Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

01/08

Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Codes Elegants (274)

Chanel Codes Elegants (274) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, permanent palette released in the spring collection, though it gave me a New Year’s Eve vibe with all the shimmer and gold tones. The formula is the same as the other quads in the Les 4 Ombres range, which is supposed to be “vibrant, pigment-rich” with “long-lasting pigments” and “effortless application.” It’s a stunning set of shades that work well together, is easy to apply and blend out, and lasts for eight hours (without primer). The biggest “con” to this palette is just that the shades are more dupable, so you may already have similar golds and browns in your stash!

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01/02

Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Codes Elegants #1

Codes Elegants #1 is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a frosted, sparkling finish. There seemed to be fine sparkle to the finish, but it wasn’t messy to use and didn’t seem to have fallout when I applied it to bare skin. The consistency was smooth, soft without being dusty, and blended out with ease when I tried it. It had opaque color coverage that started to fade after eight hours of wear.

01/02

Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Codes Elegants #2

Codes Elegants #2 is a soft, yellowed gold with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The pigmentation was fantastic, while the eyeshadow felt smooth, silky, and finely-milled to the touch. It applied evenly and smoothly, blended out easily, and lasted for eight hours on me.

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01/02

Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Codes Elegants #3

Codes Elegants #3 is a medium, brownish gold with warm undertones and a soft, pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, which was buildable to full coverage in two layers. The texture was incredibly silky and smooth, which made it sit well on the skin–almost like it “melted” on. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

01/02

Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Elegants #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Codes Elegants #4

Codes Elegants #4 is a medium-dark, reddish brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, but it was the type of color and finish that deepened considerably with a damp brush (though the formula isn’t touted as wet/dry, so I did not factor damp application or results into the rating). The consistency was blendable, soft without being dusty, and easy to work with overall. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Oh, I really like this one a lot! Love the melted gold and coppery-bronze appearance this imparts. Better still, is that this one is a permanent offering, so no need to scramble for it!

It’s a very easy set of shades to put together! Not the most unique, but it’s nice to see something well-done – could be super useful for those who like using pre-made quads!

Gorgeous. It goes right on my list. I like all these shades, while I like and would use just three of the four in the other quad in this group. Beautiful look you did.

Yeppp, just as I feared, an A rating! So glad I didn’t get the Burberry Festive Shimmer palette, as this is everything that I hoped it would be — every shade is pigmented and distinct. And I’m a total sucker for gold, and I can see some of these shades doubling as highlighter on- the- go, so will be getting this for sure!

This is just so pretty, and sooooooo the last thing I need. I feel like I should smack myself every time I even consider buying a neutral/ gold palette, because I don’t need one again, probably for the rest of my life. But this is so pretty…

Wow, this is beautiful. It has such a brightening effect around your eyes in the look yu did. Really beautiful. I don’t wear many gold shadows because I am so pale with such strong cool undertones. I might be willing to try for this one though. I already know I am going to get the Codes Subtils , a blush and a couple of the lipsticks so not sure about this one. I will have to swatch when I go to town next. Like Nancy, I am happy I don’t have to pick it up right now as it is permanent. Thank you for all that you do. I know this is a crazy time of year for you and you always come through. I don’t honestly know how you manage to do it all but I am so thankful that you do.

Considering how disappointing many high-end palettes have been lately, this seems like a breath of fresh air! The colors aren’t exactly unique, but they’re easy to utilize. The sparkling gold is beautiful!

I really like #2, not only because it’s the “coolest” of the four, but also because of the pink reflects I see in your swatches. It’s a very pretty palette overall, just not something I would personally use much. Glad to see it got such a good review.

Will this work well on asian eyes? coz based on my research avoid eyeshadows with glitters or shimmers and super dark colours for the #4 shade on small eyes.

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