, this works for me on a number of levels, not merely for spring, but even in winter. It can produce the look that I tend to use a lot, a peach for color and something of a burgundy brown for depth. I always appreciate the addition of a beige and I like the variety of shimmer. It would make a versatile everyday quad that you can use for work appropriate looks in any season.