Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of cooler-toned shades in hues of blue-teal, dark gray, pewter, and bright silver. Not particularly enamored with this quad, as each shade has some sort of issue, and at this price point, it becomes hard to justify or excuse the downsides.

Note: I purchased the refill pan only without the compact, and should you want the compact, it will run you $25 on top of the $55 price. I’m not really into packaging these days, so I prefer to pop a magnet on the back and store in freestyle palettes (like Z Palettes).

Pewter Veil #1 is a muted, medium-dark blue-teal with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had good pigmentation but a slightly dusty consistency that felt a smidgen drier and was more troublesome to work with. The color didn’t go on as evenly nor did it blend out as easily as most Cle de Peau shades to. This shade started to fade noticeably after seven hours of wear. Fyrinnae Sleepy Hollow (P, $6.75) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Moss Agate #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Night Owl #5 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Party Animal (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Pacific (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is brighter (90% similar). Clinique Aqua Pop (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop On One (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Teal Appeal (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Fringe (DC, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Princess Sparkle (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Sydney Grace Splendor (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Hydroplane (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Frozen North (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Blue Karma (LE, $25.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Dior Denim #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Impulse (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pewter Veil #2 is a medium-dark charcoal gray with cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff, but the texture was dry and a little dusty to work with. I had some sparkle fall out over time, even though the base color lasted for seven hours. NARS Bad Behaviour (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Granite (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Stila Black Diamond (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Black No. 1 (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). theBalm Surf's Up (LE, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Cle de Peau Les Annees Folles #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Say It Isn't So (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Black Pearl (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (DC, ) is darker (85% similar). MAC Graphic Style (LE, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Galaxy (DC, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Dose of Colors Sky's the Limit (P, $20.00) is darker (80% similar). Viseart Diane (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pewter Veil #3 is a light pewter with subtle, cooler undertones paired with warmer shimmer. The color coverage was mostly opaque, while the texture was soft, smooth, and blendable. It was the best-performing shade of the four. On me, it wore well for seven and a half hours. Giorgio Armani #19 (DC, $33.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Lancome Joie (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever D552 Crystalline Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Two Stylish #1 (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Fly by Twilight (LE, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Arctic Grey (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC French Toast (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D Telepathy (DC, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Palladium (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bijoux Royal #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Graphite #5 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Etoile (021) (P, $31.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Golden Pear (LE, $14.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Les Indispensables #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Lost Coast #1 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Antares (P, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Giorgio Armani #1 Spring 2012 #4 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pewter Veil #4 is a bright, sparkling silvery-white with a frosted sheen. The texture was a little looser, so the color separated more when applied to the skin, which sheered out the coverage and had fall out as the sparkles didn’t bind with the powder as well. It wore well for seven hours but had some fall out. MAC Filament (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Morning Ticket (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Sephora Ice (LE, ) is less pigmented (95% similar). Lancome Tower Bridge (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Treasure Me (LE, $20.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Nimbus Cloude (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tree Topper (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). NARS Banquise (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Moonlight #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (DC, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC High Concept (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Moon Glow (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lovesmoke (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Illusion (PiP, ) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Free Folk (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Silver Screen #3 (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (85% similar). Dior Smoky Canvas #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Coloured Raine Diamond Jubilee (LE, $6.99) is darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Discotheque (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pewter Veil (311)

LELimited Edition. $55.00.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Pewter Veil #1

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total

Pewter Veil #2

LELimited Edition.
C+
C+
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

Pewter Veil #3

LELimited Edition.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Pewter Veil #4

LELimited Edition.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #1 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #2 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #2 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #2 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #3 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #4 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #4 Eyeshadow
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil #4 Eyeshadow

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad
Cle de Peau Pewter Veil (311) Eyeshadow Quad

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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 felt the 2 lighter colors blended too much into 1, but the teal was pretty. The color combo reminds me of a blue ocean and a cool, foggy sky.

I like the color concept. But, I agree, the “issues” are too much to overlook at this price. Thanks for the Eye look. I never quite know how to wear blues.

This is one of my favorite winter quads! Most Clé de Peau eyeshadows wear very well on me and this is one of them. I get a good 9-10 hours before they begin to fade slightly and that’s without primer. I love the green undertone to the darker pewter shade (#2) so that it blends into the green (#1) for a smooth gradient color. I’m 71 and so I go in more for seamless flows of color and I no longer wear bright or exaggerated color as liner. Instead, I use a moist brush to pick up both the dark pewter and the green, line just beneath the lower lashes and along the upper lashes and then smudge to soften the look. It does a good job of emohasizing the green in my eyes without it shouting, “Look! She’s wearing green eyeliner!” LOL. The only color I found disappointing was the silvery white (#4) because it doesn’t have much substance and does have fall out.

Ten hours is great! Happy to hear this one does well for you, Eileen.

