Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad ($55.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a set of four, warm-toned autumnal shades that range from gold to plum. The texture of the eyeshadows is soft, velvety, lightly creamy and silky, while being incredibly blendable. They feel smooth to the touch, and the finishes are particularly flattering on the eyelid–think a luminous, glowy highlighter that adds life but doesn’t accentuate pores–this is in the same vein, just for the eyes. All four shades lasted for eight and a half hours, and the first three shades had really nice color payoff, but the last–the plum–shade was a little less pigmented. Overall, it’s a nice quad, though the shades are more dupable than not, so it may not be particularly interesting to some unless it’s a go-to combination.

Each of the eyeshadow quads is available as a “refill” so it is just the set of eyeshadows, and you can purchase the case (here) for $25, which comes with two dual-ended sponge-tipped applicators. I put all of my eyeshadow quads into a Z-palette (see a photo of it here), but I do have two cases from the two eyeshadow quads I received as samples (I bought six quads, which is a statement on how enamored I was after trying two), so you’ll see it in the post for those interested in purchasing the two together.

Stellar Gaze #1 is a slightly muted, medium yellow gold with a soft, frosted finish and warm undertones. It had good color payoff with a silky, smooth texture that was easy to apply and blended out beautifully on the skin. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Dior Trafalgar #4 (P) is cooler-toned. Milani Bella Sand (02) (P, $3.99) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Golden Coast (LE) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Bleached Blonde (P, $5.99) is slightly darker. Sleek MakeUP Meet in Madrid (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery. Urban Decay Strike (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler-toned. MAC Barefoot (LE, $15.00) is similar. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #1 (LE) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stellar Gaze #2 is a medium-dark, gold-shimmered brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had great pigmentation that went on evenly and was easy to work with. The consistency was soft, finely-milled, and buttery to the touch. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading on me. Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE) is lighter. Make Up For Ever ME644 Iced Brown (P, $21.00) is more metallic. Make Up For Ever D640 Golden Snake (P, $21.00) is darker, cooler-toned. YSL Fetiche #1 (LE) is less shimmery, warmer. theBalm #10 (P, $6.50) is similar. MAC Golden Hours #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer. Urban Decay Radar (LE, $18.00) is more metallic. Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss #4 (P, $30.00) is darker. Urban Decay Snakebite (LE, $18.00) is similar. Urban Decay Smog (P, $18.00) is warmer. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stellar Gaze #3 is a brightened, medium-dark copper with hints of brown and a frosted sheen. It had full color coverage with a blendable, soft, buttery texture that made application a breeze. The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.
Ardency Inn Copper (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Amberluxe #3 (P) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #3 (LE) is similar. Kat Von D Dog Roses (LE) is warmer. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #3 (P) is more shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Amber (P) is similar. NARS Isolde #1 (P, $24.00) is less shimmery. MAC Retrospeck #2 (LE, $15.00) is more shimmery. bareMinerals Hoopla (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Stellar Gaze #4 is a medium-dark, warm-toned plum with a pearly sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth, though a smidgen powdery compared to the other shades. This shade wore well for eight hours before it started to fade. Tarte Fingerpaint Art (LE) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Fantastical #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter. Disney by Sephora Carpet (LE) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Ursula (LE) is less shimmery. MAC Swelter (LE, $15.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #1 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #3 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze #4 Eyeshadow
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Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad
Clé de Peau Stellar Gaze (307) Eyeshadow Quad

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Cle de Peau Eyeshadow Quad $55.00/0.21 OZ.
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Every time I see you post a review of Cle de Peau, I always think of Pepe le Pew. I know that’s not how you pronounce it, but I’m not a francophile.

Besides, it’s funny to think of a cartoon skunk repping a high-end makeup brand. 🙂

Christine, would you say these pack more pigmentation than Chanel’s new quads or are they about the same. I know they’re different formulas, but I was curious how they compare. The swatches of these look pretty saturated.

Thanks!!

This is gorgeous. I’m very tempted to get it. I have Baby Universe and love it; I have used it daily for the past month or so since I’ve owned it. Stellar Gaze would be my second choice among the new quads, but I wasn’t sure how the shades would look. Based on your post and photos, this quad is right up my alley.

When these new quads first came out, I promptly bought Satin Moon and Baby Universe but avoided the combinations that featured a color because I was still playing around with my Chanel quads. Stellar Gaze kept nagging at me, though, so I finally went ahead and bought it–and am very pleased I did. It’s a classic autumn color scheme and is not terribly original from that standpoint, but the overall look is new and modern because of the super smooth, pearlescent finish. The soft-focus pigments seem to scatter the light in a way that is very flattering–especially on those of us who are a bit more (ahem!) mature 🙂

I’m also pleased that CdP went with pans of equal size. One of the oft heard criticisms of the previous quads was that pans of varying size seemed to dictate how a quad could be used. CdP obviously heard the complaints. And, for those of you who thought the old quads packed too much sparkle and shimmer for mature lids, you’ll find these more satiny. They glow, to be sure, but in a pearl like way.

The bright copper and the purple next to each other are just so luxurious… <3 I love the look you did too – especially the purple liner (of course!) 😀

I’ve been thinking about purchasing this eyeshadow quad for a month. After this post, I will sure go and get it this weekend. Thanks for the review.

Ok. Waiting for this…I have #308….looking forward to all your reviews.
I used to big the original singles for $15 then it slightly went to $17 about 10 years ago. Same amount.
This is a good size amount. Just wish it return all the variety of colors. Too many browns and froufrou garden shades here.

These shades look absolutely beautiful – especially on you Christine. I think this is a worthwhile palette that anyone can use for a number of years. It is timeless.

A very usefull quad. I have a lot of eyeshadows like these, and I never get tired of this kind of combo. It’s something I come back to time and time again. I also love the look of the palette itself.
I won’t buy it, but I love how it looks.

Darn. I thought $55 was for the whole quad and I was ready to spring for my first Cle de Peau product, but then I saw the note that you have to buy the case for $25 and now I’m not buying. Total bummer. 🙂

Hi Nelleshoegirl,

If you love the colors and want to try CdP eyeshadows, don’t let the refill/separate case situation deter you. The clear plastic package that the refill comes in is sturdy, serviceable, and designed to hold the product firmly in place. I was once at a CdP event and had the opportunity to chat with the district manager. He told me that a lot of CdP loyalists can easily afford to purchase a case for every quad, but they don’t. It’s simply not necessary. Most women either leave the quad in its plastic packaging or they transfer it to a palette (like Christine’s Z-Palette). Perhaps in another review Christine can show the actual refill package that the shadow comes in if she still has one.

what is the packaging like when you buy the quad and not the compact? is it sturdy enough to store it in at home like the surratt blushes? i felt these the other day while i was at a neiman’s for a tom ford event…i shouldn’t have done that:) i got one tom ford quad (cocoa mirage) because it felt divine and if i hadn’t already spent so much on tom ford, one of these quads would have been coming home with me, too. having access to so many fabulous beauty brands here is phoenix is at least making the heat a little more tolerable:)

It’s a plastic container – it is not as durable/permanent as Surratt for sure. You can certainly keep them in their plastic container, but I wouldn’t toss it into my makeup bag like that!

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