Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

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Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Codes Subtils (278)

Chanel Codes Subtils (278) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow Quad ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette for spring. 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.” All four eyeshadows had a really soft, finely-milled quality that made application easy–I had no trouble applying and blending out the eyeshadows to create a cohesive look.

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

Codes Subtils #1

Codes Subtils #1 is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a frosted finish. The texture was soft and smooth to the touch without being dusty or thin. The eyeshadow applied with opaque coverage to the lid and blended out with ease. This shade started to fade after eight hours of wear.

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

Codes Subtils #2

Codes Subtils #2 is a light-medium golden brown with flecks of copper and gold shimmer paired wit a metallic finish. It had great pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture that wasn’t too soft or too firm in the pan, so I didn’t have any issues with fallout or dustiness but still was able to work with the eyeshadow on bare skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me.

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

Codes Subtils #3

Codes Subtils #3 is a medium brown with warm, yellowish undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch, which translated to a very blendable, easy-to-use eyeshadow on the lids. It had good color payoff, though not quite opaque, but it was buildable so either adding a little more or using a primer underneath should get it to full coverage, if desired. It started to fade after eight hours on my lids.

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

Codes Subtils #4

Codes Subtils #4 is a blackened brown with a fine, forest green pearl. It had opaque color coverage with a silky-smooth consistency that wasn’t too soft in the pan. The eyeshadow blended out nicely in the crease and didn’t appear patchy. I did find that it appeared greener the more I blended and diffused it, as the black base seemed to soften. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh no! I’m definitely getting the other quad, Chanel Elegantes, wasn’t planning on getting this one, but these swatches are gorgeous, my kind of colors. And the luminous finish reminds me of Chanel Empriente du Desert. Looks like Chanel is torpedoing my plans for low buy in spring

Oh, yes, both of them are reminiscent of the finish on Empreinte du Desert. I think the formulas are different (Empreinte is denser overall, IMO), but they have that “melted” look on the lid.

I do….well, I remember that it got a really high rating and was a “Temptalia Recommends” selection which is why I had absolutely no choice whatsoever when it came to buying it (it’s one I use often, so it’s been a very wise purchase).

Hmm, while it definitely earned a high grade, I’m not sensing that same infectious, giddy enthusiasm that Empriente du Desert garnered. I like the soft peachy/copper vibe here, however, it seems very dupable. I’m going to wait and see how the other one fares. ?

Possibly, Empriente du Desert is a once in a lifetime type of quad, huh?

I like the look of this one but I’m really eager to see the other quad. As it turns out and as I suspected, I am already well supplied with dupes for all the shades in this quad, though it has made me suddenly eager to check out MUFE D308, which looks so unusual and gorgeous.

I am so happy that this quad scored well. The colors are well coordinated and the look that you created is really lovely. I wasn’t sure about #4 in the pan but seeing it swatched and reading your review I think it is going to work well for me. I like the greenish undertone and love that it becomes even greener with blending. I love green!
Assuming the other quad scores as well I think they will both be coming home with me. For sure this one, anyway.

Hi I was wondering… It says limited edition on the quad… But then permanent on the individual shades. Are they limited or permanent? Hoping its permanent…..

Sorry, Roselyn – that’s just me being a complete moron! I’m so sorry about the confusion and making it a totally unnecessary task for you to have to ask me in the first place. I totally wasted your time, and I can’t apologize enough – I feel quite awful.

No need to apologize ma’am. I think you do an amazing job with your blog and I read it every day sometimes multiple times a day! I’ve decided to attempt trying to curb my makeup spending so I’m using your blog as a resource to only buy the best products (i.e. temptalia recommended and an A+ rating)…. =). Sometimes, if a product limited edition, then self-control goes out the window… so your blog is an excellent resource if used properly. Thanks for all you do.

Christine;

I see Candeur et Experience in the Spring line up. Are they re-doing the formula? I bought this a few months ago and it’s one of my all time favorites. These quads are beautiful. Trying to wait till January when some of the Spring line up comes out. Very exciting. Can’t wait for Dior Gradation, Guerlain Happy Glow and Lancome Absolutely Rose.

Hi Christine,

I was wondering if you’d had the chance to try Jardins Éclatants yet? If you have, which do you prefer – Codes Subtils or Jardins Éclatants? Thanks!

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