Round-up: Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads Overview & Thoughts

It only took a year, but I finally reviewed all of the Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads in the permanent range. After receiving two as press samples, I loved the texture of the formula so much that I bought the other six, which I wouldn’t repeat again. I still really like the texture, generally, across all of the quads, but the colors are more dupable in far too many of the quads, and there are a lot more neutrals that run together across the variations that inspire me less after trying. They’re also just not as impressive relative to their price point (which doesn’t leave a lot of room for error).  The ones I reach for most are Stardust (302) (A-) and Stellar Gaze (307) (A-).

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Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a smokier, medium to dark set of neutral shades, which still leans warm-toned, though it isn’t as overtly warm-toned as a few of the other quads. Unfortunately, this quad had one of the more disappointing eyeshadows that I’ve tried from the entire quad range, as it was drier, a little powdery, and harder to blend on the skin. The color combination comes together particularly well, and there’s enough contrast to create a few layered, neutral looks with a smoky edge, so it’s a shame that it didn’t perform better.

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Cle de Peau Satin Moon (305) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Satin Moon (305)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is an interesting mix of lighter, spring-y shades that aren’t quite pastel, but they’re not brights either. This quad seemed very shimmery, almost metallic, at times, and I would have loved to see one darker, more contrasting shade instead of one of the lighter shades (perhaps the gold). I had minor, but noticeable, fall out with two of the four shades, which was disappointing. I think a primer would help kick this one up a notch more so than some of the other variations I’ve tried.

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Cle de Peau Champagne Supernova (304) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Champagne Supernova (304)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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Cle de Peau Baby Universe (303) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Baby Universe (303) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a more mid-tone set of warm-toned neutrals that’s also a bit less frosted than some of the quads in the range. The major upside to the Cle de Peau formula is how blendable and silky in feel it is, which makes it easy to apply to the lid, and the formula adheres well to the skin without a primer. I liked this quad, but it’s certainly dupable as there are so many neutral quads and palettes to choose from these days.

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Cle de Peau Baby Universe (303) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Baby Universe (303)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
89%
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Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of lighter, warm-toned neutrals. It’s just a so-so palette, and the colors are fairly dupable that it’s not one I’d splurge on, as I think there are better options for warm-toned neutral palettes (or quads) out there these days.

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Cle de Peau Marmalade Sky (301) Eye Color Quad
Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad Marmalade Sky (301)
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
5
Total
86%
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5 Decadent Highlighters for Spring

When it comes to highlighters that illuminate and add a glowing sheen to the skin without emphasizing pores, I’m obsessed. Every year, there are so many fabulous limited edition highlighters that get released, but thankfully, there are also some excellent permanent options that I never tire of. Here are some of my favorites!

  1. Cle de Peau Delicate Pink — a soft, shimmering pink-beige
  2. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 — a sheer, liquid luminizer
  3. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight — a warm, golden beige sheen
  4. Becca Moonstone — a shimmery, golden champagne
  5. Kevyn Aucoin Starlight — a shimmery, warm peach

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<