Monday, December 21st, 2009

This is a quick & dirty look–seriously, like ten minutes or less–using Chanel’s spring collection. I love the lips more than the eyes, but what else is new?  I think next time I use this quad, I’m going to try a shimmery gold base.  Hmm.

Happy Monday!! (Yes, I’m sick and twisted… Mondays are my favorite day of the week!)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: MAC Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Chanel Kaska Beige Eyeshadow Quad (fleshy beige, medium brown, dark plum-brown, medium tan-brown), Chanel Khaki Dore Eyeliner (antique gold), Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara (black)
  • FaceKiehl’s Tinted Moisturizer (medium)
  • Cheeks: Chanel Imprevu Joues Contraste (coppery-red), Empreinte de Chanel (peachy-gold)
  • Lips: Chanel Incognito Lipstick (rosy pink), Chanel Futile Glossimer (sheer, silvery pink)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Rose Blanc = Nylon

Directions: Start by applying MAC Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply the fleshy-beige eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply medium tan-brown eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with the matte brown eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying plum-brown eyeshadow with the 226. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep the fleshy beige eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Chanel Khaki Dore Eyeliner on the lower lash line, and then sweeping lashes with Dior DiorShow Extase mascara.

For cheeks, apply Chanel Imprevu Joues Contraste to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 129. Highlight cheeks with the 165 brush by tapping Chanel Empreinte de Chanel lightly on cheek bones.

For lips, apply Chanel Incognito Lipstick first, and then layer Chanel Futile Glossimer for a glossy look.

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Chanel Kaska Beige Eyeshadow Quad

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82 thoughts on “Spring Makeup: Quick Chanel Les Impressions de Chanel Eyes & Lips

  1. kristie

    You look gorgeous Christine!!!

  2. Millie

    so pretty! this is a candidate for what spring collection i might get. am not fond of bright pastel eyeshadows which usually come out during spring, so this quad is great for me! :)

    • Yay! :) It’s surprisingly… dark. Like it has this dark edge that you don’t always see with Spring. Sure, soft colors in one sense, but not pastel at all.

  3. Doreen

    Christine, this is a very pretty look! I like how the quad makes you look bright-eyed in a natural way. Plus, that is a great lipcolor combo!

  4. I was not sure if i liked or not the new chanel collection but in fact, I like so much what you did !
    It’s very pretty and natural :)

  5. penelope

    l love the natural look on you, Christine using the Chanel kaska beige quad. I don’t know if I should buy one, do you think it is a limited edition or is there any other Chanel permanant quads that look similar to this one? Anyway, my favorite is the Chanel new lipstick in Incognito, so beautiful on you and is a great everyday look.

  6. Alix

    So pretty!

    Now explain to us why on earth Monday is your favorite day of the week! :-)

    • Thanks, Alix!

      Because that’s when everybody’s back in the swing of things, and I swear, it’s just very busy and exciting and there’s always something to be done!

  7. shontay

    Gorgeous look, Christine. I might just buy this. Surprisingly, It’ll be my first Chanel quad.

  8. Amy

    A beautiful job as always Temptalia!! Thank you!1

  9. Great look :) You’re making me want the lipstick and the lip gloss now

  10. Marta Fernandes


  11. Anja

    That’s a very pretty look on you!

  12. Nita

    Chanel is one of my favorite makeup brands.
    I love how they makes trends wearable.
    The color payoff is not as good as MAC or Urban Decay etc. but it makes it easier for those who have a heavy hand or who are just getting started in makeup.

    Love the makeup look. I will probably look into this palette!

    • Hey Nita,

      I always feel like Chanel isn’t trying to be MAC and vice versa. Chanel colors/shades are always softer, subtler. They’re just not designed to be bold and ultra pigmented! And I agree — sometimes I don’t want something that’s as bright and pigmented as MAC’s Electric Eel! The texture of Chanel (and Guerlain) shadows is phenom; so smooth and silky!


  13. Lorna

    it’s pretty but it seems like lot of work for a look that’s too subtle.

