Chanel Éclat-Énigmatique Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Éclat Énigmatique

Chanel Éclat-Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($61.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a new, limited edition set of shades for summer. I find that the quad feels more like the gel-powder hybrid type of powder that is often used wet/dry, though the quad is definitely usable with dry brushes for plenty of color payoff (the look was done without using any damp brushes). All four shades were semi-opaque to opaque, soft and blendable, and long-wearing (eight hours). The interplay between the gold, brown, and red reminded me of Candeur et Experience, which had a similar effect when applied but in all matte textures–as this palette is all shimmers, I could see it pairing well with the Candeur et Experience quad.


Éclat Énigmatique #1

Éclat-Énigmatique #1 is a soft gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation applied both dry and wet, though it was more metallic when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, dense but not stiff or dry, and blendable on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Éclat Énigmatique #2

Éclat-Énigmatique #2 is a blackened green with subtle, warm olive undertones and a fine, pearly shimmer-sheen finish. It tended to look almost gray when initially applied, but the more I blended and diffused the edges, the warmer and more olive/brown it appeared (rather than green). The eyeshadow had opaque coverage in a single layer, but using it with a wet brush did deepen and intensify the color overall. The texture was smooth, moderately dense but still blendable and easy to pick up with a brush. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading slightly.

Éclat Énigmatique #3

Éclat-Énigmatique #3 is a medium brown with warm udnertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque both wet and dry, though the damp application yielded slightly darker color. The consistency was smooth to the touch, soft and yielding without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It applied evenly to bare skin and didn’t start to show signs of fading until after eight hours of wear.

Éclat Énigmatique #4

Éclat-Énigmatique #4 is a rich, coppery red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The color payoff was opaque regardless of using it dry or damp, but the wet brush did intensify and deepen the shade overall. The texture was smooth, denser but not firm or dry, and easy to work with as my brush picked up color well, applied it evenly, and blended it out with little effort. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Quad | Look Details

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique Quad | Look Details

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow