Jul 132011

Le Blanc de Chanel includes the Rose Envolée Quadra Eye Shadow Palette ($57/ # 31), in the baked formula.  This should not be surprising, given that this collection was formulated for a non-U.S. market and imported for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale this year.

 Chanel Rose Envolée includes:

  • A shimmery white highlight color
  • A sheer soft pink/peach
  • A bright, pigmented pink that is very cool and has a lot of blue.
  • A deep cranberry with microshimmer (liner)

I was not sure what to expect from Rose Envolée.  I do not own many pink eyeshadows, and do not tend to think that a cool pink on the eye area is flattering.  Also, very light shades on the eye can look dated unless one is very careful.

I was pleasantly surprised.  I used the deep cranberry as a liner, which is a very flattering color.  I then swept the light pink/peachy tone all over the lid.  I touched my brow bone and socket with the white shade.  I touched the deep blue-pink on my lid.  I did get some fall-out from this baked formula in the process, but found that the texture was otherwise quite creamy.

I then let the color sit for a few hours—in fact, I went to the gym and ran errands in the summer heat for a few hours.  When I returned, I really liked what I saw.

Except for the liner color, these colors have a luminous transparency that adds a brightening tone to the lid.  The pink-peachy tone is transparent enough, so that it adds a veil of brightening color.  I suppose I should not have been surprised, given that the theme of this collection is Le Blanc de Chanel, and it was introduced with a number of brightening skin care and foundation products.  I really, really love it. In truth, it made me very curious about the foundation and skincare items released with Le Blanc that were not sold in the U.S. as part of the Nordstrom sale (see Iris’ review here)

There is something about the texture of this eyeshadow that allows it to look very fresh and modern.  I’m not entirely sure whether I’ll successfully integrate the cool pink, but otherwise Rose Envolée is a win, win, WIN for this pale-toned makeup lover.  If you are near a Nordstrom, I strongly encourage you to try it.  I was quite surprised that relying on three of these colors gave me a very youthful, fresh and very delicate look.

You can see Sabrina’s review of this palette here at The Beauty Look Book.

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  5 Responses to “Le Blanc de Chanel- Rose Envolee Eyeshadow Quad”

  1. I love the Le Blanc liquid foundation. It has slightly more coverage than vitalumiere aqua. The scent of this foundation is pleasant and on the fruity side.

  2. I adore this quad. Even the name, Rose Envolée (pink surge), appeals to me. Although at first glance the palette appears to be very pink, as you pointed out, Amy, it is not so much pink as it is brightening in overall effect. I use the light shell pink as a luminous base color, the pink tinged white for a subtle spotlight light on the brow bone, and the cool pink just above the outer half of the crease and blended out. The finishing touch, and what really makes the whole thing pop, is the shimmery plum liner. It is gorgeous. For extra evening drama, it smolders when smoked over Chanel’s crayon yeux in Cassis. this is a prettynstraight forward quad withnwhich to work, but the effect is pow! It really opens up the eyes without making them look made up.

    I, too, wish we had gotten the rest of Le Blanc: skin care and makeup. I know, though, that Chanel would have had to have gone through a lot–A LOT–of time, trouble, and expense to get the products approved for release in the US. I’m sure Chanel just didn’t deem it worth while. Too bad 🙁

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