Because you've likely seen the quad out of the box elsewhere, I'll start by showing you the three eyeliners in the collection. By number, 89 is Or Rose, a shimmery metallic beige with peach tones. The idea reminds me of Rose Platine but the execution falls short. This particular eyeliner doesn't place color as neatly or easily as Rose Platine. It can be a little patchy and takes a few extra strokes to get visible color and shimmer. But the issues I have with it are easily remedied with a little patience. Once on, it stays on the whole day and then some. I love the color and I would have liked to see it in the Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadow formula just because I think it would be spectacular as a lid wash. As a pencil liner, it's nice for a touch of glimmer above the lashline.
|Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Or Rose|
Number 100 is the shimmery brown Santal, the best of the bunch. I have a number of brown eyeliners in varying forms, from a lighter taupe to a deep espresso. Some are matte, some have shimmer and Santal was simply love at first swipe. I can't stop using it. It's not a light brown but it's not super intense so if I use it on the lashline, it looks beautifully natural. The shimmer is a bonus. You don't really see that on a thin line on an area as small as the eye but Chanel always does that subtle shimmer very nicely. It's versatile and it's pretty. It lasts all day with no running or fading. Total winner.
|Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Santal|
Rounding up the set is number 102, the lilac Béryl, the only shade that is not limited edition for now. I predict that this isn't going to be quite the bestseller for Chanel simply because many wouldn't find a lot of use for it. I bought it hoping that I would get a brilliant spring lilac but this lacks violet-power. It's but a shiver of lilac. When I put this on, it looks like I'm wearing white eyeliner. Ten years ago, somebody thought putting on white eyeliner helps make the eyes look wider and more awake. It was big in Asia! But I always felt weird in the look. A makeup artist put that on me for my brother's wedding and I couldn't wait to get out of his sight to remove it. It doesn't work for me. So maybe for the inner corner thing, you could try this shade. But for general purposes, if you're looking for a light-colored eyeliner, you may be better off seeking out the shade Beige which Chanel put out last spring with the Fleur de Lotus collection.
|Chanel Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Béryl|
All three eyeliners come in a twist-up tube that you might imagine will never need sharpening but they all come with a sharpener that's located up top (where the eraser would be on a normal pencil). Pull it off and don't forget to put it back! Use it to make your eyeliner look brand new. Sharpened properly, it should look as above. Tip: turn the sharpener and not the pencil. A newly-sharpened eyeliner works so much better than a dull one.
I took a picture of the three together so you can get a better idea of the colors as a collection. I also think that this picture (shown below), not having been taken in sunlight like the others, strangely, reflects the colors most accurately. The swatches were taken in sunlight and look warmer than I think they truly are. But for all intensive purposes, they still look true to color, except for Béryl which honestly looks like white when I put it on.
|L-R: Or Rose, Santal, Béryl|
|Swatches L-R: Or Rose, Santal, Béryl (taken in sunlight)|
So if you want my recommendation, grab Santal, try out Or Rose and buy if you like, but skip Béryl. If you're not a pencil liner kinda girl, have a look at the liquid liners that Chanel also recently released. I grabbed two of them but I'm saving that review for another day. And the quad, of course. That's a handy-dandy foursome of shadows. Up next.