Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Chanel’s Beiges de Chanel Quad is absolutely a delight to use! It’s my new favorite for neutrals, because the colors aren’t just beautiful, but they are so soft and silky during application.

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Chanel Beiges de Chanel Quad, Urban Decay Bourbon 24/7 Liner, Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Nuance mineralize blush (soft peach)
  • Lips: YSL Forbidden Burgundy rouge volupte lipstick (raspberry-wine), Givenchy Plum By Night Pop Gloss Crystal (sheer berry-pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Chanel Beiges de Chanel = Blanc Type, Patina, Woodwinked, Brun; Nuance = Honour

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, apply the bottom left color to the mid-way point using your 239 brush. Apply the bottom right color of the quad to your outer lid using the 239 brush. Darken the crease using the upper left, dark brown color and gently deposit the color, being careful not to over-blend. Highlight brow and soften the area above the crease with the upper right color. Finish with Bourbon 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Nuance using the 129. Apply YSL Forbidden Burgundy lipstick to lips, and then top with Givenchy Plum by Night gloss for color and shine.

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47 thoughts on “Looks – Chanel Beiges de Chanel for Silky Neutrals

  1. Ladybug

    Ahhh you were right, the Chanel colours ARE gorgeous. Damn!

  2. Heather

    Wow-so silky and rich looking!

  3. Cat

    hhhmmm it is very pretty….great look for work
    dont think I can get into Chanel thou. It would hurt my wallet too much if I loved it.

  4. love it! i really wish i were brave enough to wear such a bold lip :( i’m working on it, though!

  5. Marie

    I bought the nail polish, “haute chocolat”. Still considering the quad but I’m not crazy about 2 of the 4 shades. The brown is GORGEOUS. I like the way you did your eyes with it!

  6. evangelia

    your lip is fab!

  7. Gemma

    omg! So sophisticated! Looks like a Burberry ad!

  8. star

    Lovely! I’m torn between this quad and the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Neutrals palette…don’t know which one to get.

  9. Sexy Sadie

    One of the best looks from you, the last couple of weecks.

  10. Aitana

    Super cuteee!!! Love that lipstick!

  11. K

    Christine, do you have time (I know, silly question!) or do you know anyone who could do a CP? I called around to a few retailers and it sounds like the quad won’t be available in Canada. :(

    • I can do a CP for Chanel. I’ll be heading to the mall frequently enough what with MAC’s holiday launches. We can work out details, just email temptalia[at] :)

  12. Hey Christine! This is beyond gorgeous, really. I am so tempted to get this quad, but I’m still unsure about that chalky highlighter colour! I haven’t gotten a chance to swatch it on my own, but maybe I’ll pass by a counter and see whether they will try out a look on me.

    I’ve actually been thinking about getting one of those mini UD 24/7 eyeliner pencil sets, but I wasn’t sure about all of the colours. Bourbon is one of them, and I thought it would just be sort of a boring, mucky brown…but it complements beige neutrals wonderfully! I think I’ll spring for that 5-pencil set then.

    • Hey Miss Fred! Hope you’re doing well this afternoon :)

      I actually LOVE this quad. This is the first time I’ve liked a Chanel quad since getting into makeup. The highlighter doesn’t go on chalky at all–it might have felt like it on my hand, but nope, not when you use it with a brush on your eyes. My skin is dark enough that if it was chalky, you’d REALLY notice it, even as a highlight (ahem, Blanc Type!).

      Oh, Bourbon is gorg. It’s not at all a boring brown. It’s a very warm brown with faint coppery-gold-brown shimmer, I would say. HTH! :)

  13. Lupe

    Love this look on you….perfect lip color…def. going to buy it!

  14. Amanda

    This is perhaps my favourite look! I love the neutral eye and the bold — but not over the top — lip.

  15. It seems lately that I can’t find a Chanel quad that I don’t love and this one is no exception. It looks gorgeous on you! :)

  16. Kitt3n

    I love your lip color! This is one of the best looks I’ve seen on you. Any recommendations for dups in MAC colors? I would love to try this combo for myself.

  17. The colours look so..fluffy. And the look you did is so great! One of my faves! Neutral yet still outstanding eyes with a smashing lip color…wooow Christine! 😀

  18. Lisa


    Thanks for using the Chanel Quad. I’ve always steered clear because of the price, but I may break down and get this one!


  19. Alicia

    The look is gorgeous, I’m a big fan of understated beauty but your eyebrows look fantastic! They are absolutely perfect. I can’t express to you how jealous I am!

  20. That is beautiful, Nuance matchs your skin perfectly!

  21. charlene

    I LOVE THIS! especially the lip color! I’m really into the berry/ruby/dark pinks right now!!!

  22. Lisa

    I bought this quad when Chanel had one of their artists from Miami doing makeup in Pittsburgh. He did such an amazing job on my eyes – he did a smokey brown. Not really neutral – he used the bottom right color all over the lid and applied the bottom left over that. It made it dark gold’ish. He also applied the bottom right under the eye, on top of the black eye liner pen. Sorry I don’t have the names!! I’m being lazy!! I totally didn’t want to wash my makeup off – unlike when I usually get my makeup done at the mall – so much makeup I look garish!!

  23. Lisa

    Hey Christine, I’m Lisa in Dallas. the Pittsburgh Lisa beat me to it! I’m glad for her comment-I’m definitely buying the beige quad now! Thanks!

  24. Marie

    Love the lip!