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Jun 16 2016

Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L’Ete Summer 2016 Collection

 

I hadn’t plan to get anything from the Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Collection (Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L’EteIn the Light of the Summer). The press photos that I’d glimpsed prior to the collections release weren’t that appealing to me for some reason. In fact, I didn’t actually purchase anything from the collection myself. My wonderful mama surprised me by picking up some goodies during a recent trip she took. She’s fantastic like that.

 

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Review


Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad
 

Chanel says of the collection: In the spirit of adventure, a new makeup collection unveils a shimmering desert oasis. Brilliant coppers and sandy browns give soft intensity to the eyes, while pinks and oranges sparkle on the lips.

 

Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

 

The Chanel Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad is a warm palette that, at first glance, may evoke feelings of Autumn rather than Summer – especially with that deeper green in there. But a closer look reveals beautiful bronzy eye shadows that work for Summer and as they do for all seasons. Chanel says the palette a composition of earth-toned copper, khaki, sepia and brown shadows, each embossed with a desert-inspired design.

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Quad Dans La Lumiere de L'Ete
 
Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad

 

I’ve never owned or used any Chanel eye products other than the Le Volume Mascara which is one of my Holy Grails (EDIT 17/6/16: Silly me, I’d forgotten about my Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in Rouge Gorge). So I didn’t know what to expect when I first touched the shadows in the quad. However, I was pleasantly surprised by their creamy texture and strong pigment. Why I say surprised, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s because I don’t hear much (or don’t seek out information) about Chanel quads in general. And what little I have heard over the years is mixed. So the fact that the shadows in this palette are super smooth and saturated has me very pleased! And they swatched so beautifully as well.

Clockwise from top left corner:

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Summer 2016

 

Shade #1 is a medium warm, coppery brown with a pearly-satin finish.

Shade #2 is a light, warm gold with a metallic-shimmery finish. Such a stunning shade that’s magic in inner corner!

Shade #3 is a neutral dark brown with a pearly-satin finish.

Shade #4 is a deep, warm forest green with golden undertones and a frosted shimmer finish.

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup – Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Swatches

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup – Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eyeshadow Quad Swatches w/Flash


 

All four of the eye shadows are very blendable and buildable. They also lasted well – about 7-8 hours before I noticed some minor fading. I’ve used both my MAC paint pot in Okra as well as whatever concealer I happen to reach for that day to prime my eyes and the results are the same.

 

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliners in Oasis & Sable

 

Next up we have the Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliners in Oasis (#817) and Sable (#827). I’m so grateful that my mother chose these for me because the formula is actually pretty great and I don’t think I would have ever purchased a Stylo on my own (not anytime soon anyway).

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Oasis and Sable
 
Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Dans La Lumiere de L'Ete Stylo Yeux Waterproof

 

Oasis is a bright but deep metallic green that’s very similar to the green in the Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad while Sable is golden metallic copper. Chanel’s Stylos are retractable and there’s a sharpener built into the back end. Both Oasis and Sable are smooth, creamy and nicely pigmented and, more importantly, apply to the lash line, waterline and lids without tugging. Marketed as waterproof (Chanel claims that they resist water and humidity), I expected the Stylos to have darn good lasting power and they did not disappoint. On the lid and lower lash line the product did not budge until I removed it with makeup remover. On the waterline there was some minor fading/loss after about 7-8 hours of wear which I thought was pretty good. My photos do these liners no justice – they are stunning in person.

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencils Oasis and Sable Swatches

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencils Oasis and Sable Swatches


 
Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencils Oasis and Sable Swatches Flash

Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencils Oasis and Sable Swatches w/Flash


 

I’ve done a quick and simple eye look using all fours shades in the quad and added a touch of the Chanel Stylo Yeux Eyeliner in Oasis to my lower lash line. Nothing too fancy.

 

Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup Chanel Empreinte Du Desert Eye Look

 

Loved these picks from the Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup collection – a very positive introduction into Chanel eye products. I hope to have similar experiences in the future! You did good, Mom. The Empreinte du Desert Eyeshadow Quad retails for $65.00 USD/£42.00 and the Stylos retail for $33.00 USD/£19.00. Both are limited edition and I can really recommend them. They are sold out at some locations (i.e. Nordstrom, Selfridges) but, as of this post, you can find the quad and stylos, along with much of the Chanel Summer 2016 Makeup collection, at Neiman Marcus, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue, Boots and Harrods.

 

 

 

 

The product(s) mentioned were gifted to the author by the author’s lovely mother. The thoughts and opinions expressed are the author’s alone. Post may contain affiliate links. For more information see Disclaimer here.

 

 

 

 

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  1. lindalibraloca

    The colors look amazing. I have never tried Chanel eye makeup myself, but your description sounds like they are worth the price tag.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. iamserenel

    Loving the sound of the eyeliners, how beautiful is the colour Oasis <3! it's so dreamy :)…. I love the eye look Kimmy, beautiful makeup look!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  3. shireenplatt

    The only problem with Chanel quads is I wish there’s a matte shade in them but they are usually all shimmers. This quad is really pretty though and your mum is so sweet!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. Lulle.Beaumiroir

    I’ve heard so many good things about this quad! I do think the formula is quite unique to it though, it seems that the shadows have a very different texture from their usual formulation. It’s a bit pricey for me right now but I hope someone will pick it for me as a gift too, lol!

    Beaumiroir

  5. Beautylymin

    That quad is definitely right up my street – absolutely beautiful! xx

    Beautylymin| Bobbi Brown Define & Glow Palette Gift Set Giveaway

  6. Dagmara (@mummyscorner)

    This is such a pretty quad, how sweet of your mum to get it for you 🙂 x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  7. Angela Angeline

    While the colours are beautiful, the palette simply does not speak to me. :/
    Angie
    http://www.chocolateandlipstick.com

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