Round-up: Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads Overview & Thoughts

It only took a year, but I finally reviewed all of the Cle de Peau Eye Color Quads in the permanent range. After receiving two as press samples, I loved the texture of the formula so much that I bought the other six, which I wouldn’t repeat again. I still really like the texture, generally, across all of the quads, but the colors are more dupable in far too many of the quads, and there are a lot more neutrals that run together across the variations that inspire me less after trying. They’re also just not as impressive relative to their price point (which doesn’t leave a lot of room for error). Β The ones I reach for most are Stardust (302) (A-) and Stellar Gaze (307) (A-).

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Lotus Avatar

Now isn’t that the truth?! πŸ™‚ I can play with the ones I have… Or they could also just send me these… Just an idea. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ They were meant for me. I should be on their creative team! πŸ˜€

A Avatar

It’s a shame, I really like a lot of the colour combinations, but at that price point I think they should really be A++ in quality.

Kelly Avatar

I agree with you, Christine. I think that at this price point, the color payoff should be spectacular and more (the size) product, as well. I have heard rave reviews on Cle de Peau’s facial cleansers and moisturizers, but yet again, the cost is almost absurd. I use mid-range priced products with great results (makeup AND cleansers/moisturizers). Sometimes I just cannot justify the cost of some beauty products.

Nicole Avatar

I really love the color combination of Silver eclipse, Satin Moon, and Star Dust. But, I am just not sure if the price and quality mesh. I do wear a primer generally. Do you think their issues are fixable with an eyelid primer?

Stacey Avatar

As I repeated have said, the originals were so good, I kept buying it over and over again until they discontinued it and the made it 3x more costly. The original was in a single where you can create your own set of two or set of six. Absolutely lovely. The closest I have to it is Urban Decay in formula. When it stopped selling at Saks, I bought like 15 singles from this store in Chinatown SF. The store carried Sheseido(sp) and this brand is own by it. I never use eye primer and the shadow last all day for me. It was so pigmented and the shadow was so marshmellow soft. I own one of these quads hoping they were like the original. It is no way near. I find this formula kind of dry and I felt the colors just blur together. I own 308. I tested Dior new quad. Not pigmented. I hope the new Buxom are good.

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