Smoky Eyes: Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Quad

Dirty, Dirty, Smoky, Smoky Rich!

I told you I had a look at the ready using Chanel Enigma Eyeshadow Quad!  🙂  I can’t believe it’s already Thursday.  The week went by so fast, and I feel like I still have a zillion things on my to-do list that I was supposed to have done… yesterday!

I also wanted to shout out to the lovely Stephanie & Nicole at Sprinkles @ Stanford Shopping Center, as well as Miss Olivia’s boyfriend, who spotted me at Pinkberry @ Stanford Shopping Center!  It was nice to meet all of you! 🙂

What’s the best part about your Thursday so far? It’s not quite noon yet, so nothing amazing yet, though I am going to go on a cleaning frenzy as soon as I hit publish on this post — and I am kind of looking forward to having everything organized again.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Smudgeproof as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Using the 239, apply light pink-peach eyeshadow on the inner half of the lid. Apply Vert Khaki eyeshadow on the outer half of the lid, then lightly blend dark burgundy eyeshadow in the outer crease and very outer edge of the lid with the 226. Blend Grain eyeshadow with the crease shade and highlight the brow bone . Bring everything together by applying Cassis liner on the lower lash line and the light pink-peach eyeshadow patted below. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Pink Exposion blush on the apples of the cheeks and smooth with fingertips.

For lips, apply Chintz lipstick first, and then layer Petite Peche glossimer for a complementing lip.

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This whole look is just perfection on you, Christine! For once, I actually think the products you’ve used look better ON than they do in the pans — which is rare, for me! (I love a nice pressed finish.) Love it.

Oh Christine,
You’re killing me! Just when I thought I was going to walk away from this palette you show us this gorgeous look you created with it. I knew I was going to love that Cassis pencil, too! Ugh – I guess this may be the only Fall Collection I am buying cuz I will be dead broke after this massive haul!

Out of all your eye tutorials – this one is simply beautiful. The colors used goes well with your skin tone and hair. It also brings out the beautiful eye shape you already have.
However the cheek and lip colour … I differ .. but that’s just me..
Eyes are really quite nice.

Stunning Christine, really looks good on you. Your skin is flawless, I’d like to try the Make Up For Ever HD foundation. And I think a setting powder makes a big difference, I never wear make up without it.

Ooh, very pretty look, Christine! That shadow effect makes your eyes look so sultry, lol. And those lips! Somehow, I can never achieve that kind of soft, pale lip. Is it the Chintz that provides opacity/color or the Glossimer? 🙂

I’m not too sure about the colours, but nicely done as always. 🙂

I can see you’re wearing some new Chanel lip stuff too, will you be reviewing them, pretty please? 🙂

Best part of my Thursday is now, it’s 9 pm and the children are in bed, just going to watch the Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother now. 🙂

Thanks a lot, Trisha! It’s been spring and summer — don’t love the super smoky stuff during those seasons myself!

Sold. I’m pre-ordering the quad and a couple of the blushes, lippies and lip glosses. I have to tell hubby that Christmas may just have to be in July..

Haha! 🙂

The lipsticks & glosses are LOVELY. Reviewing today or tomorrow… maybe one today, one tomorrow.

These shadows look great on your eyes, and the lip products are lovely on you. Unfortunately, the quad wouldn’t work for blue-eyed me, but there are so many other items in the collection that will.

Thank you so much, Gisele 🙂

Aw, I think it would – I think a smoky eye is great on everybody. But it is a really great collection! The lip products are LOVE!

Yesterday! 🙂 I was @ Stript by University Ave. for a bit, and then I meandered my way to the Stanford Shopping Center to grab cupcakes & Pinkberry!

I was just there a few weeks ago (couldn’t get out much during finals week -_-) My roommate would walk there all the time for Sprinkles 😛 Lol now that I know I might see you around I’m more excited to come back to campus for my junior year 😛

This makeup is gorgeous on you Christine. The plum colours go so nicely with your brown eyes. The blush looks so pretty and soft and the lips are perfect! I just have one question for you out of curiosity: how come you never apply eyeliner on your upper eyelid (above lashes)?

Whenever I line my upper lash line, it causes the area to get agitated/irritated – it kind of itches, stings, and then it starts to water. The lash line and/or my lid (depending on the severity of the reaction) can swell or itch for an extended time. I try to do it periodically, but if I do it, I remove it as soon as I get photos taken, so I don’t spend the next few days dealing with the consequences. (If I do photos and remove, it usually only feels tender and a little itchy for a few hours.)

I don’t think it’s an ingredient, actually – I think it just might be that the lash line is pretty sensitive to being touched/bothered. Like when I do my eyeshadow, I’m not really poking and prodding around that area, right between the lashes, and all that – but for upper lash liner, it’s definitely a lot closer. I’ve tried using eyeshadow, gel liner, cream, liquid, powder, cake… brushes, pen-type, etc.

