Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

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Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eyeshadow Quad

Modern Era (315)

Cle de Peau Modern Era (315) Eye Color Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a shimmery, green-themed “quad.” All four shades were decent to good with slightly softer, looser consistencies, which made a couple shades appear sheerer and fade a bit faster. Both were solvable with regular eyeshadow primer as a base. The pop of brighter, lighter green was interesting, as it had a starker appearance but still paired well with the other shades when I tried it.

Modern Era (315)

LELimited Edition. $55.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

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Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #1 Eyeshadow

Modern Era #1

Modern Era #1 is a soft, medium green with warm, olive undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a slightly looser, softer texture that had a tendency to sheer out (so it wasn’t buildable) but was easy to blend. This shade lasted for seven hours on me before fading.

Modern Era #1

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #2 Eyeshadow

Modern Era #2

Modern Era #2 is a medium-dark green with more golden undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, finely-milled, and blendable–but it was a touch dusty. On me, I noticed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear.

Modern Era #2

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #3 Eyeshadow

Modern Era #3

Modern Era #3 is a light-medium green with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had great color payoff with a smooth, denser texture that was still soft and finely-milled, blendable and easily worked with on bare skin. The eyeshadow wore well for eight hours on me.

Modern Era #3

LELimited Edition.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Modern Era #4 Eyeshadow

Modern Era #4

Modern Era #4 is a deep, muted forest green with a black base and a satin sheen. The color payoff was good, though it was not fully opaque. I was able to buildup the coverage with two layers of product. The texture was soft, a touch dusty but did not sheer out too much, and remained blendable on the lid. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

Modern Era #4

LELimited Edition.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

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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I swatched this in store, and based on my past experience with Cle de Peau shadows, I just don’t think the formula will hold up on my oily lids, even with primer 🙁 I’m really sad because I love green shadows, they are hard to find in a kit, and the eye look you did is stunning

Not surprised, and if you’ve had that experience with others, I don’t think it would be any different (they are consistent with most Cle de Peau shades I’ve tried).

Greens, yeah, finally my dream comes true. I wish it wasn’t Cle de Peau so that it would be a little cheaper. Hard to spend $55 on only four shadows but I love green shadows and to have four together is awesome. Having said that it isn’t really a stand alone palette. I have been looking at the Natasha Denona green/brown palette and really love the colors but plopping out that amount of money at one go has been holding me back. Do you know if this is LE or permanent, Christine?

I don’t think it’s too standalone unless you adore all greens, but I could see it needing more shades for most people.

I think it is limited edition, but it is hard to tell with Cle de Peau (a lot of their LE things linger to begin with).

I generally love green eyeshadows but the overall appearance of this palette is just too green and 60’s looking, though the individual shades are nice, especially #1 and 2. But as a stand alone palette, it’s just too “screamin’ green”, if that makes any sense.

I could see why it doesn’t appeal to you as other green shades have! It is… surprisingly green for something from a luxury brand – they really went for it.

Well, it finally happened. A very beautiful Cle De Peau quad that I have fallen hard for. But I will not get the separate case for it, if and when I do buy it. Perhaps I just need to take a closer look at my stash, and just get UD Acid Rain….?

This is a lovely little quad for those who want to tip their toes into greens, as it has a good shade range. It is very hard to get the forest green shade and it is pretty.
The only reserve I have is that it is quite expensive and a couple of the shades do seem very similar to each other on the eye. I have lots of green based quads (EL’s Emerald Oasis, Tarina Tarantino’s Wonderful, Lancome’s Jade Fever (the best), Guerlain’s Les Vert’s – really good for a subtle look), so I won’t be purchasing this one.
Beautiful eye look Christine.

I am wondering if this palette is like other Cle de Peau palettes. Their eyeshadow has a lot of sparkles and they scratch and irritate my eye lid skin. What do you think Christine?

I think it is consistent with their formula in general, though not the very best of the quads. I don’t have any issues with the formula being scratchy or irritating, though!

I *love* these colors, so I guess it’s not surprising that I have dupes for them! It would be nice to have them all in one place like this, but I think the quality would have to be A+ to justify paying $55 for the convenience. So, so pretty, though! So nice to see something other than warm neutrals this season, lol!

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