Friday, July 27th, 2012

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad ($58.00 for 0.24 oz.) consists of four shades, which the brands describes as “taupe brown, tender pink, beige, and intense black.”

The first shade is a lightly gray-tinted medium-dark brown with subtle coppery-brown micro-shimmer over a satiny sheen. It has good color payoff, and it applies smoothly and evenly. MAC Superwatt is similar but more metallic, lighter, and warmer. MAC Omega is a smidgen lighter. theBalm Celebrational is grayer. Inglot #342 is grayer, darker, and matte. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is more shimmery.

Beside the taupe shade, there’s a pale, light pink with subtle yellow undertones and decent color payoff–but it’s powdery. It blends out easily but almost to nothing, so you have to pack it on and then only blend out the edges with care. This color barely shows up on me (I’m about medium in color). MAC Sugar Snack is a several shades darker. NARS Douce France is a smidgen whiter. Bare Escentuals Giddy is a little darker.

Next, we have a pale golen peach with a satiny sheen. It has decent pigmentation but also has some powderiness, like the pink shade, that made it easy to blend but it was also easy to make it disappear. Dolce & Gabbana Cocoa is similar but matte. Inglot #328 is identical as far as I can tell. Inglot #330 is lighter.

The final shade is a dark black with a subtle cool-brown base and a matte finish. It has good color payoff, and it is rather intense. I used it very, very lightly with an extremely fluffy brush so that it would not overwhelm the other shades in the quad. The color compares favorably with blacks like theBalm Serious and MAC Carbon.

I love a good neutral quad. Chanel’s Kaska Beige and Beiges de Chanel are two of my favorites. I was kind of hoping that this might be in that vein; something gorgeous and subtle and neutral but effortlessly flattering. I think on some complexions, this might sing a bit louder than it did for me. It just washes together, and the textures were more powdery than anticipated. It has something to do with the two pale shades in the quad being paired with something nearly black that makes it a lot more stark and less simple to use.  I wore all four shades together, and they were mostly intact after eight hours; the two lighter colors were a little faded, but the darker shades looked the same as they did initially.

The Glossover

palette

Premier Regard

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It's a decent-to-good quad, but I don't think it's going to work well on light-medium to medium-dark complexions; you either have to be really pale or deeper to have the color differences really show up. The black shade is a little cool-toned compared to the overall warmth of the other shades.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

8.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad — Peach, Pink, Taupe, Black (crease)

Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad
Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad — Peach, Pink, Taupe, Black (crease) (8 hours of wear)

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Chanel, $58.

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No.

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See individual shade review! :)

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21 thoughts on “Chanel Premier Regard Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I know what you mean, Christine–that’s precisely why I passed on this quad. I love neutral palettes too–my favorite shadow palettes are neutrals. But none of the shades in this particular one really stood out in any special way–whether in color or texture or finish. I’ve seen much much better

  2. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    This looks almost more like 2 unrelated duos than an integrated quad, if that makes any sense.

  3. I was so close to picking this up because I also thought it looked like a pretty and effortless neutral palette, but instead, I went for the Nordstrom exclusive (previous Asia only release) palette and I’m hoping like mad it’s better than this..  fingers and toes crossed because I didn’t wait for a review!  …

  4. Y

    why would you post a look that is half done, no mascara or anything! Chanel should be mad

    • @Y I’m just testing the wear here :)  It’s not a “look.” It’s so you can see the wear performance and I can trial the application of the products.

    • blueraccoon

      @Y is there anything Christine does that you do like? It seems every time you comment about something you’re disagreeing.

    • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

      @Y  Why should Chanel be mad? It’s not as though she’s one of their models that they’re paying for a photo shoot. It’s not even as though they sent her the product for PR purposes; she paid for it herself, not that PR or payment make ANY difference, imo. She’s trying to show what the eyeshadow actually looks like and, more importantly, how it wear after a long period of time. The ultimate point of a blog like this one is to give a report on the quality of a product for the READERS’ benefit, not for the company’s.

    • Avatar of Kafka Kafka

      @Y Why should Chanel be mad? It’s not as though she’s one of their models that they’re paying for a photo shoot. It’s not even as though they sent her the product for PR purposes; she paid for it herself, not that PR or payment make ANY difference, imo. She’s trying to show what the eyeshadow actually looks like and, more importantly, how it wears after a long period of time. The ultimate point of a blog like this one is to give a report on the quality of a product for the READERS’ benefit, not for the company’s.

  5. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    This seems like a decent enough palette for someone who doesn’t have have very many neutrals, as it seems it can easily be duped.

  6. Indeed, decent palette and good color combo (duuh, it’s Chanel) but I have too many of these colors already, so I’ll pass on this one :-)

  7. Hi Christine…for palettes like these ones (not MAC and I know you have your swatch gallery and you show it blended on the eye), but can you post a picture of each swatch side by side to see how the colors go with each other from one view?  If not, it’s OK.

  8. Denise Rosa

    I have this exact quad. I bought it years ago at Bergdorf Goodman in NY!

  9. CaitlinRobertsonWillard

    i like the post without mascara, that way you can really see the shadow for what it is! and my goodness, some people are so rude on your comments! calm down people, don’t think chanel will be mad she doesn’t have mascara on! christine i am curious-do you ever use the actual sponge applicators that come with the quads as opposed to a brush? they are so old school but i think they can be nice for patting on a super pigmented black smoky eye and you can layer. just curious :)

  10. I agree — I’ve never really understood having a neutral palette and then tossing a black in there. Seems like it would be too hard to work with for beginners, you know? I’ll pass. Thanks, Christine (and no, your “half done” look is not horrible — it’s really helpful to see the colors alone/blended together).

  11. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    I find this disappointing, particularly the two light shades that seem powdery and lacking pigmentation to me (though I know the review says they have okay color payoff I know these are the kinds of colors that would just not show up on my skin without using a ton of product). I guess I am at a loss for why anyone would pay nearly $60 for this one.

  12. Dominique33

    Not so pretty as expected, but our formula is different in France ( baked ), it’s not so bad but I think my Chanel quads are more pretty ( Eclosion, Variation, Lagons ). Well, I have to wait until september to see this gorgeous collection on the whole.

  13. Avatar of Ellen Kitten824

    I have this! I bought it at duty free in Paris, and I love it. I have very fair skin, though, so the pigmentation is good. Consider it if you’re fair!

  14. the colors look absolutely lovely! It’s a small little palette, but the sweet smokey eye is reason enough to purchase! I love golden and brown smokey makeup looks on olive tone girls! It makes their face that much more warmer and happy. :)

  15. The colors look absolutely lovely! It’s a
    small little palette, but the sweet smokey eye is reason enough to
    purchase! (I am digging the golden and brown smokey makeup looks on olive tone
    girls! It makes their faces warmer and and more inviting!)

  16. Avatar of Gail gannacarto

    I have this and love it – It reminds me of Winter Nights without the glitter.  Love your posts – thank you!  I also bought the black and silver pencil – love them also.