I’ve always had SUPER sensitive eyes, and I carry eye drops with me everywhere, but yeah, the upper lash line is like a disaster zone!

I personally like seeing someone not line their upper lashes. It’s refreshing and it makes the eyes appear more open, which is what I’m into. You unintentionally led me to believe I could go without lining my upper lashes. Sometimes when I do that, I feel it gets in the way and/or makes my eyes look smaller.

It’s definitely a matter of preference–I don’t think anyone should feel they *have* to line a certain way or not line a certain way. Just gotta do what works for you and what you want! ‘Cause you definitely can go without lining the upper lash line (or without the lower lash line, or without the water line, or even using brown rather than black mascara, even though black seems to be the standard) — whatever YOU like is what you should do 🙂

I’ve gotten so used to not having upper lash liner, I don’t see anything wrong with not having it myself, but I can see why or how others would feel it’s not finished – which is why it should always be about making it your own! 🙂

I just asked out of curiosity because you look wonderful without upper lash liner but I tried it and the effect was different on me, it looked “unfinished” as you said. I agree with you that everyone should wear the makeup they feel looks best on THEM not try to follow “rules.” I have smaller eyes than you so I usually line the upper lash line and just put a little bit of shadow on the lower lash line.

Love the look! The colors blend so nicely and it is so pretty. Can’t wait for this quad to debut here. After you have time to wear the colors and play with the quad some more, I’d love to see more variations of smokey eye looks done with these colors…..

Question: Can you think of any Mac dupes? I’m thinking the pinky color I can substitute with Banshee. I know Banshee is darker and sparkly, but that’s the best I can think of. Then the Khaki shadow, maybe Sumptuous Olive or Green Smoke?

Closest MAC dupes: Naked Lunch, Bronze, Satin Taupe, Shadowy Lady

Khaki is maybe like Greensmoke – a little yellower.

Hey Christine
I dont know if sometihng is up with my browser but the favicon for your site suddenly looks like the Amazon.com favicon..is it just my browser?:s
-Dee

Hmm, that is weird… it looks the same as it does usually – the lil’ flower icon! I will have the boy double check though!

Very nice Christine!! I am a fan of this look. Question: i know you used Grain as a highlight, but how do you think it would work with using the peach/pink shade from the quad?
thanks!!

This is so hot, without looking “overdone” or as if you participate in the production of a rock video. Stunning, Christine. I LOVE this look!!!!

you are looking super hot n sexy ….
i have to have this collection
i dont own any of chanel so it will be good for my first purchase
but no b’day n annv is around so had to convince hubby hard
thumbs of for such a look … STUNNING in every way

Wow!!! This is so gorgeous, classy, elegant, extremely wearable and versatile. Your eyes just pop right out of the screen, the lips are just perfect for this look too! This quad just kills me, so great for a summer’s night out 😉

beautiful dirty dirty rich rich dirty dirty beautiful dirty rich.
first thing i thought of when i saw that heading was gaga!

but oh goodness, the look is just stunning. makes me wanna wear smoky eyes tomorrow, but i’m working absolutely all day :/

I used the quad this am & did something similar but used Vanilla from MAC under my brow. I’m at work so didn’t want to go too dark. Just love the way your eyes turned out. How do you like that pencil from Chanel – I used to buy alot of theirs & since have turned to MAC because of the price – I can get 2 for the price of 1 Chanel pencil. But that pencil looks gorgeous on you – Would you repurchase – I might have to go back to SAKS & get it. Also – I used the Rose blush – the MUA at the SAKS couner sold me on it. I have blonde hair & blue eyes. Its very pigmented but I think it looks good – Didn’t want to buy 2. Chanel is making me broke – LOL

Nice! Vanilla would be a good option for a highlighter with this palette 🙂

I like Cassis, but it’s pricey. I’m kind of an eyeliner fiend, so if the COLOR is right, I’ll buy whatever. Cassis isn’t one of those colors that personally makes me want to race out to get it, but it is pretty.

Chanel blushes are sooo $$!

Dangit Christine, now I want everything. Can you tell me some caparable MAC eyeshadows that I could use to achieve this look, also lipcolor and blush, if you have time.

Wow! Take my breath away gorgeous! This is your best look yet! I need the Enigma quad like a fish needs a bicycle, but it is mine! Mine, I say! =)

Really a beautiful look for you! I love the Chintz lipstick with these smoky eyes; the color seems to have a much greater impact than when it’s swatched alone on bare lips, without the complete look.

Thank you so much! 🙂 Lighter shades like Chintz and such definitely work really well with heavier eyes. Sometimes without them, they can make one look a bit washed out.

Hi Christine. I was just wondering… How did u purchased the collection so early? Because I’m dying to own them 🙂 I love this collection.

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