Chanel Regard Perle ($56 Les 4 Ombres/ Quadra Eye Shadow #20), is one of the center pieces of Chanel’s Spring 2011 collection. Previewed on the runway featuring couture fashion, the critical component of the look hinges on the deep, dark green, as seen on the models walking the show:
On the runway:
This much-anticipated Chanel Regard Perle delivers that very delicate balance of feminine yet strong, as well as a lovely tension between that which is unusual yet always appropriate. I wouldn’t hesitate to wear Regard Perle anytime, anywhere. Three of these colors say “fresh, lovely and springtime,” while the deep green-black anchors the palette with a clear, modern voice. Somehow, all of the colors work beautifully as an overall piece–the four colors are in harmony despite their very distinct differences.
- A creamy, shimmery white infused with subtle gold
- A pink infused with just enough warmth
- A shimmery gold with a touch of peach
- That gorgeous shimmery green-black, a more conservative sibling of the deep green-black in Chanel’s Ombres Perlees palette.
Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book has some lovely pictures of Regard Perle, including some comparisons with existing Chanel quads, Murano and Winter Nights. I agree that Regard Perle is not duplicative of either. It’s nicely pigmented, and the colors all have a pearly shimmer that is true to the theme of this Chanel collection (as you likely already know, Coco Chanel loved pearls and they figure quite prominently in Chanel’s couture, ready to wear and accessory lines).
I haven’t had time to play with this, due to my recent distraction with the new formula in the Ombre Perles palette, however, I hope to post more pictures over the next two weeks using this palette. For now, if you are placing a Chanel order, I would say this looks like a highly usuable, very beautiful palette that I would not hesitate to pick up.