I wish less brands would do that sparkly/glittery shade in their products. They’re pretty, but they just tend to be problematic! Cle de Peau doesn’t typically do it, so maybe it was just for the holidays – here’s hoping less so for spring!

Oh interesting! I didn’t know you could use these damp, and I’ve been afraid to try because I didn’t want to ruin such an expensive product. I have Satin Moon, which is probably their most pigmented quad, but my oily lids eat up some of that pigment, so might give it a shot.

Lovin’ the eye look you did here! But what a shame that these aren’t up to par without a lot of effort and talent on your part, because this could have been an awesome little quad where all 4 shades work together with perfect synchronicity.

Oh, nevermind, I only have the eyeliner written down for the 313 quad 🙁 I think it may have been L’Oreal’s Teal in the Infallible range.

The look you created is so beautiful! However I do wish the Pewter Veil #1 will be a more intense, creamy teal coz personally I have a thing for teal eyeshadow. And Pewter Veil #2 reminds me of MUFE’s ME 108 Steel. From your rating I feel MUFE’s formula is better and also lower in price as well.

I think MUFE 108 steel might be a dupe for #2. But I also wish there was a dupe for #1. It’s such an elegant grayish teal that I haven’t seen before. I will need to mix my own colors to get it.

Hi Adair,
I have MUFE in Steel and it is not really a good dupe for the dark pewter (#2) shade. The CdP shade has a green undertone which, on my skin (NC15) is noticeable.

What about ColourPop Coconut sheered out? @Christine, do you think that might be similar? I’m in lust with this quad for my eye color and trying to dupes. Afraid of the issues you had. I will screen snap a photo to keep comparing with everything I have. If only the 5 free items was real! So obsessed with this how you used it. I keep coming back! ?

I’m so sad this quad didn’t perform well. I’ve been looking for that blue eyeshadow color ever since I saw Bella Hadid wear it in the Weeknd’s video “In The Night.” I will have to look at the dupes.
Christine, have you seen that video? I just think you should recreate the look she wears. It’s very cool and graphic yet simple. I think you could pull it off, you’re so pretty.

Thanks for the suggestion! I’m not one for recreating looks, but I bet there is a YouTuber who has though, so maybe check there! 🙂

I totally understand. I was more just giving you the suggestion for you to try for your own pleasure since you like trying new looks. I love that you’re not afraid to experiment.

Just love the colours – especially that beautiful grey and blue teal. But there are too many problems with these eye shadows to justify the price.
Love the eye look you have done Christine, it really shows the colours to perfection.

Pro make artist Matthew who comes in twice a year for Cle de Peau did my eyes in this palette and showed me a few tricks that really wowed me. I picked it up and love recreating the look. Love this palette!

Yes, please let us know what look he did on you. I would love to see photos!
This palette really speaks to me. Something unique about that blue color and finish but would love to get an idea of how it would look. So I would really appreciate it.
Thank you!

I’m so obsessed with this. How you did your eye is making me want to do that with my gray eyes! The issues are an issue. I wish 5 free items was real! Im trying to ID dupes. Would ColourPop coconut sheered out be close to #1?

Just answered this in the first question you left – I get comments, but I can’t always respond right away (I”m presently at 200 in the queue). I promise you only have to ask once and I will get back to you as soon as I can! 🙂

OMG, Christine, your review came too late – I already bought this quad just last year! Poor me.

I’ve been collecting these quads for months, and I have six right now. 302, 303, 307, 309, 310, and finally, 311. You’ve rated them everything from A to B-, but quite honestly, I can’t tell the difference! They are all so soft and so silky, so easily to build and so easy to blend. I admire you for being able to differentiate the minute differences between the quality of each shade, but I just wanted to point out to everyone else that most people probably can’t tell the difference. Even the lowest rated shades in CdP perform so much better than my MAC or Make Up For Ever eye shadows… In fact, after discovering CdP’s beautiful formula, I can’t use anything else! All other brands are too powdery, or too difficult to blend, or take forever to build, and leave so much fallout! Perhaps you can rate them C to A in comparison to each other, but I give them all A+ when compared to other brands.

If you prefer more buildable formulas, I could see why you prefer this over MAC or Make Up For Ever! Though I actually find Make Up For Ever to be the most blendable myself – go figure! 🙂

I agree that Make Up For Ever can be very nice, and very blendable too, but so far, only their matte shades have been like that for me (and because I don’t like matte eyeshadow, I have only tried maybe a couple). I prefer my eyeshadows to have some shimmer in them, and Make Up For Ever’s shimmery ones are more like glitter. They’re not so finely milled, they’re very powdery, and they leave lots of fall out. I suppose it all boils down to preference, though!

I guess so! I’m not sure which MUFE shimmer shades you’ve tried or if you’re referring to their older formula? The shimmers they have are very dense, almost like a cream, and I can’t imagine them being powdery at all (they’re so dense – that is usually the biggest complaint I hear).

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