  14. Han

    Wow, i like it a lot. Looks really good on you. I caved in and got the quad today. Now I could try to recreate this look tomorrow for my Bday dinner :)

  15. alexis

    hey christine! i absolutely love this look and the quad! could you think of a MAC color that would be similar to the plum brown color in the crease? that’s the color I really love most and don’t want to spend that much on a quad for one color! Also what do you think would be a similar MAC color to the inner corner color? Thanks so much! sorry for all the questions

  16. Christine shen

    So light and beautiful =) Question, the lip color is it truer with it by it self or it is more like the last picture?

  17. Elle

    The lip combo actually looks a bit like Santal!

  18. kristina

    You look so fabulous, you wear Chanel the way it is supposed to be done… Effortlessly chic! I also would like to see how a gold base would alter your look.

    I can’t wait to receive this quad, I’m dying to do a smoky eye with the darkest shade, whilst the others are applied as a horizontal gradient. I am loving this Chanel collection with all my makeup loving heart.

    • Aww, now that’s a huge compliment! Thank you, Kristina :)

      I’d love to see if I could also brighten the quad a bit – so I’m hoping maybe a pop of gold underneath will do it!

  19. amy

    I like incognito lipstick! The Chanel palette is gorgeous too.

  20. lovely colors…very wearable quad.

  21. Whirl

    Christine,you know how critical i always am.
    But this look is utterly FAB.
    Plus it is SO helpful!Thanks a million!

  22. Christina

    OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely think this is the most beautiful natural look you’ve ever done. I love all the colors you used, I have all of the products on a wishlist. LOVE IT!

  23. daniela

    im in love with this look it kinda reminds me of the neutral look you did with the holiday pallettes… well i still love this(:

  24. rowan

    beautiful look

  25. Sarah M

    Beautiful. x

  26. alisha

    you are stunning! that combo of e/s makes your eyes pop like crazy, and the lips are amazing as well :).

  27. Andrea

    Wow I like this look alot!!!! Gotta check out this quad!!!

  28. Anitacska

    I know I said I wasn’t too fussed about this quad, but I do LOVE the plummy shade! :O The lips are pretty too.

  29. Crystal

    This look is so flattering! I love the eyes, they’re so classy. I’m jealous :)

  30. Gotham

    I usually pass on Chanel eye products as I am in love with their lipsticks, mascara and nail polish which are consistently excellent. But after reading this, I just ordered Kaska Beige quad online. Thank you so much Christine for your time and your lovely execution. I too have dark eyes and prefer strong colors, but your eyes look amazingly bright and open. The colors are subdued but not dull or pastel and it is a beautiful effortless look. I picked up a few bottles of Particuliere and Incognito and Insouciante already!

    I think everyone can agree here that Temptalia helps us before every major beauty buy.

    Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! ^^

    • Aww, thank you so much, Gotham! I really hope you enjoy the quad! I’m a bigger fan of their lipsticks/lipglosses — really think Chanel does some fantastic lip products — but there is an occasional quad that catches my eye. I’m excited for my bottle of Particuliere to arrive… hopefully on the 24th!

      Thank you again :) Happy holidays!

  31. Silvia

    really nice! I think this would also make a pretty look for the office

  32. LRW

    wow,you definitely rock neutrals!!!!!!!!

  33. Luisafer

    that’s a great look!!! neutral colors, kinda subtle, I like this Channel palette

  34. Wow! I love this look. Very neutral but it shows how much skill you have! I can’t wait to try it out!

  35. Fiona

    Dear Christine, thanks for reviewing the Chanel look for all those Chanel fans like me! You look absolutely gorgeus and the look you created is very beautiful. Loved the colours of this collection immensely and already know thanks to you which products i will be purchasing!! :)

  36. Veni, vidi, and bought it – it looks completely different on me! I have the lipstick in Incognito, it is lovely, and the quad is great&wearable.
    I want the rosy nailpolish too, but I am broke now.

    You’re fault -or let us say: Thank you for the inspiration Christine!!

  37. Brie

    I went to the Chanel counter the other day after seeing this (and desperately wanting it), and I asked the makeup artist there to pick out a quad for me (as I was debating between this and Lilium) and she picked this one out for me out of all of them without me mentioning a thing. Of course, I was tickled. Now, not only did I want it to begin with, but now I had validation (a recommendation from a Chanel rep)! Needless to say, I bought it and now use it nearly every day :-) Thanks for the inspiration. You look gorgeous!