Chanel Imaginaire Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow

Imaginaire (384)

Chanel Imaginaire (384) Les 4 Ombres Multi-Effect Quadra Eyeshadow ($62.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a very warm-toned, peach color story that includes three lighter and more mid-tone peach and one deeper shade.

I think that the quad has the effect of looking more similar on than ideal for a quad–there’s just not a lot of versatility here. For someone who LOVES just these colors and uses one or two shades in a look, it would work fine, but I expect there is a lack of contract between the shades for many. While I tend to find Chanel’s formula quite consistent, this quad missed the mark for what I’d expect in terms of quality from the brand.

Ingredients

CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE | ALUMINA | CETEARYL ETHYLHEXANOATE | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | CALCIUM TITANIUM BOROSILICATE | SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | SILICA | C12-20 ACID PEG-8 ESTER | GLYCERIN | SQUALANE | ALUMINUM CALCIUM SODIUM SILICATE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | POLYSORBATE 80 | TIN OXIDE | ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN | 1,2-HEXANEDIOL | XANTHAN GUM | CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT | CALCIUM CHLORIDE | PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE | DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL58A-I

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Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #1 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Imaginaire #1

Imaginaire #1 is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had a smooth, blendable texture that was lightly emollient without being too powdery or too densely-packed. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that stayed on well for eight and a half hours.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SILICA | CELLULOSE | ETHYLHEXYL POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE | DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE | DIMETHICONE | HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE | POTASSIUM SORBATE | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | CHLORPHENESIN | ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER | TIN OXIDE | TOCOPHEROL | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL63A-I

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Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #2 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Imaginaire #2

Imaginaire #2 is a medium-dark peach base with balanced pink and orange undertones paired with flecks of fine micro-sparkle. It had semi-sheer to medium color coverage and felt firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it stiffer to work with. I preferred using a dampened brush to minimize fallout as a result. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SILICA | CELLULOSE | ETHYLHEXYL POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE | DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE | DIMETHICONE | HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE | POTASSIUM SORBATE | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | CHLORPHENESIN | ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER | TIN OXIDE | TOCOPHEROL | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL63A-I

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #3 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Imaginaire #3

Imaginaire #3 is a muted, medium peach with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was blendable but was a little firmer in the pan. It wore well for eight hours on me.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SILICA | CELLULOSE | ETHYLHEXYL POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE | DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE | DIMETHICONE | HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE | POTASSIUM SORBATE | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | CHLORPHENESIN | ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER | TIN OXIDE | TOCOPHEROL | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL63A-I

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow
Chanel Imaginaire #4 Multi-Effect Eyeshadow

Imaginaire #4

Imaginaire #4 is a light-medcium orange with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It applied darker on my skin than it appeared in the pan, so the quad had more contrast in practice than it may have appeared at a glance, though I still found they were more apt to muddy together than look differentiated. The texture was fairly soft and blendable, but it was a little firmly-packed into the pan. This shade had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours.

Ingredients

SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE | CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE | CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE | SILICA | CELLULOSE | ETHYLHEXYL POLYHYDROXYSTEARATE | DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE | DIMETHICONE | HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE | POTASSIUM SORBATE | MAGNESIUM STEARATE | CHLORPHENESIN | ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | TOCOPHERYL ACETATE | DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER | TIN OXIDE | TOCOPHEROL | [+ / - (MAY CONTAIN) | CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE) | CI 75470 (CARMINE) | CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER) | CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES) | CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) | CI 77288 (CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS) | CI 77491, | CI 77492, | CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) | CI 77510 (FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE) | CI 77742 (MANGANESE VIOLET) | CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) | MICA] | IL63A-I

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Mariella Avatar

Even if these shades flattered me, my reaction to this would be “blah”. I don’t get that Chanel “rush of excitement” that I often get with their quads (and as I have said far too often, it’s a good thing, given how difficult it is for me to purchase Chanel in person).

Stephanie Avatar

I get to see Chanel and Dior a couple times a year at Shoppers in Ottawa. My visits almost never coincide with limited edition releases so I understand. I agree that this quad is blah. The highlighter however still calls my name.

Mariella Avatar

Same here. I LOVE the SDM at the Rideau Center for all the brands they have, especially Chanel and Dior though I think sometimes they don’t get the DIOR LE releases (I wanted to get the FEEL 5-pan a few years ago and they never did get it so I had to break down and buy it at The Bay….no 20% off for Seniors, either!)

Genevieve Avatar

It’s an OK kind of quad – the three lighter shades are just so similar to each other: all in the same colour family, two of them with the same finish. If you are not fond of orangey/peachy shades, this is an easy pass.
The sparkly shade wasn’t even good to work with either.

Georgia Avatar

I bought this palette a few weeks ago and it’s by far the best eyeshadow release from Chanel since warm memories, in my opinion. That said, I do love pastel peach and pink hues. This is a pastel pink/peach lover’s dream quad. I find it versatile and pretty, very spring appropriate. I apply the shadows using the sponge tip applicators that come with the palette and blend them out with my finger or a fluffy brush.

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